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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Davelle is an all-day Japanese spot on the LES that’s unlike any other place in the city.
Freemans has been a key player in the restaurant renaissance we’re currently living in and ranks among our favorite restaurants of all time.
Pig And Khao
Pig And Khao is a Thai/Filipino restaurant on the LES that serves great food and feels like a party.
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Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine
In truth, without a basketball court and Walt Clyde Frazier's involvement, we wouldn’t be talking about the Wine and Dine. The space is massive, the layout is clunky, but the food is pretty good. If you're a hoops fan, it's a must visit.
The Jeffrey is an Upper East Side East beer garden and espresso bar, with great bar snacks and excellent cocktails. Be happy you’ve heard of it.
Old Town Bar
Over a century of Big Apple history lies within these walls, as does a pretty excellent burger. Come have a beer and pretend your horse is outside.
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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.
Ivan Ramen is an extremely popular ramen spot from Japan, now in the Lower East Side.
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