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Inside Lowlife, an 'Aggressively Local' Spot by Seasoned Restaurant Vets on the LES

There is a $56 chicken for two on the menu.

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Tomorrow night Lowlife, an "agressively local" new Lower East Side restaurant opens on Stanton Street. The men behind it are chef Alex Leonard, formerly the chef de cuisine at Blanca, and Hugh Crickmore, formerly a partner at Mas Farmhouse. The 70 seat restaurant, which is lined with pine paneling (like a woodsy lake house but sleeker) and leather banquettes, has a big open kitchen and features a "seasonal and ingredient driven menu" with Japanese influences. The name, by the way, is taken from both the New Order song and the book by Luc Sante, but judging by the menu, does not refer to the life you'll be living when you eat here. Take a look around the restaurant in the slideshow above and the menu below:

Lowlife

Lowlife

178 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002 (212) 257-0509

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