Chicago Top 25 Restaurants: June 2014

There’s been quite a shift in Chicago's Top 5 this month. Replacing Little Goat at No. 1 is Nellcôte with a Social Score of 170.93. Little Goat falls to No. 6. Also rounding out the top are The Bristol, Au Cheval, Little Market and Earth + Ocean, respectively.

RPM Italian jumps from No. 20 into the Top 10. BellyQ, The Publican, and Sumi Robata all take falls this month, but manage to hang on in the rankings. We also welcome Kinzie Chophouse as a first-timer on a Foodable Top 25. 

Nellcôte is a Millennial haven, and certainly gives new meaning to “ballin’ on a budget”. Aside from its high-quality brunch options at an affordable price, the restaurant, decked out in glamorous decor — crystal chandeliers, Art Nouveau inspired design elements and Parisian herringbone wood floors — yields inspiration from a mansion in the South of France where the Rolling Stones used to dine and party at in the ’70s. From an extensive, approachable menu to its kitchen-crafted cocktails and special events (in-house DJs? Oscar viewing parties? Check, check.), Nellcôte certainly sets the scene for a full-on experience.

Check out the full list below!

Salmon, Grilled Klug Farm Asparagus, Roasted Onions & Hazelnut Salsa Verde | Credit: Instagram, nellcote833

Salmon, Grilled Klug Farm Asparagus, Roasted Onions & Hazelnut Salsa Verde | Credit: Instagram, nellcote833

Tagliatelle | Credit: Instagram, yeezypeezy

Tagliatelle | Credit: Instagram, yeezypeezy

Squid Ink Strozzapreti with Maine Lobster, Fresno Chilies, Scallions, & Pine Nut Pesto | Credit: Instagram, nellcote833

Squid Ink Strozzapreti with Maine Lobster, Fresno Chilies, Scallions, & Pine Nut Pesto | Credit: Instagram, nellcote833

Brunch Pizza | Credit: Instagram, nellcote833

Brunch Pizza | Credit: Instagram, nellcote833

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Nellcôte 170.93
2 The Bristol 170.62
3 Au Cheval 168.48
4 Little Market 167.49
5 Earth + Ocean 166.39
6 Little Goat Diner 165.82
7 Kinzie Chophouse 165.41
8 Two Restaurant 165.33
9 RPM Italian 164.88
10 Sunda 164.81
11 Next 164.00
12 Trenchermen 163.92
13 Paris Club Bistro & Bar 163.82
14 BellyQ 163.09
15 Fat Rice 161.29
16 Old Town Social 161.28
17 The Publican 161.11
18 Takito Kitchen 160.39
19 Roka Akor 160.11
20 Sumi Robata 158.54
21 Tavernita 157.63
22 Kai Zan 155.83
23 Nightwood Restaurant 155.55
24 Alinea 154.99
25 Grace 154.71