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Zagat

Zagat, pronounced za-GAT´ (rhymes with the cat), is the brand name of America's leading guides to restaurants and hotels. Zagat Surveys are questionnaires that list the names of hundreds of popular restaurants in a specific market. The questionnaires are used to poll the opinion of diners who frequent these establishments. An independent data processor compiles the votes. The published reviews are based on these surveys, with numerical ratings reflecting the average scores given by all survey participants who voted on each establishment and text based on direct quotes from, or fair paraphrasings of, participants’ comments. The resulting data has rapidly become some of the most sought after on the planet. Their restaurant reviews and hotel guides are an integral part of every major travel organization's set of vacation tools. A search will turn up scores of rated restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. The web site offers a search engine to locate the culinary fare of your choice. If you prefer you can browse precompiled lists sorted in a variety of useful ways. The Top Lists are sorted by cuisine type, ratings (Decor, Best Food, Popularity, Best Seafood, etc.) For each chosen venue, they rate the food, the decor, the service, and the cost. It really works...give it a try!

Dine.Com

Dine.com is a premier resource for unbiased reviews and information about thousands of restaurants. All the reviews come from visitors of Dine.com - not paid reviewers. It is the world's largest restaurant review web site with over 150,000 restaurants listed, 120,000 of them reviewed. Go to any location (i.e. Fort Lauderdale) and you will be rewarded with a list of different types of fare. Simply choose the cuisine that suits your mood. You can either Search, Browse or select a favorite Reviewer Preference. You can also read stories about the experiences of their thousands of site-users. Try It!

Fodors

Internationally renown, Fodors is the world's largest English language travel guidebook publisher. 60 years of experience entitles Fodors to authoritatively rate and recommend Fort Lauderdale Restaurants along with dining establishments the world over. Fodors disseminates excellent reviews, location information, pricing estimates, and independently developed ratings.

Urbanspoon

An IAC-owned restaurant information and recommendation service, Urbanspoon is the world's leading provider of time-critical dining data, a BIG PLAYER in the multi-billion dollar restaurant information industry. Urbanspoon offers the ability to filter restaurant searches by neighborhood (Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, etc.), type of food, special features (gluten-free friendly, kid friendly, BYOB, etc.), price, and locations nearby (movie theaters, sports venues, etc.). Users can participate in the simple “like” or ”don’t like” rating system to review restaurants. They can also share restaurant information with friends via email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest (on photo pages).

MenuPages

Since MenuPages.com only covers a handful of select areas and cities in the U.S. (Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, South Florida and Washington D.C.), if you happen to be in need of a good eatery in one of those locations, you’re in for a treat! If you are looking for a trendy restaurant in one of the country’s hippest cities, your search should start with MenuPages. Their menus are constantly updated (thousands every month), so you get the latest information and menus for over 40,000 restaurants in eight major markets (including scores of individual neighborhoods throughout South Florida). User recommendations mean you'll get the full scoop on every eatery from people who have been there, and search filters get specific to help you narrow it down: hot menus, trendy crowds, romantic meals. Looking for a romantic restaurant that has a fireplace and serves clams casino 24 hours a day? They will find it for you. Restaurants are given four individual ratings for atmosphere, food, service and value.

Gayot

GAYOT.com serves as a leading worldwide authority on the good life. Millions of readers turn to Gayot's savvy, professional reviews on dining, travel and lifestyle. From "Best of" lists and travel guides, to a searchable restaurant and hotel database, Gayot provides dependable coverage while keeping up with the latest trends and news. Choose the market you’re interested in from their comprehensive list of locations and start searching. Their toque tallies is a 20-point rating scale developed from the system that launched Nouvelle Cuisine in the early 1970s and resembles the grading range used for students in France. They focus on the quality of the food, while reserving an analysis of the décor, service and ambiance for the establishment's review. Best of and top 10 lists will help you find top restaurants, including cheap eats and the best outdoor dining. We also feature restaurant news, events, feature articles, chef interviews and wine tastings.

OpenTable

OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 12 million diners per month via online bookings across approximately 28,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In response to a USER's online request, the OpenTable Site directly interacts the Restaurant's computerized database of reservations. The availability of reservations is determined at the time of USER's query. Once a reservation is made, OpenTable will provide confirmation of the reservation by email. Search their huge database of eateries in every State, City, Village and town across the planet to find "open tables" for which you can make reservations. You can open a free account and earn Dining Reward Points for each reservation that you actually keep - which you use toward a great meal. For instance, when you earn 2000 points, you get $20 back which you can use to chow down at any restaurant listed on their website. They sort the restaurants by neighborhoods, price range, type of food, those that have reservations available now, etc. For example, you can search for an "expensive" "japanese" restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has been used to make 450 million reservations to date. Other well-known Dining sites, like Gayot and Chow - and 600 other restaurant venues - enable their patrons to use Open Table to make reservations after finding a favored restaurant. Also available are reviews from the site's users and prix-fixe menu offers in Restaurants coast to coast.


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VegDining.com

Started in 1999, VegDining.com's mission is "To do our best to promote vegetarianism by doing our best to promote vegetarian restaurants around the world." The site specializes in Vegetarian Restaurants - WORLDWIDE. Basically, they exist to help overcome the main problem haunting the modern day vegetarian, to find a place to eat. Their international links offer vegetarian establishment and adjunctive reviews all over the world, including Florida. To complement their restaurant listings, they provide a Veg Cookbook Recipe Finder. Self-admitted vegetarian fanatics, they even carry a Guide to Vegetarian Travel with national, regional and municipal travel notes (vegetarian phrases in various languages) and links for Vegetarian Accommodations.

