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Restaurants in East Village

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these East Village restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best East Village restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in East Village to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best East Village restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in East Village.

  • Abraço

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } The lack of space, or chairs, allows you to focus on the perfect cup of coffee at Abraco's Espresso Bar in the East... More
  • Australian Homemade

  • Back Forty

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This spare yet cozy East Village joint, endearingly decorated with old agricultural implements and populated by bearded neo-bohemians, is the brain... More
  • Café Pick Me Up

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Positioned on the corner of Ave. A and East 9th St. in Alphabet City, this café is filled with mismatched chairs and makeshift tables arranged over... More
  • Degustation

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    From restaurateur Jack Lamb comes this tiny, 16-seat restaurant in the East Village. At Degustation, chef Wesley Genovart, who previously worked at... More
  • Gotham Bar & Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A Greenwich Village institution since 1984, the James Beard Award-winning Gotham Bar & Grill is an ever-evolving landmark, consistently introducing... More
  • Gruppo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Even those not in the neighborhood don't mind the trek over to the East Village for the ultra-thin crust of Gruppo’s pies. A simple red awning with... More
  • Hearth

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Living up to the restaurant’s name, the servers at Hearth, located near Stuyvesant Town, are committed to providing old-fashioned, small town hospi... More
  • Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The original Il Buco a block away started life as an antique shop and evolved into a homey, well-loved trattoria. This operation is purpose-built f... More
  • Il Cantinori

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Styled after an old farmhouse, this restaurant on East 10th Street sports a wood-framed exterior with a green awning, providing a rather subtle int... More
  • Il Posto Acanto

  • Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar in the East Village gives a nod to New England with its knotty-pine bar, red and white checked walls, seascape paintings, ... More
  • Kyo Ya

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Super-sized pricing and exquisite décor mark this subterranean Japanese restaurant high end for the East Village. A go-to destination for kaiseki—t... More
  • Le Miu

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Life Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar

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