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Posted by Exceeded our expectations! Bravo! on 06/20/2005
My husband and I are visiting NY from Seattle and have been searching high and low for a good NY restaurant. The Breeze exceeded all our expectations. The atmosphere was sheek and hip with great decor and plasma screens playing music. The wait staff was friendly and prompt with our drinks and food. We loved the unique menus and the drink menu offered a wide variety of incredible drinks that were stiff and very good. Our food was the best part. Healthy, fresh and the flavors were so exquisite! I'm not quite sure what Thai/French means, but the food said it all. DELICIOUS! We shared the Thai Glass Noodle Sausages that were served with fresh lettuce cups, peanuts, ginger, lime, cilantro, etc. Then, we had for dinner the Butternut Squash and Thai Chicken, both were amazing... I highly recommend the Butternut Squash. I've never experienced such rich flavor. We capped off the meal with the Chocolate Molten Souffle which melted in our mouth. We hope you enjoy your meal as much as we did and we will definitely return the next time we visit NY.
Posted by Ernie on 06/01/2005
Breeze is an outstanding new restaurant offering excellent cuisine in a playful, hip setting. The beautiful and charming Thai hostess made us feel immediately at home with a welcoming smile. We enjoyed the creative menus printed on CD cases and 45's, and could not wait to sample their Thai French fusion menu. Breeze is a joy. We started with delicate, subtly seasoned blue crab and mango summer rolls drizzled with a marvelous srirracha lemon emulsion. Other delicate spring rolls resemble deep fried egg rolls by comparison. My wife ordered the roasted butternut squash ravioli, which were incredible, a harmony of fragrant balance, a delicate yellow curry served with spinach, grilled corn and gingered carrot relish artistically presented. Where most Thai food overwhelms with heat and spices, Breeze excites but does not overpower. I ordered the diver seared scallops: one bite and I was in heaven. As a native of Maine, it takes quite a fine hand to impress me with seafood, but these scallops were like nothing I ever had before. Seared with a citrus crust but with that sweet, sushi-quality of being cooked through just the optimal amount, they were delicately finished and not over cooked, as scallops so often are. But the finishing touch was the galangal brown butter foam in which they were steeped, nicely balanced with curried creamed spinach and jasmine rice. C'est magnifique! For dessert, we shared a creme brulee, perfectly cool, smooth and creamy with a perfect glaze...but with that unique Breeze touch of a hint of ginger which set it apart from any other creme brulee I've ever sampled. Everything was a delicate harmony of flavors, spicy enough for each flavor to excite the tongue yet understated and refined. The hip atmosphere might not fit a romantic dinner, but for a couple or two out for excellent food and a fun time, Breeze is excellent. Five stars for quality and relaxation. Kudos to a restaurant only five weeks old at this writing.
Posted by birthday boy on 05/26/2005
A new neo thai -french restaurant? 1. our waiter took 15 mins to get our drinks and water. During that time the bartender was not busy. there were only 5 tables, and three waiters, but they looked confused 2. the tiger prawns papaya salad (which had nothing french about it) and scallops were under cooked. 3. I had my side replaced with another for my entree... and was charged for it.... meaning I paid $20 for 5 uncooked scallops. Bascially, the food is over priced.
Posted by Justin on 05/16/2005
Went to the 9th Ave Street Fair and saw this newly opened Thai-French fusion gem and thought it bore a closer inspection. Well worth the effort. A funky little place with more than a few extras. Best to go after dark when they dim the lights, play some subtle but pulsing tunes and the whole place takes on the feel of a happening So-Ho hip spot. We were greeted with a warm smile by a quite stunning Thai hostess who showed us to our seats in a warm orange long dining room. The menus were printed on Cd's and the drinks menu on old 33 rpm vinyl records - nice touch. The appetizers were a mixture of hot and cold thai favorites with a distinct French twist - grilled tiger prawns were my favorite - spicy yet not too overpowering. Blue crab and mango rolls were also popular as well as grilled Thai sausage. The entrees were immaculately presented on a variety of wide, angular, elegant plates - almost too finely presented to eat. The duck breast was done perfectly on a bed of bok choy and asparagus but the real winner was the Sea Bass cooked to perfection drizzled with a truffle-like infusion. Desserts consisted of the old favorites like creme brulee and molten chocolate cake and satisfying sorbets. All in all this place really set out to satisfy their customers - all the staff were knowledgable, friendly and incredibly helpful. The food was a cut above most other restaurants in that area - but it was the little touches that our party thought lifted the place up in our estimation - cutlery, crockery, presentation etc. We'll all be back . Only minor complaint - lose the Sports Bar-like ESPN tv's!
Posted by spec80 on 05/09/2005
About 2 weeks old, this place is aiming to please and it's doing a great job. Waiters are good looking and attentive. The plates themselves are pieces of art and everything is fresh and delicious. Most Thai places serve that thin flute of thai iced tea, but here you get a big mason jar. Beef carpaccio is really nice and it ends with a spicy finish. Ripe Mango and Crabmeat summer rolls are well complimented with their sauce. Braised beef didn't fall apart at the fork but was still very tender. Desserts didn't look that impressive, but the appetizers and main course filled you up that you don't need dessert. It's a good price for the quality and atmosphere you get, but it's still a little expensive, but typical of midtown west.