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, save 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, after reflection and study of reader emails and comments, we're taking out Namu and Ame. In their places go the very reliable, very delicious Roam Artisan Burgers and Lers Ros, the Tenderloin Thai dive that's gotten so popular it's sprouting off a Hayes Valley branch.
For those of you readying the pitchforks because your favorite restaurant isn't on the list—or because you can't live without Namu's Korean tacos—wouldn't it just be more productive to leave your thoughts in the comments? You can also state your cases for (or against) restaurants by sending a note over the tipline .
October, 2010: Added: Frances, The Alembic, Nopalito, Baker & Banker, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana; Dropped: Coco 500, Zuni, Absinthe, Magnolia Brewery, Boulevard
December, 2010: Added: Mission Chinese Food, Absinthe, La Taqueria, La Ciccia, Gitane, Wayfare Tavern, Prospect; Dropped: R&G Lounge, Coi, 15 Romolo, A16, Blue Bottle Café, Tadich Grill, Sebo
April, 2011: Added: Zuni Cafe, La Torta Gorda; Dropped: Town Hall, Nopalito
July, 2011: Added: Roam Artisan Burgers, Lers Ros Thai; Dropped: Namu, Ame