FINE DINING ON CLINTON STREET (between Houston and Delancy)
For the last week I have been raving about all of the oh so cute spots on Clinton street. I didn’t get to try them all, but the food I did sink my teeth into was fantastic. No need to dress up for the LES, just come hungry!
Clinton Street Baking Company: Known for it’s brunch, but serves amazing American food all day.
Frankie’s 17: Has been on my NYC Favorite Italian list since I first visited over a year ago. The prices have gone up a smidge for their classic dishes, but still totally worth it. A GREAT DATE SPOT – unique location, good food, intimate atmosphere, and affordable!
Donnybrook: This bar (which should be serving food shortly) takes me back to living in Notting Hill. Local crowd makes for a good happy hour or pre-dinner drink.
San Marzano: BYOB pizza place that will deliver to Donnybrook. I wouldn’t say it’s the best pizza, but if you’re around the area, definitely stop in.
Fat Hippo: Probably the most creative, satisfying, affordable full meal I’ve had in a while. The pulled pork stuffing is out of this world. Don’t expect to just walk in, people are catching on.
Alias: I didn’t get a chance to go, but Sarah insisted I add it on the list. Apparently their fried chicken is finger lickin’ good.
NEARBY RESTAURANTS ON RIVINGTON: Verlaine (lounge + food = a good time. Order the calamari) and ‘inoteca (another Sarah favorite for Italian, but a little too crowded for me)