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Restaurants In Lower East Side

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  1. Contra
    8.6

    Contra

    138 Orchard St., Lower East Side, NY 10002

    And the pendulum begins to swing back towards Manhattan. For the first time in a long time, a restaurant that you’d typically expect to pop up in Brooklyn has instead decided to settle on the Lower East Side. Contra, complete with its young risk-taking chefs, daily tasting menu, and earthen table ware, is now open […]

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  2. Russ & Daughters
    8.6

    Russ & Daughters

    179 East Houston Street, Lower East Side, NY 10002

    When the lights went out and the water came flooding, we couldn’t help but wonder if this could be it. If Sandy were to permanently conquer lower Manhattan, what would we have missed the most? A bagel with belly lox, cream cheese, tomato and capers from Russ & Daughters, the LES institution of smoked fish […]

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  3. freemans
    8.4

    Freemans

    End of Freeman Alley, Lower East Side, NY 10002

    It’s painful going back and reading a lot of the reviews I wrote two and a half years ago, especially this one. Freemans was not only the first review ever written for this website, but my first stab at a restaurant review period. There was nothing Immaculate about my writing skills back then. Although its […]

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  4. apizz
    8.3

    apizz

    217 Eldridge St., Lower East Side, NY 10002

    Quite possibly the best Date Night restaurant in town.

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  5. Georgia's East Side BBQ
    8.3

    Georgia’s Eastside BBQ

    192 Orchard St., Lower East Side, NY 10002

    A couple of years ago, when BBQ was all the rage in NYC, a tiny goldmine unceremoniously opened its doors on the Lower East Side. If you haven’t heard about Georgia’s already, it’s time to take notice.

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  6. Katz's Deli
    8.2

    Katz’s Deli

    205 E. Houston Street, Lower East Side, NY 10002

    As the lower east side slowly morphs into Seaside Heights, there’s one thing that stands pat – for now at least. Katz’s Deli isn’t just a glutenous Classic NYC Establishment, it’s a landmark that deserves government funding at this point. Rumors of its potential “the rent is too damn high” demise return every year, but, […]

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  7. The Meatball Shop
    8.1

    The Meatball Shop

    84 Stanton Street, Lower East Side, NY 10002

    A restaurant on the Lower East Side operating with the sole purpose of turning out ridiculously good meatballs and presenting you a few options in which to consume them.

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  8. The Fat Radish
    8.0

    The Fat Radish

    17 Orchard St., Chinatown, NY 10002

    It’s pretty amazing when you think about it. We actually walked by The Fat Radish a few weeks ago. That’s how we found out about it. Why is that amazing? Because this new restaurant is on Orchard Street, just north of Canal – a dark, cold, sketchy looking block on the fringe of Chinatown that […]

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  9. Sorella
    8.0

    Sorella

    95 Allen St., Lower East Side, NY 11201

    A sleek, modern wine bar with excellent food and great taste in music. The downside? It get’s crowded, the layout is strange and it’s pricey. Nonetheless, Sorella is worth a visit.

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  10. Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
    8.0

    Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

    187 Orchard St., Lower East Side, NY 10002

    Our admiration for Blue Ribbon is well documented. Despite a fast and furious expansion plan that could have easily doomed the brand, it seems that each new opening from this group brings a positive new angle to the growing empire. They seem to really understand that the most important factor is the food, which is […]

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