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YopparaiYopparai
297 reviews
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Yopparai is an intimate Japanese sake bar and restaurant featuring a wide variety of sake along with traditional foods and snacks that pair well with sake. With high-quality ingredients selected daily by our chefs, Yopparai offers fresh sashimi, seasonal vegetables, and an assortment of fish and meats prepared on our open grill.



With only 30 seats, we aim to bring a personal sake tasting experience to each of our guests. Allow one of our sommeliers to help you select a special sake, served at the ideal temperature, in our house collection of traditional Japanese glassware. Relax in our unique and inviting space, and enjoy the warmth and tradition of Japanese sake and dining.More

BalvaneraBalvanera
263 reviews
Argentinian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Welcome to Balvanera! The first project of Argentine Chef Fernando Navas (Samba Brands Management, elBulli, Nobu), Balvanera represents the cuisine and spirit of Buenos Aires - porteña cuisine with influences from the dynamic regions of Argentina. The menu, from inspired and traditional small plates and composed vegetable dishes to signature carnes and friends&family style platos is a journey from Fernando's upbringing in Punta Alta through his time working in great kitchens in Barcelona, Miami and New York City. The wine list has been developed in collaboration with Argentine Sommelier Sebastian Koncurat Urondo. The program showcases a noteworthy selection of new world wines (primarily Argentine/South American), some old world gems and a particular selection of beer.More

JadisJadis
20 reviews
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan


NYE MENU $49/5 course per person. Please email us directly to find out more.

**If you considering having ONLY DRINKS at Jadis, please feel free to walk-in. Reservations accepted for dine- in clients only.**

Jadis is located in the heart of the Lower East Side, since 2006, is a great place to meet up with old friends for quiet conversation or for a casual date. Jadis, French for “long ago,” is a cozy, warm, and intimate lounge bar. Antique lined brick walls give us an old New York feel and a lovely romantic atmosphere.

Jadis uses seasonal, fresh, and local food and wine ingredients and gladly accommodates vegan and gluten-free guests.

The menu at Jadis changes frequently based on what is available, but diners can enjoy small plates like bacon wrapped scallops, mac and cheese tartlets or escargot,fresh market driven salads, homemade quiches and amazing cheese and charcuterie platters. Finish your meal with a creme brûlée, or chocolate fondant.More

Dirt CandyDirt Candy
2357 reviews
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Cutting edge vegetables with added flavor and no politics in this sleek and stylish restaurant showcasing colorful, pop-tastic dishes from award-winning chef, Amanda Cohen. A full bar, counter seating, a wine list curated by sommelier Lauren Friel, and vegetables in all their earth-shattering, gob-smacking glory. Diners coming for dinner will have a choice of The Vegetable Patch ($63, tip included) featuring five courses of Dirt Candy’s greatest hits, or they can take a trip to The Vegetable Garden ($97, tip included) which is at least nine courses and changes according to the season, what we’re experimenting with, and what our foragers and farmers bring to our door. Dirt Candy offers an a la carte menu at the bar only.More

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

With a firm focus on market driven, daily fresh ingredients and a menu that caters to vegans, vegetarians and locavores alike, Pizza Beach is a cool and welcoming Modern American restaurant exceptional in our food, drinks and hospitality experience.

Wood oven fired pizzas, house made pastas and healthy mains brimming with seasonal ingredients anchor the market driven menu alongside a 40 bottle wine list, all priced at $40 and a full bar with a fun signature cocktail list!

At Pizza Beach, New York meets Malibu with its unique 90s-retro beachside café vibe, lively with strings of lights draped from the wooden rafters and hanging ferns, cast open french doors and a summer al fresco cafe. Be it snowy or sweltering out, it's always, always sunny at Pizza Beach!More

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

Gentleman Farmer is an intimate, 20-seat restaurant on Manhattan"s Lower East Side.
Chef Karim Nounouh brings his French culinary training to a seasonal menu that marries traditional French cuisine with fresh and local New World ingredients.
American craft beers and a wine list focused on "natural" wines complement the fare. On Sunday nights, bring your own wine without a corkage fee.More

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

A cozy 35-seat authentic Italian hub called Spaghetti Incident opened its doors in the Lower East Side on May 26, 2015. Their name, borrowed from the Guns N’ Roses 1993 album, reflects their curious concept: to only serve long pasta that can be enjoyed not only in a dish, but also in a cone, to-go.
New York restaurant veteran Emanuele Attala, chef-owner of the West Village staples Malatesta and Malaparte, has teamed up with two creative newbies that should be on your radar, Ettore Pardossi and Giovanni Gentile, Spaghetti Incident’s Sous Chef and General Manager, respectively. This duo conceived the unique idea of serving spaghetti in a cone to-go inspired by the way Italians served their street food at festivals in the 1950’s, and after an exhaustive search for the perfect non-spill material, a precise product was developed so that customers could take their spaghetti to the streets of New York.

