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Balvanera
Balvanera
(330)
Argentinian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Superb wines Superb appetizers and steaks More

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Yopparai
Yopparai
(331)
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

one of the best izakaya restaurants in NYC. meat, fish, chicken, vegetables, noodle choices served in small plates, and a great selection of sake and beer not a cheap meal but worthwhile More

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Biga
Biga
(21)
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Biga is a fantastic neighborhood pizza joint. Chef Giovanni has a unique dough he created that gives the pizza a soft inside, but fluffy, crunchy crust - incredible! More

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Ivan Ramen
Ivan Ramen
(1831)
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Never fails to satisfy! Great service. Great food. A+ More

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Dirt Candy
Dirt Candy
(2711)
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing 10 course vegan/vegetarian degustation. More

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Gentleman Farmer
Gentleman Farmer
(725)
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Cute restaurant in the lower east side where there were some very creative dishes that aren't commonly found elsewhere. Super romantic place if you want to bring someone on a date. Our server was amazing, super friendly, and really knew the menu well. Would love to go again!! More

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Pizza Beach LES
Pizza Beach LES
(208)
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Had a good dinner, catching up with family. Got a few drinks and shared some yummy pizzas. More

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Bar Primi
Bar Primi
(1058)
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Delicious and we loved it! The ricotta crostini was amazing More

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Tzarevna
Tzarevna
(23)
Russian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Unexpected gem in the Lower East Side. From the minute we walked in, the service was outstanding. The menu is in Cyrillic and English. I wasn't familiar with Russian food, but our helpful server taught us a bunch. I'm glad it's tapas style so we try a bunch of stuff. Definitely coming back to try more! More

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The Ten Bells
The Ten Bells
(46)
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Loved this little jewel that I wouldn't have found if not for their oyster happy hour! great service and nice atmosphere. will be back soon :) More

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Beauty & Essex- New York
Beauty & Essex- New York
(6934)
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great experience. The food was amazing and our waiter was always around even the restaurant was packed. More

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Taverna Di Bacco
Taverna Di Bacco
(263)
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food and service More

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Souvlaki GR - LES
Souvlaki GR - LES
(257)
Greek | Lower East Side, Manhattan

One of my favorite restaurants..... next best thing to being in Greece! More

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Char Sue
Char Sue
(25)
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food is always delicious and I am sad that this place doesn't get more customers (though it's nice that its not noisy and I can always get a table). I think ambiance is a big reason the restaurant isn't packed. The food is sophisticated and so is the neighborhood, but the music and decor are not. Also, Matt, the owner, is very nice but a bit shy, so it may be a bit of a challenge for him to promote the place. I urge everyone to try it! More

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The Boil
The Boil
(480)
Seafood | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Haven’t been here for awhile. It’s still the same. Great food, great service and great music. More

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The Flower Shop
The Flower Shop
(6)
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Loved the energy. The menu worked for the vegans and the fried chicken lovers. More

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Bacaro
Bacaro
(589)
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Took a client/friend to Bacaro on a Friday night Food was amazing Service Setting Wine Everything was great My friend was very pleased as well Thank you! More

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Vandal
Vandal
(2538)
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Love the weekday happy hour at the bar,always have a good time here. Great slider kobe burgers ,and fish tacos,and frozen rose are delicious. More

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LENA
LENA
(60)
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food and service More

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Sons of Essex
Sons of Essex
(728)
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Nice experience More

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Pig and Khao
Pig and Khao
(1309)
Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Been here a few times. The food is always solid. Be prepared, the food, at least what we ordered, is on the spicy side but oh so good. The one ding I experienced this time was a wait staff that didn't seem into us at all. we were a party of 3 sitting at a table for 2, we ordered a lot of food and 3 bottles of wine. it was an early dinner so the table next to us was empty and was so for our whole stay. the staff seemed to have a problem with us using the other table to hold our plates which I thought was odd. A big peev that they did was send us the bill without asking if we wanted dessert. We did and ordered 2!! that said, Id still go back, I love chef Leah and her food!!! More

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Boulton and Watt
Boulton and Watt
(420)
Comfort Food | Lower East Side, Manhattan

