Welcome to the Lower East Side
Hotel on Rivington is in the epicenter of the hip and historic Lower East Side. The hottest restaurants, boutiques, galleries and nightlife are all steps from our door. The rich history of the LES makes it one of NYC’s most authentic neighborhoods.
Open your Instagram app, get your filters ready and make your way to Kenmare street to try out De Maria. Opened in February, the newest restaurant from chef Camille Becerra (Navy, Cafe Henrie) is a stylish all-day spot that’s taking social media by storm. Head over at lunch time to try out Becerra’s take on healthy, ingredient-driven cuisine, like her Fire Dragon Bowl with a turmeric-poached egg, heirloom beans, grains, avocado and tarragon tahini. Pro tip: bring your phone to the bathroom to snap a shot of the restaurant’s signature neon blue Virgin Mary.
19 Kenmare Street, Nolita
Beauty & Essex
The eclectic pawn shop seen from the street is just a front for the beautifully designed and fabulous bi-level restaurant in the back. Reservations are a must (just ask at our Front Desk).
146 Essex Street, Lower East Side, 212-614-0146
Hip, tiny Mexican restaurant with a great bar. No reservations.
253 Broome Street, Lower East Side, 212-228-6710
This subterranean Italian grotto sets the scene for a romantic and delicious dinner.
Out East comes from a culinary power team — Tim Meyers (Charlie Bird), Peter Kane and Anthony Serignese (Beauty & Essex, Stanton Social) so it’s likely to be an instant hit. Opened at the end of April, this spot serves a seafood-focused menu of Long Island-inspired dishes like fluke with plum “three ways” and Block Island porgy with lobster butter. Definitely work the 10-minute walk to experience what’s happening (one block) “Out East” of Rivington.
509 East 6th Street, East Village
International Center of Photography
Welcome to the Lower East Side! The ICP has made the move from Sixth Ave. down to the LES. Check out their sprawling space with premiere exhibitions Public, Private, Secret exploring identity and privacy in today’s world and Weegee’s Bowery visualizing the “Skid Row” days in the neighborhood (thru 8/5). Looks like the Bowery is downtown’s new Museum Mile. Ask about their classes and tours!
250 Bowery, LES, NYC
The Fat Radish
This should not be news to anyone, because The Fat Radish has long cemented its way into the concrete jungle as a haven for comforting and FRESH food. The Peeky-Toe Crab Gratin is enough reason to stroll down Orchard Street for a visit anytime. Oyster Happy Hour at their sister The Leadbelly, right across the street, is standard required eating as well.
17 Orchard St., Lower East Side, NYC
From the name to the brick pizza oven this place is SO New York. Frank Prisinzano’s ultimate neighborhoody, red sauce Italian joint exudes NYC character and has satisfied the cool/casual downtowners and in-the-know, out-of-towners alike. Ask for a table in the back and tell them you’re Frank’s cousin. You won’t get any special treatment but it’ll feel cool to say.
19 First Ave, East Village, NYC
We are SO proud to announce we are now caffeinating our guests with the fantastically yummy coffee and espresso from Caffe Vita. Straight outta the coffee mecca of Seattle via Columbia, the premium blends we are now offering are sure to have ready to tackle the Big Apple.
124 Ludlow Street, LES
Romeo & Juliet may have survived had their families had access to the amiable and festive atmosphere of this new Clinton St. Italian. Pizza is the main character in this story but Chicken Parm and a KC Strip Steak attempt to steal the show. Save room for ACT 5: Affogato vs. Olive Oil Cake!
63 Clinton Street, LES