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nycgirl08 Jul 8, 2008 12:12 PM

Can you recommend the best places to eat in East Village? Price and cuisine do not matter.

  1. kcijones001 Jul 8, 2008 12:15 PM

    Cafe Habana; Cuban, cheap.

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    1. re: kcijones001
      banjolinana Jul 10, 2008 12:11 PM

      Cafe Habana is in Nolita, not east village.

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      kathryn Jul 8, 2008 12:51 PM

      My EV recommendations, though more towards the low end in terms of price:

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        douglas525 Jul 8, 2008 07:35 PM

        Hearth and the Momofukus are the obvious choices. I like Puebla on 1st Ave at 3rd for some hole-in-the-wall-but-oh-my-gosh Mexican (I don't think there's anything on the menu over $10), and, La Isla on 14th at B for down home Dominican ($6.50 1/2 chicken w/rice and beans that's at least a dinner and enough left over for lunch the next day).

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          douglas525 Jul 9, 2008 07:20 PM

          I actually can't believe I forgot Kasadela, a Japanese place on 11th near C. Portions are tapas sized, or maybe a little bigger, and is some of the finest food I've ever had.

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          soleilnyc Jul 8, 2008 08:05 PM

          Ippudo! I can't get enough of that ramen, and mmm the pork belly.
          Momofuku for the shrimp n grits
          Persimmon for their super reasonable tasting menu (about $40?)
          Milon just because it's fun when they sing Happy Birthday with the strobe disco pepper lights.

          1. ballulah Jul 8, 2008 08:17 PM

            I recommend Yuca Bar on 7th and A wholeheartedly. Really excellent Latin/Islands food and fantastic cocktails. Plus a great atmosphere. The yuca fries are the whole reason to go back again and again and again!

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              CornflakeGirl Jul 10, 2008 11:08 AM

              The Redhead


              1. malibu Jul 10, 2008 11:17 AM

                Lil Frankie's on 1st Ave.

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                  banjolinana Jul 10, 2008 12:14 PM

                  Max is good italian and well priced and delicious, Momofuku ssam, Esperanto (cuban), Cafe Mogodar (moroccan), Flea Market (french)

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                    sea97horse Jul 10, 2008 01:35 PM

                    I'm rather fond of Belcourt.

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                      synergy Jul 13, 2008 10:21 AM

                      We ate at Gnocco last weekend. Their thin crust pizza is absolutely addictive. Their menu has other wonderful dishes too.

                      1. fat parish Jul 13, 2008 12:19 PM

                        Supper, Cacio e vino, Veselka, OG

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