Miami Top 25 Restaurants: November 2015

Miami’s Top 25 restaurants have come a long way since Foodable first introduced this city ranking, the first of its kind, in August 2013. In the premier list, Yardbird took first with a Social Score of 119.64. 

This month, using November 2015 data from Foodable Labs’ Restaurant Social Media Index, the Miami Top 25 hits a milestone, breaking into the 170’s with Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink at No. 1 with a Social Score of 170.89. Last month’s No. 1, The Forge, falls to No. 6 but still manages to improve on score. 

Only four restaurants from last month’s Top 10 remained on top, and three — 27 Restaurant & Bar at the Freehand; Edge, Steak & Bar; and Azul — jumped back onto the list from months past, all in top spots.

Check out the full rankings below!

Slow Roasted Pork Pizza with heirloom tomato sauce, Fresno chilies, fingerling potatoes, and mozzarella at Michael's Genuine  | Credit: Instagram @michaelsgenuine

Slow Roasted Pork Pizza with heirloom tomato sauce, Fresno chilies, fingerling potatoes, and mozzarella at Michael's Genuine | Credit: Instagram @michaelsgenuine

Grilled hangar steak with soy bean succotash, heirloom potatoes and charred broccolini at Edge, Steak and Bar  | Instagram @edgemiami

Grilled hangar steak with soy bean succotash, heirloom potatoes and charred broccolini at Edge, Steak and Bar | Instagram @edgemiami

Fried chicken and buttermilk biscuit at 27 Restaurant & Bar  | Credit: Instagram @maddyslatt  

Fried chicken and buttermilk biscuit at 27 Restaurant & Bar | Credit: Instagram @maddyslatt
 

Liquid mozzarella with with cashew sesame granola, truffle, balsamic, and fall vegetables at Azul  | Credit: Instagram @chefbmurray2334

Liquid mozzarella with with cashew sesame granola, truffle, balsamic, and fall vegetables at Azul | Credit: Instagram @chefbmurray2334

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 170.89  
2 27 Restaurant & Bar at the Freehand 170.52  
3 Edge, Steak & Bar 170.45  
4 Azul  170.15  
5 Casa D' Angelo Ristorante 169.56 Play Video
6 The Forge 168.75  
7 Finka Table & Tap 167.91  
8 Mignonette 167.46  
9 MC Kitchen 166.72  
10 Blue Collar 165.33  
11 Yardbird 164.72 Play Video
12 Vagabond 163.98 Play Video
13 Blackbrick 163.82  
14 Seaspice 163.66  
15 Swine Southern Table & Bar 163.09 Play Video
16 Macchialina 163.04  
17 La Mar by Gaston Acurio 163.03  
18 Prime Italian 162.60  
19 Steak 954 162.59  
20 The Dutch  162.18 Play Video
21 Prime 112 162.18  
22 Canyon Restaurant 161.54  
23 Zuma 161.22  
24 Bourbon Steak  160.91  
25 Red, The Steakhouse 160.44  

Miami Top 25 Restaurants: September 2015

We love you, Miami. But from an observational standpoint, it seems you are constantly playing with our emotions — consistent inconsistency. This rings true for the Magic City’s dining scene.

This month’s Top 25 rankings, pulled from September RSMI data, brings on three new restaurants (new to the list, at least) — Finka Table & Tap, La Mar by Gaston Acuri, and Mignonette — and welcomes back five restaurants that have dabbled on and off — SushiSamba, Macchialina, Zuma, Prime 112, and Red, The Steakhouse.

Which restaurant came in first? We’ll give you a hint: It’s made No. 1 status before but not since January 2014. Check out the full ranking below to find out who this month’s frontrunner is, and which other restaurants made the list!

Seared foie gras over a concord grape cronut at The Forge  | Yelp, Brenda P.

Seared foie gras over a concord grape cronut at The Forge | Yelp, Brenda P.

