New Orleans Top 25 Restaurants: November 2015

In what’s become proper fashion, this month’s New Orleans Top 25 restaurants, pulled from the Restaurant Social Media Index’s November data, is completely shaken up from past months.

Willa Jean, which was introduced to the ranking for the first time in September 2015, jumps up three spots to claim No. 1 for the first time, with a Social Score of 176.54. Located in the Central Business District downtown, Willa Jean is a chef-driven contemporary bakery with chefs John Besh, Kelly Fields, and Lisa White at the helm. The 80-seat venue offers a modern twist on southern food, and serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

At No. 2 is Salon by Sucré, a restaurant making the list for the very first time and, interestingly, is tied with St. Roch Market (technically both hold the No. 2 spot). In total, this month introduces three new restaurants to the ranking, and The Company Burger makes a reappearance for the first time since April. 

Check out the full rankings below!

Vegetable gratin on cast iron at Willa Jean | Instagram @willjeanbakery

Vegetable gratin on cast iron at Willa Jean | Instagram @willjeanbakery

Curry Mussels at PDR in St. Roch Market | Instagram @yuedazhi

Curry Mussels at PDR in St. Roch Market | Instagram @yuedazhi

A Croque Benedict at Salon by Sucré | Instagram @salonbysucre

A Croque Benedict at Salon by Sucré | Instagram @salonbysucre

Fire roasted turnips & fennel, mushrooms, handmade beet pasta, and shallot crema at Sac-a-Lait | Instagram @sacalaitnola

Fire roasted turnips & fennel, mushrooms, handmade beet pasta, and shallot crema at Sac-a-Lait | Instagram @sacalaitnola

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Willa Jean 176.54  
2 Salon by Sucré 175.49  
3 St. Roch Market 175.49  
4 Sac-a-Lait 175.14  
5 Compère Lapin 174.91  
6 Angeline 174.91  
7 Root 174.89 Play Video
8 The Company Burger 174.53  
9 McClure's Barbecue at NOLA Brewing 174.52  
10 MOPHO 174.51 Play Video
11 Sylvain 174.11  
12 La Petite Grocery 174.03  
13 District Donuts. Sliders. Brew 174.02 Play Video
14 Bacchanal Wine 173.88  
15 Balise 173.73  
16 Coquette 173.58  
17 Avo 173.58  
18 Pêche 173.13  
19 Domenica 172.98  
20 Cochon Butcher 172.83  
21 Roux Carré 172.54  
22 Toups' Meatery 172.52  
23 Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen 172.45  
24 Compère Lapin 172.36  
25 Boucherie 172.20