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, a few places must depart the 38, including Mission Chinese Food (which we, like Bauer, found to have noticeably dropped in food quality), Bar Agricole (which just underwent a big chef shuffle), and AQ (which is currently shaking up its menu format). In their stead, we offer newly eligible spot Trick Dog, undying favorite Burma Superstar, and a brunchtime classic, Brenda's French Soul Food. (If you're looking to find a great bar, the Eater SF 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?
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