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 2014

In our now six months of tracking New York City’s social consumer sentiment toward local restaurants, we’ve seen quite a few shifts from month to month. The data from February has been crunched, putting WD-50 with a Social Score of 158.64 in the No. 1 spot for the first time. A Wylie Dufresne concept, WD-50’s focus is New American cuisine, hosts private dining in its wine cellar, and currently offers two tasting menus. Aside from having a James Beard Award-winning chef, WD-50 is known for its culinary innovation – in both technique and structure. 

Perilla, January’s No. 1 holder, drops all the way to No. 13, Marc Forgione remains in Top 5 status, and Momofuku climbs from No. 13 to No. 6. Also making significant shifts, for better or worse, are Betony, Locanda Verde and Per Se.

Congrats to Saxon + Parole, who made #Foodable25 for the first time this month (at No. 2, no less!), and those who jumped back onto the list this month: DB Bistro Moderne, The Stanton Social and Boulud Sud.

Check out the full list below!

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Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 WD-50 158.64
2 Saxon + Parole 158.45
3 Marc Forgione 157.62
4 Red Rooster Harlem 155.31
5 Arlington Club 154.71
6 Momofuku Noodle Bar 154.39
7 Dirt Candy 153.25
8 The Spotted Pig 152.84
9 ABC Kitchen 150.99
10 Bar Boulud 150.91
11 Kin Shop 150.64
12 Betony 150.61
13 Perilla 150.52
14 DB Bistro Moderne 149.88
15 Eataly 149.87
16 Alder 148.72
17 American Cut 148.26
18 Lafayette 147.39
19 Locanda Verde 146.55
20 Charlie Bird 145.92
21 Per Se 145.85
22 Lure Fishbar 142.75
23 The Stanton Social 141.82
24 Balthazar Restaurant 139.88
25 Boulud Sud 139.81

You can check out past rankings for New York City here:
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013