Lobster omelette at MC Kitchen  | Instagram, @mckitchenmiami

Lobster omelette at MC Kitchen | Instagram, @mckitchenmiami

Caponata pizza at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink  | Instagram, @michaelsgenuine

Caponata pizza at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink | Instagram, @michaelsgenuine

Albacore tuna niçoise at Tongue & Cheek  | Instagram, @jamiederosa

Albacore tuna niçoise at Tongue & Cheek | Instagram, @jamiederosa

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 The Forge 167.93  
2 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 167.90  
3 MC Kitchen 166.72  
4 Tongue & Cheek 165.78 Play Video
5 Blue Collar 165.33  
6 Yardbird 164.72 Play Video
7 Vagabond 163.98 Play Video
8 Blackbrick 163.82  
9 Seaspice 163.66  
10 Swine Southern Table & Bar 163.09 Play Video
11 Casa D' Angelo Ristorante 163.04 Play Video
12 Macchialina 163.04  
13 La Mar by Gaston Acurio 163.03  
14 Prime Italian 162.60  
15 The Dutch  162.18 Play Video
16 Prime 112 162.18  
17 Canyon Cafe 161.54  
18 Zuma 161.22  
19 Finka Table & Tap 161.04  
20 Bourbon Steak  160.91  
21 Mignonette 160.62  
22 Red, The Steakhouse 160.44  
23 SushiSamba 160.34 Play Video
24 Steak 954 160.03  
25 Restaurant Michael Schwartz 159.89  

Miami Top 25 Restaurants: July 2015

Welcome back to the Top 25, Miami! Are you looking for some more fun in the sun? Hit the town and pull up a seat at these go-to hotspots for July!

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink hopped up from No. 2 and now leads the board with a Social Score of 165.83. This takeover is no surprise, considering Michael's Genuine Food & Drink has consistently landed in the top five for months in a row. Looks like South Florida can't get enough of its New American fare!

But that's not the only thing impressive about this round. Several restaurants have catapulted themselves across the rankings. Prime Italian, which barely clung on last month at No. 25, sits comfortably at No. 6 with a Social Score of 162.18. Tongue & Cheek, which sat at No. 17, climbed all the way back to the top at No. 3 with a Social Score of 163.83.

1826, on the other hand, fell from its solid No. 5 to No. 24 with a score of 157.42. Will this restaurant be able to cook up new ways to get its social score back up?

Take a look at the complete list below!

Crispy Rice Cake at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink  | Yelp, Kimberly K.

Crispy Rice Cake at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink | Yelp, Kimberly K.

Carbonated Oysters at Tongue & Cheek  | Yelp, Carlos L.

Carbonated Oysters at Tongue & Cheek | Yelp, Carlos L.

Certified Angus Rib Eye With English Pea "Risotto" at Bourbon Steak  | Yelp, Cara P.

Certified Angus Rib Eye With English Pea "Risotto" at Bourbon Steak | Yelp, Cara P.

Fried Chicken, waffle, and watermelon at Yardbird  | Yelp, Momo B.

Fried Chicken, waffle, and watermelon at Yardbird | Yelp, Momo B.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 165.83  
2 Bourbon Steak  164.77  
3 Tongue & Cheek 163.83 Play Video
4 Yardbird 163.71 Play Video
5 Seaspice 163.09  
6 Prime Italian 162.18  
7 Canyon Cafe 161.93  
8 Vagabond 161.59 Play Video
9 Edge, Steak & Bar 161.25  
10 DB Bistro Moderne 161.02  
11 Blue Collar 160.91  
12 The Dutch  160.72 Play Video
13 The Federal 160.40 Play Video
14 Swine Southern Table & Bar 160.27 Play Video
15 MC Kitchen 160.06  
16 Restaurant Michael Schwartz 159.89  
17 Casa D' Angelo Ristorante 159.85 Play Video
18 Steak 954 159.74  
19 Blackbrick 159.71  
20 The Forge 159.56  
21 Pubbelly 158.73  
22 27 Restaurant & Bar at the Freehand 158.64  
23 Area 31 158.03 Play Video
24 1826 157.42  
25 Il Gabbiano 157.37  

Miami Top 25 Restaurants: May 2015

Formerly known as Seasalt and Pepper, Seaspice climbs aboard Miami’s Top 25 Restaurants list, making its debut at No.1! We also welcome to the list this month: 1826, 27 Restaurant & Bar (located at the Freehand), The Downstairs at Hotel Astor, Blackbrick (aka Midtown Chinese), Estiatorio Milos and Azul. 

Bourbon Steak, which was sitting pretty for the past three months, now falls to No. 3, while Michael’s Genuine stays steady at No. 2. This month’s biggest dropper is The Federal, unsurprisingly, since this past month the restaurant was on hiatus amidst a relocation.

With seven new additions this month, it’s clear to see that Miami’s dining scene is stepping up its game — especially when it comes to hotel dining options. Three of the newbies (27, The Downstairs and Azul) are tucked inside hotels — or in 27’s case, a hip hostel. And with a No. 1 RSMI score of 166.73 for Seaspice, it’s apparent that Miami diners are also showing more love to the restaurants they think deserve it. Last May (exactly a year ago), the RSMI score for the frontrunner was only 151.29, meaning it’s jumped more than 15 points since!

