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Downtown dining

Barrio is only one of many new restaurants and bars drawing people to formerly forbidding neighborhoods on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Open 24 hours a day and serving a progressive American menu, it draws a clientele combining locals with the hip young crowd perpetually in pursuit of the next big thing. Interestingly, Barrio's LDs have applied a kind of Off Broadway aesthetic to this downtown dining venue (which was once the House of Candles performance space).

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