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Lower East Side Restaurants

YopparaiYopparai
298 reviews
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Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food didn't quite transport me back to Japan, and I don't think it could compete there, but the sake menu is lovingly constructed. Staff are wonderful. I'd probably end up a regular. More

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BalvaneraBalvanera
263 reviews
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Argentinean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food was really great. Everything loaded with flavor and every single plate was spot on. Great meat. 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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Dirt CandyDirt Candy
2357 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Wonderful food and service. The presentation of the food was delightful, such a wonderful experience. More

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

Good value and fun. Pizza is delicious but noise level is high and they stuck us in the bar, small table! Not comfortable More

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

Love this place! Amazing and unique menu options that are healthy and delicious. Really cool local vibe too! Oscar is also a great server / host. He really makes you feel at home. Overall this was a wonderful dining experience. More

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

Great food and service More

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Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
1477 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great !missing a wine ! Good service very helpfull More

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

Authentic Greek souvlakis, OK service More

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SenyaSenya
127 reviews
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Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Really loved how humble and calm this place was, while serving delectable food! More

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Pig and KhaoPig and Khao
1121 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food is always amazing and service is great . The duck and octopus were soooo good! I love this spot! More

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

We enjoyed our NYE dinner at There. The food was great! Only downside was a few items were a bit on the salty side. Ambiance of this restaurant is really cool and imagine it would be even better on a clear night with the clear roof. More

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

Great waiter with good suggestions. Lively atmosphere and warm ambiance. More

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

My sister and I have loved this restaurant for years. Modern but traditional too. Family owned. Great food, ambiance. Garden in the warm weather. Highly recommended. More

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

Had dinner at Char Sue for my husband's birthday over the weekend. We went with friends and ordered a lot of things to share--a few kinds of buns, lettuce wraps, tacos, monkey bread, chicken mapo, the duck, the veggies. Everything (!) was really delicious and thoughtfully prepared. This place is so great and I would totally go back and bring out of town guests. More

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

Outstanding service and excellent food. We were a small group of friends who couldn’t decide what we wanted. I asked the waiter to help out. He took great care of us. More

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

Very special. Few dishes done very very well. Excellent vibes service was superb! More

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Beauty & Essex- New YorkBeauty & Essex- New York
6062 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food and even better service (if that’s possible). We had a wonderful time! More

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BacaroBacaro
531 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Seated a bit before our reservation. Tended to well by all staff. Tables were small and very close to one another. Dining space trapped noise so it got quite loud because of the two large tables in the room. Food was delicious and worth every dollar. Drink prices were a bit high for me so I didn't drink, but the selection was vast. Bathrooms were well kept. I loved the little spicy meatballs. And the polenta was astounding. The bread they give you is also good, but the olive oil to pair... Not so much. Might be a bit calmer on weekdays, would love to go again if less crowded. More

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VandalVandal
2112 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

It’s a must try !!! More

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

great drinks, very loud but to be expected. Great staff. More

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

Birthday. Very nice and attentive. Would absolutely recommend More

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

goo za, enjoy the meal. More

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

Absolutely amazing! Nancy was wonderful and the atmosphere is very cool. Good was out of this world! More

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

This place was loud, but we were there during a football play-off game, so of course it was. We just wanted to have dinner... a couple of girlfriends... and found it hard to hear. We should have known. This place is a cool tavern, looks ancient (in a good way) with these really cool ceiling fans that work on old fashion belts. Most of the seats are stools, even at the tables, so they don't have backs (except for a couple tables). And a lot of the table seating doesn't look like you should need a reservation... but you most definitely do. They chase you away from the seating, without a reservation. Luckily we had one. We sat by a window (which was pretty chilly... but it was 10 degrees out, hard to avoid in an old building). The food was hearty and filling. Two of us had the steak frites, my other friend had the short ribs ravioli... which looked really good. She ate every bite. Pretty cool menu, both traditional and eclectic. Really convenient when eating before going to the Mercury Lounge for a show (it's right across the street). More

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TreTre
431 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

My mom and I went for a pre-birthday dinner before she left the city. We looked for a neighborhood spot that was quaint, well reviewed and Italian 🍝 (my fave). Tre had great ratings, but the pictures we saw online were iffy. I was delighted when we walked in. I love the ambiance... from the lighting to the music. I took a pic to represent the vibe better than what I’d previously seen. Food is delicious, as well as the wine selection! If you’re not a wine drinker, they have a full bar as well. Overall, great spot. I recommend going with 4 or less people — Aka date night, a special occasion or catching up with a small group of friends. More

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

Great environment More

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

Great margaritas and very yummy tacos! Guacamole has just the right kick. More

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

MasalaWala is one of the best Indian restaurants in the city and what makes it so is not only the excellent execution of their menu, but also the warm service invariably found with each visit. More

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

Chic quiet restaurant. Perfect for date nights. Great Cocktail menu! More

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Dirty FrenchDirty French
1049 reviews
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French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Phenomenal food. Presentation and taste were exquisite. Highly recommend it. Great date night spot. More

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ClanceyClancey
79 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Good food! More

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

Portion of fish may have satisfied a pigeon, but was way too small for a human. Rest of meal was good. More

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

One of the few places in NY where you know you can’t go wrong, no matter what you pick in the menu. Amazing food and reasonable prices. Strongly recommended! More

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

Amazing as always!! Great service, food and atmosphere!! Love, LOVE this place! More