We're Cash Only but we feature an ATM inside.More

Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
1470 reviews
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Ivan Ramen "More then Just Ramen!"
Ivan Ramen imagines the Classic NY diner as seen through the Japanese lens. The food is incredible, the service outstanding, the menu is uniquely Ivan Orkin. Ivan Ramen celebrates Ivan’s creativity through the lens of his life journey. His effortless blending of: his New York roots, his classic French training, and his deep understanding of Japan, color the menu and the restaurant. Ramen here is clearly a must, but you should not miss out on the amazing array of other dishes, which are perfect for sharing while you enjoy a well selected sake. Casual, comfortable and quirky with splashes of art inspired by pop culture and movies, Ivan Ramen is simply a fun restaurant.More

SenyaSenya
127 reviews
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Senya is a modernized, creative Japanese restaurant that has its own sparks and flare. The dishes contains its own identity and personality as if they are living art. Owners of the restaurant focuses on providing only the freshest ingredients and first class service for their customers. The owners hope to offer an unforgettable fine dining experience for all its patrons. The sushi bar provides only the freshest ingredients, and offers wide variety of Japanese fish, such as golden eye red snapper, hokkaido uni, blue fin fatty tuna and etc. The vegetables and poultries for the kitchen are purchased from the best local vendors and farmers market.
**Please kindly note that there may be slightly delay in reservations and walk-in on the weekend due to limited space**More

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

A little bit of Mykonos in the heart of New York City's Lower East Side. With the same passion and desire for authenticity that launched our truck, we've taken the time to create a place where our food is only half of the experience. One step across our threshold, and we hope you'll be transported to the islands of Greece. More

Pig and KhaoPig and Khao
1114 reviews
Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen's Pig and Khao (68 Clinton Street) on the Lower East Side. The Southeast Asian inspired cuisine offers a variety of Thai and Filipino influences on the menu including Crispy Pata and pickled mango salad (pork shank cooked in soy sauce and five spice garnished with coriander, crispy garlic served with a secret family recipe sweet and sour liver dipping sauce), Grilled Pork Jowl and Brussels Sprouts Salad (chili lime fish sauce, shallot, herbs and toasted rice) and Crispy Pork Belly Adobo (Szechuan peppercorn, coconut vinegar, soy sauce, bay leaves, crispy garlic, scallion and soft boiled egg). Drinks range from cheap canned beer, wine, cocktails, and a self-serve bottomless tap in the backyardMore

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

Bar Primi is a corner pasta shop devoted to ‘primi piatti,’ the pasta course. What began as an idea for a small space in New York's East Village has since become an essential in chef and co-owner Andrew Carmellini's range: fresh pasta traditionally prepared and cooked to order. At Bar Primi, the main course is Primi Piatti. We use a variety of non-GMO semolina and specialty ‘00’ flours, organic eggs and handed-down techniques to create our menu of Traditional and Seasonal pasta dishes. We make more than a dozen different shapes and styles daily. This includes lumache and rigatoni from our imported extruder or ravioli and mezzalune cut and filled by hand. Family recipes and secrets are traded between Carmellini and Brooklyn-born chef-partner Salvatore Lamboglia who also offers a daily meat or seafood special in addition to a selection of shareable Piccolini and Antipasti, artisanal cheese, salumi and simple home-style desserts.More

There RestaurantThere Restaurant
9 reviews
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We have made it our mission to source local, sustainable, and seasonal foods, for both the benefit of the farmers we work with and the diners we serve.
Our kitchen is inherently influenced by Asian and Eastern European cuisines, of which share similar ingredients from their respective regions as well. We present our philosophy through plates small and large, which are meant to always be shared with good company and good drink. More

