Walk all the way to the back of Wanpaku Ramen in Greenpoint, and you’ll see a door that says “Hidden Pearl.” Behind that, you’ll find this tiny cocktail bar with a few bar seats and a couple of tables you can reserve. The cocktails here are Japanese-themed, with ingredients like yuzu and miso, and they’re very good. There’s also a menu of small plates like steamed clams and tuna on crispy rice.
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Xilonen is a Mexican restaurant on a corner in Greenpoint with a fully vegetarian menu and a great brunch.
To some people, Achilles Heel is a bar. But we think it’s one of the best restaurants in Greenpoint. Bring a date, sit by the fire, and eat something.
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If you need a quick snack in the East Village, try Dokodemo. It’s a counter-service spot with Japanese street food like yakisoba and okonomiyaki.
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