Philly Top 25 Restaurants: July 2018

Philly is no longer just known for its cheesesteaks anymore. The culinary scene has been transformed, thanks to the number of chefs and restaurateurs elevating the city's food game. 

Many of these chefs are at the helm of the restaurants on Foodable's Top 25 Philly Restaurants list.

On this ranking, there are nine restaurants that have made their debut on the Foodable Top 25, including two of the top three restaurants. 

Double Knot, a coffee shop, and lunch spot hybrid known for its sushi, dumplings, meats, and other food offerings served in the basement lands on the list for the first time ever at No. 2. 

Rounding out the top three, we welcome Hungry Pigeon, an American restaurant in low-key Queen Village that serves up comfort food with a twist. 

Landing at the coveted No. 1 spot is Foodable Top 25 veteran Laurel, which was No. 1 in the last ranking and continues to land on this socially curated list. This stylish BYOB (bring your own bottle) bistro owned by Chef/Owner Nicholas Elmi has made a name for itself by serving delicious French & American fare. 

Other new restaurants include the Lebanese cafe Suraya at No. 5, the Italian restaurant Vetri Cucina at No. 7, the new American restaurant Friday Saturday Sunday at No. 9, the Israeli restaurant Zahav at No. 16, the farm-to-table BYOB spot Helm at No. 17, the American eatery and bar Kensington Quarters at No. 20, and the seafood gem Little Fish at No. 21.

Check out what other restaurants return on the list this month below!

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  1. Laurel | Video | 183.66
  2. Double Knot | 183.65
  3. Hungry Pigeon | 183.09
  4. VEDGE | 183.06
  5. Suraya | 183.01
  6. Townsend | 182.99
  7. Vetri Cucina | 182.42
  8. High Street on Market | 182.18
  9. Friday Saturday Sunday | 182.16
  10. VERNICK | Video | 182.06
  11. Little Nonna's | 181.62
  12. Abe Fisher | 181.55
  13. A Mano | 181.09
  14. Serpico | 180.61
  15. Fork | 180.09
  16. Zahav | 179.56
  17. Helm | 179.02
  18. Birchrunville | 178.66
  19. Bibou | 178.61
  20. Kensington Quarters | 178.33
  21. Little Fish | 177.16
  22. Wister | 177.09
  23. Fond | 176.08
  24. Noord | 175.11
  25. a.kitchen+bar | 173.65

Detroit Top 25 Restaurants: May 2016

Not a lot has changed with the top three restaurants in the May 2016 Detroit Top 25, as revealed by the social consumer data by Foodable Labs. The tops are still the same, but have switched positions (Roast moves from first to second; Wright & Co. moves from second to third; and Selden Standard moves from third to first).

While little has changed in the top three, there are some newcomers to the list: Antietam, Parks & Rec Diner, Rock City Eatery and Cafe D'Mongo's Speakeasy.

In addition to the weekend tasting and brunch menus, Antietam’s dinner menu features such favorites as parsnip apple bisque, oxtail terrine, veal osso bucco, and rack of lamb.

Parks & Rec Diner, on the other hand, presents a more laid back dining experience in a cozy, sit-down diner, which features new twists on standard breakfast favorites. They keep it local with food from suppliers like Keep Growing Detroit, Recovery Park Farms, LaBrosse Farms, Grown in Detroit, Zingermans Bakery, and Rhulig Farm.

Rock City Eatery, touting “food, booze, pie,” prides itself on an ever-changing and locally sourced menu. On it, you might find everything from spicy Brussels sprouts and poutine to Korean bowls and Spanish octopus to lamb cheeseburgers.

At the other end of the spectrum, Café D’Mongo is described as an “eclectic hipster watering hole with quirky decor featuring classic drinks and live music.” The establishment’s Facebook page warns: “We're a cast of characters you won't want to miss!” Besides the cocktails and atmosphere, the food is an array of unique choices like the chickpea fritter, soy BLT, egg and eggplant plate, and barbecue seitan.

