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Biga
Biga
(22)
$$$$
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Simply amazing, the best pizza in Manhattan...and I’m Italian so trust me!! ;) More

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Pizza Beach LES
Pizza Beach LES
(212)
$$$$
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The pizza was phenomenal and is great for a chill dinner More

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Yopparai
Yopparai
(339)
$$$$
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Yopparai is hands-down, one of the best izakayas in NYC. Always consistently excellent. I've had almost every single dish they offer and all of them were delicious and on-point. The staff is amazing as well! More

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Ivan Ramen
Ivan Ramen
(1881)
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fantastic dinner - exactly what I was looking for! More

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Dirt Candy
Dirt Candy
(2744)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I have been wanting to eat here for several years. Food was amazing. Worth the splurge for a tasting menu. I will definitely return to have food a la carte in the bar. More

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Tzarevna
Tzarevna
(27)
$$$$
Russian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

If you want a little nostalgia for the food your Baba used to make, add a modern twist and you have Tzarevna. Unassuming, great hospitality and delicious food. Try some Georgian wine and the horseradish infused vodka. You won’t be sorry. More

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The Flower Shop
The Flower Shop
(11)
$$$$
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

rock solid spot, would definitely recommend. Know the owners and they are great people More

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Gentleman Farmer
Gentleman Farmer
(738)
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Magnificent lamb and foie gras topped filet. Pleasant server, exceptionally priced Nero wine and creme brûlée. More

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Bar Primi
Bar Primi
(1071)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Good food and service. lovely atmosphere. More

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Jadis
Jadis
(25)
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

A cozy french wine bar. Food is good and everything is moderately priced. A good place for friends catching up or bring your date. More

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Boulton and Watt
Boulton and Watt
(423)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I always have a great time at Boulton and Watt. The food is consistently delicious and the cocktails are always good enough to have you ordering more than you'd expect. An NYC staple that I hope never closes. More

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The Ten Bells
The Ten Bells
(47)
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great! A good happy hour More

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Souvlaki GR - LES
Souvlaki GR - LES
(259)
$$$$
Greek | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Cute vibe, delicious food and good value. More

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Dirty French
Dirty French
(1217)
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Delicious food - we had the grilled oysters and the foie gras to start and then shared the Dover sole etouffe. Our server Pamela was amusing and congenial. The decor is eclectic and the crowd fashionable. Space is a little tight but workable. More

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The Boil
The Boil
(494)
$$$$
Seafood | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Food was amazing, and the girl at the front desk not sure of her name was very welcoming More

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Bacaro
Bacaro
(595)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

A very special little out of the way find! Excellent wine selections. Fried oysters were delicious! Our server Paulo was very knowledgeable about the wines and steered us to a very special Wine- Luigi Bardana Dragon Langhe Bianco . Ask for it ! More

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LENA
LENA
(61)
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We had an incredible night at LĒNA. The food was amazing and the service was great. The only negative was the blasting music. It was hard to have a conversation. It just made the dinner more stressful than it needed to be. More

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Beauty & Essex- New York
Beauty & Essex- New York
(7076)
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Excellent food. I've been here twice already for dinner. What I must point out is one of my dinner companions was Muslim who wears a hijab. We were nervous going in but were met with absolute hospitality- from our host at check-in till we left. Our server was gracious and took the time to help my friend pick out choices appropriate for her. Service definitely rocks! More

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Sauce
Sauce
(714)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great thin and crispy crust pizza. Cacio e Pepe is spot on. Recipe’s straight from Italy make the dishes standout from typical New York red sauce joints. Hip crowd and throwback hip hop music make it fun. More

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Taverna Di Bacco
Taverna Di Bacco
(264)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food and service More

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Vandal
Vandal
(2596)
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Took friends out to celebrate a work accomplishment and we finished off every plate! The dishes are phenomenal, my top would be the tuna tartare pretzel ( even though I prefer the previous presentation of the dish) and the eggplant. I tried the sea bass last night too and was not disappointed ! The ambiance is great and a DJ comes on later in the night ! Great friends or date night spot! More

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The Meatball Shop - Lower East Side
The Meatball Shop - Lower East Side
(12)
$$$$
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fantastic food and great value!! Went on a Friday night and the place had fun music on, loved the atmosphere. Will be back. More

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Pig and Khao
Pig and Khao
(1328)
$$$$
Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The best place ever!!! More

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Maya Mariposa
Maya Mariposa
(78)
$$$$
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Love this place. It’s always delicious and the amount of drink choices is incredible. More

