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Division and Orchard

Manhattan-Lower East Side

Kiki's is one of my favorite spots. Everything about the restaurant is perfect from the atmosphere to the dishes. If you have a wait for dinner you can head next door for a drink or swing by Forgetmenot at the end of the evenig. Either way, it's a perfect outing and you never have to leave Division street.

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Kiki'sRestaurants & Cafes
Simple Greek fare such as seafood & lamb served | Cozy warm space with exposed-wood beams
(646) 882-7052website
130 Division St, New York, NY 10002

Kiki’s is cozy rustic spot on the lower end of the Lower East Side. If you didn’t know better you’d think you were walking into a Chinese restaurant. The Chinese letters on the awning are a nod to the Chinese supply shop that was located here before Kiki’s opened about three years ago. The restaurant is named after one of the three owners and has become known for it’s no nonsense Greek food served in a rustic wooden tavern style space.

ForgtmenotBars & Lounges
Funky taverna lures locals with drinks & simple American-Mediterranean dishes for brunch & dinner.
(646) 707-3195website
138 Division St, New York, NY 10002

Forgetmenot is a local neighborhood skate/surf bar on the Lower East Side. It's a perfect bar. Strong margaritas, small quirky space and lots of corners to get lost in. Perfect for birthdays or meetups with friends over brunch or just a quick drink. Food is amazing and staff is friendly.

© photos courtesy of Forgetmenot

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