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Best American Restaurants in Lower East Side

Sons of EssexSons of Essex
(663)
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American | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Gunter Seeger NY - Chef's TableGunter Seeger NY - Chef's Table
(25)
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American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Counter SeatingMomofuku Ko - Counter Seating
(381)
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American | East Village, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
(7728)
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Blue HillBlue Hill
(3264)
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American | West Village, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Table SeatingMomofuku Ko - Table Seating
(41)
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American | East Village, Manhattan
The Little OwlThe Little Owl
(2034)
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American | West Village, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
(453)
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan
Günter Seeger NYGünter Seeger NY
(254)
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American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The Crosby BarThe Crosby Bar
(270)
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American | SoHo, Manhattan
Freds Downtown at Barneys New YorkFreds Downtown at Barneys New York
(107)
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American | Chelsea, Manhattan
BlackTailBlackTail
(257)
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American | Battery Park, Manhattan
Aretsky's PatroonAretsky's Patroon
(949)
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
(5017)
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American | Chelsea, Manhattan

Best Italian Restaurants in Lower East Side

Bar PrimiBar Primi
(860)
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Taverna Di BaccoTaverna Di Bacco
(223)
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
BacaroBacaro
(520)
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
TreTre
(418)
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
SauceSauce
(671)
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Louie and ChanLouie and Chan
(102)
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
Serafina- LudlowSerafina- Ludlow
(30)
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan
LArtusiLArtusi
(2024)
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Italian | West Village, Manhattan
Del PostoDel Posto
(6488)
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Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Il TinelloIl Tinello
(1044)
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
SistinaSistina
(459)
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Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
MareaMarea
(7073)
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
Sant Ambroeus - Madison AvenueSant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue
(499)
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Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Erminia RistoranteErminia Ristorante
(1012)
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Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Il Mulino New York - DowntownIl Mulino New York - Downtown
(866)
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Italian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Scalini FedeliScalini Fedeli
(2266)
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Italian | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
Vic'sVic's
(889)
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Italian | NoHo, Manhattan
CampagnolaCampagnola
(177)
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Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
da Umbertoda Umberto
(638)
$$$$
Italian | Chelsea, Manhattan
Sant Ambroeus - West VillageSant Ambroeus - West Village
(535)
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Italian | West Village, Manhattan
Lavagna - NYCLavagna - NYC
(1068)
$$$$
Italian | East Village, Manhattan

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Lower East Side Restaurants

YopparaiYopparai
292 reviews
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Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I love the intimate setting. The have an excellent sake selection available in carafe so you can try different sake with different dishes. Beautiful sashimi and try he duck barbecue! More

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JadisJadis
20 reviews
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French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I took my girlfriend here when we were doing a staycation on the Lower East Side. The food they offer is mostly small plates, but also salads, paninis, and quiches, though I've read that they regularly change the menu. The food is not too expensive, entrees are 15-25 dollars and small plates are 8-12. They also have a great selection of meats and cheeses for creating your own plate. The wine list is not especially extensive, but the bottle I had was great, and the entire list is also reasonably priced. It is cozy and dark, romantic for couples. Would recommend! More

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SenyaSenya
121 reviews
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Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great service and food was great More

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Minnie'sMinnie's
6 reviews
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American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Was looking for something in Lower East and booked Minnie's based on Open Table reviews. The smoked cauliflower was terrific. Our server suggested adding salmon to the quinoa dish and that was an amazing blend of flavors. Small quirky restaurant with interesting menu and great service. Very loud when full. More

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BalvaneraBalvanera
244 reviews
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Argentinean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

They did a great job of making us feel special. I told them it was my boyfriends birthday and we were greeted with complimentary champagne and then given a free dessert (with candle)! The waiter really knew what he was talking about giving us great recommendations. Really well priced, and such delicious food. I definitely recommend the empanadas and octopus! yummm More

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Pizza Beach LESPizza Beach LES
166 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Love pizza beach More

