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YopparaiYopparai
308 reviews
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Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Excellent Izakaya. Impeccable food, fantastic sake More

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BalvaneraBalvanera
286 reviews
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Argentinean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The service and the food were phenomenal! I would highly recommend this restaurant. More

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Dirt CandyDirt Candy
2434 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing vegetarian and vegan dining all wonderful and variety in flavor and preparation.. 2 menu options, wine pairing add on and attentive service. More

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SenyaSenya
130 reviews
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Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Excellent sashimi and service. Love the presentation. Definitely would come back. More

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

Really amazing pizza and drinks. Super fun atmosphere! More

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Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
1577 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

🔥Ramen...also Pork buns a must More

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JadisJadis
21 reviews
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French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Excellent place to meet with friends and talk while drinking wine and having a nice time. More

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

We had a party of ten for a birthday celebration and they gave us the beautiful back room to ourselves. The atmosphere was intimate, the service was friendly and timely, and the food/drink was delicious. The salmon tartare, the crab meat and avocado, the croquettes, and the shrimp nachos were our favorites from the night. Would definitely recommend for large groups. So fun! More

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Pig and KhaoPig and Khao
1175 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

This place is fantastic and one that I take many, many people too. This isn't your traditional Thai food, and is a small but perfected menu. An excellent choice for adventurous eaters. More

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

Crowded but added to overall flavor More

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Beauty & Essex- New YorkBeauty & Essex- New York
6311 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Excellent all around. very impressed with the food, the service and the ambiance. More

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

This place is awesome More

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

Didn’t realize the space was so small till I got there but made the atmosphere cozy. The staff was amazing and the food was amazing. More

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VandalVandal
2235 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing food, amazing dessert, amazing service! We loved it!! More

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

Delicious pasta dishes and steak tartare. Great service from server Jean-Claude and owner Maurizio. They were very friendly to my friends and me, making it a very fun night! Wish it could be my regular neighborhood place. More

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

Great pasta for a great price! A hidden gem on the Lower East Side. Make sure to bring cash because it’s cash only! More

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BacaroBacaro
549 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Excellent. Caitlyn amazing server. Downstairs quieter. Upstairs great bar but small area. Amazing food. Would be great place to rent out for parties too. Best hood. More

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There Wine BarThere Wine Bar
15 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Couldn’t have been more happier with the service and food. This place is a gem! More

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

Love this place for brunch. The food is delicious and the ambiance is great. More

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

This was a special dinner to celebrate a special birthday. It was just the two of us. We could not have been more pleased. The food was excellent. We often have sushi. This was above and beyond. The service was warm and helpful, always explaining and answering any questions we had. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. More

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

Soooooo tasty. Great service More

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

This was an amazing pizza spot. We had both traditional pizza and gluten free and all was delicious. The service was fantastic! I highly recommend it. More

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

This place was a great find. Food was fantastic, service excellent, and the owner even comes out for a chat (and gave us free mango ice cream). It is small. But we had an outstanding time! More

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

Staff is great!! Had excellent suggestions. Very good oyster selection and the cocktail menu is stellar. More

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

I visited on a cold night and had a great meal. Bubbly sake was a great accompaniment to the meal. Service was very attentive and professional and the food was great. Really nothing to complain about . you can't go wrong here More

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Dirty FrenchDirty French
1123 reviews
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French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Always a choice! More

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TreTre
439 reviews
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing food, great service. Will definitely be returning More

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

The food was excellent and the atmosphere great. More

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

Amazing DJ and good food. More

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

Great ambience. Pleasant lighting and incredible French toast More

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

I come here often, and every time I’m here the food is consistent, the ambiance is great, and the service is fast and accurate. I love this place! More

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

Great brunch/party atmosphere! Food was good. Drinks were priced accordingly. Great music! More

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

Went for Valentines Day dinner. Really cute place. Good place to go for a date. More

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

Went here with 2 friends for a casual dinner. It was pretty loud but that’s expected for a Friday night, definitely a fun spot. The margaritas are good. I had the vegetarian burrito which was great but very messy to eat. Would go back! More

