Miami Top 25 Restaurants: July 2015

Welcome back to the Top 25, Miami! Are you looking for some more fun in the sun? Hit the town and pull up a seat at these go-to hotspots for July!

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink hopped up from No. 2 and now leads the board with a Social Score of 165.83. This takeover is no surprise, considering Michael's Genuine Food & Drink has consistently landed in the top five for months in a row. Looks like South Florida can't get enough of its New American fare!

But that's not the only thing impressive about this round. Several restaurants have catapulted themselves across the rankings. Prime Italian, which barely clung on last month at No. 25, sits comfortably at No. 6 with a Social Score of 162.18. Tongue & Cheek, which sat at No. 17, climbed all the way back to the top at No. 3 with a Social Score of 163.83.

1826, on the other hand, fell from its solid No. 5 to No. 24 with a score of 157.42. Will this restaurant be able to cook up new ways to get its social score back up?

Take a look at the complete list below!

Crispy Rice Cake at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink  | Yelp, Kimberly K.

Crispy Rice Cake at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink | Yelp, Kimberly K.

Carbonated Oysters at Tongue & Cheek  | Yelp, Carlos L.

Carbonated Oysters at Tongue & Cheek | Yelp, Carlos L.

Certified Angus Rib Eye With English Pea "Risotto" at Bourbon Steak  | Yelp, Cara P.

Certified Angus Rib Eye With English Pea "Risotto" at Bourbon Steak | Yelp, Cara P.

Fried Chicken, waffle, and watermelon at Yardbird  | Yelp, Momo B.

Fried Chicken, waffle, and watermelon at Yardbird | Yelp, Momo B.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 165.83  
2 Bourbon Steak  164.77  
3 Tongue & Cheek 163.83 Play Video
4 Yardbird 163.71 Play Video
5 Seaspice 163.09  
6 Prime Italian 162.18  
7 Canyon Cafe 161.93  
8 Vagabond 161.59 Play Video
9 Edge, Steak & Bar 161.25  
10 DB Bistro Moderne 161.02  
11 Blue Collar 160.91  
12 The Dutch  160.72 Play Video
13 The Federal 160.40 Play Video
14 Swine Southern Table & Bar 160.27 Play Video
15 MC Kitchen 160.06  
16 Restaurant Michael Schwartz 159.89  
17 Casa D' Angelo Ristorante 159.85 Play Video
18 Steak 954 159.74  
19 Blackbrick 159.71  
20 The Forge 159.56  
21 Pubbelly 158.73  
22 27 Restaurant & Bar at the Freehand 158.64  
23 Area 31 158.03 Play Video
24 1826 157.42  
25 Il Gabbiano 157.37  

Miami Top 25 Restaurants: May 2015

Formerly known as Seasalt and Pepper, Seaspice climbs aboard Miami’s Top 25 Restaurants list, making its debut at No.1! We also welcome to the list this month: 1826, 27 Restaurant & Bar (located at the Freehand), The Downstairs at Hotel Astor, Blackbrick (aka Midtown Chinese), Estiatorio Milos and Azul. 

Bourbon Steak, which was sitting pretty for the past three months, now falls to No. 3, while Michael’s Genuine stays steady at No. 2. This month’s biggest dropper is The Federal, unsurprisingly, since this past month the restaurant was on hiatus amidst a relocation.

With seven new additions this month, it’s clear to see that Miami’s dining scene is stepping up its game — especially when it comes to hotel dining options. Three of the newbies (27, The Downstairs and Azul) are tucked inside hotels — or in 27’s case, a hip hostel. And with a No. 1 RSMI score of 166.73 for Seaspice, it’s apparent that Miami diners are also showing more love to the restaurants they think deserve it. Last May (exactly a year ago), the RSMI score for the frontrunner was only 151.29, meaning it’s jumped more than 15 points since!

Check out the full list below!

Peanut butter + jelly ice cream cheesecake at Seasalt | Yelp, Gennaro C.

Peanut butter + jelly ice cream cheesecake at Seasalt | Yelp, Gennaro C.

Seared scallop ravioli at Bourbon Steak | Yelp, Sara D.

Seared scallop ravioli at Bourbon Steak | Yelp, Sara D.

Wood-roasted huevos rancheros at Michael's Genuine | Yelp, Rudy C.

Wood-roasted huevos rancheros at Michael's Genuine | Yelp, Rudy C.

BLT pork belly on fried green tomato at Yardbird | Yelp, Celine C.

