New York City Top 25 Restaurants: July 2014

Thomas Keller’s Per Se makes it to No. 1 for the first time on this month’s Foodable Top 25 NYC Restaurant rankings with a Social Score of 171.83. This is the highest Score we’ve seen in the NYC market so far. Opened in 2004, Per Se is located on the fourth floor of the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, and offers New American and French cuisine. The kitchen is helmed by Chef Eli Kaimeh.

Last month’s frontrunner, The Modern, drops to No. 5, with ABC Kitchen swooping into the No. 2 spot. Alder makes a significant jump to No. 3 (up from No. 16), with Perilla placing No. 4 (up from No. 21). Momofuku Noodle Bar and Bar Boulud both take a plunge from No. 3 and No. 4 last month to No. 17 and No. 19, respectively, for July. Eataly and Balthazar both hop back on the list this month, and we welcome Peasant and The Cecil (Harlem) to the Top 25 for the first time.

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Pomegranate Soda | Credit: Yelp, Kent D.

Pomegranate Soda | Credit: Yelp, Kent D.

100-Day Dry-Aged American Wagyu | Credit: Yelp, Michael W.

100-Day Dry-Aged American Wagyu | Credit: Yelp, Michael W.

Atlantic Striped Bass | Credit: Yelp, Yiwen S.

Atlantic Striped Bass | Credit: Yelp, Yiwen S.

Butterscotch Pudding | Credit: Yelp, Kent D.

Butterscotch Pudding | Credit: Yelp, Kent D.

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Per Se 171.83
2 ABC Kitchen 171.20
3 Alder 170.92
4 Perilla 170.85
5 The Modern 170.33
6 WD-50 170.23
7 Eleven Madison Park 169.83
8 Le Bernardin 169.77
9 The Marrow 169.71
10 The Dutch 169.53
11 Kin Shop 168.99
12 Marc Forgione 168.73
13 Lure Fishbar 167.93
14 Eataly 167.71
15 Betony 167.92
16 Peasant 167.55
17 Momofuku Noodle Bar 166.90
18 The Spotted Pig 165.92
19 Bar Boulud 165.88
20 Balthazar Restaurant 164.92
21 DB Bistro Moderne 164.88
22 The Cecil 164.84
23 Locanda Verde 163.94
24 Red Farm 162.96
25 Arlington Club 162.80

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: June 2014

MoMA’s The Modern climbs its way to the No. 1 spot in June (up from No. 4) for the first time, pushing Wylie Dufresne’s WD-50 to No. 11. This is the first time since November 2013 that WD-50 has not been in the Top 10, and we can probably attribute the fall to the announcement (made earlier this month) of the restaurant closing at the end of November. Eleven Madison Park holds on at No. 10, and Betony, Momofuku Noodle Bar, The Marrow, and Lure Fishbar all shoot up to Top 10 status, making big jumps from May.

New to the rankings this month, we welcome Marea, Le Bernardin, Pearl & Ash, and The Dutch.

If you’re just signing on, our monthly Top 25 rankings are not hand-selected by us, but rather, by you — our Restaurant Social Media Index drills down into each city’s local audience or geo-located social actions, and ranks restaurant brands by consumer sentiment and influence across 17 social media platforms depending on what you’re saying on social about the brands. (Here's the full breakdown of How It Works.)

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Turbot Glazed with Fava Beans and Bone Marrow, The Modern NYC | Credit: Instagram

Turbot Glazed with Fava Beans and Bone Marrow, The Modern NYC | Credit: Instagram

Cauliflower Salad, Grapes, Lamb Lardons, and Lemon, The Modern NYC | Credit: Instagram

Cauliflower Salad, Grapes, Lamb Lardons, and Lemon, The Modern NYC | Credit: Instagram

The Modern NYC | Credit: Instagram

The Modern NYC | Credit: Instagram

Roasted Turbot with Leeks and Parmesan, The Modern NYC | Credit: Instagram

Roasted Turbot with Leeks and Parmesan, The Modern NYC | Credit: Instagram

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 The Modern 166.81
2 Betony 165.99
3 Momofuku Noodle Bar 165.42
4 Bar Boulud 164.69
5 The Marrow 164.58
6 ABC Kitchen 163.95
7 Lure Fishbar 163.93
8 Arlington Club 163.92
9 Marea 163.71
10 Eleven Madison Park 163.15
11 WD-50 163.09
12 The Spotted Pig 162.93
13 Le Bernardin 162.11
14 Kin Shop 161.82
15 Per Se 161.61
16 Alder 161.30
17 Pearl & Ash 160.53
18 Locanda Verde 160.48
19 Red Farm 160.13
20 Saxon + Parole 160.07
21 Perilla 159.82
22 The Dutch 159.61
23 DB Bistro Moderne 159.53
24 Dirt Candy 159.52
25 Marc Forgione 158.74

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: May 2014

May proved to be a solid month in welcoming new restaurants across the board to our Foodable Top 25 city rankings. On the New York front, we welcome Rye, located in Brooklyn, as it makes its Foodable 25 debut.

WD-50 makes its way to No. 1 again for the third time since we began our NYC rankings back in September 2013. The Wylie Dufresne restaurant pushes Arlington Club, April’s No. 1, down to No. 9. May’s Top 5 consists of a new lineup: WD-50 (up from No. 3), Perilla (up from No. 4), Dirt Candy (up from No. 11), The Modern (up from No. 17) and Locanda Verde (up from No. 12), respectively.

Jumping back onto the list this month are DB Bistro Moderne, Catch, and Manon.

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Credit: Instagram | cookingdistrict

Credit: Instagram | cookingdistrict

Credit: Instagram | timmckee

Credit: Instagram | timmckee

Credit: Instagram | cookingdistrict

Credit: Instagram | cookingdistrict

Credit: Instagram | wandaywang

Credit: Instagram | wandaywang

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 WD-50 166.37
2 Perilla 166.12
3 Dirt Candy 165.48
4 The Modern 165.41
5 Locanda Verde 164.92
6 ABC Kitchen 163.91
7 Kin Shop 163.37
8 Bar Boulud 162.83
9 Arlington Club 161.37
10 Eleven Madison Park 161.03
11 Betony 160.98
12 Per Se 160.93
13 The Spotted Pig 160.88
14 Saxon + Parole 160.78
15 Momofuku Noodle Bar 160.63
16 Alder 160.52
17 Eataly 160.48
18 Lure Fishbar 160.38
19 DB Bistro Moderne 155.93
20 The Marrow 155.35
21 Catch 150.82
22 Rye 150.72
23 La Cenita Steak 150.32
24 Dovetail 145.29
25 Manon 144.09