From Harford County government:
Zagat guides have been around since 1979, aggregating millions of diner’s opinions in destinations worldwide. Diners complete questionnaires about restaurants they’ve experienced, rating food, décor, service and cost, and add their comments. The scores are averaged on a 1-30 scale and editors select pithy comments. Several Harford County restaurants have achieved Zagat ratings and can be viewed on the Zagat.com website.
Among those Harford County restaurants that stand out with their ratings is Pairings Bistro in Bel Air who made the top list for Romantic Tops. More than 30 people submitted ratings and described it as unique to Bel Air with attentive staff. Brooms Bloom Dairy of Bel Air made the top list for Desserts Specialists Restaurant Spotlight.
Two Harford County restaurants made the top list for Brunch Restaurant Spotlight. Josef’s Country Inn of Fallston and Open Door Café of Bel Air made this list. Tidewater Grille of Havre de Grace made the top list for Views Tops.
Additional restaurants who achieved 2011 Zagat ratings include Bertucci’s, Liberatore’s and Baja Fresh Mexican Grill of Bel Air, Mamie’s Café of Aberdeen and Laurrapin Grill of Havre de Grace.
Zagat guides can be purchased at local book retailers. Harford County celebrated its first Restaurant Week in June 2010 with over 40 participating restaurants.