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. These restaurants aren't ranked in any particular order.
The new additions this time around include Coltivare, Songkran, Ibiza, Boada Cuisine, and Jonathan's The Rub. We've removed the shuttered Coppa, Cove, and MF Sushi, as well as Giacoma's and Mala Sichuan Bistro.
Hit the tipline if you have a serious gripe, or if there are any places you think we should add to the next Essential 38 update.
—Jodie Eisenhardt contributed to this map.