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.

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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: February 2017

The New York City Top 25 is back — with a whole lotta' new faces. This city's Top 25 ranking, notorious for being challenging to break into, especially because established, long-time neighborhood favorites tend to dominate the scoreboard, has a bunch of new kids on the block. And no, not one...not two...not three, but eight new restaurants took a bite out of the Big Apple and have made it onto the New York City Top 25!

In more shocking news, No. 1 and No. 2 are Foodable Top 25 first-timers, too. Put your hands together for Italienne's stunning debut in first place with a score of 180.33! Northern Italian and southern French tasting menus? No wonder this concept tantalized diners enough to get the gold. In second as another impressive debut is Fowler & Wells. This American cuisine restaurant situated in the famous Beekman Hotel and founded by celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio was only a sliver behind — not even a half of a point away — and scored 180.29. In third place was Marta, a veteran to the Top 25 and a multiple first-place winner, with a score of 180.26. Talk about a close race!

Other newcomers to the Top 25 are: Pig Bleecker, an upscale twist on barbecue smoked meats and Italian accents, at No. 4; Massoni, a restaurant by former "Top Chef" star Dale Talde that serves Italian-American pizzas and entrées, at No. 6; Harold's Meat + Three, which offers up casual Southern fare, at No. 8; Augustine, a brasserie with high-end French dishes and cocktails, at No. 17; Union Square Cafe, the first restaurant by the esteemed Danny Meyer, at No. 19; and Upland, a casual, chic brasserie with Californian and Italian elements, at No. 24.

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New York City Top 25 Restaurants

  1. Italienne | 180.33 
  2. Fowler & Wells | 180.29 
  3. Marta | 180.26
  4. Pig Bleecker | 180.17 
  5. Marc Forgione | 179.88 
  6. Massoni | 179.53 
  7. Momofuku Nishi | 179.5 
  8. Harold's Meat + Three | 179.24 
  9. Toro | 179.12 
  10. Eataly | 178.74 
  11. Wildair | 178.56 
  12. Baita by Birreria | 178.36 
  13. Catch | 177.98 
  14. Peasant | 177.89 
  15. Tilda All Day | 177.68 
  16. ABC Kitchen | 177.6 
  17. Augustine | 177.44 
  18. Tutto Il Giorno | 177.41 
  19. Union Square Cafe | 177.19 
  20. The Spotted Pig | 176.8 
  21. Dirt Candy | VIDEO | 176.55
  22. Momofuku Noodle Bar | 176.54 
  23. Decoy | 176.36 
  24. Upland | 176.02 
  25. Locanda Verde | 175.81

Honorable Mentions: Editor-in-Chief Picks

These honorable mentions are Editor-in-Chief picks. They may not have ranked high enough to be in the Top 25, but they are notable in that they have special characteristics that make them a must-visit restaurant. Whether they are recognized in the community or have a unique personality that stands out in the industry, scored high in food sentiment, or have an outstanding design or presentation of their restaurant or brand, here are this round's Editor's favorites.

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