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The 38 Essential New York Restaurants, July '12

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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, Maialino is swapped for Hearth, which is still awesome after all these years. Although Marea is one of New York's great modern restaurants, it's getting dropped because of its price tag, and replaced by the excellent Legend in Chelsea. And, Ippudo in the East Village is nudged out to make way for Thai gem Ayada in Queens.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Locanda Verde

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377 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013

2. Barbarini Alimentari

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225 Front St
New York, NY 10038

3. 456 Restaurant

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4. Torrisi Italian Specialties

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250 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

5. Balthazar

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80 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

6. Rubirosa

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235 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

7. Lure Fishbar

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142 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

8. Blue Ribbon

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97 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 274-0404

9. Red Farm

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529 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 792-9700
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10. Takashi

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456 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

11. The Spotted Pig

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314 W 11th St
New York, NY 10014

12. Kin Shop

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469 6th Ave
New York, NY 10011

13. Momofuku Noodle Bar

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163 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003

14. Hearth Restaurant

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403 E 12th St
New York, NY 10009
(646) 602-1300
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15. ABC Kitchen

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35 E 18th St
New York, NY 10003

16. Casa Mono

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17. The John Dory Oyster Bar

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1196 Broadway
New York, NY 10001

18. Hill Country Barbecue Market

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30 West 26th St
# 1 New York, NY 10010-2062 (212) 255-4544 x10

19. Legend

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88 7th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 929-1778
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20. Keens Steakhouse

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72 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018

21. Benoit

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60 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019

22. The Bar Room at The Modern

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9 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019

23. Esca

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402 W 43rd St
New York, NY 10036

24. Danji

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346 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019

25. Salumeria Rosi

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283 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023

26. Boulud Sud

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20 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023

27. Sushi of Gari

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402 E 78th St
New York, NY 10075

28. Donguri

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29. Red Rooster

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310 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10027

30. Roberta's

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261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11206

31. Frankies 457

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457 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

32. Lucali

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575 Henry St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

33. Franny's

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295 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

34. The Good Fork

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391 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

35. Vinegar Hill House

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72 Hudson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201

36. Ayada

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77-08 Woodside Ave
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(718) 424-0844
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37. Tortilleria Nixtamal

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104-05 47th Ave
Queens, NY 11368

38. Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen

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104-02 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 261-2144
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1. Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
377 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013

2. Barbarini Alimentari

225 Front St, New York, NY 10038
225 Front St
New York, NY 10038

3. 456 Restaurant

CANAL STREET, NY 10013

4. Torrisi Italian Specialties

250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
250 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

5. Balthazar

80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
80 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

6. Rubirosa

235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
235 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

7. Lure Fishbar

142 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012
142 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

8. Blue Ribbon

97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
97 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012

9. Red Farm

529 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
529 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

10. Takashi

456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
456 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

11. The Spotted Pig

314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014
314 W 11th St
New York, NY 10014

12. Kin Shop

469 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011
469 6th Ave
New York, NY 10011

13. Momofuku Noodle Bar

163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
163 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003

14. Hearth Restaurant

403 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009
403 E 12th St
New York, NY 10009

15. ABC Kitchen

35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003
35 E 18th St
New York, NY 10003

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16. Casa Mono

125 E 17th St # 1 New York, NY 10003-3447 (212) 253-2773

17. The John Dory Oyster Bar

1196 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
1196 Broadway
New York, NY 10001

18. Hill Country Barbecue Market

30 West 26th St, # 1 New York, NY 10010-2062 (212) 255-4544 x10
30 West 26th St
# 1 New York, NY 10010-2062 (212) 255-4544 x10

19. Legend

88 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011
88 7th Ave
New York, NY 10011

20. Keens Steakhouse

72 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
72 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018

21. Benoit

60 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
60 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019

22. The Bar Room at The Modern

9 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
9 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019

23. Esca

402 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
402 W 43rd St
New York, NY 10036

24. Danji

346 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
346 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019

25. Salumeria Rosi

283 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023
283 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023

26. Boulud Sud

20 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023
20 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023

27. Sushi of Gari

402 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075
402 E 78th St
New York, NY 10075

28. Donguri

309 East 83rd St # 2 New York, NY 10028-4368 (212) 737-5656