If you’re looking for an easy Italian option in the East Village at any time of the day, San Marzano has your back. But it’s most useful for a boozy brunch. You can get bottomless mimosas for $10, and the egg dishes and paninis max out at $9, and the vibe is surprisingly low-key. Plus, the patio is a nice place to people watch on Second Avenue.
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At Feast, you’re going to have a meal meant to be shared amongst friends. You sit down and they load up your table, Thanksgiving style. We love their approach, but wish there were fewer rules and restrictions.
The neighborhood sushi joint of the East Village, Takahachi is affordable and filled with regulars.
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Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Park Roman Italian restaurant is better than we initially thought, especially for a date or an upscale brunch.
Roman’s is a neighborhood restaurant in Fort Greene where you can get a nice plate of pasta and some seasonal vegetables.
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886 is a casual Taiwanese restaurant on St. Mark’s in the East Village. It’s good for a fun and affordable group dinner.
CK14 - The Crooked Knife
The food at CK-14 won’t blow your mind, but the friendly staff, huge patio, and strong drinks make up for it.
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