Los Angeles Top 25 Restaurants: May 2014

Animal takes the No. 1 spot for the first time after having been in the Top 10 since we first began our L.A. Top 25 rollout in December 2013. Culina Modern Italian, April’s No. 1, falls to No. 10.

Helmed by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Animal opened in 2008, yet still boasts a minimal outside presence with no signage — but if you’re a proper L.A. foodie, you know where to find this 50-seat restaurant located in Mid-City. Animal boasts a delicious social presence, and features local farms and restaurants on their website, proving that community is important. (We can dig that.)

There are more than a few new first-time contenders for May’s L.A. Foodable Top 25 — Congratulations to Trois Mec, SQIRL, Red Medicine, n/naka, Lucques, Night + Market, and Lukshon!

Some big movers within the rankings from last month include Gjelina, Republique, Bäco Mercat, and East Borough.

Check out the full list below!

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Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Animal 169.73
2 Gjelina 168.83
3 Trois Mec 168.62
4 LA Chapter - Ace Hotel 167.37
5 Republique 167.13
6 Ink. 166.29
7 SQIRL 165.82
8 Providence 165.71
9 Water Grill 165.43
10 Culina Modern Italian 165.09
11 Red Medicine 164.95
12 Spago 163.96
13 Allumette 163.85
14 Orsa & Winston 163.73
15 Bäco Mercat 163.18
16 n/naka 162.10
17 Lucques 162.04
18 Maude 162.03
19 Fig & Olive - Melrose 161.31
20 Night + Market 161.09
21 Tar & Roses 160.71
22 Plan Check Kitchen + Bar 160.53
23 East Borough 160.48
24 The Factory Kitchen 160.33
25 Lukshon 159.36

You can check out past rankings for L.A. here:
April 2014

March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013