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Tre
Tre
(463)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Our fav place for the last 10 years! Consistently great food and yummy mimosas! More

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Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
(587)
$$$$
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

PERFECT EVENING - delicious meal - BEAUTIFULLY presented - staff personable and efficient !! More

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Los Feliz
Los Feliz
(82)
$$$$
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Good spot for a quick dinner and drinks More

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Floret
Floret
(12)
$$$$
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

From entering Sean at the front of the restaurant was excellent, great food and service More

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Sel Rrose
Sel Rrose
(220)
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Had a great date with my wife. Happy hour oysters and drinks were outstanding. Highly recommend! More

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Sorbillo Pizzeria
Sorbillo Pizzeria
(235)
$$$$
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I’m gluten free so I was a bit disappointed at the fact they don’t serve gluten free pizza only pasta. I had an amazing pizza in Naples Italy and assumed the NY location will have it as well. Other than that the food and service was great! More

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Clancey
Clancey
(99)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great service nice people. More

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Serafina Ludlow
Serafina Ludlow
(76)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I've been to several of the Serafina locations and I always have a great time. Serafina Ludlow did not disappoint. It's consistently great. More

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Sons of Essex
Sons of Essex
(735)
$$$$
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Our waitress, Emme, was so professional and treated us like a wedding planner. Every aspect of the time spent there was first class The place was first class and the atmosphere truly exciting. That , and good food and drink, we could not ask for anything more More

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The Metrograph Commissary
The Metrograph Commissary
(77)
$$$$
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

It can get loud before and after special screenings, but late on a Monday it was generously quiet. The service and food is outstanding. Highly recommended. More

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Kaikagetsu NYC
Kaikagetsu NYC
(44)
$$$$
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

its a perfect place for dinner. Very quality food and nice service. I’ll be back :) More

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The MasalaWala
The MasalaWala
(227)
$$$$
Indian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food and great service. Will certainly come again! More

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Casa Mezcal
Casa Mezcal
(171)
$$$$
Regional Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Loved it!!!!! Food was super tasty and even our vegan friend found option. Def on my list for future! More

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Senya
Senya
(145)
$$$$
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

very good sushi at a reasonable price-- get the charashi great deal with many small bowls.Also Uni specialist More

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Char Sue
Char Sue
(28)
$$$$
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Our culinary adventure was filled with amazing flavors that resided in our stomach and mind. Beyond cosmic flavors the dishes were beautifully presented and our server was as delightful as the food. We had the char sue (duck), crispy brussle sprouts, pork tacos and pork belly. I had a very nice glass of Montepulciano Chianti. It is now on our go to list. More

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Ms Yoo
Ms Yoo
(60)
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Lower East Side, Manhattan

No great for a date, unless you don’t want to speak to the other person. Everything else was cool. Nice decor More

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Tijuana Picnic
Tijuana Picnic
(153)
$$$$
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The gentlemen greeting guest this evening was extremely rude. It was like we were bothering him. I believe he was the manager on the floor that evening. I was disappointed from the beginning. More

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Hotel Chantelle
Hotel Chantelle
(1073)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food was amazingly tasty.. the service was on point...a staff member noticed from across the room that our table was a bit wobbly so he came over apologizing and fixed it on the spot! So awesome ! It was a very party like energy and the music was a bit loud but ok for the type of ambiance they were setting. The dining area is tight but a very attentive staff made sure we were comfortable. I would visit again.. to eat not so much to have conversations.. lol More

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Tsismis NYC
Tsismis NYC
(32)
$$$$
Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

It was a relaxed dining experience with friendly service. The items we shared were delicious. More

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CHARRUA
CHARRUA
(51)
$$$$
Latin American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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Love the atmosphere and space of the restaurant. The owners are wonderful, food is great! More

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Cafe Medi
Cafe Medi
(199)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

a great, open space. Food is prepared and presented beautifully, and the menu will appeal to vegetarians and carnivores alike. More

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Essex
Essex
(2401)
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great service from Mo. Cool space with window seating and hip downtown vibe. Food was excellent but it was our sever, Mo that really made our visit to Essex special! More

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Unagi (Aburi Ittetsu)
Unagi (Aburi Ittetsu)
(14)
$$$$
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Very good and everything was prepared with a lot of pride. Not cheap but you get top quality. Even the pickles and miso soup are not your usual ones but of much higher standards. Will definitely be back. More

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Farmhouse Restaurant - LES
Farmhouse Restaurant - LES
(3)
$$$$
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We enjoyed the very reasonably priced food. The service was very attentive and pleasant. More

