1. Saigon Sandwich

560 Larkin St (Btw Eddy & Turk), San Francisco, CA
Sandwich Place · Tenderloin · 145 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: It's cash only so be sure to stop by an ATM first.

2. Mijita

24 Willie Mays Plz, San Francisco, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Mission Bay · 29 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Glee fans can gleek out at Mijita. The show’s second-season will be aired on a 100-inch TV, and there will be $10 sangria pitchers as well as free chips and salsa available during the show.

3. The Barker Tavern

21 Barker Rd, Scituate, MA
American Restaurant · 13 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: In the Scituate area? Zagat surveyors rave about the swordfish at this “charming” American.

4. Yama

245 Washington St, Wellesley, MA
Japanese Restaurant · 12 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Lunch boxes start at $8.50, which includes soup, salad and rice.

5. Chiara

569 High St, Westwood, MA
Mediterranean Restaurant · 11 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Enjoy a $33 three-course prix fixe menu Sundays–Thursdays ($45 with wine pairings).

6. Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

9 Penn Plz (8th Ave), New York, NY
Steakhouse · Chelsea · 17 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Hard-core sports fan like this Garment District resto for its secret door into Madison Square Garden.

7. Otom Restaurant

951 W Fulton Market (Morgan), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Fulton Market · 9 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Enjoy a selection of $5 cocktails Wednesdays after 5 PM

8. Retro Bistro

1746 W Golf Rd, Mount Prospect, IL
Café · 9 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Check out the $16 three-course lunch menu.

9. Yoshi's Cafe

3257 N Halsted St (at W. Aldine Ave.), Chicago, IL
Japanese Restaurant · Lake View East · 28 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: On Wednesdays wine is offered half price.

10. Lula Café

2537 N Kedzie Blvd (btwn Linden & Logan Sq.), Chicago, IL
Café · Logan Square · 185 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Stop by on Mondays for the three-course $28 farm menu.

11. Swordfish Sushi

207 N Randall Rd (at McKee St), Batavia, IL
Sushi Restaurant · 18 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Go the last Wednesday of every month for a $35 all-you-can-eat buffet (including sushi).

12. Gioco

1312 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · South Loop · 27 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Join the frequent diner program to earn points for gift certificates at any venue owned by the KDK Restaurant group.

13. North Pond

2610 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Lincoln Park · 26 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: A five-course seasonal tasting menu is offered for $85.

14. 1776 Restaurant

397 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL
American Restaurant · 9 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: This New American offers an $18 half-pound fish fry on Fridays, which includes a side and salad.

15. A.O.C.

8700 W 3rd St (Crescent Heights), Los Angeles, CA
Wine Bar · Mid-City West · 103 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: If you don’t have a reservation, try the bar.

16. Guelaguetza Restaurant

3014 W Olympic Blvd (at Normandie Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 63 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Can’t decide among the multitude of moles? Get the sampler.

17. Cole's

118 E 6th St (at Main St), Los Angeles, CA
Bar · Fashion District · 168 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Check out Varnish, a speakeasy accessible through the back of the restaurant, for old-fashioned libations.

18. Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant

704 S Alvarado St (at 7th St), Los Angeles, CA
Deli / Bodega · Westlake South · 142 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Call ahead for curbside pickup if you’re in a rush.

19. Lucques

8474 Melrose Ave (at Clinton St), Los Angeles, CA
Mediterranean Restaurant · 55 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: The much-lauded Sunday Suppers ($45 per head) are still the best bargain here.

20. Chaya

525 S Flower St (btwn 5th & 6th), Los Angeles, CA
Asian Restaurant · Financial District · 51 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Check out the happy-hour deals on fresh-fruit cocktails and fancy bar bites.

21. The Original Philippe

1001 N Alameda St (at Ord St), Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant · Chinatown · 369 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Order the lamb sandwich and get it “double-dipped” for extra au jus goodness.

22. The Blue Room

1 Kendall Sq, Cambridge, MA
New American Restaurant · 33 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: The $23 Sunday brunch buffet is “fabulous” at this Eclectic eatery.

23. Aquitaine

569 Tremont St (at Union Park St.), Boston, MA
Wine Bar · South End · 62 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: At this “high-quality” French spot, the steak frites are a “must.”

24. Harvest

44 Brattle St (at Story St), Cambridge, MA
American Restaurant · Harvard Square · 35 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Try the three-course Sunday brunch for $35.

25. Bravo

465 Huntington Ave (Fenway), Boston, MA
American Restaurant · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 4 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Go for “Winesdays” the last Wednesday of every month when $25 buys you wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres.

26. Le P'tit Laurent

699 Chenery St (at Diamond St), San Francisco, CA
Breakfast Spot · Glen Park · 34 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Feast on a traditional French prix fixe at this bistro, which offers three courses for $22, Sunday–Thursday.

27. Zaré at Fly Trap

606 Folsom St (btw 2nd St & Hawthorne St), San Francisco, CA
Persian Restaurant · SoMa · 64 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Don’t miss “Meatball Mondays,” offering a weekly changing stuffed meatball, accented with herbs, dried fruit and chutney ($25).

28. Terzo

3011 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA
Italian Restaurant · Cow Hollow · 29 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Cozy up by the fireplace and have a half-price bottle (Sunday–Thursday, good for wines under $40) at this Cow Hollow boîte.

29. 1300 on Fillmore

1300 Fillmore St (btwn Ellis St & Eddy St), San Francisco, CA
American Restaurant · Fillmore District · 65 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Have a spirited Sunday at the gospel brunch – with seatings at 11 AM and 1 PM.

30. Yamo

3406 18th St (at Mission St), San Francisco, CA
Asian Restaurant · Mission District · 158 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Line up for the “best $5 meal that’s not a burrito” at this Mission Burmese.