It was Dog Restaurant Week and my husband and I took our youngest pup out to brunch! It was such a fun little spot and the food was delicious. We even were able to order from the doggy menu for our dog! All around it was a great place to dine. Will definitely be coming back More

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Kaikagetsu NYC
Kaikagetsu NYC
(40)
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great Menu and food. Their Sake options are also extraordinary. Service was excellent! More

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Dirty French
Dirty French
(1208)
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fabulous restaurant, casual chic, and attentive service More

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Tre
Tre
(460)
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food is absolutely fabulous and authentic. Best Italian food in NYC. More

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Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
(574)
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Our go-to spot to celebrate special occasions. Best sushi chefs and kind service. AMAZING food. Thank you, as always, for making our good times even better! More

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Sel Rrose
Sel Rrose
(214)
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food and cocktails were outstanding, and the crowd was hip and attractive. That noise level, though -- off the charts. (We're probably older than the average patrons, but sheesh.) Get an acoustical engineer in there and the joint would be perfect. More

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Tijuana Picnic
Tijuana Picnic
(149)
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

It was a fun (at times very loud) atmosphere. Food was good, service very good. We took our time and never felt rushed. Only complaint was that it was extremely hot...not sure if the a/c wasn’t working, but it got uncomfortable especially when the restaurant was filled. I would definitely go back again. More

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The MasalaWala
The MasalaWala
(224)
Indian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The most authentic Indian food in the city. Unassuming, delicious. More

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The Meatball Shop - Lower East Side
The Meatball Shop - Lower East Side
(9)
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I have been to the Meatball Shop several times. I always order the buffalo chicken meatballs and mozzarella cheese balls as appetizers (both so good). For dinner - I have ordered the veggie balls on a hero with pesto sauce and mozzarella cheese (so delicious)! During my latest visit I came with my daughter in a stroller and they sat us on a table where her stroller was able to remain open. 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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Floret
Floret
(11)
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Wonderful creative food and fabulous staff, in modern understated ambience. Very fresh, herb forward, simple, and delicious flavors. More

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Rizzo's Fine Pizza Co. Beer & Wine Bar
Rizzo's Fine Pizza Co. Beer & Wine Bar
(62)
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing food and even better service with an intimate perfect atmosphere More

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Jadis
Jadis
(25)
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

A cozy french wine bar. Food is good and everything is moderately priced. A good place for friends catching up or bring your date. More

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Serafina Ludlow
Serafina Ludlow
(73)
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Very good food. Excellent service! Glad we tried this place! More

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Hotel Chantelle
Hotel Chantelle
(1059)
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

So much fun!! More

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Senya
Senya
(142)
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Tiny nice Japanese restaurant. Every dish is very refined. Great for small group dining. More

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Clancey
Clancey
(98)
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Was a good time with good food. More

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Sorbillo Pizzeria
Sorbillo Pizzeria
(233)
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Really tasty pizza and high quality ingredients make this one of the better pizza options in a city full of them. More

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Casa Mezcal
Casa Mezcal
(166)
Regional Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Delicious tacos! I had the carnitas and my husband had the pork. Both very good as recommended by the server. My husband also had the fish tacos which were not as good. Drinks were tasty but not much alcohol and too much salt on the rim. It was a bit dark and noisy inside. Overall very good. More

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Parish New York
Parish New York
(16)
Creole / Cajun / Southern | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Phenomenal food, amazing music, awesome experience! Run, don’t walk, to come to Parish!!! More

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The Metrograph Commissary
The Metrograph Commissary
(74)
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Nice place and good food. Our waiter was not great that evening but everyone else was very friendly. I’ve been here several times at different hours and the food is always interesting. Space is nice and chill. More

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Maya Mariposa
Maya Mariposa
(78)
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Love this place. It’s always delicious and the amount of drink choices is incredible. More

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Tsismis NYC
Tsismis NYC
(22)
Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Every dish we ordered was delicious and we paired our food with a refreshing rose wine from Spain. The evening was made more special with a live performance by RJ Jacinto, well-known musician and composer from the Philippines. He got the crowd dancing and singing along. It was a truly satisfying evening! More

