Austin Top 25 Restaurants: August 2017

Hello Austin foodies and restaurateurs! Foodable's Austin Top 25 restaurants list is back to highlight some of the best restaurant's in this flavorful city.

The Top 25 veteran Launderette, known for its gourmet New American fare served in a space that was formerly a gas station and laundromat, lands at No. 1 after placing at No. 5 on our last ranking.

Last ranking's No. 1 restaurant Emmer & Rye also returns this month, but at No. 2. This farm-to-table restaurant on Rainey Street appeals to foodies looking to try multiple items by serving small plates in Dim Sum Style. And rounding out the top three is another Top 25 veteran, the farm-to-table concept, Dai Due.

This ranking features four restaurants making their debut on the Foodable Top 25.

We welcome the James Beard Awarded restaurant known for its farm-fresh Southern cuisine, Olamaie at No. 16. The fine dining steakhouse, Jeffrey's lands at No. 18 and épicerie Cafe & Grocery, which offers French-American artisanal cafe fare, makes its debut at No. 21.

The last new restaurant landing at No. 25 is the beloved barbecue joint, Franklin Barbecue, which has ben closed for the last few weeks due to a fire. Since then, the restaurant has been hosting BBQ events to give local foodies their fix while they wait for the restaurant to re-open,  

Some of the former Top 25 gems have made their way back on the list after a brief hiatus. Contigo, a restaurant that serves southern style food with seasonal cocktail menu, returns at No. 11 and the butcher shop that serves farm-to-table fare, Salt & Time returns at No. 22.

Check out what other restaurants landed on this ranking below!

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  1. Launderette | 186.91 
  2. Emmer & Rye | 186.02 
  3. Dai Due | 185.99 
  4. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile | 185.64 
  5. Italic | 185.49 
  6. Barley Swine | 185.41 
  7. Odd Duck | 184.91 
  8. Fixe | 184.55 
  9. Bullfight | 184.09 
  10. Wink | 184.03 
  11. Contigo | 184.02 
  12. Lucy's Fried Chicken | 183.66 
  13. Juliet Ristorante | 183.55 
  14. Second Bar + Kitchen | 183.44 
  15. Counter 3FiveVII | 183.19 
  16. Olamaie | 183.16 
  17. Josephine House | 183.12 
  18. Jeffrey's | 182.93 
  19. Noble Sandwich | 181.91 
  20. Alcomar | 181.44 
  21. épicerie Cafe & Grocery | 180.34 
  22. Salt & Time | 180.12 
  23. Foreign & Domestic | 180.09 
  24. Swifts Attic | 178.99 
  25. Franklin Barbecue | 178.91

Portland Top 25 Restaurants: July 2017

Whether you're a foodie that lives in Portland, a local restaurateur scoping out the competition, or you're looking for a culinary adventure when traveling to Portland, Oregon in the near future–  you have come to the right place!

Foodable's Portland Top 25 Restaurants list is back and although it's primarily made up of Top 25 veterans, meaning this group of restaurants have landed on the ranking before, we are seeing some culinary gems return after a brief hiatus.

Our top three restaurants include Ava Gene's at No. 1, which jumps from the No. 9 spot that it was on the previous ranking. This Italian eatery is known for it's upscale food served with hearty family style portions. The upscale bistro serving French fare, Le Pigeon stayed at No. 2 this ranking. And rounding out the top three is the New American restaurant, Coquine, which made an impressive jump from No. 21.

Three of the restaurants, Quaintrelle, Urdaneta, and Revelry, that made their debut in the last ranking return again this month. Does this mean they are here to stay?

Like we said, we have quite a few restaurants that made their way back on the coveted list. We welcome back the New American eatery, Aviary at No. 11, the elevated farm-to-table concept Nomad.PDX at No. 17, and the french bistro Little Bird Bistro at No. 25.

Check out which other restaurants have returned below!

