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East Village NYC Dining

An August 2008 trip to New York by CurlyGirl

Quote: Eating amazing food in the East Village

Grape & Grain

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Restaurant | "Cozy Space, Delicious Bites"

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A wine bar/Tapas restaurant gives you two for one in the East Village. Visit the "Grape" side, concentrating on small tapas plates and wine - or visit "Against the Grain" focusing on 75 brews.Venturing in one evening with several friends, we were seated immediately at the window table (having made a reservation). Nice to be near the window, though it was evening and the lights were dim, but two of us were in chairs at the table and the other two were in the window ledge very elevated with nothing to lean back on. Not the most comfortable or most conversive seating arrangement. The windows, in warm weather, would be open but as we went in later fall they were certainly closed. However the d...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 13, 2008

Grape & Grain
620 E 6th St.
New York 10009
(212) 420-0002

McSorley's Old Ale House

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Restaurant | "Dark or Light"

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McSorley's is a classic New York & East Village spot... and worth a trip. Depending on when you go, you'll see the grungy/hipster/"trying to be cool" tourists along with locals and groups that come for the fun. McSorley's serves their own beer in two styles - light or dark. You'll fit in so much better if you know this before you go! The beer comes in two mugs, per person, and prices are on the chalkboard on the wall. You can ask questions but you will look so obvious, and not cool at all. If you're reading this, though, you're in the know! They do have food - the special the last time I went was fish & chips, and quite a few of the "locals" were dining. Each table comes equipped w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 13, 2008

McSorley's Old Ale House
15 East 7th Street
New York, New York 10003
(212) 473-9148