Zagat names Baltimore/Annapolis’s top five restaurants today in its "2012 America’s Top Restaurants Survey." See below. There are also some other interesting stats.
For instance, we’re decent tippers. The national average is 19.2 percent. We (Baltimore/Washington) dole out 19.3 percent.
For an expensive meal, we spend $62.02. NYC leads with an average cost of $163.34.
For a regular meal, we spend $34.29. On average, other U.S. diners spend $35.65 per meal.
And, given the survey, we should get ready for Michael Mina’s restaurants in the new Four Seasons Hotel. His tavern Wit & Wisdom is scheduled to open Nov. 14.
The Zagat survey points out that many of this year’s restaurant premieres are connected to well-known names like “San Francisco’s Michael Mina.” It says 41 percent of Baltimore/Washington diners are more likely to dine at a celebrity-influenced restaurant.
And the top five Baltimore/Annapolis restaurants:
3. Prime Rib
Maybe the fifth pick is because Italian food is the most popular U.S. cuisine, according to the survey.
The Zagat survey results are available in bookstores, at zagat.com, and on Zagat’s mobile products.