Reviewed by James Traub
Ukrainian East Village Restaurant is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

1. Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

6.3
140 2nd Ave (btwn St. Marks Pl & E 9th St), New York, NY
Restaurante ucraniano · East Village · 53 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: "The sauerkraut pierogis came, with a little puddle of fried onions, a dense reduction, in their midst, and a paper cup of sour cream. Eyza, a connoisseur of pierogis, was impressed." --James Traub Leer más.

Frank Restaurant is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

2. Frank Restaurant

8.5
88 2nd Ave (at E 5th St), New York, NY
Restaurante italiano · East Village · 169 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: James Traub writes, "Frank’s serves serious food in a self-consciously non-serious setting, which is to say that is very Lower East Side." Take note: "Frank seems to have a gift for ravioli." Leer más.

Graffiti is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

3. Graffiti

224 E 10th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · East Village · 68 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: James Traub's favorite are the pork buns. The pork is braised for four to five hours, in star anise and cinnamon. It sits in bao, a Chinese bread, with apricot chutney in the middle. Leer más.

La Palapa is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

4. La Palapa

7.1
77 Saint Marks Pl (at 1st Ave.), New York, NY
Restaurante mexicano · East Village · 136 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: Get the shrimp taco, says James Traub: "The delicate mixture of spices, and of hot and sweet, and of creamy and crunchy, leaves your palate feeling like it’s had a perfumed bath." Leer más.

Porchetta is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

5. Porchetta

110 E 7th St (btwn Ave A & 1st Ave), New York, NY
Lugar de sándwiches · East Village · 124 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: "The sequence of flavors is thus: crunchy bread, liquefied fat, crackling fat, pork. There’s no question that the best part is the thick, crispy slab of belly." --James Traub Leer más.

Caracas Arepa Bar is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

6. Caracas Arepa Bar

91 E 7th St (btw 1st & Ave A), New York, NY
Restaurante de arepa · East Village · 361 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: Community contributor James Traub's favorite arepa is "the musical-sounding La de Pernil — roasted pork shoulder with tomato and mango sauce." Leer más.

Degustation is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

7. Degustation

239 E 5th St (at 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Restaurante de tapas · East Village · 75 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: According to community contributor James Traub, "Pretty much everything is fantastic, both in the sense of wonderful and of pressing against the borders of conventional reality." Leer más.

Ballarò Vino & Sveltine is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

8. Ballarò Vino & Sveltine

77 2nd Ave (at E 4th St), New York, NY
Restaurante italiano · East Village · 82 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: Community contributor James Traub thinks "Ballaro, where the brick walls are lined with bottles of wine and olive oil and cans of tomato sauce, is [a happy place.]" Leer más.

Pulino's is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

9. Pulino's

282 Bowery (at E Houston St.), New York, NY
Pizzería · NoLita · 210 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: Community contributor James Traub likes the mozzarella burrata with roasted tomatoes – "a beautiful soft mess served with thick slabs of grilled bread, ideal for sopping up." Leer más.

Peels is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

10. Peels

325 Bowery (at E 2nd St), New York, NY
Café · East Village · 381 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: Community contributor James Traub likes the buttermilk flap jacks with a spring compote of mixed berries: "The flap jacks were crisp on the edges and pillowy—not doughy—at the center. In short, perf." Leer más.

Giano Restaurant is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

11. Giano Restaurant

8.0
126 E 7th St (Avenue A), New York, NY
Restaurante italiano · East Village · 54 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: According to community contributor James Traub, "The basil-and-gelato re-imagination of the capresecould serve as Giano’s signature dish." Leer más.

Buenos Aires is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

12. Buenos Aires

8.8
513 E 6th St (btwn Avenue A & B), New York, NY
Restaurante argentino · Alphabet City · 106 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: Community contributor James Traub opines that "the kitchen’s masterpiece is without doubt the skirt steak, a narrow strip of meat so long that it arrives doubled over on your plate." Leer más.

B Bar & Grill is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

13. B Bar & Grill

40 E 4th St (at Bowery), New York, NY
Salón · NoHo · 239 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: Community contributor James Traub writes, "The garden is enormous — a 3,000-square-foot space where a gas station once stood... The East Village is not a serene place; but B Bar is." Leer más.

Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar is one of Reviewed by James Traub.

14. Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar

101 2nd Ave (at E 6th St.), New York, NY
Marisquería · East Village · 18 tips y reseñas

The Local East VillageThe Local East Village: Specializing in small-plate seafood offerings, community contributor James Traub says Jack's has "the most refined cuisine in the East Village." Try the roasted oysters with chorizo. Leer más.