The Eater 38 covers D.C. and its many suburbs, spanning myriad cuisines and budgets while collectively satisfying a vast array of restaurant needs. The list is fine-tuned every few months to accommodate outstanding new additions or former favorites that have made major improvements. Restaurants must be open at least six months to be eligible, but the monthly Eater heatmap has the lowdown on fresh places that have made strong first impressions.
This winter, additions include El Rinconcito Cafe, Poca Madre, and Zenebech.
To make room, it’s time to say goodbye to Colada Shop, Honeysuckle, and Mirabelle.