Chicago Top 25 Restaurants: September 2015

Chicago’s Top 25 restaurants this month, pulled from September RSMI data, looks like a random shuffling of restaurants, with huge leaps and some big falls, along with new restaurants debuting, and restaurants jumping back onto the list. Chicago is a foodie town, and what seems to be popular one month with consumers can quickly change, but such is the restaurant business. So let’s just jump in, shall we?

Stephanie Izard’s Little Goat Diner climbs back to No. 1 for the first time since July 2014. Meanwhile, last month’s frontrunner, The Aviary, tumbles to No. 9. RPM Italian has had a few rough past months on the list, but it’s the biggest jump for September, sliding into No. 2 from last month’s No. 20. This month, we welcome three restaurants debuting on a Top 25 list. Welcome Boka, Momotaro, and Perennial Virant! 

Check out the full rankings below.

Pancakes with crispy onions and porkbelly at Little Goat Diner | Instagram, @worldwidefoodie

Pancakes with crispy onions and porkbelly at Little Goat Diner | Instagram, @worldwidefoodie

P.E.I. Mussels, salsa brava, fresh herbs at TWO Restaurant | Instagram, @two_chicago

P.E.I. Mussels, salsa brava, fresh herbs at TWO Restaurant | Instagram, @two_chicago

Housemade ricotta, artichokes three ways, Nicoise olive on toasted sourdough at RPM Italian | Instagram, @rpmitalian

Housemade ricotta, artichokes three ways, Nicoise olive on toasted sourdough at RPM Italian | Instagram, @rpmitalian

Broiled black cod, toasted sesame, miso glaze at RPM Steak | Instagram, @rpmsteakchi

Broiled black cod, toasted sesame, miso glaze at RPM Steak | Instagram, @rpmsteakchi

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Little Goat Diner  178.43  
2 RPM Italian 178.33  
3 TWO Restaurant 178.11 Play Video
4 RPM Steak 177.56  
5 Nellcôte  177.14  
6 CH Distillery 177.01  
7 Avec 176.30  
8 The Bristol 176.28 Play Video
9 The Aviary 176.03 Play Video
10 Boka 175.92  
11 Sunda 175.88 Play Video
12 Earth + Ocean  175.46  
13 Old Town Social 175.11  
14 Momotaro 174.64  
15 The Publican  174.20  
16 Takito Kitchen 174.19 Play Video
17 Urbanbelly  174.03  
18 Trenchermen  173.71  
19 Nico Osteria 173.36  
20 Alinea 173.23  
21 Perennial Virant 173.16  
22 Mott St. 173.07  
23 Fat Rice  172.91  
24 Frontera Grill  172.59  
25 BellyQ 172.43