Philadelphia Top 25 Restaurants: December 2015

For the first time ever, Fond climbs to the No. 1 spot on Foodable’s Top 25 Restaurants in Philadelphia list. With a social score this month of 180.11, Fond is a intimate restaurant located on the corner of South 11th Street. Helmed by head chef Lee Styer, pastry chef Jessie Prawlucki, and dining room manager Tory Keomanivong, Fond is known for its contemporary American cuisine and small venue charm.

Also making the Top 5 are Le Virtù, a.kitchen+bar, NOORD eetcafe, and Vernick Food & Drink. Jumping onto the ranking for the first time, we welcome Aldine, South, and V Street, and welcome back Zeppoli and Townsend, both of which jumped back onto the list from months past.

Check out the full ranking below!

Escargot with mango, pineapple, kaffir lime and coconut broth at Fond  | Instagram @fondphilly

Escargot with mango, pineapple, kaffir lime and coconut broth at Fond | Instagram @fondphilly

Spiced cauliflower at a.kitchen+bar  | Instagram @akitchen_philly

Spiced cauliflower at a.kitchen+bar | Instagram @akitchen_philly

Taccozzelle, house-made sausage, porcini, Navelli saffron, and black truffle at Le Virtu  | Instagram @joe_cicala

Taccozzelle, house-made sausage, porcini, Navelli saffron, and black truffle at Le Virtu | Instagram @joe_cicala

Molasses and beer-braised short ribs at NOORD eetcafe  | Instagram @noordphilly

Molasses and beer-braised short ribs at NOORD eetcafe | Instagram @noordphilly

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Fond 180.11  
2 Le Virtù 179.88  
3 a.kitchen+bar  179.62  
4 NOORD eetcafe 179.56  
5 Vernick Food & Drink 178.68  
6 Brigantessa 178.64  
7 Bibou 178.60  
8 Will BYOB 178.56  
9 Aldine Restaurant 178.54  
10 Girard Brasserie & Bruncherie 178.33  
11 Laurel 178.21  
12 Kensington Quarters 177.54  
13 Federal Donuts 177.36  
14 South Restaurant 175.95  
15 Fitler Dining Room 174.56  
16 V Street 174.35  
17 Vedge 173.57  
18 Zeppoli 173.55  
19 Abe Fisher 173.11  
20 Townsend 172.16  
21 Little Nonna's 172.07  
22 High Street on Market 171.55  
23 Serpico 170.51  
24 2nd Story Brewing Co. 170.12  
25 Blackfish 170.12  

Philadelphia Top 25 Restaurants: October 2015

Four of last month’s restaurants fall off the Top 25 ranking for Philly this month, and four new ones take their place. NOORD eetcafe, last month’s No. 1, takes a tumble but still remains in the Top 5. Meanwhile, a newbie to the list — Brigantessa, a Southern Italian pizzeria — steals No. 2 with an exceptionally high score for a first-timer. 

Also new to the list this month, we welcome Girard, Kensington Quarters, and 2nd Story Brewing Company. Which Philly restaurant made No. 1? Who fell off this month’s list?

Check out the full rankings below!

Scallops with roasted cauliflower, pickled cabbage, and aji dulce at a.kitchen+bar  | Instagram, @akitchen_philly  

Scallops with roasted cauliflower, pickled cabbage, and aji dulce at a.kitchen+bar | Instagram, @akitchen_philly
 

Taccozzelle, housemade sausage, porcini, Navelli saffron, black truffle at Le Virtù  | Instagram, @joe_cicala

Taccozzelle, housemade sausage, porcini, Navelli saffron, black truffle at Le Virtù | Instagram, @joe_cicala

Pizza at Brigantessa (yellow tomatoes, pork ragu, buffalo mozzarella, roasted red peppers, basil, lemon, Calabrian chili oil)  | Instagram, @brigantessaphila

Pizza at Brigantessa (yellow tomatoes, pork ragu, buffalo mozzarella, roasted red peppers, basil, lemon, Calabrian chili oil) | Instagram, @brigantessaphila

Matzo Brei with smoked salmon at NOORD eetcafe  | Instagram, @noordphilly

Matzo Brei with smoked salmon at NOORD eetcafe | Instagram, @noordphilly

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 a.kitchen+bar  180.95  
2 Brigantessa 180.19  
3 Le Virtù 179.88  
4 NOORD eetcafe 179.56  
5 Vernick Food & Drink 178.68  
6 Bibou 178.64  
7 Girard 178.33  
8 Laurel 178.21  
9 Kensington Quarters 177.54  
10 Federal Donuts 177.36  
11 2nd Story Brewing Co. 175.43  
12 Vedge 173.57  
13 Abe Fisher 173.11  
14 Fond 172.59  
15 Little Nonna's 172.07  
16 High Street on Market 171.55  
17 Fitler Dining Room 171.45  
18 Serpico 170.51  
19 Blackfish 169.99  
20 Will BYOB 169.37  
21 Pub & Kitchen 167.45  
22 Sbraga 167.29  
23 Santucci's 167.11  
24 Talula's Daily 166.77  
25 PHO 75 166.43