Miami Top 25 Restaurants: February 2018

This is an exciting time for Miami’s food scene. This Miami Top 25 list for the month of February is based on a large consumer sample set from Foodable Labs and, as it turns out, a total of 17 new restaurants have climbed onto the coveted top rankings.

The top new restaurant is ElCielo, with a score of 178.15 and ranking at No. 2. This Brickell downtown Miami eatery is located right on the banks of the river and it offers a modern signature cuisine that is inspired by Chef Juan Manuel Barrientos’ Colombian roots.

Trailing less than a point behind at a score of 178.02 is Stiltsville Fish Bar, a neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Sunset Harbor in Miami Beach. The place offers multiple menus featuring seafood and cocktails to be enjoyed at any time of the day but especially during sunset time for a relaxed atmosphere.

At No. 4, you’ll find the third top new restaurant in our list—Stubborn Seed, with a score of 177.62. This is a concept by Jeremy Ford where honest ingredients are elevated to deliver an elegant yet satisfying dining experience. Following this Miami Beach restaurant is a more laid back Wynwood concept at No. 5, with a score of 177.53. It’s called 1-800-Lucky and it can be described as an Asian marketplace, where visitors will have their choice of seven eateries and two bars to choose from. Talk about options!

Other new restaurants on the list, include Palmar, Amelia’s 1931, Ariete, Habitat, Kiki On The River, Ofa, GLAM Vegan, Gianni’s, Nusr-Et Steakhouse, Amara at Paraiso, Ghee Indian Kitchen, K Ramen. Burger. Beer, and Shelley’s.

Did you think we were going to leave you hanging and not talk about the winner-winner chicken dinner? At No. 1, you’ll find Alter, a restaurant which first debuted in our Foodable Miami Top 25 list back in May of 2016. Although it’s not a stranger to our list, it is the first time this eatery, which features three different tasting menu options, has claimed the top spot. Talk about a major comeback— way to go Alter! 

Needless to say, with so many newcomers many veterans to the Miami Top 25 list have fallen off the grid. We can't help but wonder, how long will it take them to get back on it? Only time will tell!

For more food destinations, check out the full list below!

Source: ElCielo

Source: ElCielo

  1. Alter | 178.74
  2. ElCielo | 178.15

  3. Stiltsville Fish Bar | 178.02

  4. Stubborn Seed | 177.62

  5. 1-800-Lucky | 177.53

  6. Palmar | 177.31

  7. Amelia's 1931 | 176.48

  8. Ariete | 176.17

  9. Habitat | 176.14

  10. Kiki On The River | 176.06

  11. Ofa | 175.16

  12. GLAM Vegan | 174.11

  13. Gianni's | 174.05

  14. Nusr-Et Steakhouse | 173.55

  15. La Mar by Gastón Acurio | Video | 173.51

  16. Amara at Paraiso | 173.09

  17. Finka Table & Tap | Video | 172.99

  18. KYU | 172.85

  19. Ghee Indian Kitchen | 172.77

  20. K Ramen. Burger. Beer. | 172.59

  21. Shelley's | 172.53

  22. 27 Restaurant & Bar | 172.12

  23. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink | Video | 172.05

  24. Macchialina | 172.00

  25. The Forge | Video | 171.59

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Las Vegas Top 25 Restaurants: June 2016

The Las Vegas Top 25 Restaurants for June 2016 are in, based on consumer data collected by Foodable Labs. The top 5 got a good shaking up.

The top five is a combination of brand newcomers and old favorites. Last quarter’s one and two, Scarpetta and Bardot Brasserie, fall to three and four — pushed out by Andiron at No. 2 (whose first time on the list was in January before falling off the following quarter) and brand-newcomer to the list, Portofino, who took No. 1. Rounding out the top five is another brand-newcomer Harvest by Roy Ellamar.

Portofino, in the Mirage, is described as “handcrafted Italian coastal cuisine,” to which world-class executive chef Michael LaPlaca provides a modern twist. Everything from the burrata agnolotti to the crab cake arancini is prepared to order and made by hand with simple ingredients.

Andiron Steak & Sea, described as “a celebration of classic and contemporary,” on its website, elegantly features “all things grilled, roasted, seared, and shucked” from calamari, crab, and lobster to shrimp and oysters.

The rest of the Top 25 features four more restaurants that have never made the list before: HerringboneEcho & RigKabuto, and Twist by Pierre Gagnaire.

BURRATA AGNOLOTTI with Lobster at Twist   |  Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

BURRATA AGNOLOTTI with Lobster at Twist  |  Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

Duck at Scarpetta  | Instagram @scarpettarestaurant

Duck at Scarpetta | Instagram @scarpettarestaurant

Oysters at Andiron Steak & Sea  |  Instagram @andironsteak

Oysters at Andiron Steak & Sea |  Instagram @andironsteak

Uni carbonara at Harvest by Roy Ellamar  | Twitter Roy Ellamar @Royellamar

Uni carbonara at Harvest by Roy Ellamar | Twitter Roy Ellamar @Royellamar

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Portafino 187.21  
2 Andiron Steak & Sea 185.41  
3 Scarpetta Las Vegas 184.67  
4 Bardot Brasserie 184.12  
5 Harvest by Roy Ellamar 183.97  
6 Bazaar Meat 183.57  
7 Herringbone 183.52  
8 Raku 183.48  
9 Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar 183.07  
10 District One Kitchen & Bar 183.02  
11 Echo & Rig 182.46  
12 La Cave 182.01  
13 Sinatra 181.92 Play Video
14 Jean-Georges Steakhouse 181.7  
15 barMasa 181.43  
16 Cleo 181.42  
17 CHADA Thai & Wine 181.39  
18 Lago 181.37  
19 Gordon Ramsay Steak 181.08  
20 Carson Kitchen 180.82  
21 The Blind Pig 180.77  
22 Wing Lei 180.46  
23 Honey Salt 180.27 Play Video
24 Kabuto 180.24  
25 Twist by Pierre Gagnaire 180.19