Boston Top 25 Restaurants: May 2015

Last month’s Boston list was fairly consistent, but things have taken a turn for Boston’s Top 25 restaurants this month!

Liquid Art House, which took No. 1 in March, falls to No. 7. The top spot for May is taken by German-inspired Bronwyn with a Social Score of 174.61, which also held the No. 1 spot when we first premiered the Boston Foodable Top 25 list in June 2014. 

A few restaurants resurfaced from months past and a handful of new ones made their premier debut this month, meaning a lot of restaurants also fell off. 

For the first time on the list, we welcome Shojo, No. 9 Park, Craigie on Main, Trouquet, Highland Kitchen, and L’Espalier.

Making its way back — up from No. 16 in August — is West Bridge at No. 3, an impressive reappearance. La Brasa pops in at No. 4 for the first time since December; jm Curley, last seen on the Top 25 in September, lands at No. 17; and Row 34 jumps on again for the first time since July.

Check out the full ranking below!

Reibekuchen at Bronwyn  | Yelp, Lauren G.  

Reibekuchen at Bronwyn | Yelp, Lauren G.
 

Egg in a Jar [duck egg, hen of the woods, pomme puree, crisp skin] at West Bridge  | Yelp, Shuang C.

Egg in a Jar [duck egg, hen of the woods, pomme puree, crisp skin] at West Bridge | Yelp, Shuang C.

Sous Vide Egg, Morel Mushroom, Beans, Micro Green at Journeyman  | Yelp, Carol L.

Sous Vide Egg, Morel Mushroom, Beans, Micro Green at Journeyman | Yelp, Carol L.

Collard Green Pie at La Brasa  | Yelp, Aaron K.

Collard Green Pie at La Brasa | Yelp, Aaron K.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Bronwyn 174.61  
2 Journeyman 173.99  
3 West Bridge 172.95  
4 La Brassa 172.94  
5 Shojo 172.19 Play Video
6 No. 9 Park 172.19  
7 Liquid Art House 172.11  
8 Myers+Chang 171.29  
9 Craigie On Main 170.74  
10 Bastille Kitchen 170.47  
11 Harvest 170.47  
12 Giulia 169.55  
13 Troquet 169.52  
14 Highland Kitchen 169.51  
15 Anchovies Bar & Kitchen 169.21  
16 Bibim 168.83  
17 jm Curley 168.51  
18 Alden & Harlow 168.39  
19 Brass Union 167.38  
20 Sarma 167.34  
21 Tavern Road 165.53 Play Video
22 Oleana 165.23  
23 Eastern Standard 165.22  
24 Row 34 164.84  
25 L'Espalier 164.62  

Boston Top 25 Restaurants: March 2015

Boston, prepare your bellies for another good month of good eats. With the exception of an old restaurant returning to the board and the unfortunate closing of East by Northeast (bow your heads and a moment of silence for this fantastic Asian-Fusion treasure), the top 10 have remained pretty consistent.

Congratulations to Liquid Art House for rising from its second place finish at No.1 with a score of 175.86. Not only will your sense of taste been titillated when you visit L.A.H., but guests will receive a visual experience, as well. Check out their art exhibitions and shows while you get a bite to eat! In second place, Myers+Chang returns to the board after since last appearance in August. Looking to hit all of Asia in one plate? Enjoy Chinese, Taiwanese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine at this hip diner.

Welcome newcomer Asta to the Top 25s. At a nicely-done debut with a score of 173.44, this upscale, New-American restaurant landed at No. 13.

Check out the full list below to start planning your dine-outs!

PORK TENDERLOIN AT LIQUID ART HOUSE  | YELP, CHAD G. 

PORK TENDERLOIN AT LIQUID ART HOUSE | YELP, CHAD G. 

CREME BR  Û  L  ÉE AT BASTILLE KITCHEN  | YELP, CAYLEE C.

CREME BRÛLÉE AT BASTILLE KITCHEN | YELP, CAYLEE C.

HAKKA EGGPLANT AT MYERS+CHANG  | YELP, MELANIE T.

HAKKA EGGPLANT AT MYERS+CHANG | YELP, MELANIE T.

REIBEKUCHEN AT BRONWYN  | YELP, LAUREN G.

