The Zagat’s “2013 Washington, DC/Baltimore Restaurants Survey,” is released on Tuesday. Among the guide’s new listings, editors have designated 10 “key newcomers,” including, Hersh’s Pizza, Of Love and Regret, Pabu, Thames Street Oyster House and Wit & Wisdom.
Although Zagat publishes annual updated guides, established restaurants are only re-rated, and re-ranked, every other year. Charleston remains on top of the Food and Decor ranking, with 29 out of a possible 30 points in both categories, and remains tied with the Prime Rib for best service, along with newcomer Tersiguel’s. Top ranked restaurants by cuisine include Charleston (new American), Miss Shirley’s (traditional American), Black Olive (seafood), Faidley’s (crab houses) and Samos (Greek).