Smor is a Nordic spot in the East Village that specializes in smorrebrod - open-faced sandwiches on dense, crunchy rye bread. We like all of those, but our favorite thing here is actually the roast beef sandwich, which comes with a lot of meat, remoulade, and aioli on a pressed burger bun. There are only about 12 seats, and the one-room space doesn’t even have a bathroom, so it’s best for a quick meal or takeout.
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A laid back Lebanese eatery that gets Stang’s stamp of approval. The service is good, people are friendly, and you can eat your face off for about twenty bucks a person.
Rai Rai Ken
There’s plenty of ramen in the East Village these days, and no shortage of opinions on where to go. We happen to believe that Rai Rai Ken sits near the top of the heap, mostly because that shoyu ramen is so good, but also because it’s inexpensive and simple.
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If you’re looking to drink truly excellent beer and have some very good food with it, Tørst is one of your best options in the city.
Fika Espresso Bar
The Pearl Street location of Fika is one of the best spots to have a coffee meeting in the Financial District.
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We wish there was a Daily Provisions on every corner, so that we would never be far from their excellent breakfast and lunch.
Agern is a Nordic restaurant inside Grand Central that’s perfect for lunch or dinner when your company is paying.
David’s Cafe is casual French restaurant that makes one of the best burgers in the East Village.
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