Chicago Top 25 Restaurants: October 2013

This is our premier Foodable Top 25 list for Chicago, a city that foodies are naturally drawn to for its rich flavor and its who's who of emerging chefs. Ranking in the top spot for October 2013 is The Bristol - importantly noted as having the top Social Score of any other restaurant since the beginning of our city-level #Foodable25 rankings.

The Bristol, which received a spot on GQ's "Ten Best New Restaurants in America" list in 2010, is an American restaurant with all the right fixings for social dining stardom: the menu boasts handmade pasta, farm-fresh produce, and takes a nose-to-tail approach to cooking. Top that with an active social presence, tons of Instagram food porn, and a crowd of locals and off-duty chefs, and you've got yourself a true Chicagoan foodie experience. Congratulations to all 25 restaurants that made the list, a ranking that isn't handpicked, but is all data-driven based on our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index. The below list is based on consumer sentiment tracked from 17+ social platforms, as well as influence. Don't see your restaurant on the list? Make sure to submit it to our Index here to be considered.

Bonus: Check out our behind-the-scenes footage of No. 8 on the list, Takito Kitchen, where we stopped in for drinks and got the full dish on mixology pairings!

Photo Credit: Yelp | bo y.

Photo Credit: Yelp | bo y.

Photo Credit: Yelp | bo.y

Photo Credit: Yelp | bo.y

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 The Bristol 140.5
2 BellyQ 140.4
3 Little Goat Diner 140.3
4 Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf 140.2
5 Sumi Robata 139.9
6 Nightwood Restaurant 138.9
7 Sun Wah BBQ 138.8
8 Takito Kitchen 138.7
9 G.E.B. 136.4
10 Kai Zan 136.3
11 Au Cheval 135.6
12 Fat Rice 135.3
13 Avec 134.2
14 Found 131.7
15 The Boarding House 131.3
16 Howells and Hood 130.9
17 Earth + Ocean 130.7
18 Two Restaurant 130.6
19 Longman & Eagle 129.3
20 Grace 127.8
21 Ruxbin Kitchen 125.8
22 Trenchermen 123.3
23 Lula Cafe 122.5
24 Vera 122.2
25 The Publican 121.5