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 reflecting and poring over reader emails and comments, Torrisi Italian Specialties, once a vital and affordable member of the group, is dropped to make way for Perla. Over in Brooklyn, date night favorite Vinegar Hill House is getting removed from the list to make way for Andy Ricker's Pok Pok Ny. Hill Country, once a major player in the barbecue scene, is nudged out so that Gwynnett St. can be added to the map. And, post-relocation, Franny's is leaving the Eater 38, and the excellent Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria is filling that vacant slot.
For those of you readying the pitchforks because your favorite restaurant isn't on the list—or because you love the four-course menu at Torrisi—wouldn't it just be more productive to leave your thoughts in the comments? State your cases for (or against) restaurants in the comments or in the tipline.Read More