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Le French Diner

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Una Pizza Napoletana

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Russ & Daughters

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Wu’s Wonton King

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Doughnut Plant

Doughnut Plant on the LES has transcendent spongy, slightly dense, and chewy yeast doughnuts.

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Supermoon Bakehouse

Supermoon Bakehouse is a Lower East Side destination for technically flawless, Instagram-famous viennoiserie.

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Il Laboratorio del Gelato

Il Laboratorio del Gelato is a Lower East Side gelateria that specializes in unique flavors.

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The Granddaddy

The Grandaddy is a spacious coffee shop on the LES that's perfect for getting work done.

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Gugu Room

For a fun night out, get some small plates and cocktails at this mostly-Filipino spot on the LES.

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Taikun Sushi

Taikun is an eight-seat omakase bar on the Lower East Side that serves a 13-course dinner for $85.

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Potluck Club

On the border of Chinatown and the LES, Potluck Club offers a playful take on Cantonese-American food.

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The Best Bars On The Lower East Side

From wine bars to dive bars, these are our favorite places to drink on the LES.

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NYC Review

Parkside Lounge

Parkside Lounge is the king of all LES dive bars.

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NYC Review


If you care about wine and talk about it often, you’ll like hanging out at Parcelle on the Lower East Side.

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NYC Review

Jajaja Plantas Mexicana

Jajaja is a plant-based Mexican chain where you can eat some great food that just happens to be vegan

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Korean spot 8282 might just become your favorite LES hangout for fried chicken, gochujang margaritas, and delicious upscale anju and banju.

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NYC Review

Gem Wine

Gem Wine on the Lower East Side is one of those rare spots that's ideal for dates involving drinks, dinner, or both.

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Corner Bar

From the chef behind Estela and Altro Paradiso, Corner Bar is an upscale American bistro in a Lower East Side hotel where you can eat steak au poivre and oysters Rockefeller.

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Lobby Lounge

Lobby Lounge is a fancy cocktail bar from the people behind Estela in the Nine Orchard hotel on the Lower East Side.

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La Caverna

La Caverna is a Mexican restaurant on the LES where you can eat tacos and smoke hookah in a basement built like a cave.

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Le Dive

Le Dive is a busy little wine bar in a very busy part of the Lower East Side, and it's a great spot to drink, snack, and take in a scene.

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Que Chevere

Que Chevere is a small Puerto Rican spot in The Market Line with outstanding pollo asado and pernil.

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El Colmado

El Colmado is a bodega on the LES where you can get a Dominican lunch for under $10.

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NYC Review


Mighties is a burger spot in The Market Line on the LES that's never too busy. They use high-quality, grass-fed meat that's outrageously beefy in all the right ways.