The sleek Ludlow Street spot offers all of the Thai standards - curries, wok sauteed entrees, spicy chicken wings. Lunch is a bargain.
123 Ludlow, near Rivington
Hours Mon-Thu, noon-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11:30pm; Sun, 2pm-10:30pm
Perhaps the neighborhood's best old school diner. The food is dependable, the service is lightning fast and the chocolate milkshakes will make you want to take a long nap.
89 Canal, at Eldridge
Open Mon-Fri, 6am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 6am-4pm
Cusine: MexicanAddress: 253 Broome St. (near Orchard)/mapPhone: 212-228-6710
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.; weekends 10 a.m.-1 a.m.Menu/web siteReservations: yesDelivery: noMore than a decade after arriving on the "below Delancey" restaurant scene, Barrio Chino is still one of the most popular...
A rowdy German beer hall, off the Bowery, that usually has pretty good food. Hearty specialties include: chicken paprikasch, spaetzle, bratwurst. There's also a garden in the back. One one recent trip here the burgers came out cold, the...
Dominican take-out place alongside the Williamsburg Bridge, offering some interesting dishes (like codfish and eggs for breakfast). The downside: they close early.
212 Delancey, near Ridge
Hours Monday-Saturday 6am-6pm
Delivery, Cash only
An Eastern European (Balkan) bistro and bar from Israeli chef Eran Elhalal. Entrees include a slow roasted lamb shoulder, braised short ribs, Yugoslavian kebabs and smoked and roasted guinea hen.
102 Norfolk, near Delancey
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 6pm-1pm; weekend brunch noon-4pm; delivery...
Japanese-born chef Yoshihito Kida has opened a tiny restaurant, just west of Allen Street, serving extremely fresh, authentic soba. There are only three tables and an 8-seat bar in this handsomely designed space. Behind the bar, you'll be able...
This romantic wine bar also offers small plates (mostly French-accented). There is a nice selection of pates, cheeses, pressed sandwiches and salads. It's a good spot for small parties.
42 Rivington, near Forsyth
Hours Mon-Thu, 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-3am; Sun, closed
Once home to M. Katz & Sons Furniture, Beauty & Essex is the much anticipated second act from Stanton Social mastermind Chris Santos. The place features a pawn shop façade as well as four dining rooms, two bars, and...