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Eater Inside: Rewind

[Kalina, 7/6/06]

Essex Street on the Lower East Side is the vertical to Delancey's horizontal: a street that stubbornly rejects upscaling even as the byways around it move on up. Essex Street's latest arrival, the dining/lounge Rewind, looks spacious in the Kalina lens. Be forewarned: we're functioning at close to Maximum Kalina here; the raw space, formerly home to the permanently plywooded SX 137, is narrow and dark, and though the exposed brickwork is a nice touch, don't expect it to feel much roomier. Still, in a neighborhood overrun with bozos at all the usual venues, it's probably worth a look. (Should it not suffice, may we recommend the Russian-owned liquor store next door?)

Further reading in Plywood and at Restaurant Girl, who doesn't have very nice things to say about the cuisine.


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Rewind
Supper Club, Lounge, Bar, Exposed Brick
137 Essex Street (Stanton/Rivington); 212-779-7923
Open
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