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. These are listed here in no particular order.
These restaurants are not where you would go for a big occasion, so no fine dining. While Domenica's happy hour truly kicks ass, they yield this month to Freret Street's casual Chicago style pizza parlor The Midway. Cochon has been removed from the list, though Donald Link's more affordable option, Cochon Butcher, remains. And after several complaints about Mandina's not being so hot lately, the charbroiled oyster destination, Drago's comes onto the list.
Every quarter, we'll update this list with any restaurants that were omitted, have become newly eligible (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.