New York City Top 25 Restaurants: December 2014

So what restaurants are creating the most positive social buzz in one of the greatest culinary cities in the nation?

If you have been following the NYC Top 25 list– you will definitely recognize this month’s victor. Alder launches from No. 6 to No. 1 with the high social score of 180.94 this December. Root & Bone remains at the No. 2 placement and last month’s victor, Eleven Madison Park rounds out the top three.

20 of the restaurants on this month’s list are Top 25 veterans. Foodable welcomes five new restaurants. The restaurant known for its Mexican small plates, Cosme makes its debut at No. 13. Following closely behind is the upscale American eatery, Reynard at No. 14. Honu Kitchen joins the list at No. 16 and the family style restaurant, Rubirosa lands at No. 20. The last new restaurant is the french bistro, Buvette at No. 23.

Check out the full list below!

Pigs in a blanket at Alder | YELP, Raz R. 

Pigs in a blanket at Alder | YELP, Raz R. 

Watermelon, Ham, and Cheese at Root & Bone | YELP, Wen Jin G

Watermelon, Ham, and Cheese at Root & Bone | YELP, Wen Jin G

Chocolate sorbet with lavender, orange, madison sea salt at Eleven Madison Park | YELP, Capt K.

Chocolate sorbet with lavender, orange, madison sea salt at Eleven Madison Park | YELP, Capt K.

Dover Sole tower with apple slices and curry at East 12th Osteria | YELP, Diane J. 

Dover Sole tower with apple slices and curry at East 12th Osteria | YELP, Diane J. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score
1 Alder 180.94
2 Root & Bone 179.56
3 Eleven Madison Park 178.19
4 East 12th Osteria 177.05
5 Marc Forgione 176.48
6 ABC Kitchen 174.94
7 Peasant 174.85
8 Red Farm 174.82
9 The Marrow 174.39
10 Eataly 174.28
11 Red Rooster 173.92
12 Bar Boulud 173.82
13 Cosme 171.93
14 Reynard 171.84
15 Charlie Bird 171.29
16 Honu Kitchen 170.96
17 Perilla 170.83
18 The Spotted Pig 170.77
19 Per Se 170.62
20 Rubirosa 170.37
21 Locanda Verde 170.3
22 Balthazar Restaurant 169.74
23 Buvette 169.64
24 Arlington Club 169.52
25 Decoy 169.27