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 much reflection and poring over reader emails, comments, and forum discussions, Hell's Kitchen's blockbuster food hall Gotham West Market is getting swapped out for Jody Williams' perennially charming West Village wine bar, Buvette. The reliable Ushiwakamaru, which may soon close, is being replaced by David Bouhadana's excellent and affordable Sushi Dojo. And out in Brooklyn, Dale Talde's eponymous Asian-American restaurant, Talde, gets traded for Red Hook's Texas-style barbecue hall, Hometown Bar-B-Que. Check out the revamped Eater 38:
Rather than a stage-4 meltdown over our having excluded your favorite restaurant from the list, wouldn't it be more productive to just nominate it for inclusion? Send us an email, or take your suggestions over to the discussion boards.
Note: Restaurants are listed based on geography, starting with lower Manhattan.Read More