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Contra

138 Orchard St near Rivington St
(212) 466 4633

Contra, the hidden gem on an untraveled stretch of Orchard Street in the Lower East Side, is a new-American tasting menu destination. Unlike other precious tasting menus around town, this five-course... Read More

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Rosette

171 East Broadway near Essex St
(212) 933-1176

Located in the “Two Bridges” area of the Lower East Side, Nick Curtin’s Rosette offers a contemporary American menu with delicious (and at times, unexpected) offerings. The chef,... Read More

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Louie and Chan

303 Broome St between Forsyth & Eldridge Sts
(212) 837-2816

Louie and Chan is a familial yet unexpected restaurant-venue hybrid on the Lower East Side in the heart of Chinatown. The inconspicuous-looking space holds a bustling trattoria, a private dining... Read More

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Rouge et Blanc

48 MacDougal St between Prince & King Sts
(212) 260-5757

Chef Matt Rojas (formerly of Eleven Madison Park) does French-Asian fusion in this romantic Soho spot that looks like French Colonial Saigon during the 40s. The menus change monthly, but expect a... Read More

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’inoteca

98 Rivington St at Ludlow St
(212) 614-0473

‘inoteca’s casual, generally mobbed spot on Rivington Street is the Lower East Side capital of Italian style small-plate dining. Expect antipasti, tramezzini (a type of Viennese equivalent of... Read More

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Boqueria

171 Spring St between W Broadway & Thompson Sts
(212) 343.4255

Boqueria is a local tapas joint, offering small plates and tastings of imported ingredients like jamón Serrano and Catalonian goat’s milk cheese. There’s a twelve-seat marble bar lining the... Read More

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Gentleman Farmer

40 Rivington St between Forsythe & Eldridge St
(212) 677-2172

Gentleman Farmer’s eclectic menu is comprised of many unique meats such as bison ribs and ostrich steaks, as well as smaller delights such as curried snails and foie gras torchon. Head here for... Read More

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Miller’s Near & Far

65 Rivington St at Allen St
(646) 559-1210

Miller’s might just become your new favorite Lower East Side bar – even early in the night, the small space has a sort of electro-noir vibe. That is, if it weren’t a really good restaurant... Read More