East Village

Restaurants in East Village

The lack of space, or chairs, allows you to focus on the perfect cup of coffee at Abraco's Espresso Bar in the East Village. In the tiny but cheerful bar, famous barista and co-owner Jamie McCormick grinds and brews each cup of coffee to order.

Sometimes it takes an extreme focus to bring about perfection. Such is the case for Pommes Frites in the East Village. True to its name, it only sells fries, but these are fries prepared the Belgian way: fried once for cooking and then twice for a golden color and perfect crispness.

Dedicated to creating “a new chocolate culture,” Max Brenner, who often refers to himself as "the bald man," opened this restaurant devoted solely to chocolate back in 2006.

With a mile-long list of accolades and awards—and even longer waits for stools at his East Village dining bars—the Korean-American cook David Chang is New York’s favorite chef du jour.