If you’re looking for an easy Italian option in the East Village at any time of the day, San Marzano has your back. But it’s most useful for a boozy brunch. You can get bottomless mimosas for $10, and the egg dishes and paninis max out at $9, and the vibe is surprisingly low-key. Plus, the patio is a nice place to people watch on Second Avenue.
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Want to impress someone who loves Japanese food? Bring them to Kyo Ya. The unmarked subterranean restaurant is a unique and amazing place.
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Hearth has been one of the East Village’s best restaurants for over a decade, and it just got a whole lot lighter and leaner.
Locanda Vini e Olii
We’d love Locanda Vini e Olii if we lived down the street. But when it comes to traveling this far for dinner, there are probably other restaurants in the area that we’d rather be.
Quality Italian is a neo-classic Italian restaurant in Midtown melded with a steakhouse. We like it for the variety on the menu and the massive space.
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886 is a casual Taiwanese restaurant on St. Mark’s in the East Village. It’s good for a fun and affordable group dinner.
CK14 - The Crooked Knife
The food at CK-14 won’t blow your mind, but the friendly staff, huge patio, and strong drinks make up for it.
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