The Zagat guide’s 2011 rendition of “America’s Top Restaurants” takes its annual stab at what it considers to be the best dining options in 45 cities from coast to coast. The 2011 edition -- like all Zagat guides, it is comprised of diner-generated ratings, a kind of old-school Open Table system -- was released today, and it ranks its Twin Cities' top 10 selections in the following order:

La Belle Vie (pictured, above)

112 Eatery


Restaurant Alma

Bar La Grassa


Lucia’s Restaurant

Manny’s Steakhouse

Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market

Oceanaire Seafood Room



Under “Other Noteworthy Places,” Zagat lists Cafe Levain, Cosmos, D’Amico Kitchen, Kincaid’s, FireLake Grill House Cocktail Bar, Modern Cafe (pictured above, with co-owner Jim Grell), Punch Neapolitan Pizza, Saffron Restaurant & Lounge, Sea Change and 20.21.

What's your take? Which belong? Which don't? Which were forgotten? Log into the comments section and chime in.