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Yopparai
Yopparai
(329)
££££
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food, service, everything! Will be back soon :) More

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Balvanera
Balvanera
(329)
££££
Argentinian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fantastic service and the food was amazing. They remembered it was our anniversary and made the evening special. More

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Biga
Biga
(16)
££££
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Loved the food, great service, still BYOB so an overall big fan! More

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Dirt Candy
Dirt Candy
(2679)
££££
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I cannot recommend this place enough - the food and the service is beyond spectacular! More

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Ivan Ramen
Ivan Ramen
(1796)
££££
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I went and had the spicy green beans and the charred corn to start. The corn was incredible, with just the right amount of spicy and flavor to awaken the pallet and the green beans were delicious and packed with a great amount of sesame and spicy to balance it out just right. Follow that I had the chicken paitan, which in my mind was like eating the most flavorful, a complete polar opposite to your moms bland matzoh ball soup. It was loaded with flavor and each slurp hit you in the face like a NYC bus with flavor and umami. It was the perfect balance of flavor and was literally everything I hoped for and more after watching chefs table and waiting for my chance to have it. After having NYC favorites like Totto Ramen, Nakamura, and Ichiran, I would absolutely recommend it to friends and will definitely be going back. More

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Gentleman Farmer
Gentleman Farmer
(714)
££££
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

A small restaurant full of big flavors. I great little place with romantic ambiance and outstanding personal service. The everything we ordered was a delicious modern update of traditional French cuisine. It's so tiny, it's easy to walk past without seeing, but absolutely worth seeking out and having dinner there. Highly recommend. 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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Tzarevna
Tzarevna
(21)
££££
Russian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Delicious takes on familiar pan-Russian dishes. Carefully crafted dishes. Friendly service, good value. Casual. More

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Taverna Di Bacco
Taverna Di Bacco
(261)
££££
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Perfect always perfect More

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Char Sue
Char Sue
(24)
££££
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Very tasty inventive dishes in a casual but fun environment. Duck bao is a must. More

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Bar Primi
Bar Primi
(1050)
££££
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Waitress was apathetic and cold. Food was delicious though More

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The Ten Bells
The Ten Bells
(44)
££££
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Delicious food and great wine. We had a huge group and the wait staff accommodated us expertly. I will absolutely be back! 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
(584)
££££
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

What can I say? Such a great experience! The food and service were so amazing! What a beautiful place! Couldn’t decide what to eat because the whole menu including the specials were everything I want in a restaurant. Everyone who lives in and who visits NY should eat here. Keeping the cozy restaurant vibe that we all love alive!!! P.S. That area of Manhattan is beautiful! More

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Tre
Tre
(457)
££££
Italian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

A quite little place on the Lower East side. Great Italian food. I had linguini with pesto and grilled shrimp which was excellent. The pesto was perfect. More

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Beauty & Essex- New York
Beauty & Essex- New York
(6859)
££££
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Excellent. Everything was AAA. Quite an interesting location, easy to find. Good historical Restaurant. Worth it. Thx More

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The Boil
The Boil
(468)
££££
Seafood | Lower East Side, Manhattan

This place is consistent. Everytime I go the food is awesome. More

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Vandal
Vandal
(2504)
££££
Tapas / Small Plates | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I took my fiancé here for his birthday. I loved the service, everyone was so friendly. The hose invites us back for music on a Thursday night. The waiter was very friendly and helpful when it came to choosing food from the menu. They even had vegan options. The music and lighting was amazing. The decor was so artsy and very New York, great for photo ops. I would definitely recommend and I will definitely be back! More

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Casa Mezcal
Casa Mezcal
(164)
££££
Regional Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food and drinks were fantastic. The atmosphere was amazing and the music playing was super fitting for the environment. More

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Pig and Khao
Pig and Khao
(1291)
££££
Southeast Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

AMAZING service and the food was incredible. I would eat here every weekend if I could. By far one of the best brunches in New York. 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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Boulton and Watt
Boulton and Watt
(419)
££££
Comfort Food | Lower East Side, Manhattan

The food was great and our server was very friendly. We asked the host for outdoor seating and were told it would take 30 minutes, even though I saw at least one open table. I figured it must be reserved so we sat indoors. There was a group of extremely loud and obnoxious guys that made us want to leave. Instead, we asked our server for an update on outdoor seating and were sat outdoors right away. It was only 5 minutes later, so it was a bit annoying to have to move when we could have been sat outdoors to begin with. More

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Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
(568)
££££
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

really fresh fish! but I keep going back for the bone marrow ox tail fried rice. the best! More

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Souvlaki GR - LES
Souvlaki GR - LES
(256)
££££
Greek | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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

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The Meatball Shop - Lower East Side
The Meatball Shop - Lower East Side
(8)
££££
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Very nice server with a great atmosphere and some great food More

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Dirty French
Dirty French
(1201)
££££
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

We had a great time. It was my visiting sisters birthday. You could not ask for a better experience. 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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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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Senya
Senya
(141)
££££
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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

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Sons of Essex
Sons of Essex
(725)
££££
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

My boyfriend and I decided to do a date night here. We ordered their whiskey wings for an appetizer, they were pretty good but you could taste in certain parts the liquor they use in the sauce and it was a little off putting. I ordered their roasted chicken, it was delicious! My boyfriend had their fried chicken with cornbread, he wasn’t satisfied. The wings were bland and very small for 3 small wings and 3 mini cornbread’s it was $24 so not happy about that. But our waitress and the rest of the waitstaff were super nice and fun. We would come back but wouldn’t order the wing entree again. More

