Best American Restaurants in Lower East Side

Spitzer's CornerSpitzer's Corner
(52)
$$$$
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 11 times today
Sons of EssexSons of Essex
(607)
$$$$
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 15 times today
Momofuku Ko - Counter SeatingMomofuku Ko - Counter Seating
(206)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
Booked 39 times today
Momofuku Ko - Table SeatingMomofuku Ko - Table Seating
(27)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
Booked 4 times today
Per SePer Se
(2058)
$$$$
American | Columbus Circle, Manhattan
Booked 54 times today
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
(6907)
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Booked 231 times today
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
(180)
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
Booked 80 times today
The Little OwlThe Little Owl
(1863)
$$$$
American | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Booked 83 times today
The Crosby BarThe Crosby Bar
(213)
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Booked 21 times today
Freds Downtown at Barneys New YorkFreds Downtown at Barneys New York
(72)
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Booked 24 times today
Benjamin Steakhouse PrimeBenjamin Steakhouse Prime
(240)
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
Booked 84 times today
The Little Beet TableThe Little Beet Table
(755)
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Booked 123 times today
CovinaCovina
(311)
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
Booked 73 times today
CookshopCookshop
(4508)
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Booked 172 times today
Sadelle’sSadelle’s
(679)
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Booked 115 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Lower East Side

Bar PrimiBar Primi
(647)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 126 times today
Taverna Di BaccoTaverna Di Bacco
(197)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 3 times today
BacaroBacaro
(464)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 21 times today
SauceSauce
(538)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 56 times today
TreTre
(384)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 7 times today
Louie and ChanLouie and Chan
(80)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 5 times today
Serafina- LudlowSerafina- Ludlow
(21)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 6 times today
LArtusiLArtusi
(1806)
$$$$
Italian | West Village, Manhattan
Booked 92 times today
Del PostoDel Posto
(6206)
$$$$
Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 73 times today
MareaMarea
(6338)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
Booked 255 times today
Il TinelloIl Tinello
(878)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
Booked 27 times today
Vic'sVic's
(696)
$$$$
Italian | NoHo, Manhattan
Booked 97 times today
SistinaSistina
(271)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Booked 19 times today
Erminia RistoranteErminia Ristorante
(857)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Booked 11 times today
da Umbertoda Umberto
(523)
$$$$
Italian | Chelsea, Manhattan
Booked 36 times today
Sant Ambroeus - Madison AvenueSant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue
(416)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Booked 40 times today
MarconyMarcony
(723)
$$$$
Italian | Murray Hill, Manhattan
Booked 13 times today
Sandro's RestaurantSandro's Restaurant
(91)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Booked 14 times today
Scalini FedeliScalini Fedeli
(2091)
$$$$
Italian | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
Booked 21 times today
MartaMarta
(1389)
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Booked 146 times today
Il Mulino New York - DowntownIl Mulino New York - Downtown
(766)
$$$$
Italian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Booked 24 times today

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Lower East Side Restaurants

Shabushabu MacoronShabushabu Macoron
5 reviews
$$$$
Shabu-shabu | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 4 times today

Fantastic! One of the most memorable meals I’ve had in a long time. For ~$130/person, we had a wonderful multi course meal that lasted about two hours. The meal started with a few different appetizers- salmon, ikura and rice paired with a warm sake; Japanese style omelet served in a fashion broth; abalone cooked in an uni broth prepared two ways; homemade tofu. Then the shabu shabu started! We had pork, A5 wagyu, other well-marbled beef, tsukune, a variety of vegetables (tomato, potato, mountain yam, spinach and more!) and mochi dumplings. For each item, there was a particular sauce or condiment recommended (of which there were many and they were all wonderful.) We were also served rice with beef and ginger in it. After the shabushabu, we had soba with duck and scallions served in a broth. For dessert, we had hojicha ice cream with red beans and roasted mochi and we were served green tea. Pretty much everything was prepared right in front of us which made for a very special experience. The waitstaff was very friendly and extremely attentive. Overall, a really wonderful and memorable experience. Can’t wait to go back! More