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MezettoMezetto
427 reviews
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Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

amazing waiter!! great boozy brunch- especially on a weekday :) More

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CHARRUACHARRUA
42 reviews
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Latin American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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Although I am not fond of the neighborhood I liked the restaurant a lot! Everything was good but what stood out were the 2 appetizers (sausage and prosciutto/burrata) as well as the Sangria and the uruguayan beer (Patricia). More

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ClanceyClancey
82 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

What a cool place to come for dinner. We shared the yesterday's lo mein - pork belly was incredible and crispy; the steak entree, and the fish tacos. Atmosphere was energetic and fun. Server, while someone called out so it was just her on the floor, was charismatic, upbeat, and attentive. Service was a bit scattered and our steak was overcooked, but it really didn't damper our time there. They sent us a new steak, and we were occupied by the other food we had. Overall I'd absolutely go back, and really enjoyed the meal there! More

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

This is one of the best pizzas I've ever had in NYC...the crust is so light and pillowy with the perfect bit of chardness. The tomato sauce is just want it needs to be, simple and the mozzarella is high quality. Defiantly worth a visit. More

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LENALENA
49 reviews
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French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We had dinner for a bachelorette party at Lena, and the staff were extremely accommodating and welcoming! The owner texted us personally to confirm the reservation, and was very flexible. At the restaurant, there is classic French service - not as fast as most American restaurants, but very nice when you're there to enjoy everyone's company and don't want constant interruption from waiters. Definitely recommend for a casual but classy night! More

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EssexEssex
2296 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Celebrated my girlfriend’s birthday. Our waitress was amazing!! , atmosphere was lovely food was yummy!! Great spot for brunch More

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

Family brunch More

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MayahuelMayahuel
71 reviews
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Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Good food, great ambiance. The place was packed but felt comfortable. Would go again. More

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

Too crowded!!! Basically a frat party More

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

Wonderful value of bottomless brunch, good proportion in the mimosas and bellinis, ease of being seated, flexibility in seating options on a Sunday afternoon, simple to understand, elevated menu options. More

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

Very fresh seafood. Live eels and sea urchin were delivered to the restaurant from Japan right before I came. More

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

Live on the LES so I wanted to check out this new spot. Great music and cool Bartender Ed. Had some really good New Orleans style food (muffuletta) and the cocktail list was sampled also good. Dj came on around 10:30. Pretty attractive crowd. Will come late night next time :) More

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Tsismis NYCTsismis NYC
2 reviews
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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

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

BigaBiga
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Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Bringing true Italian zest to the scene of downtown NYC, BIGA is a new contemporary pizza restaurant focused on the concept of bringing everyones favorite food more health and finesse. Giving you less guilt and better quality, the difference is in our name – as BIGA is an Italian style pre fermentation added to the process of our dough giving our bread base a rise in flavor and nutrition. Super soft and highly hydrated, the result is pizza with a light airy crunch topped piece by piece with fresh seasonal ingredients, giving our pizza an edge of character and taste. Savoring the essence of authentic flavor, BIGA delivers not just an elevated approach to pizza but an positive experience for your body and palette.More

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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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

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Lower East Side Diners' Choice Winners

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

Excellent Izakaya. Impeccable food, fantastic sake More

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BalvaneraBalvanera
286 reviews
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Argentinean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The service and the food were phenomenal! I would highly recommend this restaurant. More

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Dirt CandyDirt Candy
2434 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing vegetarian and vegan dining all wonderful and variety in flavor and preparation.. 2 menu options, wine pairing add on and attentive service. More

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SenyaSenya
130 reviews
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Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Excellent sashimi and service. Love the presentation. Definitely would come back. More

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

We had a party of ten for a birthday celebration and they gave us the beautiful back room to ourselves. The atmosphere was intimate, the service was friendly and timely, and the food/drink was delicious. The salmon tartare, the crab meat and avocado, the croquettes, and the shrimp nachos were our favorites from the night. Would definitely recommend for large groups. So fun! More

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Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
1577 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

🔥Ramen...also Pork buns a must More

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

Really amazing pizza and drinks. Super fun atmosphere! More

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

Didn’t realize the space was so small till I got there but made the atmosphere cozy. The staff was amazing and the food was amazing. More

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

Crowded but added to overall flavor More

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Pig and KhaoPig and Khao
1175 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

This place is fantastic and one that I take many, many people too. This isn't your traditional Thai food, and is a small but perfected menu. An excellent choice for adventurous eaters. More

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