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The 38 Essential Seattle Restaurants, October 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 Bisato, since Scott Carsberg's take on Venetian small plates announced its closure last month (you still have until October 14 to say good bye). We happily welcome LloydMartin, 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. 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. Dinette

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1514 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98122

6. Delancey

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1415 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117

7. Ezell's Famous Chicken

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501 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

8. How To Cook A Wolf

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2208 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

9. Jade Garden

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424 7th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

10. Il Corvo

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1501 Western Ave, Metro Transit Free Ride Area
Seattle, WA 98101

11. La Carta De Oaxaca

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5431 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

12. La Bete

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1802 Bellevue Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

13. Lecosho

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89 University St, Metro Transit Free Ride Area
Seattle, WA 98101

14. Le Pichet

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1st Ave
Seattle, WA

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, Metro Transit Free Ride Area
Seattle, WA 98104

17. Matt's In the Market

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94 Pike St, Metro Transit Free Ride Area
Seattle, WA 98101

18. Mike's Noodle House

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418 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

19. Mistral Kitchen

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2020 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

20. Pike Street Fish Fry

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925 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

21. Poppy

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622 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

22. Quinn's Pub

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1001 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

23. Revel

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403 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103

24. Salumi

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309 3rd Ave S, Metro Transit Free Ride Area
Seattle, WA 98104

25. Serious Pie

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316 Virginia St, Metro Transit Free Ride Area
Seattle, WA 98101

26. Sitka and Spruce

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1531 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

27. Spinasse

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1531 14th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

28. Spur Gastropub

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113 Blanchard St, Metro Transit Free Ride Area
Seattle, WA 98121

29. Steelhead Diner

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95 Pine St, Metro Transit Free Ride Area
Seattle, WA 98101

30. Traveler's Thali House

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2524 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

31. Tamarind Tree

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1036 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104

32. Viengthong

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2820 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98144

33. The Walrus and the Carpenter

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4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

34. Zippy's Giant Burgers

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9614 14th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

35. Mashiko

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4725 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

36. La Medusa

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4857 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

37. Paseo

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4225 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

38. Lloyd Martin

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1525 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 420-7602
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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. 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. Dinette

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

6. Delancey

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

7. Ezell's Famous Chicken

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

8. How To Cook A Wolf

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

9. Jade Garden

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

10. Il Corvo

1501 Western Ave, Metro Transit Free Ride Area, Seattle, WA 98101
1501 Western Ave, Metro Transit Free Ride Area
Seattle, WA 98101

11. La Carta De Oaxaca

5431 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107