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Biga
Biga
(12)
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great pizza with fresh ingredients made to order. They still dont have liquor license but we bought some beer next door and they were kind enough to put them on ice bucket for us. The pizza and the service is great. Oh and the tiramisù and espresso for dessert truly italian! Recommended! More

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Yopparai
Yopparai
(322)
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Wonderful staff with amazing food. I felt like I was back in Tokyo. The house made grilled Mochi is phenomenal- a must order. The shave ice from the Victorian era machine is fun and more flavorful than you’d think. More

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Balvanera
Balvanera
(319)
Argentinian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Excellent wine list, good-quality meat. We had a very nice time More

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Dirt Candy
Dirt Candy
(2623)
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

11 Wedding Anniversary (19 years together). Our experience was outstanding! More

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Ivan Ramen
Ivan Ramen
(1754)
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I loved the place- worth the hype and that broth is just damn delicious. Took my girlfriend there for a date, we both ordered some spicy hotness, slurped it up quick until we sat facing each others sweaty, beet red faces and shared a moment of ramen-induced ecstasy. So if you’re looking to do that, this is the place. More

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Senya
Senya
(136)
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fantastic food and very pleasant service! More

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Tzarevna
Tzarevna
(18)
Russian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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East village gem with a unique wine list and excellent service. The food was also excellent and well differentiated from many of the spots that populate the lower east side. The portions are on the large side for tapas so 3 or 4 dishes should be enough for 2! Highly recommended! More

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Pizza Beach LES
Pizza Beach LES
(203)
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Our waiter was fantastic. Went on a Monday night so it was definitely quiet. Ambiance is amazing. It was a friend’s birthday so I brought some cupcakes and asked if they could plate the cupcakes & bring them out with candles at the end of dinner. I didn’t even have to ask to bring them out after we were finished eating- they were on top of it! The cocktails were delicious, but pitchers didn’t serve many. More

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Los Feliz
Los Feliz
(81)
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing staff, so kind and lovely. Good is simple but perfectly delicious. More

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Gentleman Farmer
Gentleman Farmer
(700)
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

As a person who will travel for great food, I highly recommend this place. Definitely order a foie gras and chocolate mousse dessert! More

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LENA
LENA
(59)
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food and service are good. I went there at the French restaurant week to celebrate my new job. The boss said congratulations to me (but if there is a complimentary drink or dessert would be more excellent). Overall the food especially the appetizers are good. Might come back for small bites or drinks in future. More

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Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
(554)
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Every time I come here, I have never disappointed. Fish is always fresh, and service is perfect. Highly recommend to try this place... More

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Bacaro
Bacaro
(570)
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Interesting place, cool vibe and ambiance. Fish dishes were excellent. Music a little loud, but everyone enjoyed the dinner. More

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Bar Primi
Bar Primi
(1029)
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing service, amazing food, amazing atmosphere.. 10/10!!! More

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Pig and Khao
Pig and Khao
(1260)
Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Went for my friend's birthday and it was incredible. The food was both delicious and interesting - something different in the heart of a neighborhood with a lot of the same. Would recommend to anyone. More

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Char Sue
Char Sue
(21)
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Good fun food and drink. Friendly waitress.Choices for carnivores and vegans. We were there early and it was fairly empty and quiet. By the time we left, it was starting to fill up and the noise level intensified. Good place for small bites and great food to go with drinks. Lettuce wrap (vegan), duck wings and rice bowl were excellent and so was the steamed bun. More

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The Flower Shop
The Flower Shop
(3)
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Love going there. Such a rad atmosphere with sick music. More

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Boulton and Watt
Boulton and Watt
(415)
Comfort Food | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great place, great décor, service was excellent. The food was delicious though my burger was a bit underdone so I'd stress that if you're like me and don't want your burger on the medium side. We'll be back! More

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Vandal
Vandal
(2430)
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Birthday dinner. Perfect place and they were wonderful. Food was amazing. More

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Beauty & Essex- New York
Beauty & Essex- New York
(6704)
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The service was very good and the food was also great! The portion is a bit small. The cocktails are also great ! Loved it More

