April 24, 2012

Dinner and a Movie: Food and Drink Near the East Village Cinemas

Moviegoers attending screenings in the East Village at the Village East Cinema (2nd Avenue at E. 12th) or the Loews Village VII (3rd Avenue and E. 11th) are in luck with convenient food choices before or after the film. This historic area of the city, anchored by St. Marks Church in the Bowery, features a great range of dining and drinking establishments. For vegetarians, Angelica Kitchen is a good choice, or for a fun Italian dinner, John's of 12th Street is just next door. The food innovations of David Chang's Momofuku empire are within easy walking distance, as well as old school Ukranian, modern takes on southern (Redhead), and good burgers (Paul's Da Burger Joint). Cloister Cafe's pretty garden was recently featured on the TV show SMASH.



If the movie calls a for a beer, wander down to E. 7th for a pint at McSorley's or at Burp Castle. Wine drinkers should head north to Blind Pig at E. 14th Street or east to Terroir on E. 12th. For dessert, the venerable Veniero's on E. 11th Street stays open late. The Mudspot on E. 9th Street features a little bit of all of the above, including caffeine for those who like to stay up all night. More choices are noted on the map.


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Images by Walking Off the Big Apple from April 2012.

For a citywide guide to a movie and dinner, click here.

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