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.

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  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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New York City Top 25 Restaurants: February 2016

For the first time in months, new restaurants are jumping on New York City’s Top 25 Restaurants list. And not just one or two, but nine. Nine! And one of them is stealing the No. 1 spot from Tutto Il Giorno, which falls to No. 3. Momofuku Nishi, Dave Chang’s newest restaurant under the Momofuku empire, is holding it down with a solid Social Score of 181.49. The No. 2 spot, not exactly new to the city but new to the Top 25 ranking, is Danny Meyer’s Marta, a pizza restaurant helmed by Chef Nick Anderer.

This month in New York, we also welcome Eataly pop-up, Baita; Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette’s Toro; Tilda All Day; Santina; Pig & Khao; Amali; and Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s first new place in nearly a decade, La Sirena.

Check out the full ranking below!

Momofuku Nishi's take on cacio e pepe with fermented chickpeas in place of cacio cheese  | Instagram @supervy

Momofuku Nishi's take on cacio e pepe with fermented chickpeas in place of cacio cheese | Instagram @supervy

Pasta from Tutto Il Giorno  | Instagram @samsandersss

Pasta from Tutto Il Giorno | Instagram @samsandersss

Pizza at Marta  | Instagram @martamanhattan  

Pizza at Marta | Instagram @martamanhattan
 

Hearts of palm, dry aged lardo, and preserved Meyer lemon at Restaurant Marc Forgione  | Instagram @white.hutch.productions

Hearts of palm, dry aged lardo, and preserved Meyer lemon at Restaurant Marc Forgione | Instagram @white.hutch.productions

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Momofuku Nishi 181.49  
2 Marta 181.44  
3 Tutto Il Giorno 181.42  
4 Restaurant Marc Forgione 181.09  
5 Baita 180.09  
6 Peasant 179.61 Play Video
7 ABC Kitchen 179.21  
8 Catch 179.00  
9 Toro 178.94  
10 Eataly 178.50  
11 Charlie Bird 178.39  
12 Tilda All Day 178.09  
13 Eleven Madison Park 177.78  
14 The Spotted Pig 177.51  
15 Cosme 177.17 Play Video
16 Decoy 177.11  
17 Santina 176.89  
18 Navy 176.56  
19 The Modern 176.51  
20 La Sirena 176.22  
21 Momofuku Noodle Bar 175.95  
22 Betony 175.88  
23 Amali  175.42  
24 Dirt Candy 175.34 Play Video
25 Pig & Khao 175.22 Play Video

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: December 2015

Since Tutto Il Giorno joined Foodable’s Top 25 Restaurants in New York City back in April, it has consistently placed in the Top 5 each month. But it’s never made it to the No. 1 spot — until now. With a score of 181.49, the Italian restaurant takes it to the top. 

NYC’s Tutto Il Giorno, located on Franklin Street in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood, is a branch of the Hamptons-based restaurant, which highlights contemporary Italian cuisine from Naples. The extensive menu includes dishes like troccoli (whole grain pasta, porcini, chestnuts, and rosemary); tortelli (squash with lamb ragu, almonds, toasted pumpkin seeds); branzino (poached in a tomato, celery and olive oil broth, spinach); and vitello (roasted natural veal chop, Yukon gold potatoes, cherry tomato, tropea red onion).

Also making this month’s Top 5 are ABC Kitchen, Marc Forgione, Eataly, and Peasant. And while there are no new restaurants joining the rankings for December’s list, four of last month’s have been replaced with restaurants coming back onto the list for the first time in months.

Check out the full ranking below!

Polpo (with potatoes, taggiasche olives, rucola) at Tutto Il Giorno  | Instagram @kbnnpr

Polpo (with potatoes, taggiasche olives, rucola) at Tutto Il Giorno | Instagram @kbnnpr

House roasted turkey sandwich with applewood smoked bacon, arugula, jalapeños at ABC Kitchen  | Instagram @abckitchen

House roasted turkey sandwich with applewood smoked bacon, arugula, jalapeños at ABC Kitchen | Instagram @abckitchen

Yellowfin tuna, savoy cabbage, salsify, hon-shimeji mushrooms, cabernet at Restaurant Marc Forgione  | Instagram @marcforgione

Yellowfin tuna, savoy cabbage, salsify, hon-shimeji mushrooms, cabernet at Restaurant Marc Forgione | Instagram @marcforgione

Polenta con fagioli e spinaci with crispy wild hive polenta, bean ragu, radicchio, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano at Eataly's Le Verdure  | Instagram @eatalyusa

Polenta con fagioli e spinaci with crispy wild hive polenta, bean ragu, radicchio, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano at Eataly's Le Verdure | Instagram @eatalyusa

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Tutto Il Giorno 181.49  
2 ABC Kitchen 180.29  
3 Restaurant Marc Forgione 180.12  
4 Eataly 179.60  
5 Peasant 179.56 Play Video
6 Catch 179.55  
7 Charlie Bird 179.11  
8 Eleven Madison Park 178.67  
9 Cosme 178.54  
10 Navy 178.13  
11 Momofuku Noodle Bar 177.64  
12 Dirt Candy 177.19  
13 Decoy 177.15  
14 Locanda Verde 176.54  
15 Per Se 176.17  
16 The Modern 175.68  
17 Betony 175.44  
18 Root & Bone 175.19  
19 El Toro Blanco 174.70  
20 Beautique 173.72  
21 Parm 173.55 Play Video
22 Meadowsweet 173.23  
23 The Spotted Pig 173.19  
24 Red Rooster Harlem 172.74  
25 Gramercy Tavern 172.47  

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: October 2015

Not surprisingly, Marc Forgione makes his way back to No. 1 for this month’s Foodable Top 25 ranking in New York City. This month, as with all other months, we pull unstructured data from our Restaurant Social Media Index from the full month prior to determine accurate sentiment, influence, and engagement in regards to these restaurants by NYC locals.

