Which convention cities offer the best deals for dining out? Zagat’s 2010 America’s Top Restaurants survey, released in October, offers some helpful information for meeting planners looking to compare restaurant costs among U.S. destinations.

Least Expensive Average Meal
Austin $26.74
San Antonio $27.33
Atlanta $27.53
Seattle $27.68
New Orleans $28.52

U.S Average Meal Cost: $34.62

Most Expensive Average Meal
Las Vegas $44.44
New York City $41.81
Long Island $41.41
Miami $39.86
San Francisco $39.40

Source: www.zagat.com