David’s serves mostly-French food in a casual one-room space in the East Village. They have things like steak and tartare and mussels with fries, but you should come here for one of the best burgers in the neighborhood - the two thin, charred patties are covered in American cheese between a toasted sesame seed bun. Ask for extra special sauce on the side, and use it as a dip for the mountain of fries that comes with the burger.
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A legendary East Village Italian restaurant that we have decided we can now only visit when nobody else will be eating there. Like at 3pm on a Tuesday.
Kanoyama serves some of the best sushi you’ll find for the money in the East Village, and maybe all of Manhattan.
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Burger & Lobster
The Popular London restaurant chain's first NYC location is in Chelsea, and it has mixed results. The burger is great, but the lobster? Not so hot.
Minetta Tavern in Greenwich Village is home to some of the best steaks, chops, burgers, and overall feel good vibes that New York City has to offer.
Shake Shack Times Square
We’re happy to report that this increase in Shake Shake quantity has had no ill effects on the quality. Just be aware going in, Shake Shack Times Square is quite the tourist attraction.
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Root & Bone
Root & Bone in the East Village is Southern food done right. Hit it for dinner, hit it for brunch, hit it for takeout. Whatever you do, just hit it.
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