The Dancer is a small, cash-only cocktail bar deep in the Lower East Side from the same people behind Eastwood. Along with a big, plush, red booth, there’s a bar with about 10 seats. They make a few house cocktails and serve bar snacks like chicken liver mousse and wasabi peas. It works for an after-dinner drink, or as a more low-key alternative to 169 Bar or Mr. Fong’s.
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The world’s first shabushabu omakase restaurant, owned by the people behind Cocoron, is a unique experience in a number of ways.
Windmill is a tiny, casual bar on the Lower East Side with some very good French small plates.
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Printers Alley is a Nashville-themed bar in the Garment District, and it’s great for big groups.
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Contra is a Lower East Side tasting menu restaurant with adventurous food that actually tastes good.
Dimes is a good little LES restaurant, as long as you’re on a first name basis with the staff. If not, expect to be treated like the stranger you are.
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