Los Angeles Top 25 Restaurants: December 2014

We see some major shifts in this month's Los Angeles Top 25 ranking before the close of 2014.

At No. 1 restaurant this December is AOC with a social score of 178.37. This upscale eatery is known for its small plates and wine selection and moves up from No. 5 to replace November's victor, Maude. Jumping from No. 7 to No. 2 is the European restaurant known for its Spanish-fusion fare, Baco Mercat. Sqirl drops one rank but stays strong to round out the top three. 

Foodable welcomes back a few restaurants that took a brief hiatus from the list- including the restaurant, Father's Office that lands at No. 14 and Hinoki & the Bird at No. 22. Hanging on at No. 23 is the neighborhood bakery and pizzeria, Milo and Olive

Check out the full list below!

Driver Scallops at AOC | YELP, Carol L. 

Driver Scallops at AOC | YELP, Carol L. 

Pulled Goose Confit at Bäco Mercat | YELP, Ed K.

Pulled Goose Confit at Bäco Mercat | YELP, Ed K.

Brown rice bowl with sorrel pesto, preserved meyer lemon, pickled radish, feta, and a poached egg at Sqirl | YELP, Rose C. 

Brown rice bowl with sorrel pesto, preserved meyer lemon, pickled radish, feta, and a poached egg at Sqirl | YELP, Rose C. 

Warm butter Cake at Mastro's Steakhouse | YELP, FIFI L.

Warm butter Cake at Mastro's Steakhouse | YELP, FIFI L.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 AOC  178.37  
2 Baco Mercat  177.39  
3 Sqirl  177.24  
4 Mastro's Steakhouse  177.10  
5 Trois Mec  176.96  
6 Bestia  176.71  
7 Alma  176.67  
8 Maude  175.28  
9 Bowery Bungalo  174.51  
10 LA Chapter Ace Hotel  174.07  
11 Rivera  173.05  
12 Tar & Roses  172.54  
13 Factory Kitchen  171.22  
14 Father's Office  170.63  
15 Bucato  170.28  
16 Lukshon  170.17  
17 Spago  170.01  
18 Ink.  169.95  
19 Chi Spacca  169.75  
20 Eggslut at Grand Central Market  169.73  
21 The Springs  169.62  
22 Hinoki and the Bird  169.54  
23 Milo and Olive  168.53  
24 Lucques  167.22  
25 Guisados 167.09