New York City Top 25 Restaurants: April 2018

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: April 2018

Temperatures are finally starting to warm up again and we are all beginning to make our way out of our fleece blanket cocoons and back out into the concrete jungle. In anticipation of your spring and summer food adventures, Foodable Labs has churned out its latest ranking of the best restaurants in New York City!

With a little movement in the NYC Top 25, we have 5 restaurants BRAND NEW to the list.

At No. 1 we have newcomer Simon and the Whale, a beautiful neighborhood restaurant that draws its culinary inspiration from the American coasts. Nestled into the Freehand New York, the restaurant got its name from Owner Gabriel Stulman who was inspired by the whale-patterned gifts his son, Simon, had been receiving. Chef Matt Griffin created an American menu for the concept with several raw seafood starters, simple options like a fish sandwich with coleslaw, and more demanding dishes like the roast guinea hen. If you’re trying to kill two birds with one stone, Stulman also runs Studio upstairs at the Freehand, the No. 6 ranked restaurant on our list.

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New York City Top 25 Restaurants: November 2017

Welcome back! Ready to learn more about New York’s bustling dining scene? Well, you’ve come to the right place! The Big Apple has many newcomers making a big splash and  presenting themselves as a fierce competition to the veterans of the Top 25 list.

With that being said, there are a dozen new restaurants that made the November list for 2017. That’s right— 12 new restaurants. Seven of those new restaurants have made it into the coveted top ten spots.

Foodable welcomes Ferris celebrating at the No. 1 spot of the list with a score of 188.03. This New American restaurant is located at the Flatiron’s new Made Hotel and it’s kitchen is led by Chef Greg Proechel. The menu features a balance of rustic and refined preparations highlighting Proechel’s favorite ingredients of each season.

At No. 2 we have The Aviary’s NYC outpost with a score of 186.99. Debuting in New York for the first time, The Aviary is located at the top floor of the Mandarin Oriental overlooking Central Park. This progressive restaurant/cocktail bar aims to provide an interactive journey for guests, boasting small food plates and inventive, thoughtful cocktails. Needless to say, it’s a unique experience.

In third place, we have Le Coucou, another first timer on the Top 25 list, with a score of 186.31. This restaurant is located at the corner of Lafayette and Howard Street and it is led by the Chicago-native and internationally acclaimed chef Daniel Rose of Spring and La Bourse et La Vie in Paris. At Le Coucou, a Stephen Starr restaurant, you will experience chef’s personal take on French cuisine.

Other newcomers to the Top 25 are: Empellón, located in Madison Avenue, at 186.27; Jeju Noodle Bar, from chef Douglas Kim who’s worked at places like Gordon Ramsay NYC, Nobu and Per Se, at 184.17; Nur, boasting modern Middle Eastern cuisine, at 183.68; Public Kitchen, from the people behind Jean-Georges’ restaurants at 183.64; Fairfax, an all-day neighborhood cafe and wine bar, at 182.02; Emily, from the folks behind Emmy Squared (Watch On Foodable Side Dish Episode, here), at 181.53; THE POOL, a seafood restaurant created by Major Food Group, at 181.49; Alta, featuring mediterranean inspired food, at 180.42; and finally, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, a chef who currently holds 31 Michelin stars, at 180.22.

For more food destinations, check out the full list below!

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  1. Ferris | 188.03
  2. The Aviary | 186.99
  3. Le Coucou | 186.31
  4. Empellón | 186.27
  5. Marc Forgione | 186.18
  6. Jeju Noodle Bar | 184.17
  7. Nur | 183.68
  8. Public Kitchen | 183.64
  9. The Breslin | 183.22
  10. Tutto Il Giorno | 183.08
  11. Marta | 183.02
  12. Italienne | 182.33
  13. Fairfax | 182.02
  14. Emily | 181.53
  15. THE POOL | 181.49
  16. Temple Court | 181.45
  17. Momofuku Noodle Bar | 180.57
  18. Alta | 180.42
  19. Peasant | Video | 180.39
  20. Pig Bleeker | 180.37
  21. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon | 180.22
  22. Massoni | 179.87
  23. Momofuku Nishi | 179.62
  24. Harold's Meat + Three | 179.37
  25. Eataly | 178.87

