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The River Cafe

1 Water St between Furman & Everit Sts
(718) 522-5200

The River Café is a Brooklyn staple that offers diners gorgeous views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline from its position under the Brooklyn Bridge, and has recently reopened after... Read More

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Motorino Pizza

349 E 12th St between 1st & 2nd Aves
(212) 777-2644

“Pizza is our business” is the motto of Motorino Pizza. Since they originally opened in Brooklyn, they’ve expanded their business to the East Village. They’ve achieved immense... Read More

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Gemma

335 Bowery at 3rd St
(212) 505-9100

Gemma is the charming Italian brasserie connected to the Bowery Hotel. See and be seen in their outdoor seating area, or enjoy the rustic chic of the bustling indoors with a menu that reflects... Read More

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BONDST

6 Bond St near Lafayette St
(212) 777-2500

BONDST provides fresh, exciting Japanese offerings in a cooler than cool setting surrounded by beautiful waiters and diners alike. The ground floor houses the lounge, an intimate space with its own... Read More

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Hearth

403 E 12th St at 1st Ave
(646) 602-1300

Hearth promises “modern food rooted in the classical cooking of Tuscany,” and delivers in spades. Chef Marco Canora’s Tuscan-American East Village foodie mecca offers delicious fare from a... Read More

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Diner

85 Broadway at Berry St
(718) 486-3077

Another addition to the Andrew Tarlow family of restaurants & markets is Diner, the neighbor of Marlow & Sons in Williamsburg. Started in 1998, Diner has done Brooklyn fare right long before... Read More

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Maison Premiere

298 Bedford Ave between South 1st and Grand St
(347) 335-0446

The real draws at this Williamsburg hotspot from La Barricou’s Joshua Boissy are the absinthe and oysters, despite delicious dinner and weekend brunch menus. A U-shaped marble bar frames the... Read More

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Five Leaves

18 Bedford Ave at Lorimer St
718-383-5345

Brought to fruition thanks to the estate of late actor Heath Ledger, a friend of owner Jud Mongell, this café in Greenpoint has a casual vibe with nautical décor, and homey Australian accented... Read More