Philly Top 25 Restaurants: July 2018

Philly is no longer just known for its cheesesteaks anymore. The culinary scene has been transformed, thanks to the number of chefs and restaurateurs elevating the city's food game. 

Many of these chefs are at the helm of the restaurants on Foodable's Top 25 Philly Restaurants list.

On this ranking, there are nine restaurants that have made their debut on the Foodable Top 25, including two of the top three restaurants. 

Double Knot, a coffee shop, and lunch spot hybrid known for its sushi, dumplings, meats, and other food offerings served in the basement lands on the list for the first time ever at No. 2. 

Rounding out the top three, we welcome Hungry Pigeon, an American restaurant in low-key Queen Village that serves up comfort food with a twist. 

Landing at the coveted No. 1 spot is Foodable Top 25 veteran Laurel, which was No. 1 in the last ranking and continues to land on this socially curated list. This stylish BYOB (bring your own bottle) bistro owned by Chef/Owner Nicholas Elmi has made a name for itself by serving delicious French & American fare. 

Other new restaurants include the Lebanese cafe Suraya at No. 5, the Italian restaurant Vetri Cucina at No. 7, the new American restaurant Friday Saturday Sunday at No. 9, the Israeli restaurant Zahav at No. 16, the farm-to-table BYOB spot Helm at No. 17, the American eatery and bar Kensington Quarters at No. 20, and the seafood gem Little Fish at No. 21.

Check out what other restaurants return on the list this month below!

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  1. Laurel | Video | 183.66
  2. Double Knot | 183.65
  3. Hungry Pigeon | 183.09
  4. VEDGE | 183.06
  5. Suraya | 183.01
  6. Townsend | 182.99
  7. Vetri Cucina | 182.42
  8. High Street on Market | 182.18
  9. Friday Saturday Sunday | 182.16
  10. VERNICK | Video | 182.06
  11. Little Nonna's | 181.62
  12. Abe Fisher | 181.55
  13. A Mano | 181.09
  14. Serpico | 180.61
  15. Fork | 180.09
  16. Zahav | 179.56
  17. Helm | 179.02
  18. Birchrunville | 178.66
  19. Bibou | 178.61
  20. Kensington Quarters | 178.33
  21. Little Fish | 177.16
  22. Wister | 177.09
  23. Fond | 176.08
  24. Noord | 175.11
  25. | 173.65

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: April 2018

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: April 2018

Temperatures are finally starting to warm up again and we are all beginning to make our way out of our fleece blanket cocoons and back out into the concrete jungle. In anticipation of your spring and summer food adventures, Foodable Labs has churned out its latest ranking of the best restaurants in New York City!

With a little movement in the NYC Top 25, we have 5 restaurants BRAND NEW to the list.

At No. 1 we have newcomer Simon and the Whale, a beautiful neighborhood restaurant that draws its culinary inspiration from the American coasts. Nestled into the Freehand New York, the restaurant got its name from Owner Gabriel Stulman who was inspired by the whale-patterned gifts his son, Simon, had been receiving. Chef Matt Griffin created an American menu for the concept with several raw seafood starters, simple options like a fish sandwich with coleslaw, and more demanding dishes like the roast guinea hen. If you’re trying to kill two birds with one stone, Stulman also runs Studio upstairs at the Freehand, the No. 6 ranked restaurant on our list.

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Chicago Top 25 Restaurants: March 2018

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Chicago arguably has one of the best culinary scenes in the country. The Windy City is the home of many chef and restaurateurs super stars. 

With that in mind, we often see the same renowned Chicago restaurants make our Top 25 Restaurants list. In this latest ranking, we see a lot of Top 25 veterans, but also new seven restaurants making their debut on this coveted list. 

At No. 1, we congratulate Smyth, a high-end restaurant in the West Loop, known for it's comfortable atmosphere and New American fare served in either a five, eight, or 12-course. Executive Chef John Shields and Executive Pastry Chef Karen Urie Shields are also the culinary mastermind's behind Smyth's sister restaurant right next door, The Loyalist, a restaurant that also often makes Foodable's Top 25 list. 

