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Zagat says New Orleans restaurants have gotten less expensive

Zagat Survey recently released the results of its annual data-crunching on New Orleans restaurants.

Not much has changed from previous surveys. Commander’s Palace assumed its tenured position atop the list of Most Popular New Orleans restaurants (Galatoire’s and Bayona came in second and third, respectively), while Bayona edged out Stella! (second) and Brigtsen’s (third) in the Top Food ranking

But Zagat’s findings were not completely devoid of surprises. According to a press release: “The average cost of a meal in New Orleans has dropped for the first time in a decade, from $28.52 in the last survey to $28.36 this year. This marginal decrease in cost now ranks the Crescent City as the nation’s most affordable dining out locale, well below cities like New York ($41.76), Chicago ($36.97) and Los Angeles ($34.85) and below the national average of $35.37.”

Brett Anderson-The Times-Picayune, Friday, November19, 2010

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