It’s time to update the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This essential group of restaurants covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and price points, and collectively satisfies all dining needs — from where to go for a reliable quick bite to where to blow half a paycheck on dinner. Each quarter the list is updated to reflect restaurants that have been omitted, those that have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), and those that are being welcomed back into the 38 fold. Removal from the Eater 38 does not mean a restaurant isn’t still great and won’t return in the future, but allows for new additions, keeping the 38 a fresh, inclusive representation of the dining that Nashville has to offer.
For newer Nashville restaurants, check out the heatmap (a collection of the city’s hot new dining options that opened in the last six months).
In this update, Caribbean casual spot Riddim n Spice, Szechuan Chinese-centered Corner Asian Cafe, La Juquilita, Pelican and Pig, Sperry’s, reservations-recommended The Continental, and Lyra join the list, with Taj, 400 Degrees (temporarily closed), Taqueria San Luis, Bastion, Joyland, Merengue Cafe, and Greko departing.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. Want to nominate a restaurant? Send Eater Nashville restaurant suggestions via the tipline, along with details as to why a particular restaurant should be included for consideration on the next update.Read More