311 2nd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.734857 -73.983096
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Gramercy Park
Great if you avoid Thursdays! – I have had many outstanding meals here - but three times I've been there on Thursday, the meal has been inedible... I finally inquired about what was going on and was told the regular chef was off that day... check before you go.... you'll have a fantastic meal if the regular chef is on, but save your money if he's not...
Inexpensive and good Thai food – Ive eaten here a couple of times for dinner on Friday nights. When you walk in this restaurant for the first time, you would notice the overall simplicity of the place. Other guests might even say the restaurant in general is unattractive. Once seated inside, the service is excellent and the wait staff is courteous. The food varies from dish to dish but would range from okay to good. The Thai iced tea is good and the wine list is short but inexpensive. If you are looking for a not-so-crowded restaurant on a Friday night and good Thai food, I would suggest this place.
Great food. – There is certainly a standard here, I can tell. Not like Thai food at Bangkok House, it was totally opposited.It is a good Thai food here. I and my dining partner were very much enjoy the food here.
Disappointed – I have been eating in this restaurant for years and loving it. However i went in there a couple of weeks ago and there was not one familiar face - i was told "everyone went on vacation." I guess i should have walked out right there and then becaue that definitely strained the credibility of any sane person. But i stayed and ordered my favorite dishes - and unlike the 20 or 30 times i've eaten ther before, they were awful. Greasy, overcooked - one was burned... one was just inedible - the first time in my entire life I ever sent a dish back to the kitchen (and they still charged me for it). They probably sole the place and no one is admitting it because a great restaurant cant go this bad this fast.... I am so disappointed.
Chinatown branch is better – Food was decent, but I would definitely recommend the Bayard branch in Chinatown. Do not order the mussels. Soup base was great, but the mussels must've been frozen for a while...it was too rubbery to be eaten. Mussels that unfresh should not have been served. Again, check out the Chinatown branch instead!
Great Thai – This is, without a doubt, the best Thai in the neighborhood (Stuyvesant, Gramercy, Murray Hill). Authentic food at a good price. I usually take out, and pay $7 for lunch and $10 for dinner. Be careful when upgrading the heat, these people know their peppers/spice. Fast service and everyone is always nice. Highly reccomended.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Thai classics and lunch specials delivered or served in simple East Village, Theater District or original Chinatown locations.
worst of the pongsris – I actually like the Pong Sri in Chinatown and the one in the theater district... But this one... our food just was too greasy and didnt taste anything like the dish should... Go to the other 2... they are better
Dull – The food was far too bland and sometimes too sweet. If I specify spicy or extra-spicy, I expect to taste flavor. For NYC, this place is cheap, but I've actually had much better Thai food in Brooklyn.
Try it, you'll like it – If you're looking for a fairly inexpensive and low-key Thai place this is a good spot. The food is authentic (read: Not Americanized) although the heat factor is kept to a range American palates can handle (a good thing). And yes, I've been to Thailand several times and have eaten "real" Thai food just in case you've read other reviews saying only those who know nothing of real Thai food could rate this restaurant highly. Again, it's low-key but service was good. It's a simple place with a simple menu. Fortunately it's also simply delicious!
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