Catch, Cosme, and Tutto Il Giorno all remain steady in the Top 5 at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 5, respectively, and last month’s frontrunner, ABC Kitchen, drops to No. 4. 

The biggest movers this month — for better or worse — are the Arlington Club, Momofuku Noodle Bar, and Eataly, and four restaurants from last month’s list fall off completely, replaced by establishments making a reappearance in the ranking for the first time in months, a couple for the first time since 2014.

Check out the full ranking below!

Blood sausage, tenderloin, corn, popped sorghum, green juniper jus at Marc Forgione  | Instagram, @marcforgione

Blood sausage, tenderloin, corn, popped sorghum, green juniper jus at Marc Forgione | Instagram, @marcforgione

Grilled calamari salad at Catch |  Instagram, @chefjohnbeatty  

Grilled calamari salad at Catch | Instagram, @chefjohnbeatty
 

Soft shell crab at Cosme  | Instagram, @cosmenyc

Soft shell crab at Cosme | Instagram, @cosmenyc

Roasted sweet corn with crispy okra, tomatoes and red peppers at ABC Kitchen  | Instagram, @abckitchen

Roasted sweet corn with crispy okra, tomatoes and red peppers at ABC Kitchen | Instagram, @abckitchen

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Marc Forgione 181.45  
2 Catch 179.45  
3 Cosme 178.56  
4 ABC Kitchen 177.78  
5 Tutto Il Giorno 176.78  
6 Eataly 176.54  
7 Charlie Bird 176.34  
8 Peasant 175.93 Play Video
9 Navy 175.67  
10 Momofuku Noodle Bar 175.49  
11 Decoy 175.46  
12 Eleven Madison Park 175.12  
13 Per Se 174.98  
14 The Modern 174.47  
15 Root & Bone 173.78  
16 El Toro Blanco 173.19  
17 Dirt Candy 173.12  
18 Beautique 172.79  
19 Meadowsweet 172.44  
20 Red Rooster Harlem 172.11  
21 Estela 171.92  
22 Arlington Club 171.45  
23 Gotham Bar and Grill 171.35  
24 Gramercy Tavern 171.09  
25 The Gander 170.56  

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: November 2013

Our New York City #Foodable25 rankings haven’t shifted much since we rolled out the city ranking in September. This shows us what we already expected of a solid food city like New York: consistency and loyalty amongst local consumers. There were, however, shifts throughout the usual contenders, as well as some new players in the game. Congratulations to Lafayette, American Cut, Betony, and Piora, who all made the list for the first time this month.

Alder jumped into the Top 10 (up from No. 22), as did Dirt Candy (up from No. 15). The Spotted Pig and Balthazar both fell into the second half of the list.

Topping the list for November is Locanda Verde, TriBeCa’s Italian taverna, with a Social Score of 142.73. Driven by Chef Andrew Carmellini, Locanda Verde’s menu includes items like Lamb Meatball Sliders, Pumpkin Agnolotti and Pomegranate-Glazed Duck, amongst other delectable dishes. The restaurant has received high praise from The New York Times, Esquire, GQ and Bon Appetit, yet remains casual and affordable, making it approachable while maintaining its high quality and value.

Foodable WebTV Network |  Photo Credit: Locanda Verde

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: Locanda Verde

Foodable WebTV Network |  Photo Credit: Locanda Verde

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: Locanda Verde

Foodable WebTV Network |  Photo Credit: Locanda Verde

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: Locanda Verde

Foodable WebTV Network |  Photo Credit: Locanda Verde

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: Locanda Verde

Top 25 Restaurants in New York City

  1. Locanda Verde | 142.73
  2. Marc Forgione | 142.31
  3. Perilla | 141.09
  4. Red Rooster | 140.93
  5. Lure Fishbar | 139.84
  6. Eataly | 139.82
  7. Alder | 138.76
  8. Bar Boulud | 138.73
  9. Dirt Candy | 137.63
  10. Café Boulud | 136.55
  11. Charlie Bird | 134.98
  12. Per Se | 134.98
  13. Betony | 134.92
  14. Esca | 134.76
  15. Kin Shop | 134.72
  16. The Spotted Pig | 134.65
  17. Balthazar Restaurant | 132.09
  18. Lafayette | 130.93
  19. American Cut | 130.85
  20. ABC Kitchen | 129.88
  21. Boulud Sud | 129.88
  22. Danji | 129.87
  23. The Modern | 129.84
  24. Piora | 129.83
  25. DB Bistro Moderne | 128.74