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.
After a major refresh last time around, this edition of the 38 has just two new restaurants: Graffiato, which is seeing new life thanks to the addition of chef de cuisine Jose Adorno, and the newly-eligible Iron Gate restaurant.
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
July 2014: Added Graffiato, Iron Gate