Philadelphia Top 25 Restaurants: August 2015

This month, NOORD eetcafe makes its No. 1 spot debut with an impressive Social Score of 181.28, a.kitchen+bar climbs into the Top 5 at No. 2 (up from No. 10), and Vernick Food & Drink moves back up on the list, to No. 3.

NOORD is a BYOB restaurant serving Dutch cuisine (brunch and dinner) on Tasker Street. Dinner menu items include Amsterdam-style Mussels (beer-steamed, garlic, fennel, star anise, dried basil, house potatoes) and Konijn in het Zuur (rabbit leg confit, smoked sausage, lardons, baby turnips, zuurkool). The brunch menu includes a 12-hour braised brisket hash and takes on a variety of eggs-and-sides dishes. Plus, deep-fried french toast.

Last month’s frontrunner, Laurel, moves down a few spots to No. 4. Big movers for August include Abe Fisher and Will BYOB, and we welcome back three restaurants to the list: Talula’s Daily, PHO 75, and Barbuzzo. 

Check out the full ranking list below!

Clams and zuurkool at NOORD | Yelp, Elva L.

Clams and zuurkool at NOORD | Yelp, Elva L.

Artic char at Vernick Food & Drink | Yelp, Meredith B.

Artic char at Vernick Food & Drink | Yelp, Meredith B.

Grilled octopus at a.kitchen+bar | Yelp, Flora W.

Grilled octopus at a.kitchen+bar | Yelp, Flora W.

Truffle crusted wagyu beef, braised cheek, broccoli, black barley, garlic chips at Laurel | Yelp, Sari A.

Truffle crusted wagyu beef, braised cheek, broccoli, black barley, garlic chips at Laurel | Yelp, Sari A.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 NOORD eetcafe 181.28  
2 a.kitchen+bar  180.44  
3 Vernick Food & Drink 179.17  
4 Laurel 179.12  
5 Le Virtù 177.55  
6 Federal Donuts 177.38  
7 Bibou 176.74  
8 Abe Fisher 175.93  
9 Fond 175.33  
10 Little Nonna's 175.12  
11 High Street on Market 174.31  
12 Vedge 173.09  
13 Serpico 171.07  
14 Blackfish 170.26  
15 Fitler Dining Room 170.09  
16 Will BYOB 170.02  
17 Sbraga 169.64  
18 Birchrunville Store Cafe 169.24  
19 THE FAT HAM 169.02  
20 Avance 168.79  
21 Pub & Kitchen 168.57  
22 Santucci's 168.34  
23 Talula's Daily 167.89  
24 PHO 75 167.67  
25 Barbuzzo 167.59