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A photo of Beauty & Essex- New York restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Unspecified • Lower East Side
Booked 30 times today
Beauty & Essex has an innovative design that starts in the restaurant’s entrance, a well-curated modern-day pawn shop replete with a saxophone, boom­box, quirky artifacts, vintage treasures, and an eclectic array of “one-off” pieces of jewelry. Continuing past the pawnshop, guests encounter a grand, circular staircase wrapped around a two-story custom chandelier, but only the adventurous will discover all that Beauty & Essex has to offer. With four distinct dining rooms (one private), two bars, a lounge, and a women’s bathroom complete with a salon including a luxurious sofa, and antique perfume bottles. The cuisine, much like the design, is intended to set a new course. Chef Chris Santos was one of the pioneers of the small, share plate dining trend that has swept the nation, and with the Beauty & Essex menu, he once again has created waves on the food scene.
A photo of Ivan Ramen restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary Asian • Lower East Side
Booked 24 times today
Ivan Ramen "More then Just Ramen!"Ivan Ramen imagines the Classic NY diner as seen through the Japanese lens. The food is incredible, the service outstanding, the menu is uniquely Ivan Orkin. Ivan Ramen celebrates Ivan’s creativity through the lens of his life journey. His effortless blending of: his New York roots, his classic French training, and his deep understanding of Japan, color the menu and the restaurant. Ramen here is clearly a must, but you should not miss out on the amazing array of other dishes, which are perfect for sharing while you enjoy a well selected sake. Casual, comfortable and quirky with splashes of art inspired by pop culture and movies, Ivan Ramen is simply a fun restaurant.
A photo of Essex restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Fusion / Eclectic • Lower East Side
Booked 7 times today
Lower East Side pioneer famous for award winning contemporary cuisine, oyster happy hours and NYC's original brunch party. A vibrant multi-level space in the historic Shapiro's Winery, Essex offers intimate seating as well as group dining and event spaces. Enjoy outdoor dining rain or shine on our covered decks.
A photo of Dirty French NYC restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• French • Lower East Side
Booked 2 times today
Dirty French is a New York bistro created by Major Food Group’s Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. The restaurant takes its culinary cues from the timeless dishes and preparations of classic French bistros and enlivens them utilizing modern techniques and bold flavors. Dishes like Duck à l’Orange with ras el hanout and preserved oranges remain true to their French roots but are restyled with flavors that explore the breadth and depth of the global French culinary influence. Dirty French is located in the Ludlow Hotel in Manhattan’s storied Lower East Side.For any questions regarding an existing or future reservation, please email reservations@dirtyfrench.com
A photo of Omar's Kitchen and Rum Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Caribbean • Lower East Side
Booked 9 times today
Omar's kitchen is a Nouveau Caribbean restaurant in the heart of the lower east side where the food scene is blooming. Chef Omar takes dishes of his native Jamaica and delivers it with a New York twist. Omar's cuisine boosts in flavor, color and warmth. Let's not forget about the design that will take you right back to your last vacation in the islands and every time you feel nostalgic.
A photo of Supper Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • East Village
Booked 1 time today
Supper is The Third restaurant from the Frank crew. Here Frank has taken his favorite classic dishes from all over the north of italy and coupled them with a space that reeks Old East Village charm. Wine wine and more Italian Wines than any other east village restaurant. Think lots of brick and stone low lighting and a handinstalled Florentine wood ceiling pictured in the last supper. Old Venetian glass hanging chandeliers and it's all just a setting for a whirling swirling kitchen center stage. Yeah...Veal Milanese (proper), Bolognese out the... You guessed it. OUT DA BUTT. Beef short ribs BAROLO, yup. Freshest salads and MOZZ, SPECK, FALL PARM SALAD, BURRATA, spag limone!!! Yeah... Spag cacio pepe, Bagna Caoda, Osso buco, BOLLITO MISTO, Risotto Amarone, Arista di maiale, Dad's SUNDAY MARINARA SAUCE, chunky and ripped with fresh ricotta cheese.
A photo of Yopparai restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Izakaya • Lower East Side
Booked 4 times today
Yopparai is a well-loved Japanese restaurant and sake bar known for a wide variety of sake paired with traditional Japanese cuisine. We serve traditional Japanese favorites like sashimi, sushi and grilled meat/fish, while also offering signature dishes like homemade tofu, oden, and Japanese-style hot pot. All of our dishes are homemade using a combination of fresh local ingredients and fish and meat sourced from Japan. We offer unique seating in intimate booths on Japanese tatami mats, as well as counter seating in front of our sushi chefs. If you're celebrating a special occasion, please consider our limited-availability chef's omakase menu. The omakase experience may be booked in advance through Open Table or by calling the restaurant.
A photo of Plado Tasting Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Tapas / Small Plates • East Village
Booked 4 times today
A Mediterranean Influenced Dining Experience in the East Village. Plado is a carefully crafted international tapas restaurant. At Plado, small tasting plates and tapas style dishes emerge from the open kitchen with inspired Mediterranean cuisine and seasonal products. Chef German Rizzo’s style menu sets the experience to enjoy a shared meal with friends and family.
A photo of Izakaya Ronin restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Lower East Side
From the team of Yopparai comes Izakaya Ronin, an intimate space on the Lower East Side that offers guests a virtual trip to Japan. Inspired by favorite dishes and design elements from Yopparai, we offer a variety of yakitori and grilled skewers made from high-quality ingredients, including local chicken and vegetables. In our cozy space, you can enjoy our yakitori as part of a multi-course menu of authentic Japanese dishes, complete with sake pairings recommended by our experts. Enjoy our attentive service, relax in our unique space, and experience the tradition of Japanese dining.Many dietary restrictions can be accommodated; please call for details and note any special requests in your reservation.
A photo of SET L.E.S. restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Comfort Food • Lower East Side
Booked 4 times today
At SET L.E.S. we bring "hip" and "flavor" together in our energetic restaurant/bar located in the heart of Lower East Side, New York City. Nearing almost a decade, the restaurant has grown into a neighborhood gem, most known for, the Asian-inspired menu and palatable crafted cocktails. While the restaurant is popular for it's lunch and dinner, weekend brunch has become the most quintessential experience. With customer-favorite's like the "Chicken and buttermilk waffles" and the "Steak and eggs skillet" cooked to perfection. The ambiance also makes for a great place to celebrate your birthday, with a special complimentary item with parties over 6.

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