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Spaghetti IncidentSpaghetti Incident
54 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food and atmosphere! More

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Gentleman FarmerGentleman Farmer
627 reviews
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French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Gentleman Farmer was a great date night spot. The food was really good and the service was very helpful. The space is small but really made fora great night. More

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CHARRUACHARRUA
33 reviews
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Latin American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food great prices More

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Dirt CandyDirt Candy
2256 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing food and service. Great experience. Highly recommended. More

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Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
1360 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food, fun atmosphere and helpful staff. Reservations a must if you don’t want to wait an hour +. More

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Taverna Di BaccoTaverna Di Bacco
223 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Everything from the incredible waiter(bonjour monsiuer) to the food to the attentive service was GRADE A!!! More

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Souvlaki GR - LESSouvlaki GR - LES
210 reviews
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Greek | Lower East Side, Manhattan

It was a great place for a small birthday dinner for myself and my friend. The food was good and they were accommodating when we didn't want to sit by the door. I'd recommend making a reservation. More

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Speedy RomeoSpeedy Romeo
175 reviews
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Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great pizza. Awesome appetizers and even great steak. An all around fund and delicious experience. Highly recommend. More

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Rizzo's Fine Pizza Co. Beer & Wine BarRizzo's Fine Pizza Co. Beer & Wine Bar
53 reviews
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Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great first night in NY owners really warm and good service of good food More

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TreTre
418 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Birthday dinner for me. Outstanding all around. Great rustic Italian. Just the five I wanted. Cozy. Quaint More

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Pig and KhaoPig and Khao
1054 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Perfect place for a birthday. Great food for good prices, great drinks, friendly staff, memorable More

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Bar PrimiBar Primi
860 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I'm a big fan of all of Andrew Carmellini's restaurants (especially The Dutch and Locanda Verde.) However, I love having Bar Primi in my immediate neighborhood. It's a real gem. The vibe, food, and service are all outstanding. Prices are reasonable and they have a tight (but great) wine list. Everything on the menu is excellent but the pastas and the salads definitely stand out the most. And like all of Andrew's restaurants, everyone who works there is both a true professional and genuinely nice. A rarity these days! More

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Blue Ribbon Sushi IzakayaBlue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
467 reviews
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Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Overall great experience here! We went for a date on a Saturday night and the ambiance was perfect. There were fun groups around but it wasn't too noisy. The food was fantastic. There were plenty of options and great choices for vegetarians, as well. More

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Beauty & Essex- New YorkBeauty & Essex- New York
5829 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I always like coming here! Great service, food and ambiance! I do miss the ribs and hush puppies on the menu though! More

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Lil' GemLil' Gem
29 reviews
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Lebanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

the food was amazing but the main attraction is the bartender. Gabriel was at the bar on the night I went and he is incredible. He crafted the most gorgeous egg white cocktail for my friend and I. It is a splurge but well worth it. thanks for the lovely evening! More

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BacaroBacaro
520 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We had a lovely meal, had a wine reco by B's main waiter after ordering a not-so-great-Barolo, but thought acoustically could use some improvements. More

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Sorbillo PizzeriaSorbillo Pizzeria
158 reviews
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Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Da Napoletano buona la pizza, anche se troppo Piccola rispetto a quella di Sorbillo in Italia. Aumentate la circonferenza come quella originale. Per il resto tutto ok. More

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VandalVandal
1998 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I was celebrating g a birthday and Vandal is one of my Fav Go-To spots.... Love the ambiance, food and service. More

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SauceSauce
671 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing, classic italian restaurant decor, with east coast hip hop & rap blasting, little to no lighting, and incredible food. We had a great time. It was very loud, our waiter was great, the food was truly phenomenal. More

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Sons of EssexSons of Essex
663 reviews
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American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Always a Nice Hang out Spot!!!Great Atmosphere!!!! More

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Char SueChar Sue
4 reviews
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Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Food was excellent!! We’d recommend the steamed buns 😋 More

