Chicago Top 25 Restaurants: October 2013

This is our premier Foodable Top 25 list for Chicago, a city that foodies are naturally drawn to for its rich flavor and its who's who of emerging chefs. Ranking in the top spot for October 2013 is The Bristol - importantly noted as having the top Social Score of any other restaurant since the beginning of our city-level #Foodable25 rankings.

The Bristol, which received a spot on GQ's "Ten Best New Restaurants in America" list in 2010, is an American restaurant with all the right fixings for social dining stardom: the menu boasts handmade pasta, farm-fresh produce, and takes a nose-to-tail approach to cooking. Top that with an active social presence, tons of Instagram food porn, and a crowd of locals and off-duty chefs, and you've got yourself a true Chicagoan foodie experience. Congratulations to all 25 restaurants that made the list, a ranking that isn't handpicked, but is all data-driven based on our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index. The below list is based on consumer sentiment tracked from 17+ social platforms, as well as influence. Don't see your restaurant on the list? Make sure to submit it to our Index here to be considered.

Bonus: Check out our behind-the-scenes footage of No. 8 on the list, Takito Kitchen, where we stopped in for drinks and got the full dish on mixology pairings!

 Photo Credit: Yelp | bo y.

Photo Credit: Yelp | bo y.

 Photo Credit: Yelp | bo.y

Photo Credit: Yelp | bo.y

Top 25 Restaurants in Chicago

  1. The Bristol | 140.5
  2. BellyQ | 140.4
  3. Little Goat Diner | 140.3
  4. Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf | 140.2
  5. Sumi Robata | 139.9
  6. Nightwood Restaurant | 138.9
  7. Sun Wah BBQ | 138.8
  8. Takito Kitchen | 138.7
  9. G.E.B. | 136.4
  10. Kai Zan | 136.3
  11. Au Cheval | 135.6
  12. Fat Rice | 135.3
  13. Avec | 134.2
  14. Found | 131.7
  15. The Boarding House | 131.3
  16. Howells and Hood | 130.9
  17. Earth + Ocean | 130.7
  18. Two Restaurant | 130.6
  19. Longman & Eagle | 129.3
  20. Grace | 127.8
  21. Ruxbin Kitchen | 125.8
  22. Trenchermen | 123.3
  23. Lula Cafe | 122.5
  24. Vera | 122.2
  25. The Publican | 121.5