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The 38 Essential New Orleans Restaurants, April '12

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Here, now, we present to you the updated Eater 38, our answer to any question that becomes with, "Can you recommend a restaurant..." This list is not the 38 best restaurants in our fine city, but it instead seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of where you can get a great meal regardless of mood. It covers the entire city with some lagniappe love for the West Bank, spans myriad cuisines and should satisfy all of your restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck. These are listed here in no particular order.

Jumping into the fray this time around are the Company Burger, stepping up now that it's eligible, and Satsuma, the laid back café in the Bywater. Sarita's Grill yields to its Freret Street neighbor, while complaints that Cochon is too expensive for this list are addressed by snuggling it up with its neighbor and deli-style compatriot Cochon Butcher.

Every quarter, we'll update this list with any restaurants that were omitted, have become newly eligibly (all restaurants must have been open 6 months to appear on this list), or have improved and now warrant being included. So send your tips and your nominations here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dat Dog

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5031 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-6883
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2. Cafe Reconcile

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1631 Oretha C Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 568-1157
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3. Ba Mien

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13235 Chef Menteur Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70129
(504) 255-0500
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4. Il Posto

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4607 Dryades St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-2620
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5. Cowbell

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8801 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-4222
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6. Pho Tau Bay

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113 Westbank Expy
Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 368-9846

7. Adolfo's

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611 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 948-3800

8. Sylvain

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625 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 265-8123
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9. Boucherie

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8115 Jeannette St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 862-5514
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10. The Three Muses

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536 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 298-8746
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11. Domenica

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123 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 648-6020
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12. Parkway Bakery & Tavern

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538 Hagan Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-3047
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13. The Joint

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701 Mazant St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 949-3232
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14. Jacques-Imo's

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8324 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 861-0886
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15. Kyoto

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4920 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-3644
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16. Dick & Jenny's

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4501 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 894-9880
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17. Lebanon's Cafe

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1500 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 862-6200
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18. Mandina's

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3800 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-9179
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19. Willie Mae's Scotch House

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2401 St Ann St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-9503

20. Mondo

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900 Harrison Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 224-2633
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21. Pizza Delicious

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3334 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70117
{504) 676-8482
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22. St James Cheese Company

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5004 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-4737
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23. Green Goddess

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307 Exchange Pl
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 301-3347
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24. Crescent Pie & Sausage Co

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4400 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-2426
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25. Cochon/Cochon Butcher

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930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-2123
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26. Mimi's in the Marigny

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2601 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 872-9868
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27. Lil' Dizzy's

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1500 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 569-8997

28. Domilise's Po' Boys

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5240 Annunciation St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-9126

29. Lola's

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3312 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-6946

30. Dooky Chase

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2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-0600

31. Casamento's

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4330 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-9761

32. The Delachaise

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3442 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-0858
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33. Juan's Flying Burrito

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2018 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 569-0000
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34. Ancora Pizzeria & Salumeria

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4508 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 324-1636
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35. Elizabeth's

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601 Gallier St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 944-9272
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36. Stanley

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547 St Ann St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 587-0093
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37. The Company Burger

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4600 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 267-0320
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38. Satsuma

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3218 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117
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1. Dat Dog

5031 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115
5031 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

2. Cafe Reconcile

1631 Oretha C Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113
1631 Oretha C Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113

3. Ba Mien

13235 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129
13235 Chef Menteur Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70129

4. Il Posto

4607 Dryades St, New Orleans, LA 70115
4607 Dryades St
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. Cowbell

8801 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118
8801 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

6. Pho Tau Bay

113 Westbank Expy, Gretna, LA 70053
113 Westbank Expy
Gretna, LA 70053

7. Adolfo's

611 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
611 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116

8. Sylvain

625 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
625 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. Boucherie

8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118
8115 Jeannette St
New Orleans, LA 70118

10. The Three Muses

536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
536 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116

11. Domenica

123 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112
123 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112

12. Parkway Bakery & Tavern