Makoto Reigns In New DC Zagat Survey

A few interesting tidbits from the new Zagat survey, released today:

• The "impeccable" Makoto was rated tops for its food, followed by the Inn at Little Washington (last year's No. 1) and Komi.

• Michel Richard's Citronelle claimed honors as the District's most popular eatery, while the chef's Central took No. 5 for popularity.

Ray's the Steak, with an average meal costing $44, snagged the No. 1 steakhouse spot, beating out the longtime favorite Prime Rib, which bills an estimated $66.

• The top-rated DC newcomer is The Source, followed by Westend Bistro by Eric Ripert, Evo Bistro, Proof and Il Fornaio.

• We are plagued by bad service. Survey participants cite "poor service" as the most irritating part of dining out by an overwhelming 75 percent.

• But we tip well anyway, an average 19.2 percent, above the national average of 19 percent.

Check out the full release here.