Nicholas Morgenstern (GG's, the General Greene) serves dishes inspired by the California coast at this Lower East Side eatery, having transformed the former El Rey café-bar into a modern lunch counter. In the 15-seat space—featuring communal tables, globe lambs and a multiwood bar—find Vietnamese iced coffee on tap, pastries like plum-and-ginger Danishes and parsnip-and-cajeta toast for breakfast. Heartier lunch dishes include charred chicken brown rice bowls while the bar also pours draft beers, kombucha, and aguas frescas.
|Venue name:||El Rey Luncheonette|
100 Stanton St
|Cross street:||between Ludlow and Orchard Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 9am-6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $7. AmEx, MC, V|
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