O.K., I'm a complete hypocrite. Although I'm not as anti-Zagat as some on Chowhound, the guide to Las Vegas is particularly egregious, leaving out so many worthwhile restaurants outside of hotels (I understand that a good percentage of respondents to the Las Vegas guide are tourists).
So I have to say I'm gratified that Rosemary's and Lotus of Siam are given the highest food rating (28) in the current guide. I'm delighted that two independent, standalone, family-run restaurants were recognized, ranked higher than the usual suspects (Nobu, Picassso, Michael Mina, Andres, and Prime received 27s).
That said, Rosemary's landed in 19th place as most popular, and LOS wasn't even in the top 40, beaten by the Bellagio Buffet (fourth!), P.F. Chang's (22nd), and Il Fornaio (34th). It shows how (relatively) few visitors veer off of the Strip.