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199 E. 3rd St. (Ave. B) Send to Phone
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Ethiopian cuisine in the far East Village is worth the trek.

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Meskel Restaurant Review

: One of only a few Ethiopian restaurants in NYC, this East Village establishment has a no-frills décor but offers a fun, cheerful experience. Service is delivered with a smile and is always welcoming. If you’re familiar with Ethiopian cuisine there are no surprises in store. Meat dishes have a bolder flavor than their vegetarian counterparts, though the ginger-touched lentils and garlic-studded collard greens are quite good. The best way to sample everything is via a combo platter, which arrives on a large communal plate with spongy injera bread meant for scooping up its contents. Be sure to order curry lamb or the beef scattered with red pepper --- you won't be disappointed. The wine list may not be distinguished but it’s very affordable, with bottles in the low $20s.
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