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111 First Ave. (E. 7th St.) Send to Phone
Enjoy a cozy taste of Europe at this East Village restaurant.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Absinthe Restaurant Review

: From the same owners as the nearby Atlas Café, Absinthe is a restaurant with an attractive price point for tight times. Many creative bites are available for under $10, though there are plenty of filling entrées should you require a weightier meal. The diminutive space, with a high-topped marble bar and closely spaced tables, is cramped but cheery. Also a wine bar, Absinthe has a diverse selection of bottles under $30. Many of the heartier dishes are superior to the small bites: the white vegetable lasagna is chockablock with mushrooms, spinach and a layer of ricotta on top. The trio of lamb pairs spicy merguez, succulent chops and a chopped shoulder confit. Don’t miss the spinach meatballs, bolstered by harissa and white beans, and the shrimp with fennel and garlic. The Tunisian breakfast with two eggs poached in tomato stew is a good hangover cure-all for the brunch crowd.
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