Presenting Boston's updated Eater 38, your answer 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. Every few 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.
Your favorite restaurant isn't on the list? There are certainly more than 38 fantastic restaurants around town — and probably about 38 million different opinions — so don't hesitate to rip this list to shreds and say what you'd do differently in the comment section below. Please note that the numbers are not rankings; the list is geographically organized from north to south (roughly).
Added January 2014: Bronwyn, Giulia, Menton, Sycamore, Taiwan Cafe Added October 2013: Asta, Casa B, L'Espalier, Journeyman, O Ya, Rialto, Shojo
Added July 2013: Highland Kitchen, Trina's Starlite Lounge, Oishii, Santarpio's, Dali, Rino's Place, Taranta, Troquet
Added April 2013: Sportello, Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant, Puritan & Company, Chez Henri.
Added January 2013: West Bridge, Taberna de Haro, La Morra.
Added October 2012: The Helmand, jm Curley, Estragon, Tu y Yo, Matt Murphy's, Green Street.
Added July 2012: Bergamot, Casa B, Sweet Cheeks Q, Trade, Radius.
Added April 2012: Trina's Starlite Lounge, Catalyst, Salts, Jasmine Bistro, La Verdad, Dumpling Cafe.
Added January 2012: Harvest, Clio, The Butcher Shop, Eastern Standard, Oishii.Read More