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Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St at Stanton St
(212) 254-2233

Mission Cantina has the feel of a neighborhood place, a casual spot to have a beer and a few tacos and maybe something that will surprise you – after all, this is Danny Bowien’s Mexican-inspired... 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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Nobu Next Door

105 Hudson Street (Hudson St. & Franklin St.)
212.334.4445
www.noburestaurants.com

Think of this is Nobu’s casual, more chill little sister. They take no reservations, you can get it to go, it’s open late, and it’s first come first serve for a table. Get there early to avoid... Read More

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The Leadbelly

14 Orchard St (Orchard & Canal)
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Opened by the guys behind Fat Radish (nearly directly across the street) The Leadbelly has hung its hat on the neverending list of oysterhouses that have sprung up on the lower east side. While we... Read More

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Mr. Chow

121 Hudson St., New York, NY (@ N. Moore St.)
212.965.9500
www.mrchow.com

Glossy, glitzy and luscious are generally uncommon terms when describing a Chinese restaurant, and Mr. Chow fits all these bills. A TriBeCa institution since 1978 and a favorite of the 80’s art... Read More

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Bacaro

136 Division St, New York, NY (Orchard & Ludlow Sts.)
212.941.5060
www.bacaronyc.com

In Venice, a bacaro is a workingman’s pub offering the city’s traditional bar snacks: platters of mixed crostini, fritto misto, fried sardines, and polpette (tiny spicy meatballs). In New York... Read More

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Blaue Gans

139 Duane St., New York, NY (Church St. & West Broadway)
212.571.8880
www.kg-ny.com

Blaue Gans, or “Blue Goose,” is chef Kurt Gutenbrunner’s TriBeCa treasure, an authentic homage to the traditional wholesome wirtshaus (Austrian pub). Hidden on quiet Duane Street, Gans boasts a... Read More

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Freemans

191 Chrystie St. New York, NY (end of Freeman Alley)
212.420.0012
www.freemansrestaurant.com

Hipster restaurant impresarios William Tigertt and Taavo Somer had a vision when they discovered Freeman’s Alley: in the abandoned backstreet they imagined a restaurant as secret hideaway. And so... Read More