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.

Check out the full list below!

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: 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.

Check out the full list below!

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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
 
 

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: April 2014

The numbers from the Restaurant Social Media Index are in with April data, and we are seeing quite a few shifts this month in New York City’s restaurant rankings.

Arlington Club has finally made its way to No. 1 with a Social Score of 164.29 after flirting in the Top 10 since January 2014, pushing WD-50 down a couple of spots. As far as the Top 10 goes, Manon, which came in at No. 5 last month, has now fallen off the list completely, as has Catch, which ranked No. 10 in March. Locanda Verde still makes the list, but falls out of the Top 10 for April.

Congratulations to Eleven Madison Park, coming in at No. 5 as a Foodable Top 25 first-timer. Dovetail (No. 21), and Harlow (No. 25) also made the list for the first time this month. Falling off are Manon, Catch, DB Bistro Moderne, American Cut, Estela, and Cassa La Femme.

Located off Lexington between 73rd and 74th Street, Arlington Club is a sushi and steakhouse with a unique setup — the space boasts an open two-level venue with an upstairs mezzanine. The menu is helmed by notable French chef Laurent Tourondel, and includes gourmet steakhouse classics, along with a mix of creative fare.

Photo Credit: Instagram//Arlington Club

Photo Credit: Instagram//Arlington Club

Photo Credit: Instagram//Arlington Club

Photo Credit: Instagram//Arlington Club

Photo Credit: Instagram//Arlington Club

Photo Credit: Instagram//Arlington Club

Photo Credit: Instagram//Arlington Club

Photo Credit: Instagram//Arlington Club

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Arlington Club 164.29
2 Bar Boulud 163.48
3 WD-50 163.18
4 Perilla 162.19
5 Eleven Madison Park 162.19
6 Betony 162.19
7 Per Se 162.19
8 The Spotted Pig 161.18
9 Kin Shop 160.83
10 Saxon + Parole 160.74
11 Dirt Candy 160.37
12 Locanda Verde 159.83
13 Momofuku Noodle Bar 159.82
14 ABC Kitchen 159.72
15 Alder 159.61
16 Eataly 158.73
17 The Modern 157.92
18 Lure Fishbar 155.81
19 The Marrow 155.43
20 La Cenita Steak 154.92
21 Dovetail 154.73
22 Marc Forgione 154.33
23 Gramercy Tavern 152.94
24 Red Farm 152.19
25 Harlow 152.19
 
 

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: March 2014

For the second month in a row, Wylie Dufresne’s WD-50 claims the top spot in Foodable’s Top 25 Restaurant rankings. Its Social Score rose from 158.64 in February to 163.99 in March. Arlington Club (No. 3) is the only other restaurant that has remained in the Top 5 this month. Saxon + Parole and Marc Forgione have both fallen, and Red Rooster Harlem fell off the list completely. Rounding out the Top 5 for March are, respectively, The Spotted Pig (up from No. 8), Arlington Club (up from No. 5), Perilla (up from No. 13), and Manon (a completely new addition to NYC’s Foodable 25).

New Foodable 25 additions this month, aside from Manon, are Catch, La Cenita, Estela, and Casa La Femme, with Red Rooster Harlem, Lafayette, Charlie Bird, The Stanton Social, Balthazar, and Boulud Sud falling off.

Check out the full list below!

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Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 WD-50 163.99
2 The Spotted Pig 160.83
3 Arlington Club 160.37
4 Perilla 159.87
5 Manon 159.74
6 Kin Shop 159.37
7 Bar Boulud 158.88
8 Locanda Verde 158.73
9 Saxon + Parole 157.82
10 Catch 157.72
11 Momofuku Noodle Bar 156.93
12 The Marrow 156.91
13 Marc Forgione 156.82
14 ABC Kitchen 155.93
15 La Cenita 155.62
16 Dirt Candy 155.44
17 Estela 155.38
18 Betony 155.37
19 Eataly 154.82
20 Casa La Femme 154.81
21 Per Se 154.27
22 Alder 152.47
23 American Cut 151.14
24 Lure Fishbar 150.84
25 DB Bistro Moderne 150.83
 
 

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