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

Taverna Di Bacco is an authentic Italian Restaurant located in New York City's hip Lower East Side with a charming rustic decor. Chef Maurzio Crescenzo brings his traditional family recipes to the neighborhood. Food has never been far from the center of his life. Menu includes homemade pastas (gluten free pasta availailable upon request), homemade sauces, and selection of decadent homemade desserts and much more to discover.More

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

Located on the bustling Lower East Side, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya offers an eclectic menu, including a sushi bar with fresh fish flown in daily from Japan, award-winning Fried Chicken, Japanese small plates, and innovative entrees. Offering a full bar and extensive wine and sake list, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya brings the party for the Late-Night crowd. More

Beauty & Essex- New YorkBeauty & Essex- New York
6042 reviews
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

From the team behind The Stanton Social comes Beauty & Essex, a grand 10,000 square foot restaurant, bar, & lounge in the heart of the lower east side.


The atmosphere of the space is both grand and intimate, moody and effervescent. Various rooms for lounging and dining unfold on two floors, like a large turn-of-the-century townhouse. Each room has its own unique elements that celebrate timeless jewelry designs and upscale jewelry stores.


The cuisine is multi-ethnic in inspiration, casually elegant, and designed for sharing at the table among friends and family. Where the Stanton Social"s menu is Chef Chris Santos' take on cocktail party classics and street foods from across the globe, Beauty & Essex is rooted in a bold bistro direction focusing on the reinvention of modern family style dining that is both whimsical and sophisticated.More

Les Enfants de BohemeLes Enfants de Boheme
121 reviews
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

LES Enfants de Bohème is a French cafe-restaurant-bar on the lower Lower East Side, a successor to the neighborhood landmark Les Enfants Terribles (2003-2012). It's a cozy corner bistro, serving classic French fare with a New York accent. The menu changes according to market offerings, emphasizing seasonality and local sourcing. Situated in a burgeoning gallery district, LES Enfants is the ideal spot for an after-work aperitif, family supper, dinner party with friends, or late-night cocktails. The restaurant is also available for private parties. We hold tables for walk-ins and phone reservations. More

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

What is Char Sue? The name Char Sue is play on Cha Siu, an ancient Chinese technique of roasting meats over a fire. At Char Sue, we are dedicated to giving our customers a unique dining experience along side an extensive craft beer menu of over 40 choices. Our flavors are distinctly Asian, but not just Chinese. Chef Rojas has drawn inspiration from his experience and passion in building a menu with the familiar flavors of Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisine.

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

Sel Rrose is a New York City oyster bar specializing in craft cocktails. The name is a nod to Rrose Sélavy, the feminine alter ego of artist Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp's presence can also be seen in the decor inspired by early 20th century Paris. Industrial design elements pay tribute to his use of the readymade as an art object.

However, the bar is very much at home on its corner of Bowery and Delancey. Paying homage to the rich and lively history of the Bowery and its dance halls and oyster cellars, the atmosphere is convivial and warm. The cocktails are inspired by Duchamp's 1921 readymade perfume, Belle Haleine. The current menu features the revolving selection of the freshest oysters, french fare sourcing local ingredients, and a full raw bar.More

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

Romantic, casual, comfortable natural wine bar. Unusual selection from small producers matched with an international tapas menu, charcuterie and oystersMore

BacaroBacaro
530 reviews
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Rustic Venetian tavern for sharing cichetti, Venetian-style small plates paired with Northern Italian wines. Covertly located down a little winding street a block south of Canal. An inside and outside staircase both lead you to an underground catacomb of exposed brick archways with wooden communal farm tables, illuminated by soft lighting and warm candles reminiscent of the streets of Italy.More

TreTre
430 reviews
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Tre specializes in a selection of small plates, inspired by traditional Neapolitan street food. Alongside the small plates, Tre offers a selection of Appetizers, Pasta, and Main Courses.
Tre puts equal importance on ingredients, community, aesthetics, atmosphere and quality. Local, farm fresh ingredients are paired alongside imported ingredients to create dishes that are pleasing to the palate, the eye, the body and the planet.
*All pasta dishes at Tre can be prepared using Gluten-free pasta. More

VandalVandal
2098 reviews
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Located at 199 Bowery.More