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The Meatball Shop - Lower East Side
The Meatball Shop - Lower East Side
(5)
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

So yummy! Fresh made food and so options to chose from. I had the lobster meatballs and it was amazing! Best pasta I’ve ever had. More

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The Ten Bells
The Ten Bells
(41)
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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Rizzo's Fine Pizza Co. Beer & Wine Bar
Rizzo's Fine Pizza Co. Beer & Wine Bar
(61)
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Food was amazing More

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Jadis
Jadis
(24)
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing as always! Thank you Edith!! See you soon! More

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The Boil
The Boil
(443)
Seafood | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Always my go 2 spot the boil Is hands down the best when it comes down to seafood lol see u again next week More

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Casa Mezcal
Casa Mezcal
(162)
Regional Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Absolutely wonderful experience! The food was delicious, the mezcal cocktails were amazing and so unique, and the service was AWESOME. So sweet and attentive. We can’t wait to go back =] More

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Tre
Tre
(453)
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Had friends visiting from out of town, they loved the food. Excellent Pasta. A great gem in the Lower East SIde. It's one of my go-to restaurants in this area of the city. More

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Souvlaki GR - LES
Souvlaki GR - LES
(247)
Greek | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Do yourself a favor and buy a bottle of wine - the glasses are really small and still 12-14 bucks. Service was spotty and she was doing me a favor by taking our order. Wouldn't let us order a starter first - had to order the meal together. Sounds to me like they are forgetting that it's the customer experience that matters - not their profit-maximizing rules. More

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Sel Rrose
Sel Rrose
(209)
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Oysters and cocktails were terrific. Small dishes also tasty. Service was mixed. Our hostess went above and beyond, however, our server was sullen. Smiles are free ;) More

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Taverna Di Bacco
Taverna Di Bacco
(257)
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great place to sit outside and enjoy a world class meal. More

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Clancey
Clancey
(95)
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I brought a group of 8 teenagers (including myself) for a brunch at 10am, the time the restaurant opens, on a Saturday morning. The staff was generally courteous despite our occasionally dumb behavior. The food was very good. More

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Sons of Essex
Sons of Essex
(715)
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I always have a great time here! Music is always good. Food is delicious. Energy is through the roof! More

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Dirty French
Dirty French
(1189)
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The best waiter and really chic spot. French fries do die for. More

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The MasalaWala
The MasalaWala
(214)
Indian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fantastic experience, always. Highly recommend to anyone looking for quality Indian food in the city. More

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Hotel Chantelle
Hotel Chantelle
(1030)
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great place, great food, great atmosphere, great service. More

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Tijuana Picnic
Tijuana Picnic
(143)
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

TP was fun- tacos were excellent, especially the pork belly! More

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Essex
Essex
(2344)
Fusion / Eclectic | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fun place for an evening out. We had the two course dinner that included our alcoholic drinks. The (dare I say) delicious food was well prepared and served in a timely fashion. We also added the peanut butter pie for dessert, again very tasty. We would return. More

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Curry House
Curry House
(1)
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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Sorbillo Pizzeria
Sorbillo Pizzeria
(217)
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

After coming back from Italy, I was craving authentic Italian food and an authentic experience, all of which you get when you go to Sorbillo! I 100% recommend it. More

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Serafina Ludlow
Serafina Ludlow
(68)
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We absolutely love Serafina. The Cacio e Pepe is incredible. More

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The Metrograph Commissary
The Metrograph Commissary
(71)
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Outstanding squash blossoms and infused Mezcal cocktail. Good steak and duck. Also, loved the fresh tasting zucchini terrine. The frizzante Gragnano delicious as well as novel. Helpful service. The space is on the second floor of an Art movie house. More

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Kaikagetsu NYC
Kaikagetsu NYC
(37)
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We went to the Kaikagetsu in Tokyo as well, this is a great restaurant! We had the course that included hida beef (from Japan), definitely one of the best I've had. The place is quiet, intimate, great for a celebration. Service is excellent. More