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  1. Ava Gene's | 188.33 
  2. Le Pigeon | 187.99 
  3. Coquine | 185.97 
  4. Beast | 185.69 
  5. Taylor Railworks | 185.64 
  6. Apizza Scholls | 185.03 
  7. Quantrelle | 184.69 
  8. Ataula | 184.67 
  9. Castagna | 184.08 
  10. Lardo East | 183.77 
  11. Aviary | 183.66 
  12. Clyde Common | 183.47 
  13. Urdaneta | 183.09 
  14. Langbaan | 181.94 
  15. Revelry | 181.64 
  16. Nomad.PDX | 181.03 
  17. La Moule | 180.72 
  18. Farm Spirit | 180.42 
  19. Ned Ludd | 180.11 
  20. Andina | 179.81 
  21. Trifecta | 179.2 
  22. Bit House Saloon | 178.89 
  23. Tastebud | 178.59 
  24. Renata | 178.28 
  25. Little Bird Bistro | 177.37

San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants: July 2017

Foodable’s San Francisco Top 25 Restaurants list is back! And Bay area foodies have seven reasons to rejoice, because that’s how many new restaurants have made the list this ranking.

Although we have seen some of the Top 25 veterans, like AQ close its doors earlier this year, we are seeing some other Foodable Top 25 favorites making some moves on this month’s ranking. We are also seeing some new restaurants make the list that are from some of the most renowned restaurant groups in the country.

Quince Restaurant returns to the top three on the ranking, but this time the restaurant takes the coveted No. 1 spot. The restaurant serves Italian and French dishes with seasonal ingredients from Northern California.

At No. 2, we have another Top 25 veteran, flour + water, an Italian restaurant in the mission district that jumps from its previous ranking of No. 12. Then at No. 3, the world famous restaurant Atelier Crenn, known for Chef Dominique Crenn’s innovative modernist cuisine drops from No. 2.

As for the fresh meat, the upscale Cockscomb known for its meat-centric California fare makes its debut at the impressive No. 5 spot. Close behind at No. 6 is the French bistro Petit Marlowe, whose sister restaurant Marlowe is a Top 25 veteran. Another new restaurant at No. 8 is Petit Crenn, a French bistro that is another culinary gem by Chef Crenn. The Thai restaurant, Kin Khao joins the list at No. 14. We also welcome Old Kan Beer & Co., Barcha and Del Popolo to our list this July.

Check out the rest of the San Fran restaurants guests can’t get enough of below!

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  1. Quince Restaurant | VIDEO | 186.55
  2. flour + water | 185.92 
  3. Atelier Crenn | 185.91 
  4. Saison | 185.61 
  5. Cockscomb | 185.46 
  6. Petit Marlowe | 185.39 
  7. State Bird Provisions | 185.23 
  8. Petit Crenn | 185.13 
  9. Gary Danko | 184.6 
  10. Bar Agricole | VIDEO | 184.59
  11. Slanted Door | 184.12 
  12. Salt House | 183.69 
  13. Cotogna | 183.66 
  14. Kin Khao | 183.41 
  15. Waterbar | 183.33 
  16. Marlowe | 181.46 
  17. Market & Rye | 181.44 
  18. Epic Roasthouse | 180.56 
  19. Maven | 180.56 
  20. B. Patisserie | 180.34 
  21. Old Kan Beer & Co. | 180.29 
  22. Barcha | 180.25 
  23. Del Popolo | 180.23 
  24. Rich Table | 180.21 
  25. 1601 Bar & Kitchen | 180.12

Chicago Top 25 Restaurants: April 2017

Hey Chicago! Foodable’s top 25 restaurants list is back and you won’t be disappointed. There are five NEW restaurants making the coveted list this ranking, including the No. 1! Breaking into this list isn’t easy considering how competitive the culinary scene is in the Windy City.

Foodable welcomes Monteverde at No. 1. At the helm of the kitchen at this modern Italian restaurant is the culinary mastermind, Sarah Grueneberg. Just this week, she was given the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Great Lakes and was one of the two Chi-town chefs to win. 

At a close second is the top 25 veteran, The Aviary, a swanky cocktail lounge known for its tasty small bites. Rounding out the top three is another top 25 veteran, Nellcote, a posh American restaurant known for its small plates, cocktails and brunch. 

Like we said, there are quite a few restaurants making their debut on this list! Besides Monteverde, we have the upscale Ronero at No. 11 serving Latin American fare and the Mexican restaurant Quiote at No. 19. We also welcome Entente at No. 20, a posh restaurant with New American fare and a reservations-only chef’s tasting menu and at No. 21 is Ella Elli, an Italian-Mediterranean restaurant, known for its small plates. 

