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The 38 Essential Seattle Restaurants, July 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 Elemental@Gasworks, since Neil Gaiman's favorite restaurant shuttered two weeks ago. We happily welcome Bar Del Corso, which just celebrated its one year anniversary, to the list.

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.

Art of the Table

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Bar del Corso

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Brave Horse Tavern

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Canlis Restaurant

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Dinette

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Delancey

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Ezell's Famous Chicken

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How To Cook A Wolf

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Jade Garden

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Il Corvo

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La Carta De Oaxaca

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La Bete

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Lecosho

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Le Pichet

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Madison Park Conservatory

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Maneki Japanese Restaurant

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Matt's In the Market

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Mike's Noodle House

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Mistral Kitchen

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Pike Street Fish Fry

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Quinn's Pub

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Serious Pie

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Sitka and Spruce

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Spinasse

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Spur Gastropub

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Steelhead Diner

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Traveler's Thali House

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Tamarind Tree

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Viengthong

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The Walrus and the Carpenter

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Zippy's Giant Burgers

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Mashiko

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La Medusa

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