Staying at Riviington Lower East Side: Great Bar? Great Food?
I come to town and stay downtown regularly. I am looking for an awesome Bar/food place that is hip and not too expensive. Need not be super trendy just great drinks and great food and fair prices.
I heard of PEOPLE on Allen Street from some friends. They say the short ribs are awesome. I will check it out but would love feedback from all of you.
Any word here? Other suggestions?
Your friends are right. I've been to PEOPLE and the short ribs is a must. I would also recommend their specialty drink, called the "firecracker", pretty cool tea infused concoction served in one of those old chinese licquor bottles and meant for 2 or more people. other dishes i love are the salt n pepper shrimp and vietnamese pork sliders.
People's Lounge and Bar
163 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
Not bars, by strict definition, but both these places have more than enough good food to go with good drinks:
Stanton Social - have good greater than tapas-size dishes with more than decent cocktails menu and areas with a lounge-like ambiance.
Inoteca - a great place for good-to-very-good Italian small-plates. Good Italian wine list, too, where they sometime have mature/old bottles at surprisingly reasonable prices. Also have a nice small bar portion in the restaurant where 3 or 4 can comfortably park with food and chat with barkeep.
99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002
98 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002