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YopparaiYopparai
317 reviews
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

just like being in Japan...great hidden gem. Food is super delicious and sake choices excellent. you can't have a bad time here....service could not be sweeter!! More

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SenyaSenya
133 reviews
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Delicious fresh sushi/sashimi/oysters! Great service to top. Highly recommended. More

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The Meatball Shop - Lower East SideThe Meatball Shop - Lower East Side
1 review
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Was fun and the food was delicious and fast. More

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BigaBiga
4 reviews
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Pizza top ! I think now the best you can find in NY . More

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Dirt CandyDirt Candy
2518 reviews
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

My experience at Dirt Candy was PHENOMENAL. We enjoyed every last minute of it. Would recommend to everyone!!! Thank you!!! More

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Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
1676 reviews
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

A-freaking-mazing. More

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

Amazing pizza, attentive and friendly staff, great prices - definitely among the best pizzas in NYC! More

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BalvaneraBalvanera
306 reviews
Argentinian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Food was excellent and service was sometimes slow but extremely cordial. We ordered a drink that was not available and received free mimosas instead, which was nice. We had brunch on Mother's day and everything we tried exceeded our expectations. More

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Pizza Beach LESPizza Beach LES
198 reviews
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The Rockaway pizza and the burratta appetizer was amazing! More

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BacaroBacaro
566 reviews
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fun and fabulous! Great white asparagus risotto for me. Everyone had something different and all superb! More

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

Spaghetti Incident had a fun and lively ambience the night we went. The food was very well prepared and the service was excellent. Staff were engaging and friendly. There would likely be something on the menu for every taste. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for something suited to couples, small groups or even people with young children (before the crowd builds up around 7-ish). It is important to note that it is a cash-only restaurant but they do have an ATM on site. More

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Pig and KhaoPig and Khao
1230 reviews
Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Wow. One of the best meals I've had in NYC in a long time. So glad we booked here. More

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

Unique place with an eclectic vibe, old world charm, new world spirit and delicious foods that range from the freshest oysters on the half shell to sumptuous tapas to a wine list that will satisfy any palate. Excellent, knowledgeable, and attentive service and perfect location. More

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

Simply great fish. I order the sushi deluxe and try 18 different and very fresh pieces. More

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

Went here with a group on a Friday night. We were taken right on time and waited on promptly. The kitchen was slow and one order got lost entirely, so we weren't served for about 45 minutes. At least when the food arrived it was very good. The unexpected favorite was the Brussel Sprouts, any health benefits of which we balanced out by also having delectable mini ice cream cones and donuts. We'd go back, just probably not on a Friday. More

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Curry HouseCurry House
1 review
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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VandalVandal
2341 reviews
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Service was amazing all of the staff are kind. Food was excellent. Bar drink prices are high. More

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Beauty & Essex- New YorkBeauty & Essex- New York
6525 reviews
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

So happy with the vegan menu. The best experience for my first time in New York! More

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TzarevnaTzarevna
17 reviews
Russian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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Unique. Fantastic. Balanced. Best meal I’ve had since moving to New York. More

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JadisJadis
23 reviews
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Good place for a small plates meal on Lowe East Side. More

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Bar PrimiBar Primi
1007 reviews
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The ambiance at Bar Primi is fantastic! Came here with two other friends for a birthday celebration. We sat in a round booth and it was perfect. The setting was intimate but friendly. The food was delicious, especially the lamb bucatini. Their frose is also great, not too sweet. I highly recommend this place to anybody who loves a great NYC Italian restaurant. More

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

Great date spot More

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TreTre
445 reviews
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Superb, authentic southern Italian food in a small place on energetic Ludlow Street. Mediterranean salad, gnocchi, warm chocolate torte, and limoncello were all to die for. More

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Char SueChar Sue
19 reviews
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Delicious and reasonably priced. Short Rib bun was the greatest!! Lettuce wraps great. Pork Taco great. Peppery beef taco, duck bun, very good. Duck wings good. More

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

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LENALENA
55 reviews
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Very friendly service and yummy food - better on quality than quantity - larger servings please! More

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

Absolutely loved Los Feliz. Great variety of high quality food. One of our party of 6 was vegan (with very limited options) so that was a struggle but otherwise excellent service, food and value. We sat in the upstairs area which was perfect to begin with (7pm) but by 9pm was very loud and conversation was at shouting level. As much as we loved it given the venue is so large and has a big downstairs area for more “party style” this would be my only observation for those wanting a quieter ambience! More

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Dirty FrenchDirty French
1167 reviews
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The service was great, the people very friendly and chill. I love the restaurant--it's so pretty, warmly lit, but the atmosphere manages to also be just as inviting, and not stuffy and stiff. The food is always impeccable. Very rich, very flavorful. More

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

Everything is really good!!!! Perfect . The drinks are on point. The appetizer are amazing. There mix of Cajun amazing!!! The fries so good More

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

Terrific food and most amazing service from Jean-Claude and the owner. Truly enjoyable. Don’t miss the special dessert. More