BLT pork belly on fried green tomato at Yardbird | Yelp, Celine C.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Seaspice 166.73  
2 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 166.16  
3 Bourbon Steak 165.14  
4 Yardbird 164.82 Play Video
5 1826 164.71  
6 Vagabond 164.15  
7 27 Restaurant & Bar at the Freehand 163.09  
8 Edge, Steak & Bar 162.81  
9 The Downstairs at Hotel Astor 161.29  
10 Blue Collar 161.27  
11 Blackbrick 161.21  
12 Estiatorio Milos 160.99  
13 The Federal 160.98 Play Video
14 Azul 160.93  
15 MC Kitchen 159.91  
16 Restaurant Michael Schwartz 159.88  
17 Tongue & Cheek 159.61 Play Video
18 DB Bistro Moderne 159.55  
19 Canyon Cafe 159.25  
20 The Dutch 159.04 Play Video
21 Pubbelly 158.83  
22 Steak 954 158.73  
23 Swine Southern Table & Bar 158.63 Play Video
24 Macchialina 158.55  
25 Prime Italian 158.20  

Miami Top 25 Restaurants: March 2015

Miami, get ready to feel the heat because the Top 25 has returned with restaurants that are seriously sizzling. Grab your silverware and tuck that napkin into the neck of your shirt, because you're going to want to dig into these rankings.

Bourbon Steak, despite dropping in its RSMI score from 169.74 to 167.82, still reigns at No.1 on the list. It must be the juicy, all-organic, hormone-free cuts of beef they grill and lather deliciously all over your plate. Mmm.  Following close being in second place with a score of 166.15 is Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, where guests can enjoy a casual, New-American dining experience while nibbling on gourmet dishes. The Federal rounds off the top three with a score of 164.94.

In terms of big upsets, Prime Italian has fallen from third place to 18th with a score of 160.19, about seven points less than its previous month's score.

Check out the full list below to see how the other cards have fallen on the table!

ORGANIC CHICKEN BREAST AT BOURBON STEAK   | YELP, STEPHANIE L.

ORGANIC CHICKEN BREAST AT BOURBON STEAK  | YELP, STEPHANIE L.

COOKIES AND CREAM FRENCH TOAST AT THE FEDERAL  | YELP, UTE L.

COOKIES AND CREAM FRENCH TOAST AT THE FEDERAL | YELP, UTE L.

KIMCHI BENEDICT AT MICHAEL'S GENUINE FOOD & DRINK  | YELP, KIMBERLY K.

KIMCHI BENEDICT AT MICHAEL'S GENUINE FOOD & DRINK | YELP, KIMBERLY K.

CHICKEN AND WAFFLES AT YARDBIRD  | YELP, LILY T.

CHICKEN AND WAFFLES AT YARDBIRD | YELP, LILY T.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Bourbon Steak 167.82  
2 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 166.15  
3 The Federal 164.94 Play Video
4 Yardbird 164.47 Play Video
5 Vagabond 164.09  
6 Il Gabbiano 163.81  
7 Edge, Steak & Bar 163.19  
8 Steak 954 163.02  
9 The Forge 162.93  
10 Restaurant Michael Schwartz 162.93  
11 Tongue & Cheek 162.68 Play Video
12 MC Kitchen 162.46  
13 Canyon Cafe 162.34  
14 The Dutch 162.19 Play Video
15 Pubbelly 161.29  
16 Macchialina 161.09  
17 LoKal 160.92  
18 Prime Italian 160.19  
19 Makoto 160.19  
20 Wynwood Kitchen & Bar 160.18 Play Video
21 Swine Southern Table & Bar 160.11 Play Video
22 Area 31 159.87 Play Video
23 Red, The Steakhouse 159.72  
24 DB Bistro Moderne 159.72  
25 Market 17 158.74  

Miami Top 25 Restaurants: January 2015

The Miami restaurant social scores have been on the raise and this month they are the highest they have ever been! Does this mean that the Miami culinary scene has upped the ante? 

The fine dining restaurant at the Turnberry Isle Hotel known for its contemporary and elegant fare of steaks and duck-fat fries, Bourbon Steak holds on strong at No. 1 again this January, with the high social score of 169.74! While, The Federal makes a climb to No. 2 from No. 5 and rounding out the top three is Prime Italian, which returns to the list after falling off in December.

No new restaurants have broken into the list this month. However, the new restaurants from last month return–Hakkasan drops from its strong December debut at No. 4 to No. 17 this month and Khong River House also drops from No. 10 to No. 21.