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

Since 1959, Rizzo's has been making our own unique style of Thin Crust Sicilian Pizza. Baked in old fashioned black pans fabricated to Mr. Rizzo's own specifications, these pies are thin, light & crispy. Particular attention is paid to the dough which is made fresh throughout the day and is the foundation of our menu. Our much loved full bodied sauce is both naturally sweet & tangy, and is made from choice California tomatoes. We use only real whole milk mozzarella and a blend of Parmigiano & Peccorino Romano cheeses for just the right blend of both buttery and sharp flavors. Our Neapolitan Pies are even thinner, and Personal Pies are thinner still. And while all feature exactly the same ingredients, each has its own distinct character & flavor profile. Add to this our creative toppings, fresh salads, & delicious made to order calzoni & stromboli, combined with a level of service & hospitality all too rare in the pizza business, and it's fair to say we specialize in happiness.More

Speedy RomeoSpeedy Romeo
195 reviews
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Wood fired grill and wood oven pizza, Brooklyn and the LESMore

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

Casa Mezcal is the joint vision of Guillermo Olguín, a well-known Mexican painter, and entrepeneur, Ignacio Carballido.

The bar integrates art, traditional Mexican food and the best varieties of mezcal from around the world. Artists from all corners of the world will be showcased, including writers and poets, independent cinema, and international music.

The second floor gallery displays art with an agenda that includes launches and private parties. Casa Mezcal creates a special backdrop of an all-encompassing experience coupled with a warm, familiar atmosphere.More

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

A project forged of the passion of a group of partners working and living in the East Village, Boulton & Watt is based on the notion of providing great food and great drink in a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. Drawing inspiration from the industrial revolution – of which Matthew Boulton & James Watt were pivotal figures with their perfection of the steam engine, which in turn catapulted two continents into a new era. Our location on the corner of Houston & Avenue A melds raw, industrial accents with warm wood and tall windows; creating an intimate yet open atmosphere fitting for all seasons and all clientele. The kitchen serves a full menu; our revised take on classic American and English comfort food late into the night. We love this neighbourhood, and we wanted to create a bar we were proud of. We hope you enjoy sharing in our passion.More

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

The MasalaWala is more than just a merchant of spice…it’s an embodiment of the inventive soul that loves the art of discovering perfect proportions. A meal here is a heart-warming experience that delicately balances tradition with adventure, delicious taste with a healthy mindset, and time-tested technique with modern technology. At The MasalaWala, we think traditional Indian deserves a new twist. Think hip. Think fresh. Think creative yet casual. Because that’s what South Asian street food is all about – and we believe these fun little dishes are truly the best food South Asia has to offer! But you'll also find signature Indian curries and the most popular entrees for those days that call for classic comfort. The MasalaWala is our way of bringing local flavor across the globe, and wrapping it up in a cozy neighborhood restaurant that appeals to all five senses.More

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

The Metrograph Commissary is inspired by the studio eateries from Hollywood’s golden age, where stars would enjoy their meals alongside their producers, crews, and stagehands. Designed to be a similarly welcoming place for New York’s thriving community of filmmakers and moviegoers, and a new destination for our evolving local neighborhood around lower Ludlow Street, The Metrograph Commissary is comprised of a lobby bar, restaurant and restaurant bar.More

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

Ms. Yoo salutes chef / partner Esther Choi’s East-West heritage as contemporary gastropub where traditional American bar food and drink is re-imagined with authentic Korean favors, ingredients and techniques. The result is a captivating collection of dishes – snacks, small plates and large – as well as cocktails that are truly unique to the stylish Lower East Side boite.
As such, Ms. Yoo, named after Choi’s grandmother Jungok Yoo who taught her how to cook, is the culinary reverse of Choi’s mokbar eateries in Chelsea Market and Brooklyn, where authentic Korean food is infused with American accents. Still, like them, Ms. Yoo represents Choi’s ongoing campaign to encourage Americans to savor the Korean food and culture she so passionately embraces.

***Note*** Loud music after 10pm during the weekends. More

Dirty FrenchDirty French
1043 reviews
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Dirty French is a New York bistro created by Major Food Group’s Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. The restaurant takes its culinary cues from the timeless dishes and preparations of classic French bistros and enlivens them utilizing modern techniques and bold flavors. Dishes like Duck à l’Orange with ras el hanout and preserved oranges remain true to their French roots but are restyled with flavors that explore the breadth and depth of the global French culinary influence. Dirty French is located in the Ludlow Hotel in Manhattan’s storied Lower East Side.

