Chicago Top 25 Restaurants: July 2014

While there are no new restaurants premiering on the Top 25 ranking for Chicago this month, six are jumping back onto the list from previous months: Vera, Avec, Taxim, Frontera Grill, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, and CH Distillery. At No. 1 is Stephanie Izard’s Little Goat Diner, which made its No. 1 debut in May 2014, but slipped to No. 6 in June, being replaced by Nellcôte. This month, Nellcôte falls to No. 12. It’s interesting to note that Little Goat Diner’s Social Score for July bounced to 176.55 from 163.72 (the last time it was No. 1, in May). 

The Bristol, maintaining its No. 2 spot, is the only restaurant in July’s Top 5 that stayed in from June. Rounding out spots 3-5, respectively, are Next (up from No. 11), Vera (hopping back onto the list for the first time since February), and Sunda(up from No. 10). Because there were a lot of shifts, quite a few restaurants fell off the list this month: Little Market, Kinzie Chophouse, Fat Rice, Old Town Social, Roka Akor, and Tavernita.

Check out the full list below!

Credit: Facebook, Little Goat Diner

Credit: Facebook, Little Goat Diner

Plantain Cake with Coconut Cream, Passion Fruit Puree, and Caramel Sauce | Credit: Facebook, Little Goat Diner

Plantain Cake with Coconut Cream, Passion Fruit Puree, and Caramel Sauce | Credit: Facebook, Little Goat Diner

Credit: Facebook, Little Goat Diner

Credit: Facebook, Little Goat Diner

Crisp White Anchoives | Credit: Facebook, Little Goat Diner

Crisp White Anchoives | Credit: Facebook, Little Goat Diner

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Little Goat Diner 176.55
2 The Bristol 174.09
3 Next 170.99
4 Vera 170.92
5 Sunda 170.88
6 BellyQ 169.48
7 Avec 169.37
8 RPM Italian 168.73
9 Two Restaurant 168.63
10 Au Cheval 167.97
11 Trenchermen 166.51
12 Nellcôte 164.95
13 The Publican 163.84
14 Earth + Ocean 163.44
15 Takito Kitchen 163.09
16 Nightwood Restaurant 162.09
17 Paris Club Bistro & Bar 161.93
18 Taxim 160.99
19 Alinea 160.93
20 Grace 160.42
21 Sumi Robata 157.40
22 Frontera Grill 156.90
23 Honey Butter Fried Chicken 156.54
24 CH Distillery 156.36
25 Kai Zan 156.18