New York City Top 25 Restaurants: April 2015

A lot has happened on the New York Foodable Top 25 scene since January.

This month, we introduce not one, not two, but seven new restaurants to the list! Welcome, Tutto Il Giorno, Bagatelle, El Toro Blanco, Beautique, Parm, The Gander, and Navy.

For the first time since October 2014, Marc Forgione makes its way back to No. 1, ending Alder’s two-month streak on top, which now falls to No. 6. Catch holds steady at No. 2, while newbie Tutto Il Giorno sits pretty at No. 3. This month’s biggest mover was East 12th Osteria, which dropped from No. 7 to No. 23.

Check out the full ranking below!

Eggs Benedict at Marc Forgione  | Yelp, Israel S.

Eggs Benedict at Marc Forgione | Yelp, Israel S.

Pasta from Tutto il Giorno  | Facebook, Tutto il Giorno

Pasta from Tutto il Giorno | Facebook, Tutto il Giorno

Scallop dumplings from Catch    |   Yelp, Michelle Y.

Scallop dumplings from Catch | Yelp, Michelle Y.

Alaskan Salmon Almondine with haricot verts, cherry tomatoes from Arlington Club  | Facebook, Arlington Club

Alaskan Salmon Almondine with haricot verts, cherry tomatoes from Arlington Club | Facebook, Arlington Club

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Marc Forgione 182.19  
2 Catch 179.15  
3 Tutto Il Giorno 177.52  
4 Arlington Club 177.28  
5 Eleven Madison Park 176.63  
6 Alder 176.42 Play Video
7 Cosme 176.19  
8 Root & Bone 175.31  
9 Kin Shop 175.30  
10 Peasant 174.98  
11 Charlie Bird 174.93  
12 Bagatelle 174.44  
13 Momofuku Noodle Bar 173.98  
14 Perilla 173.32  
15 El Toro Blanco 173.29  
16 Beautique 173.12  
17 Estela 173.09  
18 ABC Kitchen 172.63  
19 Parm 172.03  
20 Gramercy Tavern 171.83  
21 The Gander 171.27  
22 The Modern 170.99  
23 East 12th Osteria 170.91  
24 Navy 170.73  
25 Red Rooster 169.95  

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: January 2015

Making the New York City Top 25 Restaurants list is not an easy thing to do. The list often features the same set of top dogs. With that being said- no new restaurants have broken into the list this month. 

Last month's victor returns at the coveted No. 1 rank, Alder with the high social score of 181.04. At No. 2 is Catch, a restaurant that returns strong after a brief hiatus off the list for the last few months. Rounding out the top three is Marc Forgione, inching from No. 5 last month.

Even though the list is made up of veterans, only one out of the five new restaurants from last month have returned. The Mexican restaurant known for their share plates featuring local ingredients and tequila and mezcal cocktails, Cosme returns this January with a slight drop in rank from No. 13 to 17. 

Check out the full list below!

Pumpernickel Crostini at Alder  | YELP, Nicole O. 

Pumpernickel Crostini at Alder | YELP, Nicole O. 

Seared snapper with lobster mashed potatoes at Catch |  YELP, Courtney O. 

Seared snapper with lobster mashed potatoes at Catch | YELP, Courtney O. 

Duck breast with seared foie gras at Marc Forgione |  YELP, Andrew C. 

Duck breast with seared foie gras at Marc Forgione | YELP, Andrew C. 

Cheddar Cheese Waffle with Whiskey Maple Syrup at Root & Bone |  YELP, Liz B. 

Cheddar Cheese Waffle with Whiskey Maple Syrup at Root & Bone | YELP, Liz B. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Alder 181.04 Play Video
2 Catch 180.56  
3 Marc Forgione 180.37  
4 Root & Bone 180.31  
5 Peasant 179.61  
6 Eleven Madison Park 179.58  
7 East 12th Osteria 178.85  
8 Arlington Club 178.49  
9 Charlie Bird 178.38  
10 ABC Kitchen 177.39  
11 Kin Shop 176.39  
12 Red Farm 175.93  
13 Momofuku Noodle Bar 175.88  
14 Perilla 175.38  
15 Gramercy Tavern 174.84  
16 Cosme 174.72  
17 Estela 174.65  
18 The Dutch 173.71  
19 Eataly 172.10  
20 DB Bistro Moderne 171.85  
21 The Modern 171.29  
22 Locanda Verde 170.30  
23 Red Rooster 169.91  
24 Balthazar Restaurant 169.74  
25 The Spotted Pig 169.71  

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: December 2014

So what restaurants are creating the most positive social buzz in one of the greatest culinary cities in the nation?

If you have been following the NYC Top 25 list– you will definitely recognize this month’s victor. Alder launches from No. 6 to No. 1 with the high social score of 180.94 this December. Root & Bone remains at the No. 2 placement and last month’s victor, Eleven Madison Park rounds out the top three.

20 of the restaurants on this month’s list are Top 25 veterans. Foodable welcomes five new restaurants. The restaurant known for its Mexican small plates, Cosme makes its debut at No. 13. Following closely behind is the upscale American eatery, Reynard at No. 14. Honu Kitchen joins the list at No. 16 and the family style restaurant, Rubirosa lands at No. 20. The last new restaurant is the french bistro, Buvette at No. 23.

Check out the full list below!

Pigs in a blanket at Alder  | YELP, Raz R. 

Pigs in a blanket at Alder | YELP, Raz R. 