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Essex
Essex
(2381)
Fusion / Eclectic | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We went for my birthday and our waitress was amazing!!! It wasn’t to expensive and I would definitely go again!! More

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Cafe Medi
Cafe Medi
(195)
Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Went for the first time with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday, everything was wonderful, we will definitely come back again to try other items on the menu! More

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Sauce
Sauce
(697)
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Sauce is back and better than ever. So happy that they're back open and food is just as tastey. 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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Ms Yoo
Ms Yoo
(54)
Gastro Pub | Lower East Side, Manhattan

This is a solid boozy brunch! On top of awesome house music and the live DJ, the food and boozy drink selections are really on point. I usually expect the boozy brunch eats to take backseat to the alcohol but there was a lot of attention to detail here. They even did a little table side fried rice action by cooking the egg into the rice right in front of us. The watermelon soju is dope. Seriously, a steal for $35! More

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Farmhouse Restaurant - LES
Farmhouse Restaurant - LES
(3)
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We enjoyed the very reasonably priced food. The service was very attentive and pleasant. 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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Noga
Noga
(22)
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

It was our first time at Noga and it way exceeded our expectations! The food was fresh, the presentation was pretty, and the food was delicious! Very casual spot with a nice vibe. Craft cocktails were very good. The chef is creative with his dishes without stepping way out so it should appeal to all. Pricing was fine. We will be back! More

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TRAMEZZINI NYC
TRAMEZZINI NYC
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Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

U.S. first Venetian Sandwiches Shop, Listed the best 14 sandwich places in NYC in 2019 picked by Top Chefs on Bloomberg Magazine Finally the traditional tramezzini in NYC! Tramesini is Venetian for Tramezzini. Tramezzini are Venetian sandwiches filled with pure, high quality ingredients, and are made with an italian specialty soft bread, airy, unique in texture and taste, and are the perfect example of how to keep taste aromatic and pure focusing on only a few ingredients. Living in New York for almost a decade we want to preserve our culture and share Tramezzini with all of you.More

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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Lower East Side Diners' Choice Winners

Lower East Side's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Yopparai
Yopparai
(331)
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

one of the best izakaya restaurants in NYC. meat, fish, chicken, vegetables, noodle choices served in small plates, and a great selection of sake and beer not a cheap meal but worthwhile More

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Balvanera
Balvanera
(330)
Argentinian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Superb wines Superb appetizers and steaks More

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Biga
Biga
(21)
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Biga is a fantastic neighborhood pizza joint. Chef Giovanni has a unique dough he created that gives the pizza a soft inside, but fluffy, crunchy crust - incredible! More

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The Ten Bells
The Ten Bells
(46)
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Loved this little jewel that I wouldn't have found if not for their oyster happy hour! great service and nice atmosphere. will be back soon :) More

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Char Sue
Char Sue
(25)
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food is always delicious and I am sad that this place doesn't get more customers (though it's nice that its not noisy and I can always get a table). I think ambiance is a big reason the restaurant isn't packed. The food is sophisticated and so is the neighborhood, but the music and decor are not. Also, Matt, the owner, is very nice but a bit shy, so it may be a bit of a challenge for him to promote the place. I urge everyone to try it! More

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Ivan Ramen
Ivan Ramen
(1831)
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Never fails to satisfy! Great service. Great food. A+ More

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Taverna Di Bacco
Taverna Di Bacco
(263)
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food and service More

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Dirt Candy
Dirt Candy
(2711)
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Amazing 10 course vegan/vegetarian degustation. More

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Tzarevna
Tzarevna
(23)
Russian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Unexpected gem in the Lower East Side. From the minute we walked in, the service was outstanding. The menu is in Cyrillic and English. I wasn't familiar with Russian food, but our helpful server taught us a bunch. I'm glad it's tapas style so we try a bunch of stuff. Definitely coming back to try more! More

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Pizza Beach LES
Pizza Beach LES
(208)
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Had a good dinner, catching up with family. Got a few drinks and shared some yummy pizzas. 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.