Some of the notable shifts include- Macchialina launching from No. 20 to rounding out the top five and Steak 954 climbing from holding on at No. 25 last month to ranking at No. 11.

Check out the full list below!

Angus rib eye with english pea "risotto" at Bourbon Steak |  YELP, Cara P. 

Angus rib eye with english pea "risotto" at Bourbon Steak | YELP, Cara P. 

Green Eggs and Ham at The Federal  | YELP, Brian Q

Green Eggs and Ham at The Federal | YELP, Brian Q

Chilean sea bass at Prime Italian  | YELP, Melina P. 

Chilean sea bass at Prime Italian | YELP, Melina P. 

Black grouper and arugula salad  | YELP, Mauricio B. 

Black grouper and arugula salad | YELP, Mauricio B. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Bourbon Steak 169.74  
2 The Federal 168.47 Play Video
3 Prime Italian 167.28  
4 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 166.58  
5 Macchialina 164.82  
6 Yardbird 162.05 Play Video
7 Market 17 161.83  
8 Makoto 161.44  
9 MC Kitchen 161.29  
10 Edge, Steak & Bar 161.24  
11 Steak 954 160.73  
12 Red, The Steakhouse 160.26  
13 Tongue & Cheek 159.75 Play Video
14 Chef Adrianne's Vineyard 159.71 Play Video
15 Canyon Cafe 158.72  
16 DB Bistro Moderne 158.63  
17 Hakkasan 158.47  
18 Swine Southern Table & Bar 157.64 Play Video
19 SUSHISAMBA 157.17  
20 The Cypress Room 156.94  
21 Khong River House 156.69  
22 The Forge 155.73  
23 Pubbelly 155.09  
24 Blue Collar 154.89  
25 Prime One Twelve 153.12  

Miami Top 25 Restaurants: December 2014

So what restaurants are creating the most positive social buzz in the magic city? Foodable welcomes two new restaurants on the list this December. The social scores in this city are the lowest of all the Top 25 cities. However, the Miami scores are steadily on the rise!

After a brief hiatus from the list, Bourbon steak returns this month at No. 1, with a social score of 163.82. Yardbird stays strong at No. 2 and Red, The Steakhouse rounds out the top three.

As for the new names on the list– Hakkasan joins the Top 25 this month. Making its debut at No. 4, this exotic restaurant is known for its modern Chinese fare. Foodable also welcomes the traditional Northern Thai restaurant, Khong River House at No. 10. This concept is one of four operated by the Miami restaurant group, 50 eggs. Two other restaurants by this group consistently make the list, including this month’s No. 1 and Swine Southern Table & Bar at No. 7.

Check out the full list below! 

Organic chicken breast with aged cheddar crispy cheesy grits, english peas, and Nueske's bacon at Bourbon Steak  | YELP, Stephanie L. 

Organic chicken breast with aged cheddar crispy cheesy grits, english peas, and Nueske's bacon at Bourbon Steak | YELP, Stephanie L. 

Banana cream pie at Yardbird  | YELP, Jennifer K. 

Banana cream pie at Yardbird | YELP, Jennifer K. 

Miami Spice Ribeye at Red, The Steakhouse  | YELP, Martin O. 

Miami Spice Ribeye at Red, The Steakhouse | YELP, Martin O. 

Mango Custard at Hakkasan  | YELP, Thomas M. 

Mango Custard at Hakkasan | YELP, Thomas M. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Bourbon Steak 163.82  
2 Yardbird 160.82 Play Video
3 Red, The Steakhouse 160.55  
4 Hakkasan 159.63  
5 The Federal 159.39 Play Video
6 Blue Collar 158.74  
7 Swine Southern Table & Bar 158.73 Play Video
8 SUSHISAMBA 158.09  
9 MC Kitchen 157.82  
10 Khong River House 157.82  
11 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 157.22  
12 Market 17 156.61  
13 The Forge 156.02  
14 The Cypress Room 155.72  
15 Zuma 155.26  
16 Prime One Twelve 155.17  
17 Canyon Restaurant 155.08  
18 Casa De Angelo 154.99  
19 Meat Market 154.9  
20 Macchialina 154.83  
21 Tongue & Cheek 154.82 Play Video
22 The Dutch 154.72  
23 Wynwood Kitchen & Bar 153.83 Play Video
24 Area 31 153.72 Play Video
25 Steak 954 153.11