CROSTINI WITH THREE GREEN SALAD    |   Antietam

CROSTINI WITH THREE GREEN SALAD Antietam

SALMON WITH DILL CREME FRAICHE   |  Parks & Rec Diner 

SALMON WITH DILL CREME FRAICHE Parks & Rec Diner 

BEES NEES COCKTAIL   |  Café D’Mongo

BEES NEES COCKTAIL Café D’Mongo

NICOLE'S POUTINE   |   Rock City Eatery

NICOLE'S POUTINE |  Rock City Eatery

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Selden Standard 182.34  
2 Roast 182.02  
3 Wright & Co 181.55 Play Video
4 La Dolce Vita 179.62  
5 Bistro 82 179.39  
6 Townhouse 179.16  
7 Pegasus 178.93  
8 Gold Cash Gold 178.70 Play Video
9 Ale Mary's Craft Beer Hall 178.47  
10 Central Kitchen + Bar 178.31  
11 Vertical Detroit 178.24  
12 Craft Work 178.01  
13 London Chop House 178.01  
14 La Dulce 177.71  
15 Chartruese 177.49  
16 Cuisine 177.27  
17 Johnny Noddle King 177.05  
18 Green Dot Stables 176.83  
19 Brooklyn Local 176.61 Play Video
20 Antietam 176.01  
21 Parks & Rec Diner 175.64  
22 Inn Season Cafe 175.33  
23 Rock City Eatery 175.17  
24 Cafe d'Mongo's 174.08  
25 Marais 174.04  

Portland Top 25 Restaurants: May 2016

One thing remains constant on the Portland food scene: the food. It’s phenomenal. And the greatness isn’t limited to a certain stable of establishments, as demonstrated by this month’s Top 25 PDX Restaurants.

In fact, there are three newcomers to the Top 10 alone — Maurice, Langbaan, and Pok Pok.

Portland is known for exotic Thai flavors and Langbaan and Pok Pok are putting Portland on the map.

And, bringing French influences to the table, Maurice is a “modern luncheonette,” serving a variety of pastries, Nordic-French fare, coffee, and even cocktails.

Also new to the Top 25 are Bamboo Sushi NW, which claims to be the world’s first certified sustainable sushi restaurant; Olympia Provisions SE, which has evolved from its days as the city’s first salumeria to being renowned for fine European-style dishes; Clyde Common, a European-style tavern; and Nostrana’s regional Italian fare.

But don’t worry; the list hasn’t changed that much. Some old favorites are still among the Top 5 like pizza fave Apizza Scholls, Taylor Railworks’ American cuisine, and Ataula, featuring a modern Spanish ‘tapeo’ culture.  

Check out the full Top 25  old and new, tried and true  below, as ranked through the social consumer data by Foodable Labs.

Khao Soi at Pok Pok  | @pokpok Instagram

Khao Soi at Pok Pok | @pokpok Instagram

Short ribs at Clyde Common  | @clydecommon Instagram

Short ribs at Clyde Common | @clydecommon Instagram

Capellini with tomato butter sauce at Nostrana's  | @nostranapdx Instagram

Capellini with tomato butter sauce at Nostrana's | @nostranapdx Instagram

Salmon salad at Langbaan  | @langbaanpdx Instagram

Salmon salad at Langbaan | @langbaanpdx Instagram

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Le Pigeon 182.36  
2 Apizza Scholls 181.07  
3 Taylor Railworks 181.06  
4 Ataula 180.62  
5 Castagna 179.61  
6 Lardo East 179.31  
7 MÅURICE 178.40  
8 Langbaan 178.35  
9 Roe 177.14  
10 Pok Pok 177.12  
11 Aviary 176.55  
12 Bamboo Sushi NW 176.41  
13 Olympia Provisions SE 176.39  
14 Ava Gene's 176.27  
15 Clyde Common 176.12  
16 The Zipper 175.77  
17 Nomad.PDX 175.52  
18 BEAST 175.46  
19 La Moule 175.39  
20 Bollywood Theater 175.25  
21 Nostrana 175.03  
22 Farm Spirit 175.00  
23 Little Bird Bistro 174.98  
24 Ned Ludd 174.83  
25 Coquine 174.53  