Check out the rest of the list below! 

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  1. Monteverde | 181.88 
  2. The Aviary | VIDEO | 180.22
  3. Nellcote | 180.17 
  4. Swift & Sons | VIDEO | 180.16
  5. Fat Rice | 179.48 
  6. Two Restaurant | VIDEO | 179.27
  7. The Bristol | VIDEO | 179.23
  8. Parachute | 179.03 
  9. Boka | VIDEO | 178.22
  10. CH Distillery | VIDEO | 177.72
  11. Ronero | 176.49 
  12. Little Goat Diner | 176.18 
  13. Alinea | 175.83
  14. Grace | 175.81 
  15. Avec | 175.62 
  16. Nico Osteria | 175.29 
  17. Momotaro | 175.19 
  18. Pizzeria Bebu | 174.88 
  19. Quiote | 174.82
  20. Entente | 174.59 
  21. Ella Elli | 173.74 
  22. Honey Butter Fried Chicken | VIDEO | 173.47
  23. RPM Steak | 172.93 
  24. RPM Italian | 172.18 
  25. Au Cheval | 171.79

Los Angeles Top 25 Restaurants: February 2017

Los Angeles is called the "City of Angels" for a reason —  with all of its downright "to-dine-for" restaurants, how can it not be foodie heaven? Let's see how the scoreboard played out for this round of the Los Angeles Top 25!

No. 1 is truly unique. Not only did it take the throne for this ranking, but it also completely beat out the usual hard-hitters of the LA Top 25. Yup, that's right — first place is a Top 25 first-timer. Talk about a grand debut! P.Y.T. is a vegetarian-centric concept and sits comfortably with a score of 179.65. With its eco-chic vibe, locally sourced dishes, and juiced cocktails, we're sure it'll continue to "grow" on LA diners.

In second place is Hatchet Hall, less than a point behind at 178.91. This edgy restaurant with a hidden spirits bar and interesting décor (taxidermied animals, anyone?) deserves some special recognition, considering it made a huge jump from No. 22 in the last LA Top 25. Kudos to Hatchet Hall for its unprecedented climb. Capping off the top three is Ink., but this hip, minimalist concept is no stranger to bronze — it's been No. 3 before. Will it finally break out of its third-place curse?

On another note, P.Y.T. wasn't the only newbie to land on the Top 25. Congratulations to Italian restaurant Officine BRERA at No. 4 and Korean-Japanese-Latin American fusion concept Terra Cotta at No. 6! It's not easy breaking into the Top 25, especially in the top 10 on the first go, but hey, crazier things have happened.

Looking for a crazy good foodie adventure? Look no further than the list below!

Los Angeles Top 25 Restaurants

  1. P.Y.T. | 179.56 
  2. Hatchet Hall | 178.91 
  3. Ink. | 178.31 
  4. Officine BRERA | 178.13 
  5. Terra Cotta | 177.91 
  6. Alimento | 177.55 
  7. Gjusta | 176.71 
  8. Spago | VIDEO | 175.91
  9. Animal | 175.61 
  10. Butchers & Barbers | 175.49 
  11. Gjelina | 175.18 
  12. Maude | 175.11 
  13. Baco Mercat | 174.87 
  14. Bestia | 174.55 
  15. Leona | 174.31 
  16. Fishing with Dynamite | 174.25 
  17. Republique | 174.02 
  18. Rustic Canyon Wine Bar | 173.94 
  19. Love & Salt | VIDEO | 173.63
  20. Cassia | 173.51 
  21. Sqirl | 173.32 
  22. Culina Modern Italian | 173.01 
  23. AOC | 172.71 
  24. Eggslut at Grand Central Market | 172.7 
  25. Odys + Penelope | 172.61

Honorable Mentions: Editor-in-Chief Picks

These honorable mentions are Editor-in-Chief picks. They may not have ranked high enough to be in the Top 25, but they are notable in that they have special characteristics that make them a must-visit restaurant. Whether they are recognized in the community or have a unique personality that stands out in the industry, scored high in food sentiment, or have an outstanding design or presentation of their restaurant or brand, here are this round's Editor's favorites.

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