For any questions regarding an existing or future reservation, please email reservations@dirtyfrench.comMore

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

Situated on a popular corner in the Lower East Side, Serafina Ludlow is surrounded by indie boutiques, art galleries and newly restored apartment buildings in one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods. Floor to ceiling glass doors give diners views of street activity, and they are opened during pleasant weather to enable al fresco dining. Our cozy bar provides a great space to enjoy unique cocktails.

The beautiful mosaic pizza oven produces a selection of over 20 Serafina pizza varieties, or guests can chose from signature dishes including Ravioli “Degli innamorati”, Focaccia di Sofia and delicious Panini sandwiches. We offer a selection of homemade pastas, grilled fish and meat, and fresh salads for dinner. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are available as well as an exciting dessert menu.More

ClanceyClancey
78 reviews
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Clancey, located on the Lower East Side, is a 70-seat restaurant from Todd Birnbaum, who owned Pinch (Pizza by the Inch), and Paige Hospitality Group Managing Partner Dennis Bogart. Clancey features dishes such as “Yesterday Lo Mein,” “Something Wrapped in Bacon on a Toothpick,” and “Malaysian Prime Minister's Chicken Satay”. Our entrees include chicken under a brick, a truffle grilled cheese with asparagus and egg and a market fish prepared three ways.. The beverage program has a rotating selection of specialty craft beers for sampling, happy hour red wine on tap and cocktails such as “Napalm in the Morning”, “My Birthday Drink” and “Who’s Watching My Kids”.More

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

Seafood restaurant in the Lower East SideMore

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

Los Feliz is a taqueria y tequileria located in the heart of the Lower East Side.
Chef Julieta Ballesteros cranks out creative tacos and savory items that pair beautifully with over 150 tequilas in stock.

Los Feliz is a 21 and over establishment. You must have valid ID for entry.More

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

Gino Sorbillo is a Napolitan Pizzaiolo appreciated in the world for his verve and eclecticism. His father is the nineteenth of 21 children, all pizzaioli.

The original Sorbillo in Napoli via del Tribunali since 1935 still stands today and nearby, in the original house of his aunt, Gino opened “The House of Pizza,” a meeting place for the soul and cult of the city, devoted to his family, pizza and Naples.More

LENALENA
43 reviews
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

LĒNA Wine & Cocktail Bar is the cutest, modern and a cozy spot in the Lower East side with Basque, French flair.
This dramatic spot with a cute décor, candlelit, French music and calm atmosphere will take you from the hub of New York City to the hearth of nostalgic Basque region of France.
LĒNA isn't the typical wine bar . Its casual setting is simple yet comfortable and is an ideal for a romantic date, meeting friends or making new ones.
The wine selection is comprised of high quality yet affordable from the main wine growing regions of France.
Whether you’re in the mood for savory munchies, dinner or a decadent dessert our experienced servers and chef will leave a taste on your palate to remember.
LĒNA‘s favorites include the incredible Soup a l'onions, Boeuf Bourguignon, Escargot, traditional Tarte Flambée, gourmet cheese & charcuterie selection, and variety of desserts from authentic French Kitchen . Each gourmet dish is proudly cooked for your satisfaction individually.More

Public KitchenPublic Kitchen
410 reviews
Global, International | Lower East Side, Manhattan

THE HOTEL’S RESTAURANT BY RENOWNED CHEF JEAN-GEORGES VONGERICHTEN, IS DRIVEN BY THE MARKET AND THE SEASONS, AND INSPIRED BY JEAN-GEORGES’ TRAVELS WORLDWIDE. THE MENU FOCUSES ON SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD, ORGANIC POULTRY AND GRASS FED MEATS, AS WELL AS USING THE FRESHEST ORGANIC GREEN MARKET FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. CHEF JEAN-GEORGES’ SIGNATURE STYLE AND FLAVORS APPEAR IN ALL DISHES THROUGHOUT THE MENU. IT FEATURES A SMOKER, WOOD-BURNING OVEN AND WOOD BURNING GRILL AS A FOCAL POINT AND HAS A MENU FOR ALL TASTES AND DIETS, INCLUDING VEGAN. THE FOOD AND ENERGETIC SETTING COMPLIMENTS THE FEEL OF THE HOTEL.More

