Los Angeles Top 25 Restaurants: January 2014

January 2014 marks the second month running of L.A.’s Foodable Top 25, where local restaurants are ranked by big data pulled from our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index. For this list, we specifically focus on consumer sentiment and influence on social media.

This month, Michael Voltaggio’s ink. climbed out of the No. 5 spot, taking the lead for January. December’s No. 1 – Culina Modern Italian – trickled down a couple of spots to No. 3. Gjelina stayed in place at No. 2. Also rounding out the Top 5 are Water Grill and Maude, two new additions to the list. Spago (No. 9) jumped into the Top 10 this month and Bestia (No. 11) fell out of Top 10 status. 

New to the list this month, aside from Water Grill and Maude, are Acabar and Sugarfish.

Known for its modern L.A. cuisine, ink. is Michael Voltaggio’s first signature restaurant. With ink., he hopes to redefine what “fine dining” means for Angelenos. Between its minimalistic aesthetic, which creates a soft palette to enhance the dishes themselves, to Voltaggio’s signature style of balancing precision with adventure, it’s no wonder ink. is loved by so many.

 
 
Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 ink. 163.11
2 Gjelina 162.83
3 Culina Modern Italian 160.94
4 Water Grill 160.93
5 Maude 160.64
6 Fig & Olive - Melrose 160.48
7 Animal 160.46
8 Baco Mercat 160.38
9 Spago 160.31
10 Allumette 159.88
11 Bestia 159.73
12 Chi Spacca 159.72
13 Alma 159.38
14 Hostaria Del Piccolo 159.37
15 Bar Ama 158.73
16 Tar & Roses 158.35
17 Katana 158.33
18 Acabar 156.73
19 Providence 156.12
20 Sugarfish 155.74
21 Tavern 155.39
22 Hinoki and the Bird 155.33
23 Rivabella 155.28
24 Urasawa 154.93
25 Milo and Olive 154.47