Brazilian in East Village & Lower East Side

Esperanto's vibrant green facade and large patio call to mind the glory days of Alphabet City, before the neighborhood began to trend toward gray and glass condos and sleek cocktail bars. Here you can sit outside all night sipping caipirinhas or enjoying strips of brilliantly bloody steak with chimichurri sauce. It's also a great place to get feijoada (traditional Brazilian meat stew).