Los Angeles Top 25 Restaurants: May 2016

Los Angeles isn't called the "City of Angels" for nothing — with thousands of top-notch restaurants, LA is food heaven. But which brands reigned supreme as consumer paradise? We present to you the May 2016 Los Angeles Top 25 Restaurants, ranked through the social consumer data by Foodable Labs.

No. 1 on the list Ink., known for its hip, airy, and minimalist design and cutting-edge, New American fare.  Since the last release of the LA Top 25 rankings, Ink. has made an impressive jump from third to first. But what is even more impressive is the return of this month's No. 2 restaurant, Orsa & Winston. This artsy eatery, one that serves up creative a Asian-Italian menu, last appeared almost a year ago in the June 2015 Top 25 and has made a dramatic comeback at second place.

But while some may have fallen in performance, such as the formerly No. 1 Spago now at No. 8 and previously No. 5 Butchers & Barbers now at No. 11, others like this month's No. 4, Gjusta, have reasons to celebrate. Gjusta, an artisanal bakery that bakes up special breads on-site, climbed up an admirable 16 places from its No. 20 ranking in the last LA Top 25. And we can't forget to congratulate Alimento on its debut appearance on the Top 25 at No. 6.

Ready to plan your next dinner date? Check out the full list below!

Hot skillet Focaccia at Odys and Penelope  | Yelp, Nancy k.

Hot skillet Focaccia at Odys and Penelope | Yelp, Nancy k.

Black Cod with Charred avocado in TOmato Curry Broth AT ink.  | Yelp, Juliet K.

Black Cod with Charred avocado in TOmato Curry Broth AT ink. | Yelp, Juliet K.

Squid Ink Pasta with Maine Lobster at Orsa & Winston  | Yelp, Joseph a.

Squid Ink Pasta with Maine Lobster at Orsa & Winston | Yelp, Joseph a.

Lox and bayali bagel with Herbed Cream Cheese, Avocado, and Sprouts at Gjusta  | Yelp, Joanna H.

Lox and bayali bagel with Herbed Cream Cheese, Avocado, and Sprouts at Gjusta | Yelp, Joanna H.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Ink. 179.66  
2 Orsa & Winston 178.91  
3 Odys and Penelope 177.88  
4 Gjusta 177.34  
5 Republique 177.02  
6 Alimento 176.38  
7 Cassia 175.66  
8 Spago 175.06 Play Video
9 Maude 174.91  
10 Gjelina 174.56  
11 Butchers & Barbers 174.55  
12 Leona 174.39  
13 Bestia 174.37  
14 AOC 174.05  
15 Baco Mercat 173.88  
16 Mastro's Steakhouse 173.71  
17 Rustic Canyon Wine Bar 173.54  
18 Sqirl 173.20  
19 LA Chapter Ace Hotel 173.03 Play Video
20 Hatchet Hall 172.98  
21 Fishing with Dynamite 172.86  
22 Love & Salt 172.69 Play Video
23 Culina Modern Italian 172.35 Play Video
24 Le Petite Paris 172.04  
25 Eggslut at Grand Central Market 172.01  

Los Angeles Top 25 Restaurants: January 2016

The Top 25 Restaurant List returns to Los Angeles this month, featuring a number of exciting position changes. Perhaps most surprising is the complete repeat of the same top five restaurants that have managed to maintain their place on the list for the last few months: No. 1 Spago, No.2 Maude, No.3 Ink, No. 4 Gjelina, and No. 5 Leona.

Yet while the top five restaurants remained the same, this month also saw some shakeups and returnees to the list as well. Odys and Penelope made an impressive jump from No. 12 to No. 6, as did AOC, following close behind at No. 7, up from its previous position of No. 13.

In addition to these shakeups, several restaurants also made their return to the list after a several month absence, such as No. 9 Mastro's and No. 25 Trois Mec.

Check out the full list below!

Hibiscus Hamachi at Leona  | Facebook

Hibiscus Hamachi at Leona | Facebook

Cherry Tomato Salad at Spago  | Facebook

Cherry Tomato Salad at Spago | Facebook

Potato Mousseline at Maude  | Facebook

Potato Mousseline at Maude | Facebook

Short Ribs at Ink  | Facebook

Short Ribs at Ink | Facebook

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Spago 176.54  
2 Maude 176.12  
3 Ink. 175.88  
4 Gjelina 175.69  
5 Leona 175.50  
6 Odys and Penelope 175.49  
7 AOC 175.46  
8 Baco Mercat 175.32  
9 Mastro's Steakhouse 175.31  
10 Rustic Canyon Wine Bar 175.19  
11 Republique 175.12  
12 Sqirl 175.11  
13 LA Chapter Ace Hotel 175.08 Play Video
14 Fishing with Dynamite 174.98  
15 Love & Salt 174.93 Play Video
16 Butchers & Barbers 174.81  
17 Culina Modern Italian 174.74 Play Video
18 Cassia 174.59  
19 Eggslut at Grand Central Market 174.55  
20 Gjusta 174.54  
21 Night + Market 174.05  
22 Hatchet Hall 173.51  
23 Le Petite Paris 173.51  
24 The Tasting Kitchen 173.45  
25 Trois Mec 173.22  

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: January 2016

The San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants list has returned, with a great grouping of both new and veteran list members. This month, the innovative French Atelier Crenn took top billing, moving up from its previous No. 10 spot to take the top honors. The restaurant is joined in the top three by modern Vietnamese eatery The Slanted Door at No. 2 and Oakland's Oaxacan restaurant Calavera at No. 3.

Newcomers to the list include No. 9 Cadence, No. 10 Mourad, No. 15 Lord Stanley, and No. 17 Ninebark.

