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.Read More