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6 Dec

Café Du Monde And 230 Fifth Are The Most-Instagrammed Restaurants In The U.S.


Think back to all the restaurants and cafés that you’ve captured on your Instagram Story and scrolled past on your feed this year. If you or the people you follow live in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles, there’s a good chance those snaps helped boost your favorite eateries to the top of Instagram’s list of the most-‘grammed restaurants, bars, bakeries, and cafes in the U.S. in 2017.

On Wednesday, Instagram released its year in review, separating the most popular restaurants in the country into two categories: the most-Instagrammed restaurants and the most-Instagrammed bakeries and cafés. Funny enough, the most-photographed “restaurant” is actually a rooftop bar: the sprawling 230 Fifth in New York City, which is located 21 floors up and offers spectacular views of Manhattan including the iconic Empire State Building. Over the summer, 230 Fifth offers ultra-photogenic glasses of frosé, and in the winter, visitors can wear a plush red robe and sip drinks in a heated plastic igloo strung with colorful twinkle lights. Can you say Instagram bait?

Inside beignet heaven, Café du Monde. / Photo by ALEX LAU
Inside beignet heaven, Café du Monde. / Photo by ALEX LAU

Topping the list of the most-Instagrammed bakeries and cafés of the year is Café du Monde in New Orleans. As you can guess, the draw here isn’t the view but a pic of a pile of Cafe du Monde’s pillowy beignets nearly hidden under a heavy dusting of powdered sugar. Add an overused-but-still-great caption like “beignYAY,” and you just might break 100 double taps.

Elsewhere on the two lists are upscale sushi spot Nobu Malibu in L.A., Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Stubb’s barbecue joint and concert venue in Austin, and Katz’s Delicatessen in New York, where you can sit in the exact table from When Harry Met Sally… (and where we recently spent 24 hours). And national chains weren’t immune from Instagrammers’ camera flashes: seafood restaurant Catch’s N.Y.C. and L.A. outposts both made the list, as did the Hard Rock Cafés in N.Y.C. and Orlando, the TAO restaurants in N.Y.C. and Las Vegas, as well as the original Starbucks in Seattle.

See all of the most-Instagrammed restaurants, bars, bakeries, and cafés of the last year—the data is sourced from January 1, 2017 to mid-November—below.

Most-Instagrammed Restaurants:

1. 230 Fifth

Empire state of mind 🗽🌉🌇

Melanie Abramian(@melanieabramian)님의 공유 게시물님,

2. Nobu Malibu


Katie Nakamura(@foodwithkatie)님의 공유 게시물님,

3. Catch LA

4. Katz’s Delicatessen

5. TAO Downtown New York

6. Cindy’s Rooftop

Chicago is always a good idea ❤️

CAROLINA 🚀(@caroflieshigh)님의 공유 게시물님,

7. San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant

Finally got to visit San Pedro Fish Market 🙂

Jenny Choi(@feedmesilly)님의 공유 게시물님,

8. Mr. Purple

It Takes Two. 🥂( 📸 by @kimiaskravings ) @gerbergroup @hotelindigoles #cheers

MR. PURPLE(@mrpurplenyc)님의 공유 게시물님,

9. Hard Rock Café New York

10. Stubb’s Austin

Most-Instagrammed Bakeries and Cafes:

1. Café du Monde

2. Voodoo Doughnut

another doughnut pic, another Portland pic🤷🏼‍♀️

Chelsea Troke(@chels.troke)님의 공유 게시물님,

3. DŌ Cookie Dough Confections

4. Taiyaki NYC

5. Little Damage

6. Starbucks Seattle

coffee: (n.) survival beverage 🌚

ana (all pictures are mine)(@anacbme)님의 공유 게시물님,

7. 3 Arts Cafe at Restoration Hardware

What’s your favorite hidden gem in Chicago? 📷: @bstory27 #ChicagoHome

Chicago(@choosechicago)님의 공유 게시물님,

8. Dominique Ansel Bakery

Pumpkin cranberry cronuts. 👀 _ 📷@feedyourgirlfriend 📍@dominiqueansel 🌏New York, NY 👇🏼Tag your friends!

Best Food(@bestfood_aroundtheworld)님의 공유 게시물님,

9. Serendipity 3

10. Sugar Factory

“It’s meant for 12 people to share but I believe in myself” -Doug

Doug The Pug(@itsdougthepug)님의 공유 게시물님,

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