EssexEssex
2255 reviews
Fusion / Eclectic | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Located in the historic Essex Street Market Building, Essex is a loft-like multi-level space with contemporary cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Lower East Side. Essex is known for its weekday dinner and happy hour specials as well as its lively weekend dinner and bar scene. The weekend brunch is a New York institution and is always a top pick on Open Table Diner’s Choice and other sites. The expansive layout allows for intimate balcony and banquette seating as well as festive group dining and private parties.More

CHARRUACHARRUA
36 reviews
Latin American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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Charrúa is devoted to serving the staples of Uruguayan homemade food. We strive to recreate the local, natural, and farm-to-table concepts that we grew up with by using produce from local farmers, and products and services from local and family-owned businesses.
The main staples of our cuisine are churrasco (steak), chivitos (sandwiches), empanadas, sausages, pastas and salads.More

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

One of Manhattan’s rare eateries featuring dining on multiple floors including our rooftop & naturally lit dining room, this LESer flaunts a downtown scene paired with Contemporary-American eats; a retractable glass roof makes it an all-seasons affair, and two lounges downstairs are just the thing for after-dinner cocktailing.More

Lil' Gem - Permanently ClosedLil' Gem - Permanently Closed
30 reviews
Lebanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The energy and passion of Lebanese dining is brought to life at Lil' Gem, the new restaurant at 29A Clinton Street by Chef Melissa O'Donnell. Melissa showcases a concept in this intimate 40-seat space into a cozy dining room with high top seating, exposed beamed ceilings, and white-washed walls.More

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

The Sons of Essex menu is a reflection of the diverse melting pot of cultures within the Lower East Side. The old school 'Bowery Boys' atmosphere and 'Gangs of New York' vibe pay homage to the history of the Lower East Side, fusing a traditional american comfort food menu with a range of spices from LES immigrants of the past and local ingredients including Essex Street Market fruits & vegetables. Grub on! More

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

LES Japanese fine dining.
With influence from the Hida region of Japan, KAIKAGETSU NYC will serve three kaiseki courses, a vegan / shojin kaiseki course, a la carte dishes, and pairings with carefully curated drinks.

We hope you can join us-
We look forward to meeting you and serving you.More

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

Serving fresh, local, seasonal, vegetarian-friendly New Mediterranean & contemporary Italian dishes. The menu changes seasonally. Located at Hotel on Rivington, in the epicenter of the upcoming neighborhood of Lower East Side/NYC. Cozy heated/air-conditioned outdoor patio seating available.
Large groups welcome and perfect for private parties.

CAFÉ MEDI sister brands, S'ZEN (Cocktail Lounge) and J I A Lounge (club/lounge) are also located at Hotel on Rivington.More

MezettoMezetto
416 reviews
Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Sitting on the “nexus of the universe”, bridging the East Village and the Lower East Side. Mezetto is where you can come to simply enjoy great food, fun drinks and good company. Inspired from the word 'Meze' which refers to a selection of small dishes served in the Mediterranean as breakfast, lunch or even dinner. It is our take on tapas-style dinning, offering small plates meant to be shared amongst friends to create an social dining experience. We are focused on taking traditional flavors and cooking styles of the Mediterranean and bringing them to life with new age cooking techniques, creative combinations and bold presentations.
Mezetto is how we do Meze.

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BrigitteBrigitte
3 reviews
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Brigitte offers a polished, yet relaxed atmosphere that works in tandem with warm hospitality. Our Michelin-awarded Chef, Kamran Naseem, hosts mix of French classics alongside of more modern bites throughout our menu.

From the bar, diners can enjoy signature cocktails and well-selected spirits by Nola Ortiz. Both our bar and service teams are comprised of many talented individuals that come from notable establishments throughout the city. Our wine program is focused on French selections, yet maintains a world view. The list takes special note of female winemakers.

