New Orleans Top 25 Restaurants: January 2016

Topping the list off at No. 1 is Compère Lapin, the elegant European and Caribbean inspired eatery in New Orleans' Warehouse District. Joining Compère Lapin to make up the top five restaurants are Root, Willa Jean, Salon by Sucré and St. Roch Market

Making a return appearance on the list after over a year absence is the St. James Cheese Company, a small market and sandwich shop that has morphed into a local hangout spot. Also returning to the list after lengthy absences are Paladar 511, Upperline and Galatoire's.

Check out the full list below!  

Pumpkin Pie at Willa Jean  | Facebook

Pumpkin Pie at Willa Jean | Facebook

Housemade Greek Yogurt at Salon by Sucré  | Facebook

Housemade Greek Yogurt at Salon by Sucré | Facebook

Half Chicken and Leek Ash at Compère Lapin  | Facebook

Half Chicken and Leek Ash at Compère Lapin | Facebook

Torchon of Foie Gras at Root  | Facebook

Torchon of Foie Gras at Root | Facebook

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Compère Lapin 178.51  
2 Root 177.59 Play Video
3 Willa Jean 176.29  
4 Salon by Sucré 176.11  
5 St. Roch Market 175.34  
6 Sac a Lait 175.29  
7 Angeline 175.16  
8 District: Donuts.Sliders.Brew 173.59 Play Video
9 The Company Burger 173.42  
10 McClure's at NOLA Brewing 172.55  
11 Bacchanal Wine 172.49  
12 MOPHO 171.68 Play Video
13 Paladar 511 171.59  
14 Balise 171.44  
15 Sylvain 170.81  
16 Coquette 170.39  
17 Toups' Meatery 170.11  
18 Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen 170.03  
19 La Petite Grocery 169.94  
20 Avo 169.34  
21 Pêche 169.29  
22 Boucherie 169.22  
23 St. James Cheese Company 168.57  
24 Upperline 168.24  
25 Galatoires 167.92  

New Orleans Top 25 Restaurants: November 2015

In what’s become proper fashion, this month’s New Orleans Top 25 restaurants, pulled from the Restaurant Social Media Index’s November data, is completely shaken up from past months.

Willa Jean, which was introduced to the ranking for the first time in September 2015, jumps up three spots to claim No. 1 for the first time, with a Social Score of 176.54. Located in the Central Business District downtown, Willa Jean is a chef-driven contemporary bakery with chefs John Besh, Kelly Fields, and Lisa White at the helm. The 80-seat venue offers a modern twist on southern food, and serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

At No. 2 is Salon by Sucré, a restaurant making the list for the very first time and, interestingly, is tied with St. Roch Market (technically both hold the No. 2 spot). In total, this month introduces three new restaurants to the ranking, and The Company Burger makes a reappearance for the first time since April. 

Check out the full rankings below!

Vegetable gratin on cast iron at Willa Jean  | Instagram @willjeanbakery

Vegetable gratin on cast iron at Willa Jean | Instagram @willjeanbakery

Curry Mussels at PDR in St. Roch Market  | Instagram @yuedazhi

Curry Mussels at PDR in St. Roch Market | Instagram @yuedazhi

A Croque Benedict at Salon by Sucré  | Instagram @salonbysucre

A Croque Benedict at Salon by Sucré | Instagram @salonbysucre

Fire roasted turnips & fennel, mushrooms, handmade beet pasta, and shallot crema at Sac-a-Lait  | Instagram @sacalaitnola

Fire roasted turnips & fennel, mushrooms, handmade beet pasta, and shallot crema at Sac-a-Lait | Instagram @sacalaitnola