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Yelp

Launched in 2004 and completely driven by user-generated reviews, Yelp offers some of the most candid restaurant reviews available online. Registration is only required to post a review, not read them. A large portion of the more than 39 million reviews posted on the site since its inception are for restaurants. Search restaurants by address, neighborhood, city, or zip code. If you add “cheap lunch”, inexpensive lunch joints in your area will populate the search results. You can further sort those results with specific filters, like delivery, highest rated“Accepts Credit Cards”, Good For Kids,Good for Groups, Takes Reservations, etc. - or by any of the scores of specific food categories. Restaurants are rated using a simple but highly effective 5-star rating system, a cumulative median based on the reviews that have been posted. A search bar located above the reviews enables patrons to further search for specific items using keywords, such as “appetizers.” Yelp offers some of the most specific and detailed restaurant statistics of any website. For instance, the restaurant stats may include the price range (“$” means cheap eats while “$$$$” indicates a splurge), if it is wheelchair accessible and whether or not take-out is available. Charts on each review illustrate the rating distribution (how many reviews gave 5 stars, 4 stars, etc.) and ratings trends according to date. Other features include uploaded photos, integrated Google maps and relevant lists (e.g. “People who viewed this also viewed...”).

Restaurants.com

With over 500,000 restaurants and counting, Restaurants.com is the leading and most comprehensive directory of restaurants in the world. Restaurants.com is your guide to fine dining anywhere in the country! You can find restaurants in the State of Florida, in Miami, in Hollywood, in Oakland Park, or in the City of Fort Lauderdale regions. Ratings for Food, Service and Ambiance are available in addition to a rating for the Overall Experience. Location maps, takeout and delivery info, price range, catering, awards, and menus compliment the rating data. Along with a huge database of Recipes of every sort is an archive of Restaurant Posts.

Fort Lauderdale DiningGuide

With over 11,000 profiles of restaurants, MetroGuide.com's DiningGuide Network is recognized worldwide as a leading publisher of restaurant information. Fort Lauderdale DiningGuide is a directory of restaurants and related restaurant information for Metropolitan Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Fort Lauderdale Dining Overview offers a general picture of Greater Fort Lauderdale's dining experience. The site can be used to track restaurants by location or by the category of cuisine. Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, the Fort Lauderdale Beach Area, downtown Las Olas Boulevard establishments, Northeast Broward County Area eateries, Central Broward Area and Northwest Broward County Area restaurants. Other dining locations available are Pembroke Pines - Miramar Area, Davie - Cooper City Area, Weston - Bonaventure Area, Hollywood - Southeast Broward Area and Hollywood Beach Area.

Sun-Sentinel (SouthFlorida.Com) - Restaurants

For those natives that draw comfort from their hometown newspaper, the Sun-Sentinel is an excellent outlet for culinary guidance. Their huge database of restaurants from the Keys to Palm Beach and their current reviews afford the adventurous diner an excellent resource. Indicate your neighborhood, your favorite culinary genre, and your price range and you are rewarded with a list of every conforming restaurant candidate. Select a restaurant and you're presented with every conceivable pertinent detail relative to that establishment. The Sun-Sentinel has an excellent Food Section adjunct to their restaurant offerings. Also available is a special section for Counting Calories in menu items offered in your favorite restaurant. Special feature articles, numerous rotating recipes, dieting data, and links to dozens of food related web sites are all here.

Miami.Com - Restaurants

Miami.Com is the internet alias of the Miami Herald. As is expected of a large metropolitan newspaper, the web site has a very comprehensive Food & Drink Section. Read the food news, follow special culinary features, get recipes, or wallow in the plethora of soup to nuts reviews that are available for every restaurant in South Florida. There are nearly a thousand listed Restaurants, the majority of which are professionally reviewed. A thorough Recipe Section with hundreds of novel dishes rounds out this web site. In separate section, Miami.Com also offers Restaurants in each of South Florida's major consumer markets (Miami, Miami Beach, Greater Fort Lauderdale, and the Florida Keys).

Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau

Created by the Board of Broward County Commissioners in 1987, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) is funded by a portion of the five percent tax on hotel rooms (as of July 1, 1996). The GFLCVB promotes the Greater Fort Lauderdale area as a premier leisure and meeting destination. In addition to a substantial Restaurant section and comprehensive Multicultural Restaurant listings, they proffer a Restaurant Search Engine for each, sorted by location and cuisine, the results of which often include a complete menu. The cherry on the top of this dining web site is a review of Nightlife, which offers many of Fort Lauderdale's best after dark venues. Check it out!

LocalDines.com

LocalDines.com, Inc. was established in April of 2001. The most advanced and comprehensive online Dining Guide in Florida, they are in no way affiliated with any other online dining guides, TV Shows or Radio Programs. By offering dining gift certificates at 50% of the face value, customers of LocalDines.com have the incentive to try new restaurants that they might have previously overlooked, or had never known about. Restaurants are available in Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, and neighboring towns, villages and cities throughout South Florida - and the rest of our State. They welcome your suggestions regarding the website, or new restaurants that your would like to see listed on their site.

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