Qmato recommends restaurants you'll love.
Qmato makes it as easy as possible to pick a great restaurant every time.
Just take 30 seconds to fill out a one-time questionnaire about your food, atmosphere, and value preferences.
Now you're only a click away from two great recommendations, tailored specifically to your tastes, anywhere in the US.
Planning ahead? Special occasion? Want a specific cuisine?
You can always get great recommendations without any fiddling, but if you're going on a date, planning a fancy dinner, wanting to try something unique, or just a particular cuisine, Qmato makes it easy to do that too.
Easily tweak recommendation cuisine, price, and distance
Sometimes you won't feel like a particule cuisine, or you don't feel like paying that much or traveling so far. Qmato makes it easy to request a new recommendation in case your initial pair doesn't quite appeal.
First the very best, then more variety
Qmato starts by recommending the very best match for you based on your preferences, restaurant rating, and suitability for the occasion.
Of course, if you are staying in a place for more than one day, variety is important too. So from one day to the next, Qmato gradually expands the pool from which it draws recommendations. That means you can use Qmato every day and always end up at a new, interesting place you'll love.
We don't just show you what you'll love - we tell you why you'll love it.
Qmato's recommendations come with a brief explanation that explains to you why each restaurant is a great fit for you. Click through to see a full description of each restaurant.
Qmato learns what you like!
Qmato provides superb restaurant recommendations right from the start, but we don't stop there. As you rate restaurants, Qmato learns about your likes and dislikes and uses this information to make your recommendations even better over time.
Great, but what do I order?
Qmato's Recommended list gives you snapshot of the most unique and recommended items at nearly every restaurant, so you'll never wonder what to order again! Can you search for menu items to find the best burrito in town? Why, yes you can!
Qmato is comprehensive!
Qmato lists over 800,000 restaurants nationwide, so you can be confident our recommendations are truly the best options available!
Menus, hours, details - oh my!
Qmato provides the full menus for hundreds of thousands of restaurants, often using direct links to the menu on the restaurant's own website - so you get the most up-to-date menu info available anywhere. Plus, we display the business hours and other key details for hundreds of thousands of more places, so you'll always know what to expect.
See a recommendation that intrigues you but can't go there right now? Easily save it for later. Also, keep track of your Favorites and make and share your own lists!
Want more? Qmato also lets you browse full search results in two different views, write restaurant reviews, and follow other Qmato users to stay updated on their ratings.
Search for anything
Qmato includes a powerful keyword search that you can use if you want to find something specific or just unusual. Just describe what you want. Try bright airy lunch spot or cheap vegetarian dinner.
How does Qmato work?
The foundation of Qmato's power is its deep knowledge about restaurants. Qmato uses custom natural language processing algorithms to analyze millions of reports about restaurants from a wide variety of sources. Based on this processing, we score each restaurant on over 300 base metrics and over 30 derived metrics. These metrics, in turn, are run through carefully tuned algorithms to drive Qmato's scoring algorithm, which lets us recommend the best restaurant for every taste and occasion.
Nick and Aaron are solely responsible for the conception, coding, sysadmin, data processing, and design of Qmato.
The Qmato logo was crafted by David Cole, whom we highly recommend.
Some of the icons used on Qmato are from famfamfam's free silk icon set.
While we did everything ourselves, we didn't do it from scratch. Open source made Qmato possible - specifically, the following great projects:
Qmato also uses free GeoLite data created by MaxMind.