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, the 38 bids farewell to Ocean City and Clyde Common in order to make room for Tienda Santa Cruz (representing an underrepresented cuisine and neighborhood) and the Woodsman Tavern (which has maintained its buzz since opening late last year). These changes are reflected in totally random order here.
And, just in case, rather than a stage-four meltdown over our having excluded your favorite restaurant from the list, wouldn't it be more productive to just nominate it for inclusion?Read More