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New York City Top 25 Restaurants: July 2016

Ready for another big bite, Big Apple? Here are the Top 25 restaurants for July 2016! First off, congratulations to Marta. This open kitchen, modern Italian brand first debuted in the last New York City Top 25 at No. 2 — and on its second appearance, it already made its way to No. 1. Talk about an impressive takeover! Following at second place is rustic-chic, farm-to-table restaurant Marc Forgione, which jumped up from its spot at No.4.

There were some brands who took the fall this round, such as Tutto il Giorno. This contemporary restaurant was No. 3 in the last Top 25 — and No. 1 before that — and has now dropped to No. 16. Will it make a comeback? And speaking of comeback, a familiar face, The Breslin, has ranked on the Top 25 again after last appearing in January 2014. Congratulations!

And without further ado, clap your hands for three restaurants new to the Foodable Top 25: Wildair at No. 9, Upland at No. 21, and Casa Enrique at No. 24.

Book your dinner dates! Check out the full list below.

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RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Marta 181.97  
2 Marc Forgione 180.34  
3 Momofuku Nishi 180.29  
4 Toro 179.86  
5 Eataly 179.31  
6 Baita by Birreria 179.25  
7 Catch 179.02  
8 ABC Kitchen 178.73  
9 Wildair 178.64  
10 Charlie Bird 178.55  
11 Tilda All Day 178.41  
12 Gramercy Tavern 178.34  
13 The Spotted Pig 178.17  
14 Decoy 177.92  
15 Navy 177.67  
16 Tutto il Giorno 177.55  
17 The Modern 177.55  
18 La Sirena 177.42  
19 The Breslin 177.35  
20 Momofuku Noodle Bar 177.3  
21 Upland 177.27  
22 Amali  177.05  
23 Dirt Candy 176.92 Play Video
24 Casa Enrique 176.9  
25 Cosme 176.69 Play Video

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: February 2016

For the first time in months, new restaurants are jumping on New York City’s Top 25 Restaurants list. And not just one or two, but nine. Nine! And one of them is stealing the No. 1 spot from Tutto Il Giorno, which falls to No. 3. Momofuku Nishi, Dave Chang’s newest restaurant under the Momofuku empire, is holding it down with a solid Social Score of 181.49. The No. 2 spot, not exactly new to the city but new to the Top 25 ranking, is Danny Meyer’s Marta, a pizza restaurant helmed by Chef Nick Anderer.

This month in New York, we also welcome Eataly pop-up, Baita; Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette’s Toro; Tilda All Day; Santina; Pig & Khao; Amali; and Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s first new place in nearly a decade, La Sirena.

Check out the full ranking below!

Momofuku Nishi's take on cacio e pepe with fermented chickpeas in place of cacio cheese  | Instagram @supervy

Momofuku Nishi's take on cacio e pepe with fermented chickpeas in place of cacio cheese | Instagram @supervy

Pasta from Tutto Il Giorno  | Instagram @samsandersss

Pasta from Tutto Il Giorno | Instagram @samsandersss

Pizza at Marta  | Instagram @martamanhattan  

Pizza at Marta | Instagram @martamanhattan
 

Hearts of palm, dry aged lardo, and preserved Meyer lemon at Restaurant Marc Forgione  | Instagram @white.hutch.productions

Hearts of palm, dry aged lardo, and preserved Meyer lemon at Restaurant Marc Forgione | Instagram @white.hutch.productions

