Momofuku Ko sells $255 tasting menus in its main dining room — and $6 chicken wings at its a la carte bar. Le Sia, one of the city’s best shellfish spots, hawks whole Dungeness crabs for $35. A Filipino feast to end all feasts for four at Jeepney costs just over $200. And in a city where a sushi omakase can easily exceed $300, Jewel Bako, open since 2001, only asks $125.
What’s so majestic about the East Village is that its splurgiest and most indulgent meals, while never quite cheap, are almost always more affordable than elsewhere in Manhattan. And so for a special occasion lunch or dinner — a graduation, a birthday, an anniversary — it is, quite simply, one of best places to look. Following is a list of such celebratory venues, with options for multiple budgets.Read More