New York City Top 25 Restaurants: October 2013

New York City doesn't mess around when it comes to food. As the mothership of culinary cities in the U.S., it's easier to fail than to succeed in this dog-eat-dog market. The 25 restaurants below are not only bringing it, they're helping to redefine the landscape, and social consumers are noticing.

Marc Forgione is undoubtedly one of them. Climbing from No. 2 and taking the top spot from ABC Kitchen, Restaurant Marc Forgione hits on all the key components: impeccable dishes on a well-thought-out menu, innovative drinks, a cozy rustic meets urban loft atmosphere, and impressive service. On social, Forgione has more than 23K Twitter followers, more than 4K Facebook fans, and an Instagram account to salivate over.

Congratulations to all those who made the list, including some new additions for the month of October: The Modern and Alder.

Our #Foodable25 rankings aren't like most because they're not hand-selected – our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index pulls data from social restaurant consumers from more than 17 social platforms to pinpoint who has the highest consumer sentiment and influence each month. (If you missed our NYC #Foodable25 list for September, you can check it out here.)

 Foodable WebTV Network |  Photo Credit: Marc Forgione

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: Marc Forgione

Top 25 Restaurants in New York City

  1. Marc Forgione | 140.1
  2. Bar Boulud | 138.2
  3. Perilla | 136.6
  4. Locanda Verde | 136.3
  5. The Spotted Pig | 135.7
  6. Eataly | 135.6
  7. Balthazar Restaurant | 135.2
  8. Red Rooster | 135.0
  9. Lure Fishbar | 134.0
  10. Café Boulud | 131.1
  11. ABC Kitchen | 131.0
  12. Gramercy Tavern | 130.7
  13. Per Se | 130.6
  14. The Modern | 130.4
  15. Dirt Candy | 130.1
  16. Kin Shop | 127.9
  17. Danji | 127.4
  18. Esca | 127.3
  19. Perla | 126.8
  20. Pork Slope | 126.8
  21. DB Bistro Moderne | 126.5
  22. Alder | 125.1
  23. Hearth | 124.3
  24. Boulud Sud | 123.4
  25. The Stanton Social | 123.3