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Parish New York
Parish New York
(19)
$$$$
Creole / Cajun / Southern | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Overall it was a nice experience. We purchased a Pulsd voucher, and had looked online to check out the menu. When we got there on a Sunday early evening, we realized that the reservation was not necessary. We were the only ones in the entire restaurant. This meant that our service from the bartender was great and very attentive. However, we were disappointed to find that a lot of the menu items have been taken off and the menu had been reduced to a “bar menu“. This left us with limited choices and perhaps not all of the food that we were excited about. Bartender brought us some complementary potato wedges because I was a vegetarian and there was limited menu items available for me. I imagine the atmosphere would’ve been nice during a busier time. The mood of the space was chill, and we enjoyed our time there, even though it was sort of awkward being the only people there. Bummed that the menu had changed, but still enjoyed the food that we did get. More

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TRAMEZZINI NYC
TRAMEZZINI NYC
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

U.S. first Venetian Sandwiches Shop, Listed the best 14 sandwich places in NYC in 2019 picked by Top Chefs on Bloomberg Magazine Finally the traditional tramezzini in NYC! Tramesini is Venetian for Tramezzini. Tramezzini are Venetian sandwiches filled with pure, high quality ingredients, and are made with an italian specialty soft bread, airy, unique in texture and taste, and are the perfect example of how to keep taste aromatic and pure focusing on only a few ingredients. Living in New York for almost a decade we want to preserve our culture and share Tramezzini with all of you.More

Rabbit House Restaurant & Bar
Rabbit House Restaurant & Bar
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Fusion / Eclectic | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We specialize Semi-Formal Creative Japanese Fusion.
During soft opening, no alcohol, 6 course Omakase only. Please do not bring any alcohol.

Rabbit House is Small-Scale Theme Restaurant in Lower East Side, Manhattan. We serve unique New Creative Japanese style food and drinks at a cozy atmosphere in this exciting neighbor!More

Curry House
Curry House
(1)
$$$$
Indian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We always love every visit to the Curry Club! The service is always on par and the food is amazing. We usually take some to go so we can reheat for a few days. More

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Lower East Side Diners' Choice Winners

Lower East Side's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Biga
Biga
(22)
$$$$
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Simply amazing, the best pizza in Manhattan...and I’m Italian so trust me!! ;) More

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Yopparai
Yopparai
(339)
$$$$
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Yopparai is hands-down, one of the best izakayas in NYC. Always consistently excellent. I've had almost every single dish they offer and all of them were delicious and on-point. The staff is amazing as well! More

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Dirt Candy
Dirt Candy
(2744)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I have been wanting to eat here for several years. Food was amazing. Worth the splurge for a tasting menu. I will definitely return to have food a la carte in the bar. More

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Ivan Ramen
Ivan Ramen
(1881)
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fantastic dinner - exactly what I was looking for! More

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Pizza Beach LES
Pizza Beach LES
(212)
$$$$
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The pizza was phenomenal and is great for a chill dinner More

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Taverna Di Bacco
Taverna Di Bacco
(264)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food and service More

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Tzarevna
Tzarevna
(27)
$$$$
Russian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

If you want a little nostalgia for the food your Baba used to make, add a modern twist and you have Tzarevna. Unassuming, great hospitality and delicious food. Try some Georgian wine and the horseradish infused vodka. You won’t be sorry. More

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Gentleman Farmer
Gentleman Farmer
(738)
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Magnificent lamb and foie gras topped filet. Pleasant server, exceptionally priced Nero wine and creme brûlée. More

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LENA
LENA
(61)
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We had an incredible night at LĒNA. The food was amazing and the service was great. The only negative was the blasting music. It was hard to have a conversation. It just made the dinner more stressful than it needed to be. More

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Bar Primi
Bar Primi
(1071)
$$$$
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Good food and service. lovely atmosphere. More

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Discover Lower East Side

The Lower East Side (LES) has experienced significant change over the past few decades. While aspects of the neighborhood’s historic Jewish roots remain, like Katz’s Deli and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, recent college graduates and young professionals have contributed to the evolution of the area. Burgeoning art galleries, bars and tiny, trendy cafes are all a part of the Lower East Side today.

Discover Lower East Side

The Lower East Side (LES) has experienced significant change over the past few decades. While aspects of the neighborhood’s historic Jewish roots remain, like Katz’s Deli and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, recent college graduates and young professionals have contributed to the evolution of the area. Burgeoning art galleries, bars and tiny, trendy cafes are all a part of the Lower East Side today.