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Pig and KhaoPig and Khao
827 reviews
$$$$
Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 85 times today

Duck was BOMB More

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The Metrograph CommissaryThe Metrograph Commissary
3 reviews
$$$$
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 12 times today

The Commissary is always a pleasant spot to brunch. More

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YopparaiYopparai
248 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 21 times today

It was our first time there and we selected dishes from several categories on the menu - rice, meat, fish and vegetables. Each dish had freshly prepared ingredients and was tasty. The service was fine as was the sake recommended for the meal. More

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Boulton and WattBoulton and Watt
300 reviews
$$$$
Comfort Food | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 32 times today

Great mimosas and a fun brunch experience. More

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Taverna Di BaccoTaverna Di Bacco
197 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 3 times today

Fantastic. Booked a last minute reservation purely out of convenience. What a great surprise. We enjoyed it so much that we returned the next evening. Greeted warmly by the chef as if we were old friends. Everything was prepared perfectly. Steak tartare, spaghetti squash "salad" were amazing. Chef is a lovely man and we hope to return again and again. More

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Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
893 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 112 times today

Excellent service. Great descriptions of the food. The chicken we were suggested, we had as an appetizer. It was wonderful, taste, consistency. Personally I was underwhelmed by the ramen, I’m not waiving it off completely. I will return to try another dish! More

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BalvaneraBalvanera
177 reviews
$$$$
Argentinean | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 14 times today

We had dinner here after movies at Sunshine. Everything was delicious, from empanadas to steaks & fries. The service was excellent, the place was packed. Some parties nearby were pretty loud, but everyone was having a great time. We treated ourselves to a pricey Zuccardi Malbec, which was delicious. More

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Bar PrimiBar Primi
647 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 126 times today

Bar Primi never disappoints! My husband and I have been coming to Bar Primi for several years now and always enjoy! Incredible menu- excellent quality pastas for a very decent price, best Tiramisu and great service! Their lunch special is a great deal! If you are searching for a romantic dinner- recommend upstairs area- very cozy there! More

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Gentleman FarmerGentleman Farmer
555 reviews
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 14 times today

My favorite restaurant in NYC. The bison steak is amazing. Quite small. Better make a reservation. More

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SenyaSenya
100 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 9 times today

Delicious food, great service, quaint location. Becoming one of my favs in the city! More

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Dirt CandyDirt Candy
1864 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 99 times today

The food was extraordinary and the staff super friendly. Great atmosphere and great to see so many women working there in the open kitchen. Wanna see more of that! More

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Sons of EssexSons of Essex
607 reviews
$$$$
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 15 times today

One of the cutest places with pretty decent food, great ambiance, and amazing craft cocktails. More

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Beauty & Essex- New YorkBeauty & Essex- New York
4858 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 344 times today

Always good food and atmosphere here. I was visiting with friends from the uk for a 50th birthday meal More

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Speedy RomeoSpeedy Romeo
90 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 33 times today

This was our last dinner in NYC and we really enjoyed it. Fantastic service, food, and ambiance. More

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The BoilThe Boil
175 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 44 times today

This is truly one of my best restaurants in NYC. I’ve been here many times and was never disappointed. I have taken many folks here and they all loved it. More

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MezettoMezetto
352 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 19 times today

It was generally a good experience. However, the service could’ve been better. They allowed 5 people to sit at the 4-top next to us which greatly impacted the space I had and my experience. It was clear that the server favored the girls next to us as he continued to give them drinks and didn’t ask what we might want. After our time was up they didn’t even ask if we wanted more, just brought the check and walked away - we were actually discussing ordering something else. For the most part I’m a great fan of Mezetto, so I’ll definitely be back, I just hope things will be different. More

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ClanceyClancey
31 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 2 times today

Hidden jewel in the lower east side. A must try. You won’t regret it. More

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Spaghetti IncidentSpaghetti Incident
5 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 7 times today

Great atmosphere, the food was appealing to the palate, the staff was on point and friendly! In addition, the music is really cool. More

