A Deeper Look Into the No. 1 Restaurants for June's Foodable Top 25

This month, we unveiled six city-level Top 25s using June data. Again, Foodable’s Top 25 rankings are not hand-selected by editors or readers, but rather are pulled from unstructured data from the Restaurant Social Media Index in conjunction with Foodable Labs. We track local consumers across 17 social media platforms, including Twitter, Google+ and Yelp, who frequently engage with restaurant brands each month. Below, we take a deeper look into the No. 1 restaurants across the board for June.

Chicago: RPM Steak

Kale salad with prime ribeye cap | Credit: Instagram, @rpmsteakchi

Kale salad with prime ribeye cap | Credit: Instagram, @rpmsteakchi

A modern steakhouse by Bill and Giuliana Rancic along with Doug Psaltis and Lettuce Entertain You, RPM Steak is well-known for its modern take on the traditional chophouse. The menu features an array of premium meats and cuts, including bison, wagyu, and 28-day prime dry-aged steaks. But offerings are not limited to meat lovers. An array of salads (from the Shredded Kale to Artichokes & Argula), a cold bar (chilled west coast oysters to Alaskan king crab), alternative main dishes (Spicy Miso-Roasted Maine Lobster and Mac & Cheese to name a couple), and an expansive selection of veggies (with four different variations of mushrooms) are all up for grabs. And a bonus: RPM Steak has an entire gluten-free menu. Cocktails include both classics and modern mashups, as well as a full wine list and, of course, beer. Check out Chicago’s full Top 25 list for June here.

RPM Steak
66 West Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Texas Poutine | Credit: Facebook, The Blind Butcher

Texas Poutine | Credit: Facebook, The Blind Butcher

Dallas: The Blind Butcher

Housed in East Dallas, The Blind Butcher was created to be a hybrid of fine dining (in terms of culinary) and casual (in terms of atmosphere). Matt Tobin, Josh Yingling, Oliver Sitrin, Tony Bricker and Ryan Chaney started this venture to make guests feel comfortable while enjoying and discovering really great food. At the helm of the menu is Executive chef/partner Sitrin, whose seasonal menu changes frequently to keep up with available ingredients. Sitrin considers his food “worldly-local,” and almost everything is made in-house. Aside from the food and atmosphere, the guys are also big on beer, which is why they prefer craft selections (both local and otherwise) and make it a point to feature limited-time offerings to show love to great brew. Check out Dallas’ full Top 25 list for June here.

The Blind Butcher
1919 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

Detroit: Selden Standard

Squid Ink Chittara | Credit: Instagram, @seldenstandard

Squid Ink Chittara | Credit: Instagram, @seldenstandard

Kicking things off at No. 1 for Detroit’s premier list is Selden Standard, a New American restaurant driven by Partner & Executive Chef Andy Hollyday. Located on 2nd Avenue, Selden Standard is known for its small plates and offers seasonal, locally-sourced fare provided by trusted local vendors, like Anthology Coffee, Cinzori Farms, Jake’s Country Meats and Mindo Chocolate. Selden’s bar offerings are just as thought-out as its cuisine, provided by local breweries and small craft producers.

Inside, a cozy, modern-rustic aesthetic lends a sense of comfort to compliment the dishes, and a wood-fired oven can be found at the core of the venue, a sight for diners with Selden’s open kitchen format. Evan Hansen is also a partner in the venture, and Nick Elswick and Nyle Flynn serve as Selden Standard’s sous chefs. Check out Detroit’s full Top 25 list for June here.

Selden Standard
3921 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Spago's Farfalle with Maine Lobster, Melted Leeks, Lemon and Basil | Credit: Yelp, David T.

Spago's Farfalle with Maine Lobster, Melted Leeks, Lemon and Basil | Credit: Yelp, David T.

Los Angeles: Spago

Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, located in Beverly Hills, is back on top this month. Steered by the legendary Puck and co-owner Barbara Lazaroff, with Lee Hefter as Executive Chef and Managing Partner, Spago takes California cuisine to the next level in a fine-dine setting. The L.A. flagship restaurant boasts a farm-to-table philosophy with a seasonal mentality and eight (count it!) menus, including lunch, dinner, dessert, bar bites, a pre-theater menu, tasting menu and both cocktail and wine menus. Check out LA’s full Top 25 list for June here.

Spago
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

New York City: Cosme

Street style pork rinds, radish, cilantro, avocado and hot sauce | Credit: Instagram, @cosmenyc

Street style pork rinds, radish, cilantro, avocado and hot sauce | Credit: Instagram, @cosmenyc

Located in the Flatiron District and headed up by Chef Enrique Olvera, Cosme offers Mexican-inspired cuisine with a major focus on local, seasonal ingredients sourced from surrounding areas, including the Hudson Valley. And what’s great Mexican food without a complementary beverage program? Cosme’s drink menu is given just as much thought as its dishes, with best-in-class artisanal spirits. Check out NYC’s full Top 25 list for June here.

Cosme 
31 E. 21st St.
New York, NYC 10010

Philadelphia: Laurel

Salt Roasted Beets, Pomegranate, Black Walnut and Hibiscus | Credit: Instagram, @laurelpx

Salt Roasted Beets, Pomegranate, Black Walnut and Hibiscus | Credit: Instagram, @laurelpx

“Bring-Your-Own” (BYO) restaurants have been trending in Philadelphia, and Laurel is no exception. With an impressively high Social Score of 180.98, Laurel is an intimate, no-frills, French-American fine dining restaurant that offers a tasting menu only. Starting at $85 per person, the 7-course Chef’s Tasting menu is on constant rotation. Its sample menu includes dishes like cocoa-cured foie gras with rhubarb, black walnut and strawberry; fresh ricotta gnocchi with pancetta, stinging nettle and sourdough; and roasted peking duck with garlic scape, sea beans, coffee and ver jus. Check out Philly’s full Top 25 list for June here.

Laurel
1617 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148