The restaurant review website took at look at restaurant openings around the country and compiled a list of "The 25 Most Important Restaurants of 2013," including restaurants in Seattle, Philiadelphia, Los Angeles, Dallas, Nashville, Tenn., San Francisco, New Orleans, Washington D.C., Houston, Miami, Denver, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Austin, Texas and Boston.
Well, not Boston. Somerville.
The two Boston restaurants included on the list were in Union Square:
Zagat also looked at the "10 Best Things We Ate This Year," focusing on dishes served at Boston-area restaurants.
Somerville dominated the list with these dishes:
- Wellfleet cherrystone clam and bacon pizza at A4
- Currywurst at Bronwyn
- Housemade farmhouse terrine at Kirkland Tap & Trotter
- Maple-glazed quail at Bergamot
Additionally, Zagat named the Taza Chocolate crémeux at Harvest, in Cambridge. Since Taza is from Somerville, we'll claim that, too.
Perhaps further testament to Somerville's awesomeness, Zagat also included the lamb belly at Puritan & Company, or, as Zagat put it, "Somerville's Puritan." So what if Puritan is in Cambridge. From Zagat's perspective it's good enough to be in Somerville.
Finally, Zagat listed "Boston's Biggest Openings of 2013." The list includes: