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410 Tenth Ave. (J St.) Send to Phone
Thin-crust pizzas, craft beers and a pulsing bar/lounge scene in the East Village.


Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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BASIC Restaurant Review

: Set in a 5,000-square-foot warehouse in the East Village, this lounge/bar/pizzeria is popular with the 25-to-35-year-old crowd, as it’s open until 2 a.m. daily. On one side, there’s table service and an outdoor patio where diners enjoy a wide selection of pizzas. But as the name contends, this place is about simplicity. The menu consists of New Haven-style, thin-crust pizzas and one BASIC salad, organic greens with sliced pears, candied walnuts and crumbled Gorgonzola in a light vinaigrette. BASIC is famous for its bacon and mashed potatoes pie, and there's good reason why everyone orders it. The So Meaty, loaded with bacon, pepperoni and sausage, tames the carnivore. On Sundays, brunch calls for a breakfast pizza with eggs and bacon and Bloody Marys. At night, socializing East Villagers fill the enclosed lounge in the warehouse's center or the massive bar area that boasts flat-screens, a pool table and communal tables. DJs spin Thursday through Saturday nights, while the hipsters sip the owner’s IPA from Urban Street Brewing or refreshing Mule cocktails.

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