After an evening of cocktails at a memorable gallery reception in the Lower East Side, I found myself at Eastwood, a corner spot that blends Mediterranean with Mexican flair. Upon entering, you should immediately place your food order at the order window to your right. The menu is written on a chalk board and features comfort foods like Fish & Chips, Falafel, Avocado on Toast, Grilled Cheese on Pita, and other mostly unhealthy goodies.
After you place your food order, move onto the bar to place your drink order. Then grab a seat on one of the benches and wait for your treats.
We ordered the Fish & Chips which arrived on bulkie Challah toast. The fries weren't too crispy, but the fish certainly was. The fish was served with a delicious mayo/aoili. I haven't had this dish in years so it was worth the wait.
We also ordered a side of Falafel, which was pretty good (I prefer Taim), Avocado on Toast (always a winner), and a Kale Salad with shallots, walnuts, fennel, and apple. Loved this.
This is a great low-key spot if you're looking for a quaint Lower East Side spot but don't want to dig deep into your pockets.
221 East Broadway, New York, NY