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Restaurants in Lower East Side

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Lower East Side restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Lower East Side 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 Lower East Side 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 Lower East Side restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Lower East Side.

  • A Casa Fox

    Chef Melissa Fox, owner of A Casa Fox, honed her Latin cooking skills at the side of her mother, a native Nicaraguan. Her Lower East Side restauran... More
  • Allen & Delancey

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Pretty young things flirt by the light of flickering votives in this fabulously romantic brick-walled space that evokes a 1920's speakeasy half-hid... More
  • Chibitini

  • Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Walk through Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant’s red storefront and behind the counter you’ll see big red letters commanding you: “EAT.” You d... More
  • Congee Village

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Congee Village, on the outskirts of Chinatown, offers an extensive menu of more than 250 classic Cantonese dishes. As the name suggests, the restau... More
  • Falai

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Iacopo Falai's brilliant trifecta of Italian eateries illuminates the culinary scene in SoHo. Although his main restaurant is temporarily clos... More
  • Freemans

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Freemans in the lower East Side is easy to miss, as it's tucked at the end of a cobblestone alley with only small hanging lights to guide you. Once... More
  • Harry's Café and Steak

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    After closing the original Harry's in 2003, the son of the original owner reopened and revived the space in 2006 by dividing it into two parts: on... More
  • 'inoteca

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Inoteca, located on a bustling corner in the lower East Side, offers an extensive wine selection, small-plate Italian dining, and (perhaps best of ... More
  • Pho Grand

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located in Chinatown, Pho Grand is a local favorite for authentic Vietnamese food. The restaurant's dining room, made up of cedar-paneled walls and... More
  • Rayuela, New York

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located on the Lower East Side, Rayuela is an innovative eatery presenting its own spin on Latin American and Spanish cuisine, referred to as estil... More
  • Russ & Daughters

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Since 1914, four different generations of the Russ family have owned this gourmet shop on Houston Street in the Lower East Side. Because Jewish die... More
  • Saxon + Parole

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Opened in September 2011, Saxon + Parole is named for successful racehorses, the former a brown thoroughbred stallion and the latter a brown pony, ... More
  • Schiller's Liquor Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    It's unclear what is the greater attraction at Schiller's Liquor Bar in the lower East Side: the food, the innovative cocktails, or the people-watc... More

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