Given the number of sites on the web, sifting through them for reliable restaurant reviews can be tricky. Hotspot Robot, a site that launched in beta last week, is tackling restaurant discovery with a new approach. It starts by identifying publications that have professional food critics and reviewers. Then it compiles restaurants on "best of" lists to come up with the best of the best.
The site covers restaurants in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. We tested Hotspot Robot's accuracy by putting its picks against the top ten restaurants in our list of the 101 Best Restaurants in America. Five out of the ten restaurants at the top of our list are within the cities covered by Hotspot Robot.