The East Village is arguably the best dining neighborhood in New York City, with plenty of spots to hit up after a long day of work. Whether you’re after some…
The East Village is arguably the best dining neighborhood in New York City, with plenty of spots to hit up after a long day of work. Whether you’re after some dim sum, a Mexican cocktail, or a Filipino feast, there is something for every kind of after-work dinner occasion.
The eclectic East Village is the perfect area to dine out with a group! The options are pretty dizzying though, so Crave has made deciding where to go easy with our list of six of the best venues for an after-work feed in the East Village:
511 East 12th Street
If your after-work dinner calls for some comforting raclette (semi-hard Swiss cheese that’s melted and scraped onto dishes), huge steins of beer, giant schnitzels and bratwurst, melt into Raclette – a spot that feels like an upscale alpine tavern.
201 1st Avenue
We’re very fond of Filipino food. If you haven’t tried Jeepney yet, head there immediately after work. Think Filipino gastropub: pork ribs with a spiced banana ketchup glaze, tropical cocktails and gourmet burgers.
The Library at the Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
One of New York’s best kept secrets, The Library at The Public is tucked away on the mezzanine of the Public Theater. It’s the perfect place for an Old Fashioned and a fancy feed after a long day of hard work. You could even catch a show there before or after dinner to completely round off the night!
208 1st Avenue
There’s no doubt about it, Balade will spice up your post-work mood. Taking its cues from Lebanon, it’ll see you having things like tender grilled meats, fattoush, mezze, exceptionally hearty vegetarian dishes and the dreamiest scoops of hummus.
Dim Sum Palace
59 2nd Avenue
Taste the years and years of experience that have gone into perfecting techniques, as well as unbeatable flavors of excellent produce. This Cantonese hideaway is always a no-frills delight full of pick-me-up dishes. Highlights include pork dumplings and the scallion pancakes.
50 Avenue A
For terrific Mexican and lots of fun in a vibrant-but-intimate atmosphere, visit Villa Cemita – where the food warms your heart and the cocktails are punchy! It’s New York’s first Cemita-dedicated restaurant, serving Pueblan-style sandwiched that’ll fix any bad work day.
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