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The Stanton SocialThe Stanton Social
5234 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We had the beef wellington which was great. Meat was very tender, mushrooms and gravy very flavorful, and the pastry was nicely done. We also had the charred stringbeans which were good. We were disappointed that the only salads on the menu were an octopus salad and a beet salad; would be nice to have a good mixed salad on the menu too More

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Boulton and WattBoulton and Watt
362 reviews
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Comfort Food | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I didn't know where to go for my birthday celebration and my coworker recommended this place. It didn't disappoint. AMAZING! More

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Les Enfants de BohemeLes Enfants de Boheme
115 reviews
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French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Unpretentious French bistro with cool staff and great style. True neighborhood gem in Two Bridges. Will be returning for a crepe. More

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The Metrograph CommissaryThe Metrograph Commissary
42 reviews
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American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

This is my second time for me. the servers are really friendly and food is simply amazing. More

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Sel RroseSel Rrose
174 reviews
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French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The happy hour is a good time to visit. The Oysters are amazing and the shrimp cocktail too. More

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Dirty FrenchDirty French
985 reviews
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French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food and the service staff was amazing. They were friendly and hilarious. Everything we ate was delicious. More

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Ms YooMs Yoo
36 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food was delicious (don’t miss the pork belly board) and so were the cocktails.The wine and beer selection could be better though. More

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Casa MezcalCasa Mezcal
144 reviews
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Regional Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The best! The Appa azteca and their special pasole are exceptional - love the carnitas and mole. Staff is always so sweet and accommodating, warm and friendly, drinks are fantastic - classic margarita is exactly what it should be More

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Serafina- LudlowSerafina- Ludlow
30 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

It was great love the ‘basta More

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ClanceyClancey
72 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Just fab! Really good food. Fun cocktails. Terrific service. Great value! More

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The Ten BellsThe Ten Bells
27 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great wine selection. Go as a group and get some bottles to try the really fun stuff. Service is busy but friendly and attentive. And they know their wine. More

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The BoilThe Boil
315 reviews
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Seafood | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Decent spot. Food is on point! I’d return. More

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Hotel ChantelleHotel Chantelle
906 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

been here before and always enjoyed the food, drinks, and ambiance. took my sister for her birthday and two of our party of six were late. the hosts were understanding and hospitable in seating us at a four-top next to two ladies who were paying, with the intention of giving our friends the seat when they arrived. this simple act removed the anxiety from our brunch and we were able to celebrate the way we intended. our server, Roman, was fun, cheeky, and kept up very well with our energy. thank you HC for a wonderful day. More

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LENALENA
37 reviews
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French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I was here on Saturday night the best experience for me on the french restaurant The staff was incredible friendly and polite The list of wine so perfect I choose the chateauneuf du pape my god so delicious with a tartare the best in my life very tasty ! I love the ambiance very cosy , I definitely come in back soon More

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Public KitchenPublic Kitchen
379 reviews
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Global, International | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Everyone was so friendly. The service was fast and the food delicious. More

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Los FelizLos Feliz
68 reviews
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Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Good food and drinks! But very expensive for what it is. More

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EssexEssex
2222 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food was delicious, drinks were fantastic, and it was made 10 times better with the awesome service of our waiter, Mo! Totally going back!!!! More

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Grey LadyGrey Lady
87 reviews
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Seafood | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Good seafood. Odd that they don’t offer any dessert. Quite pricey More

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Tijuana PicnicTijuana Picnic
113 reviews
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Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Always an enjoyable evening - the food is fabulous and the service is always great. Not game enough to try the cricket aioli though... More

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Cafe MediCafe Medi
147 reviews
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Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fun place to visit on a date. I would return to taste more things on the menu. The salmon and octopus were amazing. The chicken dish was also cooked to perfect. The music was a bit loud however the overall atmosphere was chill. More

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Kaikagetsu NYCKaikagetsu NYC
5 reviews
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Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

