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Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten - Bar | Beer Garden | German Restaurant in Lower East Side, NYC

No great neighborhood in New York City would be complete without an active culinary scene, and restaurants in the Lower East Side do not disappoint. With places ranging in cuisine, price, and ambiance there's plenty to eat so going with an empty stomach and leaving full is never a bad decision. 

Home to plenty of starving artists and college students, inexpensive restaurants are a popular choice for Lower East Side diners. Pizza and falafel joints are intermixed with the bars providing the perfect late night snacks for the drinking crowd. The Meatball Shop is another New York trend where the lines are long and the meatballs are some of the best in the city. For a place to sit down and enjoy good food and drink, Schiller's Liquor Bar and Spitzer's Corner are popular spots for gourmets on a budget.

Well dressed trendsters and jetsetters looking for a chill but chic New York vibe head to Blue Ribbon Izakaya in the Thompson Hotel for Japanese fare at this beloved New York chain. Or for outside dining in the warmer months, 'inoteca serves up small plats of Italian food perfect for a casual dinner. And while there are plenty of trendy restaurants throughout the city, the fashionable diners head to Beauty and Essex where the food is almost as pretty as the clientele.

Regardless of the craving, there are plenty of excellent dining options, just bring an empty stomach and the restaurants in the Lower East Side will take care of the rest.

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