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Restaurants Near Bowery Ballroom

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  1. Torrisi

    Torrisi Italian Specialties

    250 Mulberry St., Nolita, NY 10012

    Restaurants like Torrisi are the reason that we spend all of our free time eating and writing about food. If you enjoy consuming as much as we do and aren’t held down by underdeveloped taste buds, allergies or religious beliefs, you’re going to love Torrisi Italian Specialties. By day, Torrisi is the best new sandwich […]

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  2. Cafe Habana

    Café Habana

    17 Prince St., Nolita, NY 10012

    An amazing little place that’s worth the wait. Quite possibly the coolest eatery in New York City.

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  3. Rubirosa


    235 Mulberry St., Nolita, NY 10012

    Lately we’ve been hearing a whole lot of buzz about how Nolita is officially the new “it” neighborhood in New York for restaurants. I suppose we’re even guilty of helping create some of it. Also, note that I just used the term “it” neighborhood, which means we have officially jumped the shark. You might as […]

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  4. Osteria Morini

    Osteria Morini

    218 Lafayette St., SoHo, NY 10012

    If you read this website regularly, you are already aware that we’re Michael White junkies. Homeboy makes our favorite pasta on the isle of Manhattan. We’d rather eat at one of White’s fine establishments – Marea, Convivio, Alto and now Osteria Morini – than at a Batali joint any day of the week. So you […]

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  5. 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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  6. apizz


    217 Eldridge St., Lower East Side, NY 10002

    An under-the-radar Infatuation classic. apizz is always great for a date, or anytime you need some quality Italian food.

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  7. Il BucoNY

    Il Buco

    47 Bond St., NoHo, NY 10012

    Even some of the hottest restaurants have empty tables on “off” nights, but the fact that Il Buco is routinely slammed is a testament to the quality of the food and the unique character of the space. You won’t find another place in town quite like this.

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    248 Mulberry St., Nolita, NY 10012

    We already know that the fellas behind Torrisi run our kind of restaurant and serve our kind of food, so it’s not big surprise that we love Parm, their new Italian sandwich shop. Simple Italian food is a lost art in NYC. You might find chicken parmesan, baked ziti and mozzarella sticks at your sh*tty […]

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  9. Le Philosophe

    Le Philosophe

    55 Bond St., East Village, NY 10012

    There’s a new French restaurant on Bond Street, and it’s officially your new go-to for First/Early In The Game Dates. If you are a bachelor in this town, you need to immediately put Le Philosophe on your Hit List, write it on your hand, put a note on your sad and empty refrigerator…do whatever you […]

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  10. La Esquina

    La Esquina Brasserie

    114 Kenmare St., Nolita, NY 10012

    If you read our review of the cafe and taqueria, you know that we’re fans of the food at La Esquina. It’s easy to like fresh Mexican favorites in a casual environment. But what happens when you put a guy with a clipboard and some very dangerous stairs in between us and dinner? In most […]

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