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SakaMaiSakaMai
300 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 24 times today

We went early for my husband’s birthday. It was comfortable, quiet, wonderful and interesting food! Great waiter and service. Probably nice do a light dinner too although we had some of the more rich options. Great Japanese whisky and Sake! More

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Souvlaki GR - LESSouvlaki GR - LES
164 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 15 times today

Delicious and authentic Greek food, everything was very fresh, attentive service with a great cocktail list! Happy to find an inexpensive Greek option that’s not meshed with middle eastern cuisine (which I also love) but sometimes plain Greek is all you need! More

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The Stanton SocialThe Stanton Social
4977 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 135 times today

Love this restaurant every time we go. It's great being able to try so many different things with the small plates sharing idea. The cocktails are awesome, too. We especially liked the lobster roll sliders and the onion soup dumplings. We always have to end our night with the signature doughnuts with caramel sauce. Will definitely be back again. More

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Pizza Beach LESPizza Beach LES
96 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 27 times today

Great spot! They have healthy, tasty options. You can even order dairy-free pizza! Fun vibes. More

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Spitzer's CornerSpitzer's Corner
52 reviews
$$$$
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 11 times today

We had a large family dinner with with a couple generations in attendance. Everyone loved the food, drinks and service. Thanks for a great meal, we'll be back! More

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TreTre
384 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 7 times today

My girlfriend and I love Tre. The food, wine, service is always great. We come at least once or twice a both for dinner or drinks and always have a great experience. More

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The MasalaWalaThe MasalaWala
153 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 3 times today

I have brought friends and family (even kids) here, and everyone agrees, the food is outstanding. One of the best features is they season to taste (great for kids). The vegetarian offerings are wonderful, especially the baby eggplant. The Chaat appetizers are very unusual, and super flavorful. Portions are large, and can be shared. It's a great value. Wait staff is attentive, and very cordial. I highly recommend this gem. More

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Blue Ribbon Sushi IzakayaBlue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
379 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 53 times today

Delightful. The food was much better than expected! The sushi was very fresh. Very friendly service. Very nice! More

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CataCata
226 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 36 times today

Loved it. Yummy food. Great ambience and location. They were really busy that night yet the service was on point which speaks volumes on professionalism. We went with guests in town but would easily go just as a couple too. Will most definitely be back. More

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Les Enfants de BohemeLes Enfants de Boheme
79 reviews
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 5 times today

Best authentic French restaurant! The owner is wonderful and served my husband and I while we were there. Felt like home! More

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BacaroBacaro
464 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 21 times today

Bacaro is my favorite! It is always welcoming. The food is great. The staff are all very polite and helpful. I would heartily recommend this place to my friends, family and professional contacts. More

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Rabbit HouseRabbit House
34 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 2 times today

Creative menu with Japanese influence on typical brunch dishes. Beautiful food. Well plated. Enjoyed the eggs Benedict with eel, Japanese omelette, and delicious teriyaki bacon. Will definitely go back! More

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Dirty FrenchDirty French
782 reviews
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 87 times today

Amazing food!! One of the best places ever! More

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SauceSauce
538 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 56 times today

I knew it'd be good but it still blew me away just how good! More

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Sel RroseSel Rrose
107 reviews
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 14 times today

My BFF and I needed to find somewhere to eat close to Bowery Ballroom and decided to try this spot. It exceeded our expectations. It’s super cool looking inside. The service is amazing from the moment you enter. That sat me right away even though I was still waiting for my friend. Our server Sullivan was amazing—fun, friendly and great with checking in on us. The food is DELICIOUS!!! I am def going back and highly recommend this place. More

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Los FelizLos Feliz
56 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 12 times today

Small batch tequilas and delicious food. Can't rave enough about this understated place. Bartender was so knowledgeable about her tequilas. So smooth and pure, no hint of a hangover! More

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Hotel ChantelleHotel Chantelle
756 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 34 times today

