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, three excellent restaurants that have all spent a lot of time on the Eater 38 are leaving to make way for three newer establishments that are now worthy of inclusion on this map. The venerable Nom Wah Tea Parlor is nudged off the map to make way for Danny Bowien's terrific and affordable Mission Chinese Food. Upper West Side staple Salumeria Rosi is getting swapped for another great meat-centric restaurant, BrisketTown in Williamsburg. And 39th Street stalwart Szechuan Gourmet is leaving the map, and Daniel Humm and Will Guidara's modern gem The Nomad is filling that slot.
For those of you readying the pitchforks because your favorite restaurant isn't on the list—or because you love the spicy cumin lamb at Szechuan Gourmet—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.