New York City Top 25 Restaurants: July 2015

The Big Apple has boasted some big surprises for this month's Top 25.

For one, Alder, a New York City favorite that has consistently graced the Top 25 for months and months in a row, is closing with possible plans of relocation. It landed at No. 9 with a Social Score of 177.60. But in happier news, Marc Forgione has returned to No. 1 for the first time since April with a Social Score of 183.18.

Also this month, two familiar faces decided to pay a visit for the first time since 2014. Betony, which offers New American cuisine and creative cocktails, comes in at No. 15 with a Social Score of 174.17, and Dirt Candy, a restaurant that serves inventive vegetarian dishes, follows closely behind at No. 16 with a Social Score of 174.09. What could have inspired this resurrection?

Take a look at the full list below!

Bell & Evans Chicken Under a Brick at Marc Forgione | Yelp, Lori L.

Bell & Evans Chicken Under a Brick at Marc Forgione | Yelp, Lori L.

Lobster Roll at Catch | Yelp, Alex B.

Lobster Roll at Catch | Yelp, Alex B.

Seafood Dish at Tutto Il Giorno | Instagram, @anyasez

Seafood Dish at Tutto Il Giorno | Instagram, @anyasez

Polpi in Purgatorio at Peasant | Yelp, Ken 

Polpi in Purgatorio at Peasant | Yelp, Ken 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Marc Forgione 183.18  
2 Tutto Il Giorno 182.93  
3 Catch 181.03  
4 Peasant 180.72 Play Video
5 Cosme 179.73  
6 Kin Shop 179.17  
7 Arlington Club 178.62  
8 Eleven Madison Park 178.11  
9 Alder 177.60 Play Video
10 Root & Bone 177.09  
11 Meadowsweet 176.58  
12 Perilla 176.18  
13 Church Street Tavern 174.83  
14 Charlie Bird 174.57  
15 Betony 174.17  
16 Dirt Candy 174.09  
17 Bagatelle 174.05  
18 Momofuku Noodle Bar 173.79  
19 Red Rooster  173.18  
20 Eataly 172.94  
21 Decoy 172.19  
22 The Modern 171.45  
23 El Toro Blanco 171.29  
24 East 12th Osteria 171.19  
25 Navy 170.93