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The 38 Essential Seattle Restaurants, April 2012

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It's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This 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 (with one arguable exception). Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible, or have stepped up their game.

This time around, the 38 bids a fond farewell to Spring Hill, since the restaurant has been reconceived as Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky. Restaurants have to be at least six months old to be on the list, and Ma'ono debuted in February 2012. We happily welcome back Paseo, who have returned from their annual winter break.

For those of you readying the pitchforks because your favorite restaurant isn't on the list, wouldn't it just be more productive to nominate it for inclusion? State your cases for (or against) restaurants in the comments or hit up the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Art of the Table

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1054 N 39th St
Seattle, WA 98103

2. Bisato

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2400 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

3. Brave Horse Tavern

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310 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

4. Canlis Restaurant

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2576 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

5. Delancey

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1415 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117

6. Dinette

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1514 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Elemental @ Gasworks

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3309 Wallingford Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

8. Ezell's Famous Chicken

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501 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

9. How To Cook A Wolf

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2208 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

10. Il Corvo

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1501 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

11. Jade Garden

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424 7th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

12. La Carta De Oaxaca

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5431 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

13. Le Pichet

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1st Ave
Seattle, WA

14. Lecosho

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89 University St
Seattle, WA 98101

15. Madison Park Conservatory

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1927 43rd Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

16. Maneki Japanese Restaurant

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304 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

17. Mashiko Japanese Restaurant

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4725 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136

18. Matt's In the Market

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94 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

19. Mike's Noodle House

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418 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

20. Mistral Kitchen

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2020 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

21. Pike Street Fish Fry

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925 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

22. Poppy

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622 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

23. Quinn's Pub

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1001 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

24. Revel

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403 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103

25. Sitka and Spruce

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1531 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

26. Spinasse

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1531 14th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

27. Spur Gastropub

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113 Blanchard St
Seattle, WA 98121

28. Tamarind Tree

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1036 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104

29. Traveler's Thali House

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2524 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

30. Viengthong

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2820 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98144

31. Walrus & the Carpenter

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4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

32. Zippy's Giant Burgers

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9614 14th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

33. Paseo Caribbean Restaurant

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4225 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

34. La Bete

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1802 Bellevue Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

35. Armandino's Salumi

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309 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

36. Serious Pie

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316 Virginia St
Seattle, WA 98101

37. Steelhead Diner

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95 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101

38. La Medusa

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4857 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

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1. Art of the Table

1054 N 39th St, Seattle, WA 98103
1054 N 39th St
Seattle, WA 98103

2. Bisato

2400 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
2400 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

3. Brave Horse Tavern

310 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
310 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

4. Canlis Restaurant

2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
2576 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

5. Delancey

1415 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117
1415 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117

6. Dinette

1514 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122
1514 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Elemental @ Gasworks

3309 Wallingford Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
3309 Wallingford Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

8. Ezell's Famous Chicken

501 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
501 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

9. How To Cook A Wolf

2208 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
2208 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

10. Il Corvo

1501 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
1501 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

11. Jade Garden

424 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104