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

I LOVE Metrograph! I have been there a dozen times and always have a wonderful time! Will be back again soon! More

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

Amazing food. They were very accommodating and let our group order chaat items off their online menu that weren't present on the printed dinner menu. We had a great time! More

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ClanceyClancey
89 reviews
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Very inventive dishes, asparagus grilled cheese was a pleasant surprise, chicken and waffles was scrumptious. A bit on the pricier side for brunch, but enjoyed the flavors and the intimate setting. More

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

Great Brunch Place! The music, the ambience, the service, all cams together to create a amazing experience. If you want a brunch to remember then this is the place! More

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Hotel ChantelleHotel Chantelle
1001 reviews
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Nice place for only reason I am giving them 4 starts is because I wanted the roof top. More

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

Overall, good spot. Service was pretty good and they have an in-depth menu of tequila and mezcal based cocktails. So if you’re a fan of those two types of alcohol, I highly recommend. More

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

Overall a good experience but a very poor wine selection. More

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

Not only the best pizza in New York, but also the one and only true Neapolitan pizza in town. Definitely the best place in New York for a real, Italian pizza. More

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The Flower ShopThe Flower Shop
1 review
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great drinks, great food and impeccable service, will gladly go back P.S loved the happy hour oysters ! More

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CHARRUACHARRUA
47 reviews
Latin American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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Perfect everything was great from drinks to appetizers to entrees More

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

We were celebrating my friends 30th birthday and enjoyed a great setting with incredibly tasty cocktails, and food. All in all a great night until we ended our evening with a drink downstairs and the bartender threatened my friend as she received the check to not serve her if she didn’t leave him a tip. Very uncalled for and aggressive behaviour which ruined an otherwise lovely evening. More

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EssexEssex
2315 reviews
Fusion / Eclectic | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Staff was amazing and food delicious! More

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

It was my anniversary. We loved it. Everything was perfect. The ambiance beautiful. I loved the floral arrangements around the bar. The drinks were amazinggggg. I ordered the chicken tacos, so crispy and the sauce was delicious. Perfect date night spot. Very intimate. I will return again. Thank you ! More

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MayahuelMayahuel
75 reviews
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

It was our first time there and we will definitely go back! The staff was so nice, drinks were art, and the food was delicious! More

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Serafina LudlowSerafina Ludlow
59 reviews
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Arrived one hour early for our reservation, they accommodated within five minutes. Our 30th Wedding Anniversary, meal was tremendous we weren't rushed, service was excellent. Couldn't ask for a better evening! More

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Ronin StonesRonin Stones
1 review
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

As a fan of Yopparai and Asazu, I was thrilled to hear the team was opening a new, more laid back music-themed izakaya. Delicious dishes, great drinks, awesome decor and hospitality as always. Congrats! More

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

Overall, experience was good. The food wasn't as good as I'd hoped but I think fairly priced. Cocktails were just okay, a bit pricey for the quality. However, restaurant is beautiful and service was good. More

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Unagi (Aburi Ittetsu)Unagi (Aburi Ittetsu)
8 reviews
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
10 reviews
Creole / Cajun / Southern | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great vibe. Go see for yourself. More

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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

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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Lower East Side Diners' Choice Winners

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

just like being in Japan...great hidden gem. Food is super delicious and sake choices excellent. you can't have a bad time here....service could not be sweeter!! More

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SenyaSenya
133 reviews
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Delicious fresh sushi/sashimi/oysters! Great service to top. Highly recommended. More

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BalvaneraBalvanera
306 reviews
Argentinian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Food was excellent and service was sometimes slow but extremely cordial. We ordered a drink that was not available and received free mimosas instead, which was nice. We had brunch on Mother's day and everything we tried exceeded our expectations. More

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Dirt CandyDirt Candy
2518 reviews
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

My experience at Dirt Candy was PHENOMENAL. We enjoyed every last minute of it. Would recommend to everyone!!! Thank you!!! More

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JadisJadis
23 reviews
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Good place for a small plates meal on Lowe East Side. More

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Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
1676 reviews
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

A-freaking-mazing. More

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Pizza Beach LESPizza Beach LES
198 reviews
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The Rockaway pizza and the burratta appetizer was amazing! More

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BacaroBacaro
566 reviews
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fun and fabulous! Great white asparagus risotto for me. Everyone had something different and all superb! More

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

Unique place with an eclectic vibe, old world charm, new world spirit and delicious foods that range from the freshest oysters on the half shell to sumptuous tapas to a wine list that will satisfy any palate. Excellent, knowledgeable, and attentive service and perfect location. More

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

Spaghetti Incident had a fun and lively ambience the night we went. The food was very well prepared and the service was excellent. Staff were engaging and friendly. There would likely be something on the menu for every taste. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for something suited to couples, small groups or even people with young children (before the crowd builds up around 7-ish). It is important to note that it is a cash-only restaurant but they do have an ATM on site. 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.

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.