Washington D.C. Top 25 Restaurants: July 2014

For the first time since the rollout of D.C.’s Foodable Top 25 in December 2013, Proof pushes through to the No. 1 spot. With a Social Score of 169.13 — the highest D.C. has seen thus far — Proof is a wine-centric restaurant in Penn Quarter that serves Modern American fare under the vision of Chef Haidar Karoum. It has been in the Top 5 since February 2014, but has never seen a No. 1.

Birch & Barley — which has been consistently in the Top 5 since D.C. Foodable 25’s inception, and was No. 1 in June (and March) — takes a surprising tumble to No. 8. However, it’s important to note that its Social Score still increased — from a 166.29 to a 167.02, showing that D.C. dining has really elevated itself in terms of consumer perception this past month. Let’s see if restaurants’ Social Scores for D.C. continue to climb. Another unexpected jump comes from Room 11, at No. 2, which has not seen a 25 list since February, when it was No. 19. Also, BlackSalt makes its comeback in the Top 10 after an odd fall to No. 24 last month

Congratulations to some newcomers this month: Sona Creamery and Wine Bar, Rural Society, Menu MBK, and Toro Toro.

Check out the full list below!

Crispy Pig's Head at Proof | Credit: Yelp, Wendy F.

Crispy Pig's Head at Proof | Credit: Yelp, Wendy F.

Gravlax at Proof | Credit: Yelp, Cyndy K.

Gravlax at Proof | Credit: Yelp, Cyndy K.

Tuna Tartare at Proof | Credit: Yelp, Tala D.

Tuna Tartare at Proof | Credit: Yelp, Tala D.

Chinatown Crispy Pork Sandwich, Garlic & Sweet Soy Glaze, Spicy Coleslaw at Proof | Credit: Yelp, Alicia G.

Chinatown Crispy Pork Sandwich, Garlic & Sweet Soy Glaze, Spicy Coleslaw at Proof | Credit: Yelp, Alicia G.

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Proof 169.13
2 Room 11 168.93
3 Estadio 168.43
4 Iron Gate 168.37
5 Restaurant Eve 168.12
6 Blue Duck Tavern 168.09
7 Rasika 167.20
8 Birch & Barley 167.02
9 BlackSalt 165.94
10 Brasserie Beck 165.82
11 Doi Moi 165.19
12 Sona Creamery and Wine Bar 164.92
13 Graffiato 164.66
14 The Red Hen 164.13
15 Little Serow 164.09
16 Rural Society 163.82
17 Pearl Dive Oyster Palace 163.07
18 Toki Underground 162.54
19 Menu MBK 162.26
20 Zaytinya 162.01
21 Toro Toro 161.94
22 Mintwood Place 161.48
23 Plume 160.42
24 VOLT 159.89
25 Bourbon Steak 159.36