Philadelphia Top 25 Restaurants: November 2016

You'll be feeling the love in "The City of Brotherly Love" with our latest round of Philadelphia's Top 25 Restaurants. And there's a reason the No. 1 restaurant for November is the champion — it doesn't rest on its laurels, although its name may suggest otherwise. Laurel, a stylish, intimate restaurant that serves French and American fare, with Chef Nicholas Elmi at the helm, took the throne with a score of 177.99. Following close behind at 177.05 is Fond, complete with homemade bread and desserts, which we're sure guests are fond of. 

Jokes aside, the competition was fierce, but Vedge rose through the ranks. From its previous place at No. 14, it landed at No. 5, jumping nine spots on the board. Pretty impressive, especially for having only a strictly vegetarian menu. While one restaurant grew in popularity, an old favorite took a heavy drop. NOORD eetcafe, which sat comfortably at No. 9, is now barely hanging on at No. 20. That's not to discredit them, as being on the Top 25 is already an accomplishment, but will we see this hotspot make a comeback?

Speaking of comeback, let's welcome back three restaurants, who haven't appeared in our Top 25 since December 2015: Vernick Food & Drink, V Street, and Bibou. And it's looking like good things come in threes, because we have three newcomers who have made their debut to the Top 25. Congratulations to the modern and sophisticated Fork, the cozy and classic A Mano, and the hip and seafood-centric Wister BYOB!

Curious to see the rest of the countdown? Check out the full list below.

Salt Roasted Beets, Pomegranate, Black Walnut and Hibiscus #newmenuitems

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Goat cheese stuffed squash blossom with cherry tomatoes and pesto #summertime

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A brunch feast a.kitchen style. 📸 @corisuemorris

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Schiacciata. #grapeseason

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RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Laurel 177.99  
2 Fond 177.05  
3 a.kitchen+bar  176.98  
4 Le Virtù 176.41  
5 Vedge 175.6  
6 Aldine 175.49 Play Video
7 Townsend 175.31  
8 Vernick Food & Drink 175.27  
9 Fork 175.12  
10 A Mano 175.03  
11 Wister 175.02  
12 Little Nonna's 174.55  
13 V Street 174.37  
14 South 174.31  
15 Bibou 174.13  
16 Fitler Dining Room 174.07  
17 Sbraga 173.64  
18 High Street on Market 173.59  
19 Abe Fisher 173.35  
20 Serpico 173.11  
21 Birchrunville 173.11  
22 NOORD eetcafe 172.99  
23 Pub & Kitchen 172.58  
24 Will BYOB 172.42  
25 Santucci's 172.05  

Philadelphia Top 25 Restaurants: July 2014

This month, we welcome Philadelphia into our Foodable Top 25 lineup! In a city where cheesesteaks are (infamously) sacred, locals know that Philly dining is about so much more than that — this list is proof of its emergence. 

Kicking things off at No. 1 with a Social Score of 168.52 is Serpico, the delicious brainchild of James Beard Award-winning chef Peter Serpico and Stephen Starr. The intimate restaurant, which offers 60 seats, is a dinner-only venue that boasts fresh, seasonal fare with a wine list that’s been selected to pair with menu items. Nestled on South Street, the sexy Serpico, with an unassuming brick exterior, boasts global cuisine that ranges from Raw Diver Scallops to Pork & Kimchi Stew.

Also rounding out the Top 5 for July are Little Nonna’s, Talula’s Daily, Sbraga, and Avance.

Check out the full list below!

Sliced Diver Scallops, Buttermilk, Poppy Seeds, Green Chili Paste, White Soy, Chive at Serpico  | Credit: Yelp, PhillyBestByob X

Sliced Diver Scallops, Buttermilk, Poppy Seeds, Green Chili Paste, White Soy, Chive at Serpico | Credit: Yelp, PhillyBestByob X

Chilled Dashi Soup at Serpico  | Credit: Yelp, Marissa C.

Chilled Dashi Soup at Serpico | Credit: Yelp, Marissa C.

Cope's Corn Ravioli with Chorizo, White Cheese, Pickled and Roasted Onions, Sour Cream, Lime at Serpico  | Credit: Yelp, Bryce Q.

Cope's Corn Ravioli with Chorizo, White Cheese, Pickled and Roasted Onions, Sour Cream, Lime at Serpico | Credit: Yelp, Bryce Q.

Tataki of Spanish Mackerel, Pickled Ramps, Soy, Rice Pearls, and Olive Oil at Serpico  | Credit: Facebook, Starr Restaruants

Tataki of Spanish Mackerel, Pickled Ramps, Soy, Rice Pearls, and Olive Oil at Serpico | Credit: Facebook, Starr Restaruants

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Serpico 168.52
2 Little Nonna's 167.94
3 Talula's Daily 167.38
4 Sbraga 164.72
5 Avance 164.17
6 Pub & Kitchen 163.85
7 The Fat Ham 162.10
8 Le Virtù 160.83
9 Fork Restaurant 160.09
10 Vedge Restaurant 159.83
11 Fond 159.11
12 Vernick Food & Drink 155.93
13 Will BYOB 155.85
14 John's Roast Pork 155.51
15 Federal Donuts 155.34
16 Bibou 155.17
17 Paesano's Philly Style 155.00
18 Noord 154.85
19 Santucci's 154.83
20 Pho 75 154.66
21 American Sardine Bar 154.49
22 Fitler Dining Room 154.32
23 Le Chéri 153.98
24 Barbuzzo 153.64
25 Kanella 153.47