Zagat Launches Apps and Site

Google has relaunched its restaurant ratings service Zagat, with a new iOS app and redesigned Android app and website. 

The biggest change is that the reviews are being made available for free, without requiring registration. For now, it only covers nine cities – eight in the US, plus London – but it promises to expand to 50 destinations over the coming months.

“These days, the challenge in deciding where to go is not about about a lack of information or user reviews, but finding accurate information and trusted opinions so you can quickly make informed decisions,” said Gannon Hall, group product manager and head of Zagat. “Through our digital products, you can rely on Zagat’s curated lists and summary reviews to cut through the clutter so you can find the perfect spot.”

Zagat was acquired by Google in September 2011, and its content has been incorporated into Google products since May 2012.