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Bowery Hotel
335 Bowery
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-7300
Open Mon–Wed, Sun, 7 am–12 am; Thu–Sat, 7 am–1 am
Executive Chef: Chris D’Amico

This lovely eatery has amazing olives, greens, and seasonal outdoor seating. It’s in Manhattan’s trendy East Village, so people watching is always fun, and the ambiance is romantic and intimate.

Start with the olive plate as an appetizer, focusing especially on the Castelvetranos and Cerignolas.

Order the double salad of your choice to start. We love their fresh arugula, heirloom tomatoes, and roast beets. For non-vegan diners, a side of goat cheese is delicious; and for vegans, avocado will fill out the salad. Gemma will bring lemon halves for dressing (just be sure to have stevia up your sleeve).

For entree options, Gemma serves an assortment of steamed veggies with house marinara sauce, and also has a nice selection of fish, which they will steam upon request. And don’t forget their excellent wine list!

Additional tip: In the mood for a soul-satisfying bowl of pasta? Try substituting baked spaghetti squash or spiralized zucchini for an even more delicious option: throw a box of cherry tomatoes, a head of basil, and some sea salt into the blender, with stevia to taste, and you’ve got a indulgently refreshing sauce!