Must hit 'strips' for lower east side - visiting.
Hi all, my wife and i will be heading into NY next week, and we intend to visit and stay in the east village. Wondering where we should be staying that will be close to variety of great and adventurous dining. Any specific neighborhood or street recommendations? Hotel reco's would also be welcome.
thanks so much in advance
E. 7th St. & Avenue A is a good jumping off place. For hotel recommendations, you'll have to visit HotelHound.
It's easy to get around Manhattan so find a good deal on a hotel and make your way by foot, bus, subway or taxi to any one of the fabulous restaurants in the best city in the world.
There's some great stuff on the LES including Russ & Daughters, Economy Candy, Clinton St Baking Company, Alias, the Essex Street Market (including Roni-Sue's chocolates and Shopsin's), Sorella, Tiny's, Sugar Sweet Sunshine, Cafe Katja, Il Laboratorio de Gelato, WD-50...
50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
Russ & Daughters
179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
79 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Sugar Sweet Sunshine
126 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
108 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
95 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
Essex Street Market
120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
...Falai, The Orchard, Frankies 17 Clinton Street Spuntino, Little Giant, Katz's, Los Feliz, Meatball Shop... the LES is probably the best eating neighborhood in the city right now, as far as having a mix of high and low end, and it has the advantage of being right between two of the other best 'hoods - the East Village (Prune, Hearth, JoeDoe, Apiary, Porchetta, Planet Momofuku...) to the North, and Chinatown (don't even get me started, we'll be here all day...) to the South / Southwest.
For hotels, check The Hotel On Rivington and The Thompson LES - you might find some good deals on both, particularly the latter. Friend of mine stayed there about a month ago and the place was near-deserted, I don't think they're doing too well to be honest. Cash in on their misfortune.
Just skip the in-house restaurant (Shang) if you stay there...
Frankies 17 Spuntino
17 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002
162 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002
85 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
68 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002
109 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
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