The 38 Essential New Orleans Restaurants, Spring 2016

April 5, 2016
By: Gwnedolyn Knapp, Eater Nola

Here, now, we present to you the updated Eater 38, our answer to any question that becomes with, "Can you recommend a restaurant..." This list is not the 38 best restaurants in our fine city, but it instead seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of where you can get a great meal regardless of mood. It covers the entire city with some lagniappe love for the West Bank, spans myriad cuisines and should satisfy all of your restaurant needs. These are listed here in no particular order. These restaurants are not where you would go for a big occasion, so no fine dining.

Coming off the map this month is Milkfish, which shuttered this March in Mid City, and Casamento's which closes seasonally (in June) before the summer 38 update. Also hopping off this update: Kebab, Press Street Station and Mondo. Coming on the map: Satsuma, Kin, McClure's at Nola Brewing, Cane & Table and Willa Jean.

Every quarter, we update this list with any restaurants that were omitted, have become newly eligible (all restaurants must have been open 6 months to appear on this list), or have improved and now warrant being included. So send your tips and your nominations right here.