Rising Culinary Stars in New York City's Restaurant Scene

Rising Culinary Stars in New York City's Restaurant Scene

Narrowing down the best of the best in New York City's food scene can be tough. Thankfully, there is our Foodable Top 25 to help guide us. From that list, we took the top ten leading chefs at New York City’s most beloved restaurants and highlighted them, uncovering their background to success. Here are the finest chefs in the city highlighted from Foodbable's Top 25 restaurants.

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

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

By Jessica Bryant, Managing Editor

Another month has come and gone, which means new data to determine the Top 25 Restaurants in your favorite U.S. food cities!

This month, we rolled out the top restaurants for Austin (NEW City), Boston, Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, New Orleans, PDX, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

These rankings are based on May 2015 data from Foodable Labs in partnership with our sister company DigitalCoCo’s proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI), the most comprehensive index for the restaurant & foodservice industry. (Learn how the rankings work here.)

This Month’s No. 1’s

Austin: Josephine House

Josephine House, sister restaurant of Jeffrey’s, is a fine dining institution located in the historic Clarksville neighborhood. Josephine’s is owned by McGuire Moorman Hospitality with culinary direction led by Chef Alex Manley and her team. Nestled in a cottage with a clean aesthetic, the restaurant features an intimate bar with marble background, dark hardwood floors, and stark white walls. Outside, guests can dine or lounge with cocktail in hand on the front lawn or patio. Josephine’s rotating menu is made up of eclectic dishes, all of which are locally sourced. Check out the full premier list of Austin’s Top 25 Restaurants here.

Josephine House
1601 Waterston Ave.
Austin, TX 78703

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

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

By Jessica Bryant, Managing Editor

Our Foodable Top 25 Restaurants have been released for this month, featuring Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Phoenix.

These rankings are based on April 2015 data from our sister company’s proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI), the most comprehensive index for the restaurant industry.

This Month’s No. 1’s

Chicago: Avec

With a stripped-down, minimalistic interior with floor-to-ceiling wood and cube stools, Avec’s color shines through in its dishes. The food menu — with a theme to Midwestern interpretations of Mediterranean — includes both small and large plates, a “cheese from our cave” section with varieties from France, Spain, Italy and the U.S., and desserts. Guests can enjoy anything from beef and pinnate kibbeh sausage with pomegranate, dill, farro and feta cheese to shrimp pizza with meyer lemon, calabrian chile, and rapini pesto. With Chef de Cuisine Perry Hendrix at the forefront (he’s also CDC at Blackbird, one of Avec’s sister restaurants), the menu is packed with fresh local ingredients and the restaurant is considered wine-focused, which is fitting considering wine is how Hendrix initially became involved in the culinary scene.

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

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

By Jessica Bryant, Managing Editor

Our Foodable Top 25 Restaurants have been released for this month, featuring Boston, Denver, Miami, New Orleans, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

These rankings are based on March 2015 data from our sister company’s proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI), the most comprehensive index for the restaurant industry.

This Month’s No. 1's

Boston: Liquid Art House.

Located in Boston’s Bay Village neighborhood, Liquid Art House is more than a sight to be seen. Though it may be visually stimulating with wall art and murals (with a mantra of “Eat Your Art Out”), Liquid Art House appeals to all senses (and to a wide variety of guests). The menu is rounded out with local ingredients, whole communal roasts, and a fair balance of veg-friendly dishes and meat. With a heavy hand in supporting the arts with pop-up gallery and style events, and with Chef Rachel Klein — named “Best New Chef” by The Boston Globe and Boston Magazine — steering the concept, it’s no wonder it's a front-runner status this month. Check out the full Boston Top 25 Restaurants for March here.

Liquid Art House
The Arlington, 100 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116

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Free Report: Top 50 Best Restaurants in the Country

For more than a year, Foodable has been tracking and ranking the Top 25 restaurants in major food cities across America each month.

If you’re not yet familiar, Foodable’s monthly city-level Top 25 rankings are based on organic social data pulled from 17 social media platforms by the Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI), a comprehensive database proprietary to Foodable’s sister agency, DigitalCoCo.

Foodable is taking it a step further with the first annual ranking of the Top 50 Restaurants. Instead of ranking the top restaurants by local social audience in that specific city or market geo-logication, the scope has been expanded to the restaurants in the best culinary cities in the country being rank against each other. The fabulous cities include Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Foodable Top 25s are a list of restaurants that people are actually talking about, dining at and loving, based on their social media behavior. We simply report on our findings, rather than personally deciding which restaurants make the list and in what order.

“We believe that unstructured data on social is more powerful when looking at a ranking of restaurants in a variety of categories, including food, service and overall popularity (engagement),” said Paul Barron, CEO and Executive Producer at Foodable. “Since this data is unsolicited in most cases, its weight of reality versus a survey score is much higher.” 

With that being said, this data is instrumental for restaurants to stack up the competition, and for foodies to find quality restaurants — big names and hidden gems alike.

Interestingly enough, all of the top five restaurants are on the West Coast. However, New York City’s restaurants also dominate the list, which is not surprising. Besides the usual renowned culinary cities, including LA, SF and NYC — restaurants in second-tier cities are making waves in the social sphere. Boston, D.C., and Portland have the most restaurants per city on the overall Top 50 list. This proves that the restaurant landscape is changing and these micro culinary scenes are gaining national recognition.