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

First ones to arrive for the evening at 6:30, but started to fill up after a while. Great service and wonderful food and margs! Had the fried calamari tacos, which were amazing. Table had housemade guac that was fresh and very flavorful. Would recommend!! More

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

Excellent , interesting , and high quality . One of the best Japanese restarunt’s in NYC More

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LENALENA
43 reviews
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French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Nice spot, especially for those who look for French bar, French wine and French food Cool and relax atmosphere After work nice place to have fun time à la Française Congrats guys More

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

Everything was awesome can’t wait to go back ! Loved the sausage pizza and salmon ! More

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EssexEssex
2256 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I lobe Essex. Great spot for brunch. More

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

My boyfriend and I had a great experience for Saturday brunch. Good food, great service, live music, and strong bottomless brunch cocktails. Although, the hostess who could have been more warm/nicer when explaining the time policy for reservations. More

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Lil' Gem - Permanently ClosedLil' Gem - Permanently Closed
30 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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Sons of EssexSons of Essex
677 reviews
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American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

It was a great experience. The staff was very attentive. More

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CHARRUACHARRUA
36 reviews
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Latin American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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Food and drink was great! Would definitely come back and would like to try dinner. We had brunch and got the sampler, everything was fresh tasting and delicious! More

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

Cafe Medi was a wonderful experience. I had dinner on a Wednesday night and it was not crowded at all. I had the lower east spritz which was delicious and perfect for fruity cocktail lovers. Also tried the Greek salad as an opener and the steak and frites which was perfect. More

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MezettoMezetto
419 reviews
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Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Grace was the most welcoming and nice bartender I've had! Made my experience fun from the moment I walked in. Food was delicious, as well, and bottomless mimosas were worth it! More

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

Fun place ! More

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MayahuelMayahuel
66 reviews
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Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I ordered 3 tequilas on your menu and you didnt have them. As a teuila conniosseur. I was disappointed a Museum of Tequila would be out of teuila. And with three couples, splittibg the check should be an option. More

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

Went here on a Wed night with two friends. The place has an excellent balance between style and substance -- beautiful, stylish decor with equally as appealing food and drink... a hard combination to strike. We loved the calm but stylish ambiance... a beautiful restaurant that also feels very homey and comfortable. The service was prompt and friendly, so we felt very welcomed. We loved their Negroni menu - several different types of negronis. They seemed to be out of a lot of the wines on the list, however. This was my second visit and I'll definitely go back. More

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BrigitteBrigitte
5 reviews
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French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

An absolutely gorgeous space, delicious food, and friendly service. Quiet enough for conversation, will dine here again. More

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Unagi (Aburi Ittetsu)Unagi (Aburi Ittetsu)
2 reviews
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Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Second time coming here to this cozy restaurant. We ordered the large unagi dinner and was pleasantly surprise to see the size of the entree. This was bigger than what we had for our first visit several weeks ago in additional to the price upcharge. We had three fillets of grilled eel that was not as crunchy as our first experience, but still excellent nonetheless. I hope they will start expanding their selection of unagi dinner entrees to include more varieties/selections very soon. Thank you. More

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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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Parish New YorkParish New York
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Welcome to PARISH, New York!
French Quarter Spirits & New Orleans Cuisine!

Inspired by the French Quarter in New Orleans, our mission is to replicate that iconic joy of great food, great drinks, and great people in downtown NYC.

Our cuisine has inherited the best and most flavorful parts of the Spanish, French, and indigenous Louisiana culinary traditions unique to New Orleans.

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Tsismis NYCTsismis NYC
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Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

TSISMIS NYC is a Filipino American restaurant and wine bar offering an eclectic menu promoting the use of local and sustainable ingredients.More

ManinaManina
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Brazilian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Tucked beneath Brigitte, and inspired by the time Brigitte Bardot spent in Brazil, this vibrant hideaway is the perfect place to experience cocktail culture in New York. Led by Nola Ortiz, the lounge features a wide range of specialty cocktails and a notable spirit selection, as well as small plates from upstairs. Reservations are strongly-encouraged for this intimate lounge, as we keep very limited space for walk-in guests. Additionally, party sizes may not exceed five guests.More

Curry HouseCurry House
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Indian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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

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Better DaysBetter Days
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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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FloretFloret
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American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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

The food didn't quite transport me back to Japan, and I don't think it could compete there, but the sake menu is lovingly constructed. Staff are wonderful. I'd probably end up a regular. More

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BalvaneraBalvanera
263 reviews
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Argentinean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food was really great. Everything loaded with flavor and every single plate was spot on. Great meat. More

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SenyaSenya
127 reviews
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Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Really loved how humble and calm this place was, while serving delectable food! More

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

My sister and I have loved this restaurant for years. Modern but traditional too. Family owned. Great food, ambiance. Garden in the warm weather. Highly recommended. More

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Dirt CandyDirt Candy
2357 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Wonderful food and service. The presentation of the food was delightful, such a wonderful experience. More

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

Love this place! Amazing and unique menu options that are healthy and delicious. Really cool local vibe too! Oscar is also a great server / host. He really makes you feel at home. Overall this was a wonderful dining experience. More

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

We enjoyed our NYE dinner at There. The food was great! Only downside was a few items were a bit on the salty side. Ambiance of this restaurant is really cool and imagine it would be even better on a clear night with the clear roof. More

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Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
1477 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great !missing a wine ! Good service very helpfull More

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

Great food and service More

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Pig and KhaoPig and Khao
1121 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food is always amazing and service is great . The duck and octopus were soooo good! I love this spot! 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.