Over 18,450 diners filled out Zagat ratings this year. Now that they're all tallied, Zagat today released its 2013 guide, making note of 2,082 restaurants in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara and Orange County. Top newcomers to the list are Michael Voltaggio's ink., Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery, Josef Centeno's Baco Mercat, as well as Milo & Olive and 800 Degrees. Beating out last year's winner Matsuhisa for top food honors is Hiro Urasawa's Beverly Hills gem, Urasawa, up from fifth place last year. Other restaurants to note include 101 Coffee Shop (Most Popular restaurant), Cheesecake Factory (Most Popular Chain), and In-N-Out (No. 1 Best Buy). Rather than focus on the winners by category, Zagat this year names them by cuisine. See the full list below.
American (New) – Melisse, Santa Monica
American (Traditional) – Farmshop, Santa Monica
Asian/Fusion – Chinois on Main, Santa Monica
Barbecue – Bludso's BBQ, Compton
Burgers – Golden State, Fairfax
Californian – Lucques, West Hollywood
Caribbean – Porto's Bakery, Mult. loc.
Chinese – Newport Seafood, Mult. loc.
Continental – Brandywine, Woodland Hills
Delis – Brent's Deli, Mult. loc.
Dim Sum – Sea Harbour, Rosemead
Diners – Original Pancake House, Redondo Bch.
Eclectic – Saam/The Bazaar, Beverly Hills
French – Melisse, Santa Monica
Greek – Petros, Manhattan Beach
Indian – Addi's Tandoor, Redondo Beach
Italian – Michael's on Naples, Long Beach
Japanese – Urasawa, Beverly Hills
Korean – Park's Barbeque, Koreatown
Mediterranean – Lucques, West Hollywood
Mexican – Babita Mexicuisine, San Gabriel
Middle Eastern – Raffi's Place, Glendale
Pizza – Michael's Pizzeria, Long Beach
Seafood – Providence, Hollywood
Small Plates – M.B. Post, Manhattan Beach
Soul Food/Southern – Johnny Rebs', Mult. loc.
South American – Mario's Peruvian, Hollywood
Steakhouses – Cut, Beverly Hills
Thai – Jitlada, East Hollywood
Vegetarian – Native Foods, Mult. loc.
Vietnamese – Pho So 1, Gardena, Mult. loc.