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YopparaiYopparai
308 reviews
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Excellent Izakaya. Impeccable food, fantastic sake More

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Dirt CandyDirt Candy
2438 reviews
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fun, creative, beautiful and delicious meal! The larger prix Fire is a lot of food without realizing it! We just loved the chefs creative combinations—- a couple were a little funky but we all loved different things which was part of the fun. Excellent well trained waitstaff as well. It all made for a super memorable evening for out of town clients. As a side note: I mistakenly brought our group to dinner at 7 pm when I had made an 8 pm reservation—-the super sweet and warm hostess helped us get a table by 7:20pm and I much appreciated it! More

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BalvaneraBalvanera
287 reviews
Argentinian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food was AMAZING! I ordered the ribeye and that was the best steak that I have ever had in my life! The ambiance was great and it was a very cozy spot. More

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SenyaSenya
131 reviews
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Impeccable all around. Exquisite quality sushi, kind customer care, clean. Meticulous attention to detail. More

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

Really amazing pizza and drinks. Super fun atmosphere! More

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Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
1581 reviews
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Exceptional food and great service! Kinda loud and crowded, but of course it is, and that doesn’t take away anything. More

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JadisJadis
21 reviews
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
36 reviews
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Wonderful wine bar with both great wine and fantastic tapas! The octopus and the steak tartare are among my favorites. Super knowledgeable and helpful staff. More

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Pig and KhaoPig and Khao
1179 reviews
Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fast, friendly, flavorful. Will be coming again ASAP and nice to add this place as a new go-to. More

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Beauty & Essex- New YorkBeauty & Essex- New York
6324 reviews
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food was excellent. The vibes was energetic. I’m looking forward to my next visit. 🔥🔥🔥🔥👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿 More

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VandalVandal
2244 reviews
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Excellent wine selection. Beautiful dining room. Delicious food. So glad to see that the French Onion Soup Dumplings and the warm doughnuts made the move over from Stanton Social! Very sad to see that restaurant close, but being able to still enjoy a couple of old favorites helped ease that pain. (Bring back the pierogies!) Also found a couple of new favorites - taquitos and fish tacos were great! More

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

Crowded but added to overall flavor More

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

My husband and I had quality meal. We will be back soon. More

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

Lively local pub with nice range of craft brews. The food is quite good, and the service friendly. Depending on the hour it can be quite loud, but not rowdy. I've been a number of times and it's both well-run and consistently good. More

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

My 5 year old came in starving and cranky and the host engaged him and brought out his order right away. It saved our dinner experience. Aside from that the food was fresh and so flavorful. I loved it! More

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Taverna Di BaccoTaverna Di Bacco
245 reviews
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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ThereThere
15 reviews
Contemporary American | 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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BacaroBacaro
549 reviews
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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Bar PrimiBar Primi
975 reviews
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

It was a lovely occasion. Our server was very kind and knowledgeable about the wine list and encouraged us to get a delicious bottle that paired lovely with our meal. We are excited for our next visit! More

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

Always a tasty treat!!! Blue Ribbon Sushi has been a “Go To Destination” of ours for years. FANTASTIC ❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️😎 More

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Rizzo's Fine Pizza Co. Beer & Wine BarRizzo's Fine Pizza Co. Beer & Wine Bar
57 reviews
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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Char SueChar Sue
15 reviews
Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Loved, loved loved the food, drinks and service. We will be back!!! More

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

Cool place to hang with a good glass of wine and amazing oysters. More

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The MasalaWalaThe MasalaWala
190 reviews
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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TreTre
439 reviews
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing food, great service. Will definitely be returning More

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

Roman is wonderful! More

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Dirty FrenchDirty French
1127 reviews
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Always a choice! More

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Kaikagetsu NYCKaikagetsu NYC
27 reviews
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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Casa MezcalCasa Mezcal
153 reviews
Regional Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food was excellent and the atmosphere great. More

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

Absolutely the best flavor and fun! Always make a point to stop by😀 More

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

A little hard to access, but Metrograph makes it more than worthwhile. My date and I both agreed the food was about the best we've ever had. We've been back 3 times and plan to go back with friends... More

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CHARRUACHARRUA
42 reviews
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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Sons of EssexSons of Essex
693 reviews
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great vibe, wish they would have stuck with 90’s music a bit longer. Age of crowd was mixed. Loved that. More

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

Amazing food and great service! Can’t go wrong with anything you order but the pork buns, burger and wings are awesome! More

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Los FelizLos Feliz
73 reviews
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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LENALENA
50 reviews
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Wine selection is excellent! Split a small app, and I ordered a pizza which was yummy and filling. My partner ordered the roast octopus, which was delicious, but not entirely filling. Overall yummy, great service, great environment. More

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MezettoMezetto
427 reviews
Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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

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

The Best Pizzeria in NYC!! If you love Neapolitan pizza, this is the place! You won’t regret! More

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ClanceyClancey
83 reviews
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food was great, and the price was very reasonable. I would come back here any weekend. More

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EssexEssex
2299 reviews
Fusion / Eclectic | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Good brunch. Great service. A little loud. More

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

Family brunch More

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MayahuelMayahuel
71 reviews
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
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Too crowded!!! Basically a frat party More

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

The staff was very friendly walking in I was immediately greeted, great food great ambiance More

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Unagi (Aburi Ittetsu)Unagi (Aburi Ittetsu)
6 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
8 reviews
Creole / Cajun / Southern | Lower East Side, Manhattan

My third time into parish. Twice before drinks, finally came in for dinner. The Brussel Sprouts were the best I ever had, paired with the Whiskey and Apple Brandy cocktail i was in heaven. By the time we had gotten through the Beignets the restaurant was full and we ended up staying for dancing! Absolutely loved it. Will be back 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

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
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
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Excellent Izakaya. Impeccable food, fantastic sake More

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BalvaneraBalvanera
287 reviews
Argentinian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food was AMAZING! I ordered the ribeye and that was the best steak that I have ever had in my life! The ambiance was great and it was a very cozy spot. More

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Dirt CandyDirt Candy
2438 reviews
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fun, creative, beautiful and delicious meal! The larger prix Fire is a lot of food without realizing it! We just loved the chefs creative combinations—- a couple were a little funky but we all loved different things which was part of the fun. Excellent well trained waitstaff as well. It all made for a super memorable evening for out of town clients. As a side note: I mistakenly brought our group to dinner at 7 pm when I had made an 8 pm reservation—-the super sweet and warm hostess helped us get a table by 7:20pm and I much appreciated it! More

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SenyaSenya
131 reviews
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Impeccable all around. Exquisite quality sushi, kind customer care, clean. Meticulous attention to detail. More

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

Wonderful wine bar with both great wine and fantastic tapas! The octopus and the steak tartare are among my favorites. Super knowledgeable and helpful staff. More

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Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
1581 reviews
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Exceptional food and great service! Kinda loud and crowded, but of course it is, and that doesn’t take away anything. More

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

Really amazing pizza and drinks. Super fun atmosphere! More

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

My husband and I had quality meal. We will be back soon. More

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

Crowded but added to overall flavor More

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Pig and KhaoPig and Khao
1179 reviews
Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fast, friendly, flavorful. Will be coming again ASAP and nice to add this place as a new go-to. 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.