Boston Top 25 Restaurants: July 2014

We rolled out Boston’s Top 25 Restaurants last month, so it’s no surprise we are seeing a few new additions on the list this month, including Harvest, Oleana, and Alden & Harlow. Journeyman moves up two spots to take No. 1 with a Social Score of 170.92, pushing last month’s frontrunner, Bronwyn, to No. 2. Also rounding out the Top 5 are Bergamot Restaurant, Harvest, and Eastern Standard, respectively.

Located in Somerville’s Union Square, Journeyman is a New American Restaurant that offers two main menu components: a dinner tasting menu and an alcoholic pairing menu. The restaurant also just announced a special dinner event at the end of August with Aeronaut Brewing Company, which will feature a picnic-themed dinner with six courses and six beers.

Major movers for July include Rialto Restaurant + Bar (up from No. 24 to No. 10), Rendezvous in Central Square (down to No. 16 from No. 2), and The Gallows (falling from No. 9 to No. 21).

If you’re just signing on, our monthly Top 25 rankings are not hand-selected by us, but rather, by you — our Restaurant Social Media Index drills down into each city’s local audience or geo-located social actions, and ranks restaurant brands by consumer sentiment and influence across 17 social media platforms depending on what you’re saying on social about the brands. (Here's the full breakdown of How It Works.)

Check out the full list below!

Spicy Winter Squash Purée, Roasted Cauliflower, Purple Cauliflower, Plumped Raisins, and a Spanish Fried Egg | Facebook, Journeyman

Spicy Winter Squash Purée, Roasted Cauliflower, Purple Cauliflower, Plumped Raisins, and a Spanish Fried Egg | Facebook, Journeyman

Clams by Kelvin: Watermelon, Peaches, Corn, Jicama, and Pickled Mushrooms & Fennel | Facebook, Journeyman

Clams by Kelvin: Watermelon, Peaches, Corn, Jicama, and Pickled Mushrooms & Fennel | Facebook, Journeyman

Crudo Scallop with Celery, Apples, Potatoes, and Espelette Pepper | Facebook, Journeyman

Crudo Scallop with Celery, Apples, Potatoes, and Espelette Pepper | Facebook, Journeyman

100% Burrata Ice Cream, Strawberries Two Ways dressed in Balsamic, Lemon and Vanilla, Pan-Fried Almond Cake, and Basil Purée | Facebook, Journeyman

100% Burrata Ice Cream, Strawberries Two Ways dressed in Balsamic, Lemon and Vanilla, Pan-Fried Almond Cake, and Basil Purée | Facebook, Journeyman

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Journeyman 170.92
2 Bronwyn 168.63
3 Bergamot Restaurant 168.62
4 Harvest 167.99
5 Eastern Standard 166.93
6 Anchovies Food & Spirits 166.82
7 Oleana 166.39
8 Area Four (A4) 166.28
9 Bibim 165.92
10 Rialto Restaurant + Bar 165.90
11 Toro 165.74
12 Commonwealth 165.20
13 Tavern Road 164.91
14 West Bridge 164.66
15 Jim Curley 164.12
16 Rendezvous in Central Square 164.03
17 Alden & Harlow 163.92
18 Neptune Oyster 163.90
19 Bogie's Place 163.58
20 Beat Hotel 162.89
21 The Gallows 161.88
22 El Central Dos 161.09
23 Sycamore 160.72
24 Clio 160.35
25 Row 34 159.98