New York City Top 25 Restaurants: February 2014

In our now six months of tracking New York City’s social consumer sentiment toward local restaurants, we’ve seen quite a few shifts from month to month. The data from February has been crunched, putting WD-50 with a Social Score of 158.64 in the No. 1 spot for the first time. A Wylie Dufresne concept, WD-50’s focus is New American cuisine, hosts private dining in its wine cellar, and currently offers two tasting menus. Aside from having a James Beard Award-winning chef, WD-50 is known for its culinary innovation – in both technique and structure. 

Perilla, January’s No. 1 holder, drops all the way to No. 13, Marc Forgione remains in Top 5 status, and Momofuku climbs from No. 13 to No. 6. Also making significant shifts, for better or worse, are Betony, Locanda Verde and Per Se.

Congrats to Saxon + Parole, who made #Foodable25 for the first time this month (at No. 2, no less!), and those who jumped back onto the list this month: DB Bistro Moderne, The Stanton Social and Boulud Sud.

Check out the full list below!

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Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 WD-50 158.64
2 Saxon + Parole 158.45
3 Marc Forgione 157.62
4 Red Rooster Harlem 155.31
5 Arlington Club 154.71
6 Momofuku Noodle Bar 154.39
7 Dirt Candy 153.25
8 The Spotted Pig 152.84
9 ABC Kitchen 150.99
10 Bar Boulud 150.91
11 Kin Shop 150.64
12 Betony 150.61
13 Perilla 150.52
14 DB Bistro Moderne 149.88
15 Eataly 149.87
16 Alder 148.72
17 American Cut 148.26
18 Lafayette 147.39
19 Locanda Verde 146.55
20 Charlie Bird 145.92
21 Per Se 145.85
22 Lure Fishbar 142.75
23 The Stanton Social 141.82
24 Balthazar Restaurant 139.88
25 Boulud Sud 139.81

You can check out past rankings for New York City here:
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013