Coi and SPQR also returned to the list after a several month absence.

Check out the full list below! 

Free Range Chicken at Salt House  | Facebook

Free Range Chicken at Salt House | Facebook

Baby Turnips at Ninebark  | Facebook

Baby Turnips at Ninebark | Facebook

Seafood Platter at Bar Agricole  | Facebook

Seafood Platter at Bar Agricole | Facebook

Mixed Cauliflower at Slanted Door  | Facebook

Mixed Cauliflower at Slanted Door | Facebook

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Atelier Crenn 185.46  
2 Slanted Door 184.93  
3 Calavera 184.89  
4 Bar Agricole 184.71 Play Video
5 Salt House 184.44  
6 EPIC Roasthouse 183.72  
7 1601 Bar & Kitchen 183.71  
8 flour + water 183.49  
9 Cadence 183.47  
10 Mourad 183.46  
11 Waterbar 183.45  
12 Gary Danko 182.53  
13 State Bird Provisions 182.49  
14 Scotland Yard 182.38  
15 Lord Stanley 182.31  
16 Marlowe 182.11  
17 Ninebark 181.78  
18 b. patisserie 181.72  
19 Acquerello 181.69  
20 Bon Marché Brasserie 181.55  
21 Aziza 181.41  
22 Coi 181.33  
23 Maven 180.96  
24 Market & Rye 180.76  
25 SPQR 180.69  

Los Angeles Top 25 Restaurants: November 2015

This month, Los Angeles' Top 25 Restaurants welcomes a number of new restaurants to the list. Ranking on the list for the first time this month include newcomers to the Los Angeles restaurant scene, such as the Brazilian-inspired Odys and Penelope, local favorites like Manhattan Beach seafood shack Fishing with Dynamite, and such LA classics as Tasting Kitchen and Rustic Canyon.

Rounding out the top three are all veterans to the list, with Wolfgang's Spago once again taking No. 1, followed by Maude and Ink, respectively. Some other Foodable favorites this month include Culver City's Hatchet Hall, which may feature one of the most important wine lists in the city, South Bay's Love & Salt helmed by chef Michael Fiorelli, and Baco Mercat, one of the many Downtown LA restaurants run by chef Josef Centeno.

Check out the full list below!   

Oysters at Hatchet Hall  | Yelp, Manijeh S.

Oysters at Hatchet Hall | Yelp, Manijeh S.

Fishing with Dynamite  | Yelp, Michael S.

Fishing with Dynamite | Yelp, Michael S.

Odys and Penelope  | Yelp, Chris A.

Odys and Penelope | Yelp, Chris A.

Love & Salt  | Yelp, Michael U.

Love & Salt | Yelp, Michael U.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Spago 177.64  
2 Maude 177.58  
3 Ink. 177.50  
4 Gjelina 177.14  
5 Leona 177.06  
6 Mastro's Steakhouse 176.59  
7 Republique 176.57  
8 Love & Salt 176.51 Play Video
9 Culina Modern Italian 176.44 Play Video
10 Eggslut at Grand Central Market 175.88  
11 LA Chapter Ace Hotel 175.64 Play Video
12 Odys and Penelope 175.49  
13 AOC 175.46  
14 Baco Mercat 175.32  
15 Rustic Canyon Wine Bar 175.19  
16 Status Kuo 175.14 Play Video
17 Sqirl 175.11  
18 Fishing with Dynamite 174.98  
19 Butchers & Barbers 174.81  
20 Cassia 174.59  
21 Gjusta 174.54  
22 Night + Market 174.05  
23 Le Petite Paris 173.51  
24 The Tasting Kitchen 173.45  
25 Hatchet Hall 173.30  

Los Angeles Top 25 Restaurants: August 2015

Los Angeles' Top 25 Restaurants list is back this month with a number of shake-ups to the list.

Veteran restaurants AOC and Spago made a clean swap with the former grabbing the No. 1 spot and the latter falling to No. 3. Also joining them in the Top 5 are Alma, which continues its climb up the list at No. 3, as well as Mastro's Steakhouse (No. 4) and Bucato (No. 5), which both made impressive jumps up from their previous standings to clock in at No. 19 and No. 16, respectively.

Additionally, Republique finally returned to the list from its over one year absence, ranking at an impressive No. 14.

Check out the full list below!

AOC's Polenta and Vegetables  | Yelp. Jam Y.

AOC's Polenta and Vegetables | Yelp. Jam Y.

Republique's Croque Madam  | Yelp, Jam Y.

Republique's Croque Madam | Yelp, Jam Y.

Alma's Uni and Tofu  | Yelp, Liz O.

Alma's Uni and Tofu | Yelp, Liz O.

Spago's Dessert Tray  | Yelp Kent D.

Spago's Dessert Tray | Yelp Kent D.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 AOC 180.74  
2 Alma 180.38  
3 Spago 179.83  
4 Mastro's Steakhouse 179.61  
5 Bucato 179.47  
6 Animal 178.64  
7 Sqirl 178.55  
8 Trois Mec 177.62  
9 Status Kuo 177.18  
10 Love & Salt 176.35  
11 Ink. 176.26  
12 Stir Market 175.37  
13 LA Chapter Ace Hotel 174.92 Play Video
14 Republique 174.81  
15 Butchers & Barbers 174.74  
16 Eggslut at Grand Central Market 173.98  
17 Baco Mercat 173.88  
18 Gjusta 173.74  
19 Maude 173.26  
20 Bestia 172.78  
21 Ostrich Farm 172.54  
22 Hinoki and the Bird 171.82  
23 Culina Modern Italian 171.10 Play Video
24 Father's Office 170.86  
25 Lukshon 170.62