It’s the most simple and difficult question to answer, whether it’s coming from a lifelong New Yorker or a first-time visitor: “Where should I eat in New York City?” The type of food, price point, neighborhood, and occasion are just a few factors to consider, but that only gets you so far in a city of more than 25,000 restaurants. Enter the Eater 38.
This guide is our shortlist of the city’s must-hit restaurants, updated quarterly to reflect changing tastes and trends. Newly overhauled for the spring, the list includes the relocation of Superiority Burger, a relaunch of a decades-old luncheonette, and a Manhattan steakhouse stalwart.
We’ve visited the restaurants on this list again and again — they have to be open for at least six months before they merit inclusion. For guides to the hottest new openings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, see our heatmaps for those boroughs.Read More