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Willa Jean 176.54  
2 Salon by Sucré 175.49  
3 St. Roch Market 175.49  
4 Sac-a-Lait 175.14  
5 Compère Lapin 174.91  
6 Angeline 174.91  
7 Root 174.89 Play Video
8 The Company Burger 174.53  
9 McClure's Barbecue at NOLA Brewing 174.52  
10 MOPHO 174.51 Play Video
11 Sylvain 174.11  
12 La Petite Grocery 174.03  
13 District Donuts. Sliders. Brew 174.02 Play Video
14 Bacchanal Wine 173.88  
15 Balise 173.73  
16 Coquette 173.58  
17 Avo 173.58  
18 Pêche 173.13  
19 Domenica 172.98  
20 Cochon Butcher 172.83  
21 Roux Carré 172.54  
22 Toups' Meatery 172.52  
23 Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen 172.45  
24 Compère Lapin 172.36  
25 Boucherie 172.20  

New Orleans Top 25 Restaurants: August 2015

Though we’ve only covered three months worth of Foodable Top 25 coverage in New Orleans since introducing the city, this month’s rankings welcome a lot of new additions to the lineup.

One of them, Sac-a-lait, premiers at No. 1 with a Social Score of 176.62, an achievement that’s difficult to beat. In fact, three of the Top 5 restaurants are first-timers, with Willa Jean at No. 4 and Angeline at No. 5. Last month’s No. 1, Sylvain, falls to No. 2 and Root jumps up three spots to No. 3.

Located on Annunciation St., Sac-a-lait offers a seasonal menu that changes daily. Dishes pay tribute to traditional New Orleans fare with a twist, including Alligator & Mirliton, River Gumbo, and Serrano & Goat Cheese Grits, to name a few. The restaurant is housed in an old cotton mill and, according to its website, was built and designed by the chefs and their families. “Every detail of Sac-a-lait is handcrafted,” which gives the establishment character in all facets, not just what comes out of the kitchen. 

Check out the full list below to discover what other restaurants made the list, including some other new additions!

Fried quail and red bean biscuit at Sac-a-lait  | Yelp, Antoinette S.

Fried quail and red bean biscuit at Sac-a-lait | Yelp, Antoinette S.

Charcuterie board at Root  | Yelp, Davina G.

Charcuterie board at Root | Yelp, Davina G.

Gulf Shrimp Pirlou at Sylvain  | Yelp, Sean M.

Gulf Shrimp Pirlou at Sylvain | Yelp, Sean M.

Smoked salmon on toast at Willa Jean  | Yelp, Thuy L.

Smoked salmon on toast at Willa Jean | Yelp, Thuy L.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Sac-a-lait 176.62  
2 Sylvain 175.93  
3 Root 175.83 Play Video
4 Willa Jean 175.82  
5 Angeline 175.38  
6 La Petite Grocery 174.98  
7 Bacchanal Wine 174.97  
8 Balise 174.67  
9 Coquette 173.95  
10 St. Roch Market 173.66  
11 MOPHO 173.44 Play Video
12 Pêche 173.19  
13 Domenica 173.10  
14 Cochon Butcher 172.93  
15 Ursa Major 172.51  
16 Toups' Meatery 172.42  
17 Compére Lapin 172.41  
18 Boucherie 172.18  
19 Paladar 511 172.14  
20 St. James Cheese 172.11  
21 Avo 171.10  
22 Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen 170.63  
23 District Donuts Sliders & Brew 169.95 Play Video
24 Upperline 169.64  
25 Galatorie's 168.87  

New Orleans Top 25 Restaurants: May 2015

Since we began our Foodable Top 25 for the city of New Orleans, not one restaurant has held onto the No. 1 spot for a second month, and this month is no different.

Sylvain, which we saw at No. 5 last month, climbs to the top spot for the first time with a Social Score of 176.59. La Petite Grocery, which championed the list last month with a Score of 179.97, drops to No. 3 with a 175.73. Also rounding out the Top 3 at No. 2 is Domenica, which stands still for its second month in the No. 2 spot, but, unfortunately, its Social Score dropped along with the rest.

The free-spirited Bacchanal Wine, which boasts European wines and good eats in an outdoor neighborhood setting, finds its way into Top 10 status for the first time. And the only new addition to the list this month — aside from Mais Arepas and Satsuma, both of whom resurfaced from past months — is Noodle & Pie.

Check out the full New Orleans rankings below!

