Washington D.C. Top 25 Restaurants: May 2015

As per usual, there’s a lot going on in D.C.’s dining scene. And this month is no different, with new restaurants hopping aboard the Top 25 list, others falling hard and some climbing their way back to the top. So, let’s get right to it!

In a recent turn of events, Thai restaurant and 25 sweetheart Little Serow falls out of the Top 10 this month, the first time since July 2014. Last month’s No. 1, Mintwood Place, drops a few spots to No. 5 with its Social Score dropping as well, from 174.11 to 171.91.

Tony Chittum’s Iron Gate, which focuses heavily on local sourcing, swoops into the No. 1 for the first time with a Social Score of 174.16. Iron Gate, which originally opened in 1923, is one of the most historical, continuously operating restaurants in D.C. However, the restaurant did end up temporarily closing and was reopened by Chittum in late 2013.

This month, we welcome DGS Delicatessen, Compass Rose and Daikaya to the lineup for the first time. We also welcome back Mike Isabella’s Graffiato (from November) and Estadio (from December).

Check out the full monthly ranking below!

Open-faced gyro at Iron Gate | Yelp, Nick A.

Open-faced gyro at Iron Gate | Yelp, Nick A.

Gnocchi at Proof | Yelp, Jennifer N.

Gnocchi at Proof | Yelp, Jennifer N.

Atlantic Day Boat Scallops at BlackSalt | Yelp, Jeong L.

Atlantic Day Boat Scallops at BlackSalt | Yelp, Jeong L.

A Reuben atop french fries at DGS Delicatessen | Yelp, Kristy W.

A Reuben atop french fries at DGS Delicatessen | Yelp, Kristy W.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Iron Gate 174.16  
2 BlackSalt 173.72  
3 Proof 173.56  
4 DGS Delicatessen 172.87  
5 Mintwood Place 171.91  
6 Range 170.73  
7 Compass Rose 170.66  
8 Corduroy 170.64  
9 Graffiato 170.58  
10 Volt 170.51  
11 Cork Wine Bar 170.35  
12 Little Serow 169.53  
13 Daikaya 169.36  
14 Room 11 169.32  
15 The Red Hen 169.29  
16 Estadio 167.36  
17 Restaurant Eve 165.98 Play Video
18 Jack Rose Dining Saloon 165.66  
19 Kapnos 164.34  
20 Birch & Barley 162.70  
21 Brasserie Beck 161.21  
22 Blue Duck Tavern 161.06  
23 Rasika 160.44  
24 Pearl Dive Oyster Palace 159.67  
25 Rural Society 159.51