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, spans myriad cuisines and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs. Every few months, we add pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months) or have stepped up their game. And keep in mind, this list is presented in no particular order.
As always, this means we have to drop a few great places, and we continue to hold places in our hearts for Leopold's, and Bix. Their spaces are filled by vegetarian-beloved Greens and ice-cream masters Humphry Slocombe. And with the departure of pioneering bar manager Daniel Hyatt from the Alembic, we're adding a different sort of drinking spot, third-wave coffee leaders Four Barrel/The Mill. (Alcohol aficionados, our cocktail heatmap has what you're seeking.)
Rather than having a stage-four meltdown over our having excluded your favorite restaurant from the list, wouldn't it be more productive to just nominate it for inclusion?