Another West Loop gem and New American restaurant, Bellemore makes its debut on the list at No. 2. The restaurant is from the team behind Boka, Girl & The Goat and Momotaro and has been deemed another success by the restaurant group ever since it's opening last November. 

Rounding out the top three, is the Foodable Top 25 veteran Monteverde, an Italian restaurant in the West Loop from the award-winning Chef Sarah Grueneberg.

As for the other six new restaurants on the list, Foodable welcomes the upscale European restaurant Marchesa at No. 11, the artsy New American restaurant S.K.Y. at No. 12, the Revival Food Hall that features outposts of many popular Chicago eateries at No.17, the Gastropub Giant at No. 22, and restaurant Proxi known for it's bold small plates at No. 24 and it's sibling restaurant Sepia at No. 25 that serves upscale American fare.

Find out what other restaurants made the Foodable Chicago Top 25 Restaurants list below!

  1. Smyth | 186.28
  2. Bellemore | 186.17
  3. Monteverde | 186.03
  4. Gibsons Italia | 185.66
  5. Parachute | 185.64
  6. Boka | 185.12
  7. Alinea | 185.02
  8. Roister | 184.99
  9. RPM Steak | 184.19
  10. Marchesa | 183.98
  11. S.K.Y. | 183.42
  12. Aviary | 183.06
  13. Fat Rice | 183.00
  14. BLVD | 182.09
  15. RPM Italian | 181.40
  16. Barrio | 180.09
  17. Revival Food Hall | 179.51
  18. The Publican | 178.95
  19. Entente | 177.81
  20. Oriole | 177.03
  21. Swift & Sons | 175.68
  22. Giant | 175.19
  23. Ronero | 175.02
  24. Proxi | 174.09
  25. Sepia | 172.55

Miami Top 25 Restaurants: February 2018

This is an exciting time for Miami’s food scene. This Miami Top 25 list for the month of February is based on a large consumer sample set from Foodable Labs and, as it turns out, a total of 17 new restaurants have climbed onto the coveted top rankings.

The top new restaurant is ElCielo, with a score of 178.15 and ranking at No. 2. This Brickell downtown Miami eatery is located right on the banks of the river and it offers a modern signature cuisine that is inspired by Chef Juan Manuel Barrientos’ Colombian roots.

Trailing less than a point behind at a score of 178.02 is Stiltsville Fish Bar, a neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Sunset Harbor in Miami Beach. The place offers multiple menus featuring seafood and cocktails to be enjoyed at any time of the day but especially during sunset time for a relaxed atmosphere.

At No. 4, you’ll find the third top new restaurant in our list—Stubborn Seed, with a score of 177.62. This is a concept by Jeremy Ford where honest ingredients are elevated to deliver an elegant yet satisfying dining experience. Following this Miami Beach restaurant is a more laid back Wynwood concept at No. 5, with a score of 177.53. It’s called 1-800-Lucky and it can be described as an Asian marketplace, where visitors will have their choice of seven eateries and two bars to choose from. Talk about options!

Other new restaurants on the list, include Palmar, Amelia’s 1931, Ariete, Habitat, Kiki On The River, Ofa, GLAM Vegan, Gianni’s, Nusr-Et Steakhouse, Amara at Paraiso, Ghee Indian Kitchen, K Ramen. Burger. Beer, and Shelley’s.

Did you think we were going to leave you hanging and not talk about the winner-winner chicken dinner? At No. 1, you’ll find Alter, a restaurant which first debuted in our Foodable Miami Top 25 list back in May of 2016. Although it’s not a stranger to our list, it is the first time this eatery, which features three different tasting menu options, has claimed the top spot. Talk about a major comeback— way to go Alter! 

Needless to say, with so many newcomers many veterans to the Miami Top 25 list have fallen off the grid. We can't help but wonder, how long will it take them to get back on it? Only time will tell!

For more food destinations, check out the full list below!