Check out the full list below!

Peanut butter + jelly ice cream cheesecake at Seasalt | Yelp, Gennaro C.

Peanut butter + jelly ice cream cheesecake at Seasalt | Yelp, Gennaro C.

Seared scallop ravioli at Bourbon Steak | Yelp, Sara D.

Seared scallop ravioli at Bourbon Steak | Yelp, Sara D.

Wood-roasted huevos rancheros at Michael's Genuine | Yelp, Rudy C.

Wood-roasted huevos rancheros at Michael's Genuine | Yelp, Rudy C.

BLT pork belly on fried green tomato at Yardbird | Yelp, Celine C.

BLT pork belly on fried green tomato at Yardbird | Yelp, Celine C.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Seaspice 166.73  
2 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 166.16  
3 Bourbon Steak 165.14  
4 Yardbird 164.82 Play Video
5 1826 164.71  
6 Vagabond 164.15  
7 27 Restaurant & Bar at the Freehand 163.09  
8 Edge, Steak & Bar 162.81  
9 The Downstairs at Hotel Astor 161.29  
10 Blue Collar 161.27  
11 Blackbrick 161.21  
12 Estiatorio Milos 160.99  
13 The Federal 160.98 Play Video
14 Azul 160.93  
15 MC Kitchen 159.91  
16 Restaurant Michael Schwartz 159.88  
17 Tongue & Cheek 159.61 Play Video
18 DB Bistro Moderne 159.55  
19 Canyon Cafe 159.25  
20 The Dutch 159.04 Play Video
21 Pubbelly 158.83  
22 Steak 954 158.73  
23 Swine Southern Table & Bar 158.63 Play Video
24 Macchialina 158.55  
25 Prime Italian 158.20  

Miami Top 25 Restaurants: March 2015

Miami, get ready to feel the heat because the Top 25 has returned with restaurants that are seriously sizzling. Grab your silverware and tuck that napkin into the neck of your shirt, because you're going to want to dig into these rankings.

Bourbon Steak, despite dropping in its RSMI score from 169.74 to 167.82, still reigns at No.1 on the list. It must be the juicy, all-organic, hormone-free cuts of beef they grill and lather deliciously all over your plate. Mmm.  Following close being in second place with a score of 166.15 is Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, where guests can enjoy a casual, New-American dining experience while nibbling on gourmet dishes. The Federal rounds off the top three with a score of 164.94.

In terms of big upsets, Prime Italian has fallen from third place to 18th with a score of 160.19, about seven points less than its previous month's score.

Check out the full list below to see how the other cards have fallen on the table!

ORGANIC CHICKEN BREAST AT BOURBON STEAK   | YELP, STEPHANIE L.

ORGANIC CHICKEN BREAST AT BOURBON STEAK  | YELP, STEPHANIE L.

COOKIES AND CREAM FRENCH TOAST AT THE FEDERAL  | YELP, UTE L.

COOKIES AND CREAM FRENCH TOAST AT THE FEDERAL | YELP, UTE L.

KIMCHI BENEDICT AT MICHAEL'S GENUINE FOOD & DRINK  | YELP, KIMBERLY K.

KIMCHI BENEDICT AT MICHAEL'S GENUINE FOOD & DRINK | YELP, KIMBERLY K.

CHICKEN AND WAFFLES AT YARDBIRD  | YELP, LILY T.

CHICKEN AND WAFFLES AT YARDBIRD | YELP, LILY T.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Bourbon Steak 167.82  
2 Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 166.15  
3 The Federal 164.94 Play Video
4 Yardbird 164.47 Play Video
5 Vagabond 164.09  
6 Il Gabbiano 163.81  
7 Edge, Steak & Bar 163.19  
8 Steak 954 163.02  
9 The Forge 162.93  
10 Restaurant Michael Schwartz 162.93  
11 Tongue & Cheek 162.68 Play Video
12 MC Kitchen 162.46  
13 Canyon Cafe 162.34  
14 The Dutch 162.19 Play Video
15 Pubbelly 161.29  
16 Macchialina 161.09  
17 LoKal 160.92  
18 Prime Italian 160.19  
19 Makoto 160.19  
20 Wynwood Kitchen & Bar 160.18 Play Video
21 Swine Southern Table & Bar 160.11 Play Video
22 Area 31 159.87 Play Video
23 Red, The Steakhouse 159.72  
24 DB Bistro Moderne 159.72  
25 Market 17 158.74