American Wagyu Beef Belly at Sylvain  | Yelp, Sean M.

American Wagyu Beef Belly at Sylvain | Yelp, Sean M.

Shrimp & Grits at La Petite Grocery  | Yelp, Angie T.

Shrimp & Grits at La Petite Grocery | Yelp, Angie T.

King Cake with Bananas & Salted Caramel at Domenica  | Yelp, Susan W.

King Cake with Bananas & Salted Caramel at Domenica | Yelp, Susan W.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi at Boucherie  | Yelp, Jennifer L.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi at Boucherie | Yelp, Jennifer L.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Sylvain 176.59  
2 Domenica 176.43  
3 La Petite Grocery 175.73  
4 Boucherie 175.48  
5 Bacchanal Wine 174.73  
6 Root 174.66 Play Video
7 Coquette 174.53  
8 MOPHO 173.19 Play Video
9 Cochon Butcher 172.75  
10 Toups' Meatery 172.63  
11 Pêche 172.29  
12 St. James Cheese 171.84  
13 Upperline 171.39  
14 District Donuts Sliders & Brew 171.22 Play Video
15 Galatoire's 170.47  
16 Three Muses 169.88  
17 Doris Metropolitan 168.69  
18 Casa Borrega 168.34  
19 The Company Burger 167.34  
20 Maïs Arepas 165.16  
21 Noodle & Pie 163.74  
22 Satsuma 162.55  
23 August 162.17  
24 Carmo 160.74  
25 Broussards 159.31  

New Orleans Top 25 Restaurants: March 2015

Hello, New Orleans!

Did you miss us? Because we missed dishing out the best eats in the city. A lot has changed since the last Top 25, but we're sure your excitement for these fantastic food places will be just the same. Normally, it'd be a bit of a challenge to break into the established ranks -- it's hard for a fresh-faced restaurant to keep up with the pack already running the course, but March has marched in a new army of establishments. There's not one, not two, but five new restaurants that have pushed themselves onto the scoreboard!

Without further ado, put your hands together the flavorfully French La Petite Grocery! Not only is it a newcomer, it has made an impressive debut at No.1 with a score of 179.97! Make sure to check out this restaurant and bar to get a taste of all the hype.

The rest of the newcomers have landed from No. 22 to No. 25. They include: the Italian-inspired Mariza, the romantically intimate Café Degas, the tastefully traditional Napoleon House and the sophisticated Bouligny Tavern.

If you're craving more, see the full list below!

SHRIMP AND GRITS AT LE PETITE GROCERY  | YELP, ANGIE T. 

SHRIMP AND GRITS AT LE PETITE GROCERY | YELP, ANGIE T. 

DUCK CONFIT AT BOUCHERIE  | YELP, PHILL C.

DUCK CONFIT AT BOUCHERIE | YELP, PHILL C.

PROSCUITTO PIZZA  | YELP, EVIE S.

PROSCUITTO PIZZA | YELP, EVIE S.

RICOTTA GNOCCHI AT COQUETTE  | YELP, JANE L. 

RICOTTA GNOCCHI AT COQUETTE | YELP, JANE L. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 La Petite Grocery 179.97  
2 Domenica 178.82  
3 Boucherie 178.67  
4 Coquette 177.63  
5 Sylvain 177.53  
6 Toups' Meatery 177.17  
7 Root 176.39 Play Video
8 MOPHO 175.25 Play Video
9 The Company Burger 174.11  
10 Peche 171.83  
11 St. James Cheese 169.55  
12 Upperline 168.41  
13 Bacchanal Wine 167.83  
14 Galatoire's 167.27  
15 District Donuts Sliders & Brew 166.13 Play Video
16 Cochon Butcher 164.99  
17 Three Muses 163.85  
18 Doris Metropolitan 162.64  
19 Restaurant August 160.93  
20 Carmo 159.35  
21 Broussard's 158.56  
22 MARIZA 156.98  
23 Café  Degas 156.62  
24 Napolean House 156.13  
25 Bouligny Tavern 155.64