New York City Top 25 Restaurants: October 2013

New York City doesn't mess around when it comes to food. As the mothership of culinary cities in the U.S., it's easier to fail than to succeed in this dog-eat-dog market. The 25 restaurants below are not only bringing it, they're helping to redefine the landscape, and social consumers are noticing.

Marc Forgione is undoubtedly one of them. Climbing from No. 2 and taking the top spot from ABC Kitchen, Restaurant Marc Forgione hits on all the key components: impeccable dishes on a well-thought-out menu, innovative drinks, a cozy rustic meets urban loft atmosphere, and impressive service. On social, Forgione has more than 23K Twitter followers, more than 4K Facebook fans, and an Instagram account to salivate over.

Congratulations to all those who made the list, including some new additions for the month of October: The Modern and Alder.

Our #Foodable25 rankings aren't like most because they're not hand-selected – our proprietary Restaurant Social Media Index pulls data from social restaurant consumers from more than 17 social platforms to pinpoint who has the highest consumer sentiment and influence each month. (If you missed our NYC #Foodable25 list for September, you can check it out here.)

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: Marc Forgione

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: Marc Forgione

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Marc Forgione 140.1
2 Bar Boulud 138.2
3 Perilla 136.6
4 Locanda Verde 136.3
5 The Spotted Pig 135.7
6 Eataly 135.6
7 Balthazar Restaurant 135.2
8 Red Rooster 135.0
9 Lure Fishbar 134.0
10 Café Boulud 131.1
11 ABC Kitchen 131.0
12 Gramercy Tavern 130.7
13 Per Se 130.6
14 The Modern 130.4
15 Dirt Candy 130.1
16 Kin Shop 127.9
17 Danji 127.4
18 Esca 127.3
19 Perla 126.8
20 Pork Slope 126.8
21 DB Bistro Moderne 126.5
22 Alder 125.1
23 Hearth 124.3
24 Boulud Sud 123.4
25 The Stanton Social 123.3