Chicago Top 25 Restaurants: November 2013

Last month, we revealed our first city-level #Foodable25 ranking for Chicago. November’s top Social Score came in about +3 points higher than October’s. The Bristol, which topped last month’s list, fell to No. 4 in November, with Sumi Robata taking the No. 1 spot (up from No. 5). 

Photo Credit: Yelp | matt l. // Sumi Robata

Photo Credit: Yelp | matt l. // Sumi Robata

Sumi Robata Bar, a modern, intimate Japanese diner/bar in River North helmed by Chef Kato, boasts refined Asian dishes. Menu items include Grilled Wagyu Ribeye, Charred Scallops with Ohba Butter, and even unexpected items like fried chicken. Though it did not win first, Sumi was chosen as one of Eater's “Restaurant of the Year” nominees. Zagat also credited the restaurant as one of the best Chicago restaurants for international cuisine.

Quite a few of October's restaurants fell off of November's list: Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf, Howells and Hood, Earth + Ocean, Longman & Eagle, Lula Cafe, Vera, and The Publican. Replacing them were some newcomers: Congratulations to Dillman’s, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Carriage House, Brindille, Three Dots and a Dash, The Dawson, and Urban Belly.

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Sumi Robata 143.29
2 BellyQ 143.09
3 Fat Rice 140.98
4 The Bristol 140.93
5 Little Goat Diner 140.47
6 Grace 139.83
7 Found 139.75
8 Two Restaurant 138.79
9 Dillmans 138.74
10 Honey Butter Fried Chicken 138.73
11 Carriage House 137.62
12 Takito Kitchen 136.93
13 Au Cheval 136.88
14 Avec 136.55
15 Nightwood Restaurant 135.94
16 Brindille 134.99
17 G.E.B. 134.92
18 The Boarding House 132.99
19 Three Dots and a Dash 132.83
20 Ruxbin Kitchen 130.92
21 The Dawson 130.77
22 Sun Wah BBQ 130.72
23 Trenchermen 129.88
24 Urban Belly 129.88
25 Kai Zan 129.84