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Momofuku Nishi 181.49  
2 Marta 181.44  
3 Tutto Il Giorno 181.42  
4 Restaurant Marc Forgione 181.09  
5 Baita 180.09  
6 Peasant 179.61 Play Video
7 ABC Kitchen 179.21  
8 Catch 179.00  
9 Toro 178.94  
10 Eataly 178.50  
11 Charlie Bird 178.39  
12 Tilda All Day 178.09  
13 Eleven Madison Park 177.78  
14 The Spotted Pig 177.51  
15 Cosme 177.17 Play Video
16 Decoy 177.11  
17 Santina 176.89  
18 Navy 176.56  
19 The Modern 176.51  
20 La Sirena 176.22  
21 Momofuku Noodle Bar 175.95  
22 Betony 175.88  
23 Amali  175.42  
24 Dirt Candy 175.34 Play Video
25 Pig & Khao 175.22 Play Video

New York City Top 25 Restaurants: December 2015

Since Tutto Il Giorno joined Foodable’s Top 25 Restaurants in New York City back in April, it has consistently placed in the Top 5 each month. But it’s never made it to the No. 1 spot — until now. With a score of 181.49, the Italian restaurant takes it to the top. 

NYC’s Tutto Il Giorno, located on Franklin Street in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood, is a branch of the Hamptons-based restaurant, which highlights contemporary Italian cuisine from Naples. The extensive menu includes dishes like troccoli (whole grain pasta, porcini, chestnuts, and rosemary); tortelli (squash with lamb ragu, almonds, toasted pumpkin seeds); branzino (poached in a tomato, celery and olive oil broth, spinach); and vitello (roasted natural veal chop, Yukon gold potatoes, cherry tomato, tropea red onion).

Also making this month’s Top 5 are ABC Kitchen, Marc Forgione, Eataly, and Peasant. And while there are no new restaurants joining the rankings for December’s list, four of last month’s have been replaced with restaurants coming back onto the list for the first time in months.

Check out the full ranking below!

Polpo (with potatoes, taggiasche olives, rucola) at Tutto Il Giorno  | Instagram @kbnnpr

Polpo (with potatoes, taggiasche olives, rucola) at Tutto Il Giorno | Instagram @kbnnpr

House roasted turkey sandwich with applewood smoked bacon, arugula, jalapeños at ABC Kitchen  | Instagram @abckitchen

House roasted turkey sandwich with applewood smoked bacon, arugula, jalapeños at ABC Kitchen | Instagram @abckitchen

Yellowfin tuna, savoy cabbage, salsify, hon-shimeji mushrooms, cabernet at Restaurant Marc Forgione  | Instagram @marcforgione

Yellowfin tuna, savoy cabbage, salsify, hon-shimeji mushrooms, cabernet at Restaurant Marc Forgione | Instagram @marcforgione

Polenta con fagioli e spinaci with crispy wild hive polenta, bean ragu, radicchio, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano at Eataly's Le Verdure  | Instagram @eatalyusa

Polenta con fagioli e spinaci with crispy wild hive polenta, bean ragu, radicchio, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano at Eataly's Le Verdure | Instagram @eatalyusa

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Tutto Il Giorno 181.49  
2 ABC Kitchen 180.29  
3 Restaurant Marc Forgione 180.12  
4 Eataly 179.60  
5 Peasant 179.56 Play Video
6 Catch 179.55  
7 Charlie Bird 179.11  
8 Eleven Madison Park 178.67  
9 Cosme 178.54  
10 Navy 178.13  
11 Momofuku Noodle Bar 177.64  
12 Dirt Candy 177.19  
13 Decoy 177.15  
14 Locanda Verde 176.54  
15 Per Se 176.17  
16 The Modern 175.68  
17 Betony 175.44  
18 Root & Bone 175.19  
19 El Toro Blanco 174.70  
20 Beautique 173.72  
21 Parm 173.55 Play Video
22 Meadowsweet 173.23  
23 The Spotted Pig 173.19  
24 Red Rooster Harlem 172.74  
25 Gramercy Tavern 172.47