Watermelon, Ham, and Cheese at Root & Bone | YELP, Wen Jin G

Watermelon, Ham, and Cheese at Root & Bone | YELP, Wen Jin G

Chocolate sorbet with lavender, orange, madison sea salt at Eleven Madison Park  | YELP, Capt K.

Chocolate sorbet with lavender, orange, madison sea salt at Eleven Madison Park | YELP, Capt K.

Dover Sole tower with apple slices and curry at East 12th Osteria | YELP, Diane J. 

Dover Sole tower with apple slices and curry at East 12th Osteria | YELP, Diane J. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score
1 Alder 180.94
2 Root & Bone 179.56
3 Eleven Madison Park 178.19
4 East 12th Osteria 177.05
5 Marc Forgione 176.48
6 ABC Kitchen 174.94
7 Peasant 174.85
8 Red Farm 174.82
9 The Marrow 174.39
10 Eataly 174.28
11 Red Rooster 173.92
12 Bar Boulud 173.82
13 Cosme 171.93
14 Reynard 171.84
15 Charlie Bird 171.29
16 Honu Kitchen 170.96
17 Perilla 170.83
18 The Spotted Pig 170.77
19 Per Se 170.62
20 Rubirosa 170.37
21 Locanda Verde 170.3
22 Balthazar Restaurant 169.74
23 Buvette 169.64
24 Arlington Club 169.52
25 Decoy 169.27

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: November 2014

So what restaurants made the most social buzz this November in the culinary city of New York?

The competition is always fierce between the restaurants and the list consists of all veterans this month. Eleven Madison Park is this month’s victor with the social score of 179.88. The top dog launched from being no. 20 in October. Root & Bone first made its debut on the list in August and it returns at no. 2 again this month. Rounding out the top three is East 12th Osteria, which was a new restaurant last month and knocking out top 25 veterans in culinary city is not easy. Two other last month newbies return- Costata climbs to no. 9 and PokPok drops to no. 20.

Check out the full list below!

Lamb roasted with artichokes, Freekeh and spring onion hay at Eleven Madison Park  | Yelp, Capt K. 

Lamb roasted with artichokes, Freekeh and spring onion hay at Eleven Madison Park | Yelp, Capt K. 

Mac and Cheese from Root & Bone  | YELP, A K. 

Mac and Cheese from Root & Bone | YELP, A K. 

Beef carparchio appetizer at East 12th Osteria | YELP, Elizabeth J. 

Beef carparchio appetizer at East 12th Osteria | YELP, Elizabeth J. 

Scallops from Marc Forgione  | YELP, Rose. W

Scallops from Marc Forgione | YELP, Rose. W

RANK Restaurant Social Score
1 Eleven Madison Park 179.88
2 Root & Bone 177.94
3 East 12th Osteria 176.88
4 Marc Forgione 176.37
5 Per Se 176.19
6 Alder 176.09
7 ABC Kitchen 175.92
8 Peasant 175.18
9 Costata 174.93
10 WD-50 174.92
11 Red Rooster 174.28
12 Élan 174.13
13 Locanda Verde 173.98
14 The Spotted Pig 173.68
15 American Cut 173.53
16 Charlie Bird 173.23
17 Red Farm 173.08
18 The Marrow 171.29
19 Eataly 170.94
20 PokPok 170.93
21 Decoy 169.19
22 Pearl & Ash 168.88
23 URBO Kitchens 166.44
24 Perilla 165.14
25 Bar Boulud 164.49

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: October 2014

So what were the NYC restaurants that diners could not stop talking about on social media this month? 

The no. 1 restaurant this month, Marc Forgione made a major leap from no. 15 last month. With the high social score of 178.92, the October victor is a fine dining restaurant focused on bold farm-to-table cuisine. Root & Bone follows closely behind at no. 2 and Per Se rounds out the top three.

Last month's top dog, Perilla returns, but makes quite the drop to no. 21. Three new restaurants make their debut on the list! The fine dining restaurant, Costata at no. 5, the approachable Northern Thai restaurant, Pok Pok at no. 8, and Italian restaurant East 12th Osteria at no. 15. 

Check out the full list below!

Chili Lobster at Marc Forgione  | YELP, Lori L. 

Chili Lobster at Marc Forgione | YELP, Lori L. 

Spicy Wings at Pok Pok  | YELP, Lainie F. 

Spicy Wings at Pok Pok | YELP, Lainie F. 

Sea scallop crudo, celery root, and black truffle vinaigrette at Costata  | YELP, Richelle L.

Sea scallop crudo, celery root, and black truffle vinaigrette at Costata | YELP, Richelle L.

Fresh seafood over polenta ay East 12th Osteria  | YELP, Page M. 

Fresh seafood over polenta ay East 12th Osteria | YELP, Page M. 

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Marc Forgione 178.92
2 Root & Bone 178.38
3 Per Se 177.62
4 Peasant 177.02
5 Costata 176.63
6 Eataly 176.59
7 Decoy 176.27
8 Pok Pok 175.72
9 Red Rooster 175.38
10 Élan 174.92
11 Locanda Verde 174.75
12 Alder 174.72
13 The Spotted Pig 174.71
14 American Cut 174.71
15 East 12th Osteria 173.82
16 Red Farm 173.18
17 Cork Buzz 172.19
18 ABC Kitchen 170.83
19 URBO Kitchens 170.18
20 Eleven Madison Park 170.17
21 Perilla 169.88
22 Charlie Bird 168.92
23 Bar Boulud 168.27
24 RYE 167.92
25 WD-50 167.17