Source: ElCielo

Source: ElCielo

  1. Alter | 178.74
  2. ElCielo | 178.15

  3. Stiltsville Fish Bar | 178.02

  4. Stubborn Seed | 177.62

  5. 1-800-Lucky | 177.53

  6. Palmar | 177.31

  7. Amelia's 1931 | 176.48

  8. Ariete | 176.17

  9. Habitat | 176.14

  10. Kiki On The River | 176.06

  11. Ofa | 175.16

  12. GLAM Vegan | 174.11

  13. Gianni's | 174.05

  14. Nusr-Et Steakhouse | 173.55

  15. La Mar by Gastón Acurio | Video | 173.51

  16. Amara at Paraiso | 173.09

  17. Finka Table & Tap | Video | 172.99

  18. KYU | 172.85

  19. Ghee Indian Kitchen | 172.77

  20. K Ramen. Burger. Beer. | 172.59

  21. Shelley's | 172.53

  22. 27 Restaurant & Bar | 172.12

  23. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink | Video | 172.05

  24. Macchialina | 172.00

  25. The Forge | Video | 171.59

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New York City Top 25 Restaurants: November 2017

Welcome back! Ready to learn more about New York’s bustling dining scene? Well, you’ve come to the right place! The Big Apple has many newcomers making a big splash and  presenting themselves as a fierce competition to the veterans of the Top 25 list.

With that being said, there are a dozen new restaurants that made the November list for 2017. That’s right— 12 new restaurants. Seven of those new restaurants have made it into the coveted top ten spots.

Foodable welcomes Ferris celebrating at the No. 1 spot of the list with a score of 188.03. This New American restaurant is located at the Flatiron’s new Made Hotel and it’s kitchen is led by Chef Greg Proechel. The menu features a balance of rustic and refined preparations highlighting Proechel’s favorite ingredients of each season.

At No. 2 we have The Aviary’s NYC outpost with a score of 186.99. Debuting in New York for the first time, The Aviary is located at the top floor of the Mandarin Oriental overlooking Central Park. This progressive restaurant/cocktail bar aims to provide an interactive journey for guests, boasting small food plates and inventive, thoughtful cocktails. Needless to say, it’s a unique experience.

In third place, we have Le Coucou, another first timer on the Top 25 list, with a score of 186.31. This restaurant is located at the corner of Lafayette and Howard Street and it is led by the Chicago-native and internationally acclaimed chef Daniel Rose of Spring and La Bourse et La Vie in Paris. At Le Coucou, a Stephen Starr restaurant, you will experience chef’s personal take on French cuisine.

Other newcomers to the Top 25 are: Empellón, located in Madison Avenue, at 186.27; Jeju Noodle Bar, from chef Douglas Kim who’s worked at places like Gordon Ramsay NYC, Nobu and Per Se, at 184.17; Nur, boasting modern Middle Eastern cuisine, at 183.68; Public Kitchen, from the people behind Jean-Georges’ restaurants at 183.64; Fairfax, an all-day neighborhood cafe and wine bar, at 182.02; Emily, from the folks behind Emmy Squared (Watch On Foodable Side Dish Episode, here), at 181.53; THE POOL, a seafood restaurant created by Major Food Group, at 181.49; Alta, featuring mediterranean inspired food, at 180.42; and finally, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, a chef who currently holds 31 Michelin stars, at 180.22.

For more food destinations, check out the full list below!



  1. Ferris | 188.03
  2. The Aviary | 186.99
  3. Le Coucou | 186.31
  4. Empellón | 186.27
  5. Marc Forgione | 186.18
  6. Jeju Noodle Bar | 184.17
  7. Nur | 183.68
  8. Public Kitchen | 183.64
  9. The Breslin | 183.22
  10. Tutto Il Giorno | 183.08
  11. Marta | 183.02
  12. Italienne | 182.33
  13. Fairfax | 182.02
  14. Emily | 181.53
  15. THE POOL | 181.49
  16. Temple Court | 181.45
  17. Momofuku Noodle Bar | 180.57
  18. Alta | 180.42
  19. Peasant | Video | 180.39
  20. Pig Bleeker | 180.37
  21. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon | 180.22
  22. Massoni | 179.87
  23. Momofuku Nishi | 179.62
  24. Harold's Meat + Three | 179.37
  25. Eataly | 178.87

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