We look forward to serving you.More

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

Tijuana Picnic is a bi-level restaurant/bar from the owners of Acme, Indochine, and The Happiest Hour. menu with non-traditional flavor accents transforms casual Mexican fare into fun and sophisticated dishes. Chef Alex Lopez, formerly of Kittichai, helms the kitchen and riffs on the flavors of his native Mexico City with contemporary techniques.More

MayahuelMayahuel
63 reviews
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Mayahuel is NYCs premiere mezcal and tequila cocktail bar. Offering small plate, sharable Mexican cuisine and delectable cocktails, this hidden gem resides in the East Village of Manhattan. More

Louie and ChanLouie and Chan
106 reviews
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Conceived from a Lower East Side tale, Louie and Chan pays tribute to the ever changing Italian and Chinese neighborhoods of downtown Manhattan. From the unexpected Broome Street store front, Louie and Chan focuses on fresh seasonal dishes, and our pizzaiolo directs handmade pizzas from the wood-fired oven to the table. For larger private parties, a separate dinning room, the Louie, is available for lunch, brunch or dinner.More

Unagi (Aburi Ittetsu)Unagi (Aburi Ittetsu)
1 review
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

An eel-specialty restaurant in NYC. Unagi specialist restaurants are common in Japan, but become rare treasures once you leave the country’s shores. Now here in NYC you can eat eels which are the freshest they can get. They are kept in large tanks with pumps at the entrance of the restaurant to keep them alive.More

Doodley's Pop-Up BistroDoodley's Pop-Up Bistro
Reviews coming soon
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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Parish New YorkParish New York
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Welcome to PARISH, New York!
French Quarter Spirits & New Orleans Cuisine!

Inspired by the French Quarter in New Orleans, our mission is to replicate that iconic joy of great food, great drinks, and great people in downtown NYC.

Our cuisine has inherited the best and most flavorful parts of the Spanish, French, and indigenous Louisiana culinary traditions unique to New Orleans.

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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

ManinaManina
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Brazilian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Tucked beneath Brigitte, and inspired by the time Brigitte Bardot spent in Brazil, this vibrant hideaway is the perfect place to experience cocktail culture in New York. Led by Nola Ortiz, the lounge features a wide range of specialty cocktails and a notable spirit selection, as well as small plates from upstairs. Reservations are strongly-encouraged for this intimate lounge, as we keep very limited space for walk-in guests. Additionally, party sizes may not exceed five guests.More

Curry HouseCurry House
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Indian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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Indi-ThaiIndi-Thai
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Thai | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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Better DaysBetter Days
1 review
Speakeasy | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Better Days is a cocktail bar serving small plates and comfort food.

We are open Tuesday to Saturday from 8pm to 3 am and serve food from 8pm to 2am. We only take reservations until 11:30pm.

We also have a Karaoke Room and a events room for birthday parties and private events.

For private dining, events etc please email your request to info@betterdays-nyc.com
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FloretFloret
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American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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YopparaiYopparai
297 reviews
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Yopparai is an intimate Japanese sake bar and restaurant featuring a wide variety of sake along with traditional foods and snacks that pair well with sake. With high-quality ingredients selected daily by our chefs, Yopparai offers fresh sashimi, seasonal vegetables, and an assortment of fish and meats prepared on our open grill.



With only 30 seats, we aim to bring a personal sake tasting experience to each of our guests. Allow one of our sommeliers to help you select a special sake, served at the ideal temperature, in our house collection of traditional Japanese glassware. Relax in our unique and inviting space, and enjoy the warmth and tradition of Japanese sake and dining.More

BalvaneraBalvanera
263 reviews
Argentinian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Welcome to Balvanera! The first project of Argentine Chef Fernando Navas (Samba Brands Management, elBulli, Nobu), Balvanera represents the cuisine and spirit of Buenos Aires - porteña cuisine with influences from the dynamic regions of Argentina. The menu, from inspired and traditional small plates and composed vegetable dishes to signature carnes and friends&family style platos is a journey from Fernando's upbringing in Punta Alta through his time working in great kitchens in Barcelona, Miami and New York City. The wine list has been developed in collaboration with Argentine Sommelier Sebastian Koncurat Urondo. The program showcases a noteworthy selection of new world wines (primarily Argentine/South American), some old world gems and a particular selection of beer.More

SenyaSenya
127 reviews
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Senya is a modernized, creative Japanese restaurant that has its own sparks and flare. The dishes contains its own identity and personality as if they are living art. Owners of the restaurant focuses on providing only the freshest ingredients and first class service for their customers. The owners hope to offer an unforgettable fine dining experience for all its patrons. The sushi bar provides only the freshest ingredients, and offers wide variety of Japanese fish, such as golden eye red snapper, hokkaido uni, blue fin fatty tuna and etc. The vegetables and poultries for the kitchen are purchased from the best local vendors and farmers market.
**Please kindly note that there may be slightly delay in reservations and walk-in on the weekend due to limited space**More

