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Some surprises for Bay Area in the 2005 Zagat guide

GraceAnn Walden
San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Uber -restaurant guide publishers Nina and Tim Zagat flew into San Francisco Monday to unveil the 2005 edition of their San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants book. We wanted to talk about the new edition and, of course, find out where they were going to dine on their two-day trip to the Bay Area.

We got an advance copy of the 2005 guide -- just one of 70 Zagat surveys of U.S. cities -- and discovered that Gary Danko restaurant once more tops the heap. In the past five years, Danko and the French Laundry have consistently vied for top toque.

Many of the restaurants that score highest for food also are in the most popular category. In this edition, Danko beat out Boulevard, which held the top spot last year.

One surprise is Zachary's Chicago Pizza in the East Bay, which was No. 20 on the popularity list last year and is No. 10 this year. It appears to have bumped Farallon, which fell to No. 11. Zachary's is in the rarefied company of places like Danko, French Laundry and Chez Panisse.

The good news for the industry is that people in the Bay Area are dining out more and spending more, according to the Zagat Survey. Italian food is still our favorite cuisine and we're definitely drinking more wine by the glass -- a whopping 40 percent of wine drinkers versus 44 percent who order by the bottle. This could be attributed to the boom in wine-by-the-glass programs or the ever-present fear of a DUI.

The results for San Francisco are derived from a survey of 6,357 avid diners, with males and people in their 30s dominating. One good feature of the new edition is that it groups restaurants into areas east, west, south and north of San Francisco , as opposed to last year when Zagat just alphabetized everything in one big list.

And where will the Zagats dine on this quick promotional trip? They were headed to Michael Mina restaurant in the St. Francis Hotel.

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