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Zagat: Results Are In For Best South Florida Restaurants

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MIAMI (CBS4)- Diners voted and the results are in for South Florida’s best restaurants, according to the latest Zagat Survey.

Zagat selected the top rated restaurants for food in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach Counties based on their most recent survey.

According to Zagat, this time out, 6,671 local restaurant-goers rated 1,352 local eateries, giving diners plenty of places to choose from. Zagat relies on real diners to rate the restaurants who make the list.

Notably, the guide points out some interesting statistics: The national average of meals eaten out per week is 3.1, which is steady from last year but down from 3.3 before the recession hit.

The average price per meal around the country has gone up slightly – from $35.37 last year to $35.65 this year, representing the lowest annual inflation in five years.

Here’s a look at the restaurants rated best for food in South Florida.

In Miami, Naoe, the Japanese sushi hotspot in Sunny Isles, made it to the top of the list. Following right behind is Palme d’Or in Coral Gables. It’s a “superb new French stunner,” according to Zagat. If you haven’t dined at Zuma before you may want to check it out. Zagat recommends it on their list, taking the number three spot in Miami. The Palm, II Gabbiano, OLA, Pascal’s on Ponce, Michy’s, celeb favorite Prime One Twelve and Nobu Miami Beach completes the list.

For full details on the Miami ratings, click here.

Heading north to Broward County? Zagat names La Brochette Bistro at the Embassy Lakes Plaza at the top of the list. Café Sharaku, the Asian Fusion restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, just below. The list continues with Canyon on Sunrise Boulevard, Casa D’Angelo, Eduardo de San Angel, Valentino’s Cucina Italiana, Kitchenetta Trattoria, Café Maxx on Atlantic Boulevard, and many other restaurant.

For the full list, click here.

Zagat’s Palm Beach list puts Marcello’s La Sirena in West Palm Beach and Chez Jean-Pierre in Palm Beach at the top. Following closely behind were 11 Maple St., Captain Charlie’s reef Grill, Cafe L’Europe, Casa D’Angelo and Abe & Louie’s.

Check out the full Palm Beach County list here.

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