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.
It's time to make some changes, and first off we're swapping Ryoko for a better restaurant nearby, Bouche. Although Dennis Leary's work at Canteen is still underrated, we're removing it to make way for AQ, which is single-handedly turning its SoMa block into a destination. Also off are Slanted Door and Beretta in exchange for the Lower Haight's exciting, newish Maven, and the one bank breaker that's too phenomenal to leave off: Benu.
For those of you readying the pitchforks because your favorite restaurant isn't on the list, wouldn't it just be more productive to nominate it for inclusion? State your cases for (or against) restaurants in the comments or via the tipline.Read More