Washington D.C. Top 25 Restaurants: June 2014

It’s not exactly a secret anymore that D.C.’s dining scene is an emerging one, gaining culinary cred for its elevated food and concepts. This month on our Foodable Top 25 list, we welcome Iron Gate, Doi Moi, and Mintwood Place into the mix for the first time. 

Taking back the No. 1 spot is Birch & Barley, which last championed the list in March. Estadio climbs into the Top 5 for the first time at No. 2, and May’s frontrunner, Restaurant Eve, falls out at No. 6. Three restaurants climb back onto the list for the first time since February: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, Toki Underground, and Ghibellina.

In June, Birch & Barley took home a 2014 Rammy (a big event for D.C.’s food & dining industry) for “Beer Program of the Year” for its highly acclaimed craft beer spread (as we mentioned in March, it’s home to 555 artisanal beers!). On June 29th, Birch & Barley’s Kyle Bailey competed in a chef-off for charity at Union Market.

Check out the full list below!

Roasted Venison Loin with Butternut Squash, Sautéed Brussels Sprout Leaves, Hulled Barley & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds | Credit: Facebook, Birch & Barley

Roasted Venison Loin with Butternut Squash, Sautéed Brussels Sprout Leaves, Hulled Barley & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds | Credit: Facebook, Birch & Barley

Grilled Peaches, Sour Gherkins, with Housemade Ginger & Sage Ricotta, Poppy, & Mizuna | Credit: Facebook, Birch & Barley

Grilled Peaches, Sour Gherkins, with Housemade Ginger & Sage Ricotta, Poppy, & Mizuna | Credit: Facebook, Birch & Barley

Long Island Cheese Pumpkin, Barigouled Cardoons, Toasted Pinenuts & Aged Pecorino | Credit: Facebook, Birch & Barley

Long Island Cheese Pumpkin, Barigouled Cardoons, Toasted Pinenuts & Aged Pecorino | Credit: Facebook, Birch & Barley

House-Cured Sardines Served with Cauliflower, Pinenuts, Mâché & Frisee | Credit: Facebook, Birch & Barley

House-Cured Sardines Served with Cauliflower, Pinenuts, Mâché & Frisee | Credit: Facebook, Birch & Barley

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Birch & Barley 166.29
2 Estadio 165.88
3 Iron Gate 165.87
4 Brasserie Beck 165.86
5 Proof 165.43
6 Restaurant Eve 165.18
7 Blue Duck Tavern 165.00
8 Doi Moi 164.81
9 Graffiato 164.57
10 The Red Hen 164.26
11 Rasika 164.14
12 Pearl Dive Oyster Palace 163.99
13 Toki Underground 163.85
14 Zaytinya 163.71
15 Mintwood Place 163.64
16 Little Serow 162.95
17 Plume 162.42
18 VOLT 161.99
19 Bourbon Steak 161.13
20 The Inn at Little Washington 160.84
21 Roofers Union 160.74
22 Komi 160.70
23 CityZen 160.27
24 BlackSalt 159.84
25 Ghibellina 159.61