StuyTown apartments are in close proximity to the Lower East Side - home to one of Manhattan’s most eligible food scenes, with culinary offerings that include a wide array of cuisines. Here’s our guide to some of the newest and best Lower East Side restaurants.
John Lamb is the newest farm-to-table eatery to open in the LES this September inside The Sago Hotel. Diners can order small and large plates to share including: seared scallops with sweet-potato hash, southern style fried chicken, roasted bone marrow, and pork belly
A small Peruvian rotisserie chicken restaurant, Baby Brasa opened in June at 129 Allen St. This is the first of several restaurants of its kind to be opened by chef, restaurateur and model, Franco Noriega. The restaurant focuses on healthy options from Noriega’s home country’s national cuisine including organic free range chicken served in sandwiches (with peach and arugula or pecan and avocado on a French baguette), yucca fries, jasmine rice, and chichi morada - a drink made with purple corn and pineapple.
One of Brooklyn’s most popular pizzerias, Speedy Romeo, expanded into the Lower East Side on 63 Clinton Street this March. The eatery that serves St. Louis-style pizza and whose dining room has major 90’s vibes has brought over fan favorites from the original location including the clam and pancetta “KC Royale” pizza, the cheeseburger, and classic Caesar salad. However, the new addition to the Manhattan menu is the real star: The Paul’s Boutique Pie, made specifically for this location and named after the famous Beastie Boys album, it’s topped with Katz’s pastrami (their famous LES neighbor), dijon mustard, 1,000 island dressing and everything bagel crust - making for a stellar and truly unique combination!
The opening of Metrograph Commissary this past May draws inspiration from restaurants during Hollywood’s 1920’s Golden Age. The Commissary is the restaurant portion of the recently opened Lower East Side Cinema that welcomes New York’s thriving community of filmmakers and moviegoers and is a new spot for the thriving area around Ludlow Street. The menu includes simple dishes like Spaghetti Pomodoro, steak tartare, and burrata. Make sure to check out the restaurant and eclectic movie theater to get a feel for that old Hollywood glamour.
Nakamura, opened last January at 172 Delancey Street, has been keeping up with New York’s ramen boom. Owner Shigetoshi Nakamura is not new to the ramen game, as he has been known as a noodle king for more than 15 years due to his restaurant Nakamura-Ya in Japan. This lends authenticity that other places can’t match. On the menu you can find various types of ramen bowls that start at $13 including: yuzu dashi, shaki shaki spicy, and xo miso vegetarian.