Where to Eat in The East VIllage

For all the foodies out there, the East Village is one of NYC’s top destinations for food and continues to rank as one of the most popular neighborhoods to dine. You can always count on finding a great spot to eat any day of the week. StuyTown East Village apartments provide residents quick access to an array of great East Village breakfast, lunch, and dinner spots.

Balade is an authentic Lebanese restaurant that serves dishes like lamb kebab and even creative updates, like pita pizza. House specialties include the mujaddara crush - a platter of lentils and rice topped with crispy fried onions. The restaurant was voted Best Middle East Restaurant in NYC 2015-2016 by Zagat. 208 1st Avenue.

Westville East features a rotating menu of farm-to-table and vegetable-oriented dishes. The restaurant takes a spin on American “diner food” by placing an emphasis on market fresh veggies that are a vegetarian’s dream. Westville East is known for their top-notch burgers and salads as well as having outdoor seating. 173 Avenue A.

Hearth is an upscale Tuscan-American restaurant with an open kitchen and large wine list. The restaurant employs locally-sourced ingredients that are prepared with an Italian influence. Some top menu items include braised octopus, beef & ricotta meatballs, and roasted pork chop. 403 East 12th Street.

Brindle Room is a gastropub serving American comfort food in shareable small plates with a great weekend brunch. The menu includes a dry-aged burger, spaghetti and meatballs, and more crowd favorites. The small plates range from smoked chicken wings to garlic-chile shrimp. 227 East 10th Street.

If you like smokey BBQ, Mighty Quinn’s is the go-to spot for barbeque in the East Village. Their naturally raised meat includes beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and chicken. Their classic BBQ items are simple and take the classic approach to preparing BBQ. 103 2nd Avenue.

Frank is an East Village staple for homestyle Italian. The establishment has been serving simple Italian food to people on 2nd Avenue since 1998. The pasta and pizza are definitely crowd stoppers but Frank’s is also known for its extensive wine list with over 750 options. 88 2nd Avenue.

The original Taverna Kyclades is one of the best Greek restaurants in Astoria that brought its culinary specialties to the East Village. The family-style East Village outpost features the famous lemon potatoes, grilled octopus, and broiled scallops. Diners can experience the same traditional menu by chefs Thomas Fotoura and Ardian Skenderi without having to trek to Queens. 228 1st Avenue.

The East Village is home to old school joints that have been around for years as well as the latest culinary hotspots. In addition, the East Village is home to some great bagel spots. Visit our Bagel Spots Near StuyTown page to learn about where to get your hands on a delicious bagel in the neighborhood. Treat yourself to any of these great restaurants that are also only blocks away from StuyTown apartments.