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120 Rivington St. , New York, NY 10002 40.719904 -73.98719
nr. Essex St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-533-6089 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Eastern European
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU


Dinner entrées, $15-$24

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Hot Spot
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Design Standout


  • Full Bar




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This buzzing LES spot draws a young crowd with its zingy cocktails and Jewish- and Eastern European–influenced New American fare. The owners, also of Antibes Bistro, have drawn on local history for inspiration. The bar is illuminated by a string of exposed bulbs, hung on a salvaged construction pulley system. The opposite wall, lined with green leather booths, is decorated with printing-press shelves from Teigman Press, a Jewish-owned business that closed its doors in 2012 after more than a hundred years in the neighborhood. The Jewish history of the LES figures into the food too. Matzo-ball soup and gefilte fish (it’s rubbery—skip it) share the menu with some goyisha classics like macaroni and cheese and a hefty burger. A juicy pastrami sandwich, made with veal and beef pastrami and served with excellent garlic fries, is rich and satisfying, though the bread is a bit soggy. Any Jewish grandma would approve of the food, but serious cocktails like the smoky-spicy Green Acres, made with jalapeño-infused vodka and celery syrup, plus a sound system blasting “Hava Nagila” over a steady roar of yelled conversation, mean it’s probably best to leave Bubbie at home.