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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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