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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.

1. Art of the Table

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1054 N 39th St
Seattle, WA 98103

2. Bar del Corso

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3057 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

3. Bisato

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2400 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

4. Brave Horse Tavern

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310 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

5. Canlis Restaurant

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2576 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

6. Dinette

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1514 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Delancey

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1415 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117

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 98119

10. Jade Garden

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424 7th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

11. Il Corvo

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1501 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

12. La Carta De Oaxaca

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5431 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

13. La Bete

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1802 Bellevue Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

14. Lecosho

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89 University St
Seattle, WA 98101

15. Le Pichet

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1st Ave
Seattle, WA

16. Madison Park Conservatory

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1927 43rd Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

17. Maneki Japanese Restaurant

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304 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

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. Salumi

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309 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

26. Serious Pie

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316 Virginia St
Seattle, WA 98101

27. Sitka and Spruce

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1531 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

28. Spinasse

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1531 14th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

29. Spur Gastropub

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113 Blanchard St
Seattle, WA 98121

30. Steelhead Diner

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95 Pine St, Seattle's Market Magic Shop
Seattle, WA 98101

31. Traveler's Thali House

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2524 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

32. Tamarind Tree

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1036 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104

33. Viengthong

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2820 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98144

34. The Walrus and the Carpenter

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4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

35. Zippy's Giant Burgers

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9614 14th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

36. Mashiko

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4725 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

37. La Medusa

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4857 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

38. Paseo

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4225 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

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1. Art of the Table

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

2. Bar del Corso

3057 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
3057 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

3. Bisato

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

4. Brave Horse Tavern

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

5. Canlis Restaurant

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

6. Dinette

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

7. Delancey

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

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 98119
2208 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98119

10. Jade Garden

424 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
424 7th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

11. Il Corvo

1501 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101