REIBEKUCHEN AT BRONWYN | YELP, LAUREN G.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Liquid Art House 175.86  
2 Myers+Chang 175.80  
3 Bastille Kitchen 175.63  
4 Bronwyn 175.40  
5 Bibim 175.17  
6 Journeyman 174.94  
7 Harvest 174.71  
8 Brass Union 174.48  
9 Anchovies Bar & Kitchen 174.02  
10 Giulia 173.83  
11 Oleana 173.79  
12 Alden & Harlow 173.56  
13 Asta 173.44  
14 La Brasa Somerville 171.09  
15 Wink & Nod 169.88  
16 Bel Ari 168.67  
17 Tavern Road 167.83 Play Video
18 Eastern Standard 167.46  
19 Bondir 166.25  
20 Rialto Restaurant 165.04  
21 The Butcher Shop 164.09  
22 Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar 163.83  
23 Bergamot Restaurant 163.18  
24 Neptune Oyster 162.62  
25 Beat Hôtel 162.27  

Boston Top 25 Restaurants: December 2014

If you have been following Boston's Top 25 list– you will recognize all 25 restaurants that rank this December. 

The No. 1 restaurant is the Italian classic, Giulia, with the social score of 172.18. Following closely behind is Liquid Art House at No. 2. This multi-purpose restaurant serves Lithuanian food among a curated collection of art and furniture. The world menu, by Rachel Klein, is prepared to match the gallery decor. The menu changes seasonally to keep up with the art in the gallery. And the French bistro, Bastille Kitchen made a minor drop to round out the top three.

The four new restaurants from last month return this December-La Brassa moves up to No. 13, Wink & Nod climbs a bit to No. 14, while Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar moves down to No. 19 and Bel Air makes a major drop from No. 5 to No. 15.

Check out the full list below! 

Burrata at Giulia  | YELP, Damien S. 

Burrata at Giulia | YELP, Damien S. 

Confit hibiscus, cocoa nib crunch, dark chocolate violet ganache, blackberry, black cocoa, milk, chocolate sorbet at Liquid Art House  | YELP, Abby O. 

Confit hibiscus, cocoa nib crunch, dark chocolate violet ganache, blackberry, black cocoa, milk, chocolate sorbet at Liquid Art House | YELP, Abby O. 

Pistachio crème brûlée at Bastille Kitchen | YELP, Hector D. 

Pistachio crème brûlée at Bastille Kitchen | YELP, Hector D. 

Reibekuchen at Bronwyn  | YELP, Lauren G. 

Reibekuchen at Bronwyn | YELP, Lauren G. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Giulia 172.18  
2 Liquid Art House 171.83  
3 Bastille Kitchen 171.44  
4 Bronwyn 171.38  
5 Bibim 171.31  
6 Journeyman 171.26  
7 Harvest 170.69  
8 Brass Union 170.56  
9 East By Northwest 170.55  
10 Anchovies 170.34  
11 Oleana 170.12  
12 Alden & Harlow 169.74  
13 La Brasa 169.69  
14 Wink & Nod 169.26  
15 Bel Air 169.19  
16 Eastern Standard 168.62  
17 Bondir 168.50  
18 Rialto Restaurant 168.44  
19 Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar 168.40  
20 Neptune Oyster 168.11  
21 Toro 167.97  
22 The Butcher Shop 167.60  
23 Bergamot Restaurant 167.09  
24 Beat Hotel 166.94  
25 Tavern Road 166.58  

Boston Top 25 Restaurants: November 2014

Things got interesting in Boston this November. Foodable welcomes four new restaurants to Boston's Top 25 Restaurant list. 

The top dog this month, Brass Union catapulted from no. 21 last month, with the highest social score of the month of 174.09. This American tavern is located in a former police headquarters. Besides serving American styled small plates and having an extensive beer and cocktail menu, the restaurant/lounge offers games– such as cornhole, jenga, and shuffleboard. This is one of the multi-purpose restaurants on the rise. 

Bastille Kitchen climbs from no. 18 to no. 2 this month and last month's victor, Harvest rounds out the top three. As for the four new restaurants making their debut on the list- Bel Ari lands at no. 5, La Brassa is no. 15, the restaurant with the clever name of Wink & Nod places at no. 16, and lastly, Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar lands at no. 18. Welcome to Foodable's Boston Top 25 Restaurants list.