This place is amazing! A quiet, little nook in the lower east side, you get an intricate, authentic taste of Japan in the heart of New York City for a fair price. With many menu items and a pleasant, romantic atmosphere, Kaikagetsu is a must-try for any dinner date you have in the near future! More

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The MasalaWalaThe MasalaWala
171 reviews
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Indian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Service was great. Food was a mix of good and average. The biryani is what I would go back for. I wouldn't order the Chicken Tikka Masala again. Gobi manchurian was great! What made our dinging experience great was the service. Very sweet staff. More

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Louie and ChanLouie and Chan
102 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Cute, cozy space. Pretty good food and excellent service. More

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MezettoMezetto
404 reviews
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Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Shoutout to Jose, the best waiter there. I was served by Brittany who was fantastic. Great food and drinks! More

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MayahuelMayahuel
62 reviews
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Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Superb! Loved the food, service and ambiance! More

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There RestaurantThere Restaurant
4 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

My experience at “There” was nothing short of fabulous! The food full of beautiful flavour and truly thought out. The presentation was stunning and the service was impeccable! Our glass was always filled with delicious wine. So happy we found that place and I good luck to Ricki and Maria with their place! More

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Better DaysBetter Days
1 review
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Speakeasy | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Better Days is a cocktail bar serving small plates and comfort food.

We are open Tuesday to Saturday from 8pm 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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Doodley's Pop-Up BistroDoodley's Pop-Up Bistro
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International | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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

Retro Bar & Grill - The Holiday InnRetro Bar & Grill - The Holiday Inn
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American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The Retro Bar & Grill functions in the Holiday Inn in New York, New York, and provides exciting bar fare and American comfort food to a diverse array of guests. Be greeted by the owner of the venue and enjoy such menu items as beef sliders, barbecue chicken wings and cups of seasoned potato and sweet potato fries. The Retro Bar & Grill serves classic diner fare that is sure to satisfy any palate.

Share appetizers with friends and order a vintage style beer or beverage from the classic bar. For a friendly and upbeat environment with colorful dishes available at breakfast, lunch or dinner, try the Retro Bar & Grill.

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Curry HouseCurry House
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Indian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Welcome to Curry House!More

Indi-ThaiIndi-Thai
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Thai | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Coming Soon!More

UnagiUnagi
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Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

An eel-specialty restaurant in NYC.More

Lower East Side Diners' Choice Winners

Lower East Side's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
YopparaiYopparai
292 reviews
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Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I love the intimate setting. The have an excellent sake selection available in carafe so you can try different sake with different dishes. Beautiful sashimi and try he duck barbecue! More

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SenyaSenya
121 reviews
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Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great service and food was great More

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Taverna Di BaccoTaverna Di Bacco
223 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Everything from the incredible waiter(bonjour monsiuer) to the food to the attentive service was GRADE A!!! More

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BalvaneraBalvanera
244 reviews
$$$$
Argentinean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

They did a great job of making us feel special. I told them it was my boyfriends birthday and we were greeted with complimentary champagne and then given a free dessert (with candle)! The waiter really knew what he was talking about giving us great recommendations. Really well priced, and such delicious food. I definitely recommend the empanadas and octopus! yummm More

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Dirt CandyDirt Candy
2256 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing food and service. Great experience. Highly recommended. More

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Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
1360 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food, fun atmosphere and helpful staff. Reservations a must if you don’t want to wait an hour +. More

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Spaghetti IncidentSpaghetti Incident
54 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food and atmosphere! More

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Pizza Beach LESPizza Beach LES
166 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Love pizza beach More

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Char SueChar Sue
4 reviews
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Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Food was excellent!! We’d recommend the steamed buns 😋 More

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Gentleman FarmerGentleman Farmer
627 reviews
$$$$
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Gentleman Farmer was a great date night spot. The food was really good and the service was very helpful. The space is small but really made fora great night. More

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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.