Loved it! The Stuffed French toast was heaven! More

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Rizzo's Fine Pizza Co. Beer & Wine BarRizzo's Fine Pizza Co. Beer & Wine Bar
46 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 2 times today

Flat out best pizza I ever had....went here after seeing The Barstool review and it exceeded my family's high expectations! We'll be back! More

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AzasuAzasu
18 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 4 times today

Food was not surprisingly good - but I was sick so may have not tasted everything. Pot was not as big as I thought. The fried chicken and age tofu was the best! More

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New York Sushi KoNew York Sushi Ko
21 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Absolutley Incredible. That's all I can say. A place like this must be experienced to understand. Thank you again Chef and all your staff for an incredible expirence and an even more incredible meal. More

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EssexEssex
2050 reviews
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 57 times today

Went here for brunch on MLK day, which they offered bottomless mimosas for! the server was very attentive and she came by every time she noticed empty glasses. When you first walk in, however, there wasn't a typical hostess podium and that threw us off a bit but the hostess did come by and we were seated very quickly in the upstairs area. The food was great! I highly recommend the manchego mac and cheese if you're going for brunch. You wont be disappointed! More

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Louie and ChanLouie and Chan
80 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 5 times today

I found the place according to reviews, and it was beyond my expectations. The service was great, I booked a table for 2 for a friend that came to visit from out of town and for me, but we were 6 at the end since other friends want to join. The host was so lovely, and we were told that we get the table for 6! The food was delicious, and the cocktails were excellent. I'll be back for sure. More

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Public KitchenPublic Kitchen
161 reviews
$$$$
Global, International | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 117 times today

Great ambiance with fantastic innovative cuisine. Service was friendly and forthcoming. Nice music. in the later part of evening More

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VandalVandal
1449 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 274 times today

I loved everything about this place definitely would go back and highly recommend the service was amazing , food was delicious , staff was very friendly ! More

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Casa MezcalCasa Mezcal
133 reviews
$$$$
Regional Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 2 times today

Amazing food , great ambience and friendly staff ! I will definitely go back again. I tried La Ceiba cocktail with the Tasajo Tacos and it was delicious. More

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Sorbillo PizzeriaSorbillo Pizzeria
31 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 71 times today

Really amazing pizza! Pasta was good, but nothing to write home about. Will be back for the pizza! More

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Serafina- LudlowSerafina- Ludlow
21 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 6 times today

I took my wife for our anniversary. We both loved the food, atmosphere, service and reasonably priced menu More

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Cafe MediCafe Medi
96 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 10 times today

The space is beautiful. The hostess did not give an open friendly vibe at all. Our waitress was awesome and so attentive. Portions were great and a good amount. Noise level was perfect since i was catching up with a friend. More

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Ms YooMs Yoo
11 reviews
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 6 times today

Amazing food. Salads are incredible More

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Butcher Bar - LESButcher Bar - LES
57 reviews
$$$$
Barbecue | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 6 times today

Delicious dry-rubbed ribs. Lean and fall off the bone. Great flavor. Atmosphere is super casual. Young crowd. Noisy. More

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DelilahDelilah
27 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 1 time today

The staff made my experience phenomenal at Delilah. From the attentiveness when we walked in, to the great and charismatic bartenders who took care of us all night, it was a great time! The food portions are on the smaller side, but was great! Would recommend. More

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LENALENA
1 review
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 4 times today

This place is beyond amazing! More

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Doka SquareDoka Square
43 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 12 times today

Very good restaurant near China Town. Very good food, very welcoming staff. We will come back. More

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JadisJadis
9 reviews
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 4 times today

Loved this place: can't believe we hadn't tried it before! Our waitress turned out to be the owner, and she couldn't have been lovelier. Perfect spot to bring friends or your special someone. Excellent wine list and an eclectic menu filled with unexpected treats, all at reasonable prices: we will be back again and again. More

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CHARRUACHARRUA
22 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Good authentic Uruguayan case Get here early before the soccer game nights cause the kitchen to run out of flank steak for CHIVITO which is why I dropped in near Alphabet City More