Check out the full list below! 

7 ounce sirloin, porcini butter, herbed house-cut fries and béarnaise at Brass Union  | Twitter, @BrassUnion

7 ounce sirloin, porcini butter, herbed house-cut fries and béarnaise at Brass Union | Twitter, @BrassUnion

Pistachio crème brûlée at Bastille Kitchen  | YELP, Hector D. 

Pistachio crème brûlée at Bastille Kitchen | YELP, Hector D. 

Garlic & Lemon Crusted Tuna, Baby Artichoke, Curried Carrot, Black Olive & Opal Basil at Harvest  | YELP, Kristina L. 

Garlic & Lemon Crusted Tuna, Baby Artichoke, Curried Carrot, Black Olive & Opal Basil at Harvest | YELP, Kristina L. 

Colorado lamb loin at Liquid Art House  | YELP, Kerrie U. 

Colorado lamb loin at Liquid Art House | YELP, Kerrie U. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score
1 Brass Union 174.09
2 Bastille Kitchen 174.03
3 Harvest 173.91
4 Liquid Art House 173.33
5 Bel Ari 173.19
6 Rialto Restaurant + Bar 173.18
7 Giulia 173.11
8 Journeyman 173.02
9 Anchovies 172.93
10 Bibim 172.84
11 Bondir 172.75
12 Alden & Harlow 172.43
13 East By Northwest 172.37
14 Oleana 171.99
15 La Brassa 171.85
16 Wink & Nod 171.68
17 Bronwyn 171.61
18 Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar 171.27
19 Toro 171.23
20 Eastern Standard 170.93
21 Neptune Oyster 170.85
22 The Butcher Shop 170.47
23 Bergamot Restaurant 170.09
24 Tavern Road 169.71
25 Commonwealth 168.95

Boston Top 25 Restaurants: October 2014

What Boston restaurants created the most social buzz this October?

Last month's no. 2 restaurant, Harvest takes the no. 1 this month, with the social score of 176.58. Rialto Restaurant + Bar also moves up one space to no. 2 and Alden & Harlow launches from no. 21 to round out the top three this month. 

We have some new restaurants making their debut on the list with Bondir, a farm-to-table concept at no. 9, the modern Chinese restaurant, East by Northeast at no. 10, and at no. 22 is the newbie by the name of A4 Pizza Bar. Welcome to the Boston Top 25s!

All four new restaurant on last month's list return this October- The Butcher Shop moves up to no 15, Bastille Kitchen drops to no. 18, Liquid Art House drops to no. 20, and Brass Union moves down to no. 21. 

Check out the full list below!

Risotto at Harvest  | YELP, Fancypants X. 

Risotto at Harvest | YELP, Fancypants X. 

Seared Bluefish at Rialto  | YELP, Kimmy U. 

Seared Bluefish at Rialto | YELP, Kimmy U. 

Spicy Andouille Munchkins with Velvet Pimento Cheese at Alden & Harlow | YELP, Aaron K. 

Spicy Andouille Munchkins with Velvet Pimento Cheese at Alden & Harlow | YELP, Aaron K. 

Smoked haddock brandade at Bondir | YELP, Julie B. 

Smoked haddock brandade at Bondir | YELP, Julie B. 

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Harvest 176.58
2 Rialto Restaurant + Bar 175.24
3 Alden & Harlow 174.99
4 Eastern Standard 174.95
5 Giulia 174.82
6 Journeyman 174.74
7 Anchovies 173.95
8 Bibim 173.90
9 Bondir 172.18
10 East By Northwest 172.16
11 Oleana 172.10
12 Bronwyn 171.95
13 Toro 170.93
14 Neptune Oyster 169.72
15 The Butcher Shop 169.51
16 Bergamot Restaurant 168.54
17 Tavern Road 168.47
18 Bastille Kitchen 167.37
19 Commonwealth 167.22
20 Liquid Art House 167.20
21 Brass Union 165.97
22 A4 Pizza Bar 164.52
23 Sycamore 163.47
24 Beat Hotel 162.22
25 El Central Dos 160.97