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Cafe Medi
Cafe Medi
(187)
Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Came here for a friends birthday brunch and it was great! The ambiance was amazing as you can see from the pictures of the place but in person and when it’s sunny out, it’s goes to a different level :) The staff was nice but towards the end of our meal, we felt rushed out even though there were not many people there and lots of empty tables. We only stayed for an hour and 15 minutes tops so I’m not sure what that was about. Other than that we had a great time and the birthday loved it. More

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CHARRUA
CHARRUA
(50)
Latin American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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Atmosphere was very relaxing, me and my fiancé loved the food! Definitely will come back More

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Tsismis NYC
Tsismis NYC
(12)
Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Another fab spot serving fresh and delicious Filipino classics. Perfect when you want to make Tsismis with your friends. More

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Maya Mariposa
Maya Mariposa
(76)
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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Unagi (Aburi Ittetsu)
Unagi (Aburi Ittetsu)
(14)
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Very good and everything was prepared with a lot of pride. Not cheap but you get top quality. Even the pickles and miso soup are not your usual ones but of much higher standards. Will definitely be back. More

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Ms Yoo
Ms Yoo
(52)
Gastro Pub | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Good food. Good energy. Price is reasonable. Good for dates and hanging out with friends for a good time without breaking the bank. Happy hours are the best, obviously. More

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Parish New York
Parish New York
(11)
Creole / Cajun / Southern | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I had a date with my wife, we from Astoria and was an amazing experience! More

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Doodley's Pop-Up Bistro
Doodley'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

Floret
Floret
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American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Floret is a neighborhood restaurant helmed by award-winning Chef Joe Ogrodnek located on the ground floor of Sister City, a brand new hotel right on Bowery. With an inventive all-day menu exalting seasonal ingredients as its focus, Floret serves breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch and soon dinner. The menu draws inspiration from the flavors of Californian, Mediterranean, East Asian and North African cuisines. We also offer fresh juices, craft cocktails and a fine selection of natural wines.More

Lower East Side Diners' Choice Winners

Lower East Side's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Biga
Biga
(12)
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great pizza with fresh ingredients made to order. They still dont have liquor license but we bought some beer next door and they were kind enough to put them on ice bucket for us. The pizza and the service is great. Oh and the tiramisù and espresso for dessert truly italian! Recommended! More

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Yopparai
Yopparai
(322)
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Wonderful staff with amazing food. I felt like I was back in Tokyo. The house made grilled Mochi is phenomenal- a must order. The shave ice from the Victorian era machine is fun and more flavorful than you’d think. More

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Senya
Senya
(136)
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fantastic food and very pleasant service! More

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Balvanera
Balvanera
(319)
Argentinian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Excellent wine list, good-quality meat. We had a very nice time More

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Dirt Candy
Dirt Candy
(2623)
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

11 Wedding Anniversary (19 years together). Our experience was outstanding! More

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LENA
LENA
(59)
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food and service are good. I went there at the French restaurant week to celebrate my new job. The boss said congratulations to me (but if there is a complimentary drink or dessert would be more excellent). Overall the food especially the appetizers are good. Might come back for small bites or drinks in future. More

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Ivan Ramen
Ivan Ramen
(1754)
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I loved the place- worth the hype and that broth is just damn delicious. Took my girlfriend there for a date, we both ordered some spicy hotness, slurped it up quick until we sat facing each others sweaty, beet red faces and shared a moment of ramen-induced ecstasy. So if you’re looking to do that, this is the place. More

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Jadis
Jadis
(24)
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing as always! Thank you Edith!! See you soon! More

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Pizza Beach LES
Pizza Beach LES
(203)
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Our waiter was fantastic. Went on a Monday night so it was definitely quiet. Ambiance is amazing. It was a friend’s birthday so I brought some cupcakes and asked if they could plate the cupcakes & bring them out with candles at the end of dinner. I didn’t even have to ask to bring them out after we were finished eating- they were on top of it! The cocktails were delicious, but pitchers didn’t serve many. More

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The Ten Bells
The Ten Bells
(41)
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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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.