15 Best Restaurants in NYC’s Lower East Side

The Lower East Side as we see it today — extending to Houston Street on the north, Chrystie and Pike streets on the West, and the FDR on the east and south — is now a neighborhood that flaunts its modern restaurants and bars. But some old-time establishments remain, pointing to the area’s rich, decades-long history of restaurants opened by immigrants highlighting cuisines ranging from Chinese to Dominican to Eastern European.

It’s an exciting neighborhood to be sure, and one teeming with dining possibilities. Here are 15 great places to eat there, reflecting a tight mix of established favorites and

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Some of NYC’s best restaurants now have “Outdoor Villages”

As the weather warms up and our many winter snow storms fade into the past (we hope), you’re probably looking to plan a lot more nights of outdoor dining in your future. If so, there are a slew of new options that you’ll definitely want to check out.

A new outdoor dining program called The Outdoor Villages is bringing cool and innovative outdoor dining set-ups to over 30 amazing NYC restaurants. Here’s one example that was just installed at Nom Wah Tea Parlor yesterday:


The full list of restaurants where you can find the outdoor villages can be

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