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

Taverna Di Bacco is an authentic Italian Restaurant located in New York City's hip Lower East Side with a charming rustic decor. Chef Maurzio Crescenzo brings his traditional family recipes to the neighborhood. Food has never been far from the center of his life. Menu includes homemade pastas (gluten free pasta availailable upon request), homemade sauces, and selection of decadent homemade desserts and much more to discover.More

Dirt CandyDirt Candy
2357 reviews
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Cutting edge vegetables with added flavor and no politics in this sleek and stylish restaurant showcasing colorful, pop-tastic dishes from award-winning chef, Amanda Cohen. A full bar, counter seating, a wine list curated by sommelier Lauren Friel, and vegetables in all their earth-shattering, gob-smacking glory. Diners coming for dinner will have a choice of The Vegetable Patch ($63, tip included) featuring five courses of Dirt Candy’s greatest hits, or they can take a trip to The Vegetable Garden ($97, tip included) which is at least nine courses and changes according to the season, what we’re experimenting with, and what our foragers and farmers bring to our door. Dirt Candy offers an a la carte menu at the bar only.More

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

Gentleman Farmer is an intimate, 20-seat restaurant on Manhattan"s Lower East Side.
Chef Karim Nounouh brings his French culinary training to a seasonal menu that marries traditional French cuisine with fresh and local New World ingredients.
American craft beers and a wine list focused on "natural" wines complement the fare. On Sunday nights, bring your own wine without a corkage fee.More

There RestaurantThere Restaurant
9 reviews
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We have made it our mission to source local, sustainable, and seasonal foods, for both the benefit of the farmers we work with and the diners we serve.
Our kitchen is inherently influenced by Asian and Eastern European cuisines, of which share similar ingredients from their respective regions as well. We present our philosophy through plates small and large, which are meant to always be shared with good company and good drink. More

Ivan RamenIvan Ramen
1470 reviews
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Ivan Ramen "More then Just Ramen!"
Ivan Ramen imagines the Classic NY diner as seen through the Japanese lens. The food is incredible, the service outstanding, the menu is uniquely Ivan Orkin. Ivan Ramen celebrates Ivan’s creativity through the lens of his life journey. His effortless blending of: his New York roots, his classic French training, and his deep understanding of Japan, color the menu and the restaurant. Ramen here is clearly a must, but you should not miss out on the amazing array of other dishes, which are perfect for sharing while you enjoy a well selected sake. Casual, comfortable and quirky with splashes of art inspired by pop culture and movies, Ivan Ramen is simply a fun restaurant.More

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

A cozy 35-seat authentic Italian hub called Spaghetti Incident opened its doors in the Lower East Side on May 26, 2015. Their name, borrowed from the Guns N’ Roses 1993 album, reflects their curious concept: to only serve long pasta that can be enjoyed not only in a dish, but also in a cone, to-go.
New York restaurant veteran Emanuele Attala, chef-owner of the West Village staples Malatesta and Malaparte, has teamed up with two creative newbies that should be on your radar, Ettore Pardossi and Giovanni Gentile, Spaghetti Incident’s Sous Chef and General Manager, respectively. This duo conceived the unique idea of serving spaghetti in a cone to-go inspired by the way Italians served their street food at festivals in the 1950’s, and after an exhaustive search for the perfect non-spill material, a precise product was developed so that customers could take their spaghetti to the streets of New York.

We're Cash Only but we feature an ATM inside.More

Pig and KhaoPig and Khao
1114 reviews
Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen's Pig and Khao (68 Clinton Street) on the Lower East Side. The Southeast Asian inspired cuisine offers a variety of Thai and Filipino influences on the menu including Crispy Pata and pickled mango salad (pork shank cooked in soy sauce and five spice garnished with coriander, crispy garlic served with a secret family recipe sweet and sour liver dipping sauce), Grilled Pork Jowl and Brussels Sprouts Salad (chili lime fish sauce, shallot, herbs and toasted rice) and Crispy Pork Belly Adobo (Szechuan peppercorn, coconut vinegar, soy sauce, bay leaves, crispy garlic, scallion and soft boiled egg). Drinks range from cheap canned beer, wine, cocktails, and a self-serve bottomless tap in the backyardMore

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