Portland Top 25 Restaurants: January 2016

Local, farm-to-table favorite Taylor Railworks takes top billing on this month's Top 25 Portland Restaurants list, moving up from its previous position at No. 6. Run by fellow Top 25 ranked Little Bird Bistro veteran Erik Van Kley, Taylor Railworks serves up what Kley refers to as "Borderless American Cuisine," a fusion of flavors and dishes inspired by travel.

This month's Top 25 list also welcomed several first-timers to the list. List newcomers include No. 20 Besaw's, No. 16 Bit House Saloon, and No. 5 newly opened food court The Zipper.

Check out the full list below!

Cherry Bomb Pizza at Apizza Scholls  | Facebook

Cherry Bomb Pizza at Apizza Scholls | Facebook

Beast's Ribeye Roast  | Facebook

Beast's Ribeye Roast | Facebook

Taylor Railworks' Chocolate Tart  | Facebook

Taylor Railworks' Chocolate Tart | Facebook

Lamb and Peas at Ataula  | Facebook

Lamb and Peas at Ataula | Facebook

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Taylor Railworks 181.43  
2 Beast 180.12  
3 Ataula 179.23  
4 Apizza Scholls 179.06  
5 The Zipper 178.46  
6 Le Pigeon 178.36  
7 Roe 178.29  
8 Ava Gene's 178.22  
9 Nomad.PDX 178.15  
10 Coquine 178.08  
11 La Moule 178.01  
12 Castagna 177.94  
13 Farm Spirit 177.87  
14 Ned Ludd 177.80  
15 Biwa 177.73  
16 Bit House Saloon 177.66  
17 Tastebud 177.52  
18 Renata 177.46  
19 Lardo (East) 176.59  
20 Besaw's 175.46  
21 Trifecta 175.43  
22 Departure 174.27  
23 Little Bird Bistro 173.24  
24 Bollywood Theater 173.11  
25 Aviary 171.95  

Portland Top 25 Restaurants: November 2015

The Top 25 Restaurants List returns to Portland, and this month witnesses a whopping seven newcomers to the list. First timers include the much-hyped Renata, which stirred up controversy when it was named Best Portland Restaurant after having only recently been opened. Other new restaurants include Taylor Railworks, Nomad, Coquine, La Moule, Farm Spirit and Bit House Saloon.

Beast rose to No. 1, trading its No. 2 position with former No. 1 restaurant Levant, with Apizza Scholls rounding out the top at No. 3. This month, Le Pigeon also made an impressive leap from its previous position at No. 12 up to No. 7.

Check out the full list below!

Farm Spirit  | Yelp, Farm Spirit

Farm Spirit | Yelp, Farm Spirit

Le Moule  | Chrisi B.

Le Moule | Chrisi B.

Renata  | Yelp, Don B.

Renata | Yelp, Don B.

Apizza Scholls  | Kunhyuk K.

Apizza Scholls | Kunhyuk K.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Beast 181.46  
2 Levant 180.12 Play Video
3 Apizza Scholls 180.12  
4 Ataula 180.06  
5 Renata 179.64  
6 Taylor Railworks 179.54  
7 Le Pigeon 179.54  
8 Roe 178.66  
9 Ava Gene's 178.15  
10 Nomad.PDX 177.22  
11 Coquine 176.31  
12 La Moule 176.14  
13 Castagna 175.64  
14 Farm Spirit 175.46  
15 Ned Ludd 175.44  
16 Biwa 175.14  
17 Bit House Saloon 174.64  
18 Lardo (East) 174.56  
19 Trifecta 174.55  
20 Departure 173.96  
21 Bollywood Theater  173.37  
22 Aviary 172.78  
23 Davenport 172.47  
24 Maurice 171.60  
25 Little Bird Bistro 171.38