East Village Eats

Food & Drink recommendations straight from the East Village, New York City

Highland Pacific

I realize that this is a blog about East Village, NYC food, but I do sometimes post from other areas, such as Brooklyn, etc.  So why, you might ask, am I reviewing a seafood restaurant in Denver, Colorado?  Well, because I love the food there & make a point of going at least once every […]

A Return to Goat Town

I’ve been posting quite a bit about Goat Town (511 East 5th Street between Avenue A & B) in the past few months because I really would like to see the restaurant do well.  I’ll admit that the food is not ‘knock your socks off’ amazing, but there are a few dishes that they do […]

Goat Town

After the awesome New Year’s Eve dinner (review here) I had at Goat Town (511 East 5th Street between Avenue A & B), I knew that I had to go back to check out the regular menu.  I recently found out that Gotham is Anglo-Saxon for Goat Town, so I’m guessing that that’s where the […]

Lure Fishbar

I’m never one to shy away from trying a new restaurant (unless it’s out of my comfort zone –I’m talking to you Upper West Side!), so when I got an email from Tasting Table about a Late Brunch they were sponsoring along with Stella Artois, I jumped at the chance. Lure Fishbar (142 Mercer Street […]

Ruby’s Bar & Grill to close

In a further show of developer’s inability to mix the old & the new Ruby’s (1213 Riegelmann Boardwalk) will be shuttered for good in 2 weeks.  It’s already closed for the season, but it’ll never open again.  I reviewed it back in August & I can honestly say that I’m really going to miss this […]

Ruby’s Bar & Grill

It took me about 22 years of living in NYC to finally make it out to Coney Island & when I did, I headed straight for Ruby’s (1213 Riegelmann Boardwalk).  This place takes ‘Dive Bar’ to a whole new level & throws in a side of Coney Island Boardwalk & sea views.  Mismatched furniture, a […]

Mermaid Inn

It’s really hard to find good seafood (particularly oysters), but we’re pretty blessed here in the East Village.  One of my favorites is Mermaid Inn (96 2nd Avenue between 5th & 6th Streets).  They have another location in the UWS & an Oyster Bar in Greenwich Village as well.


I recently went to Desnuda (122 East 7th Street btwn A & 1st Avenue) yesterday with a bunch of friends.  We had seen the gigantic $1 Oysters sign outside so were very excited (obviously). The place is pretty nice, it used to be the old Bourgeois Pig & you can tell that they put a […]

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