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Kaikagetsu NYC
Kaikagetsu NYC
(39)
££££
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I was looking for a Japanese restaurant. I knew this place is not a sushi bar. However, I didn't expect to find a high quality beef restaurant. I think the food is Kansai regional cooking. There are multi-course set menus, and a la carte dishes at the end of the menu. The portion is small. However, we were getting full after eating several pieces of fatty fish and beef. My husband shared a bottle of sake with my parents and I had a glass of plum wine. The liquor quality was really good. The meal was very delicious though. The service, well this is a Japanese restaurant, I don't think I need to say more. The waiters and waitress were attentive, friendly, very detailed. Consider the food quality, the service and the atmosphere, we feel the value is higher than the restaurants at the same price range. More

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The MasalaWala
The MasalaWala
(221)
££££
Indian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Been here several times. Never fails with service and food. I like the choices of categories of food. Easy to choose and also the staff and owner will come to your table and help you with choices. As I sit down, I always order the Gobi Manchurian (Cauliflower / ginger / Indo-Chinese spices) as a starter; then a couple other can't-miss meat and veggie entrees. Later, at home, I re-feast on leftovers. More

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

I’ve been a few times and noticed the guacamole wasn’t as good as usual, I wish they had spicier hot sauces and the ceviche wasn’t as good as other times. Fish tacos were great as was the duck empanadas More

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Hotel Chantelle
Hotel Chantelle
(1050)
££££
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great service, great food. The DJ was on point and the ambiance was nice. The prices were decent as well. Overall great vibes and I would def return and recommend to someone else. More

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Clancey
Clancey
(97)
££££
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Service was excellent, the food was really good, and we'll definitely be back More

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Sorbillo Pizzeria
Sorbillo Pizzeria
(230)
££££
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Always is a pleasure to be in that restaurant that mostly transport me to Italy, the food, the place, the ambience, the service always overall and the best... 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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Jadis
Jadis
(24)
££££
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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

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Sel Rrose
Sel Rrose
(212)
££££
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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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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Floret
Floret
(5)
££££
American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

cool decor. Very creative food and very kind and efficient service staff More

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Essex
Essex
(2365)
££££
Fusion / Eclectic | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food! Excellent drinks and service was quick and very nice! More

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Tsismis NYC
Tsismis NYC
(19)
££££
Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Delicious Filipino-American food served in a hip and cozy setting! The chef even greeted our group! 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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Cafe Medi
Cafe Medi
(192)
££££
Mediterranean | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Overall the experience was good. Food was okay, drinks were nice and strong. More

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Parish New York
Parish New York
(15)
££££
Creole / Cajun / Southern | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food. Crab cakes are good but ask for them over salad. The corn soufflé they are in was terrible. Completely takes away from the crab cake. Shrimp and grits were really good as well as the fried chicken and waffles. That was a huge meal by the way, think they give you the whole damn chicken. More

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Maya Mariposa
Maya Mariposa
(77)
££££
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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Ms Yoo
Ms Yoo
(53)
££££
Gastro Pub | Lower East Side, Manhattan

A good place for group dining, very accommodating of my request for a specific table in the restaurant. Service was very attentive but not intrusive. Cocktails were nice and the food was also good - not exactly the traditional Korean food I'm used to but a more modern twist, but still tasty nonetheless. At about 10pm the tables get moved and the dining space turns into more of a bar/nightclub type scene. Overall a great experience and would definitely consider the space again for another group gathering. 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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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
(329)
££££
Izakaya | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great food, service, everything! Will be back soon :) More

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Biga
Biga
(16)
££££
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Loved the food, great service, still BYOB so an overall big fan! More

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Balvanera
Balvanera
(329)
££££
Argentinian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Fantastic service and the food was amazing. They remembered it was our anniversary and made the evening special. More

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Senya
Senya
(141)
££££
Japanese | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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

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Ivan Ramen
Ivan Ramen
(1796)
££££
Contemporary Asian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I went and had the spicy green beans and the charred corn to start. The corn was incredible, with just the right amount of spicy and flavor to awaken the pallet and the green beans were delicious and packed with a great amount of sesame and spicy to balance it out just right. Follow that I had the chicken paitan, which in my mind was like eating the most flavorful, a complete polar opposite to your moms bland matzoh ball soup. It was loaded with flavor and each slurp hit you in the face like a NYC bus with flavor and umami. It was the perfect balance of flavor and was literally everything I hoped for and more after watching chefs table and waiting for my chance to have it. After having NYC favorites like Totto Ramen, Nakamura, and Ichiran, I would absolutely recommend it to friends and will definitely be going back. More

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Dirt Candy
Dirt Candy
(2679)
££££
Contemporary American | Lower East Side, Manhattan

I cannot recommend this place enough - the food and the service is beyond spectacular! More

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Tzarevna
Tzarevna
(21)
££££
Russian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Delicious takes on familiar pan-Russian dishes. Carefully crafted dishes. Friendly service, good value. Casual. More

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Gentleman Farmer
Gentleman Farmer
(714)
££££
French | Lower East Side, Manhattan

A small restaurant full of big flavors. I great little place with romantic ambiance and outstanding personal service. The everything we ordered was a delicious modern update of traditional French cuisine. It's so tiny, it's easy to walk past without seeing, but absolutely worth seeking out and having dinner there. Highly recommend. 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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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.