Our Story

Like many people we've spoken with over the years, we found ourselves disappointed that popular restaurant guides were more "like a phone book" than a "trusted source" of information or that user reviews seemed too frequently to be written by the chef's mother or a recently fired line cook. We knew there had to be a better way. So in April of 2006 we launched our first site, Savory New York, with the idea that a combination of in-depth restaurant information, hand-aggregated critical reviews, recommendations from top chefs and documentary-style video profiles of notable restaurants would go a long way toward helping people make better decisions about where to dine out.

Since then, we've launched guides for San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles and will soon add Seattle. We also recognized that providing easy to use tools, like member ratings and reviews and the Savory Queue for tracking "wish list" restaurants would help frequent diners better share their experiences with others and keep track of the restaurants they want to visit. These new web site features, along with our editorial videos and helpful articles and guides written by noted food and local experts make Savory Cities unique among available restaurant guides. Sign up for a free account and start taking advantage of Savory today.

Savory Cities in the News

We've been mentioned in a wide variety of news outlets, including Time.com, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The New York Post, Fox 5's Good Day New York, New York Newsday, Crain's and TV Week. We've also been featured on a number of blogs, such as National Geographic's Inside Traveler, ruhlman.com, LoHud's Small Bites, Lifehacker, Gridskipper, Gothamist and Eater.

About Us

Savory Cities was founded in 2006 in New York City by Chris McBride and Jennifer Usdan McBride.