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FarmhouseFarmhouse
86 reviews
$$$$
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 2 times today

Farmhouse nver disappoints.....nice meal and a friendly staff More

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Grey LadyGrey Lady
65 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We enjoyed brunch with the BLT Sandwiches and an order of Eggs Benedict and all of the food was really tasty. Service was quick and friendly. There is nothing "fancy" about this place but I would certainly return. Really relaxed atmosphere. More

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Red CompassRed Compass
44 reviews
$$$$
European | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great ethnic food More

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The Ten BellsThe Ten Bells
23 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 1 time today

Great local spot to grab after work dinner and a drink. Very cool vibe. I did not eat but the food looked great from afar. Highly recommend it. More

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Better DaysBetter Days
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Better Days is a cocktail bar serving tapas, small plates and comfort food by our chef Ingrid Roettele from Café Select.

We are open Tuesday to Saturday from 7pm to 3 am and serve food from 8pm to 2am. We only take reservations until 11:30pm.

We also have a Karaoke Room and a events room for birthday parties and private events.

For private dining, events etc please email your request to info@betterdays-nyc.com
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MayahuelMayahuel
55 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 4 times today

I am going to miss this spot, what a wonderful restaurant. The drinks were inventive and delish, the food shared that luster. So sad to see them close. More

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The WhalesThe Whales
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Lower East Side, Manhattan

servin' it up at The WhalesMore

Doodley's Pop-Up BistroDoodley's Pop-Up Bistro
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
International | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Come enjoy the culinary masterpieces of Chef Joe. Where you can get hearty portions at amazing prices.More

Curry HouseCurry House
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
Indian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Welcome to Curry House!More

Lower East Side Diners' Choice Winners

Lower East Side's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
BalvaneraBalvanera
177 reviews
$$$$
Argentinean | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 14 times today

We had dinner here after movies at Sunshine. Everything was delicious, from empanadas to steaks & fries. The service was excellent, the place was packed. Some parties nearby were pretty loud, but everyone was having a great time. We treated ourselves to a pricey Zuccardi Malbec, which was delicious. More

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Pig and KhaoPig and Khao
827 reviews
$$$$
Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 85 times today

Duck was BOMB More

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MezettoMezetto
352 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 19 times today

It was generally a good experience. However, the service could’ve been better. They allowed 5 people to sit at the 4-top next to us which greatly impacted the space I had and my experience. It was clear that the server favored the girls next to us as he continued to give them drinks and didn’t ask what we might want. After our time was up they didn’t even ask if we wanted more, just brought the check and walked away - we were actually discussing ordering something else. For the most part I’m a great fan of Mezetto, so I’ll definitely be back, I just hope things will be different. More

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YopparaiYopparai
248 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 21 times today

It was our first time there and we selected dishes from several categories on the menu - rice, meat, fish and vegetables. Each dish had freshly prepared ingredients and was tasty. The service was fine as was the sake recommended for the meal. More

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Boulton and WattBoulton and Watt
300 reviews
$$$$
Comfort Food | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 32 times today

Great mimosas and a fun brunch experience. More

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SenyaSenya
100 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 9 times today

Delicious food, great service, quaint location. Becoming one of my favs in the city! More

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Sons of EssexSons of Essex
607 reviews
$$$$
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 15 times today

One of the cutest places with pretty decent food, great ambiance, and amazing craft cocktails. More

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Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
893 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 112 times today

Excellent service. Great descriptions of the food. The chicken we were suggested, we had as an appetizer. It was wonderful, taste, consistency. Personally I was underwhelmed by the ramen, I’m not waiving it off completely. I will return to try another dish! More

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Gentleman FarmerGentleman Farmer
555 reviews
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 14 times today

My favorite restaurant in NYC. The bison steak is amazing. Quite small. Better make a reservation. More

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Dirt CandyDirt Candy
1864 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Booked 99 times today

The food was extraordinary and the staff super friendly. Great atmosphere and great to see so many women working there in the open kitchen. Wanna see more of that! More

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