It's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city and surrounding areas, spans myriad cuisines and budgets, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, except for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck. Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.
This time around, Eater is adding some new blood to the list. Restaurants Birch & Barley, Brasserie Beck, Vidalia, Fishnet, Liberty Tavern and Graffiato are gone for now — not because they're not great, but in order allow room for some interesting newcomers. In their place: Ruan Thai, Rose's Luxury, Maple Ave., Pizzeria Orso, Kapnos and DGS Delicatessen. All of these changes are reflected in totally random order here.
And rather than a stage-4 meltdown over our having excluded your favorite restaurant from the list, wouldn't it be more productive to just nominate it for inclusion? Share your choices in the comment, keeping in mind the list's parameters.
April 2013: Added Little Serow, Cork Wine Bar, 2941
July 2013: Added DGS Delicatessen, Cashion's Eat Place
October 2013: Added Daikaya, Izakaya Seki, Pupatella
January 2014: Added The Red Hen, Le Diplomate, Ripple
April 2014: Added Kapnos, DGS Delicatessen, Maple Ave., Pizzeria Orso, Ruan Thai, Rose's Luxury