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: 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.

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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