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Sea Thai Bistro
Posted by Jason K. on 12/16/2013
Great food, outstanding service, and perfect to extend the night into their lounge (DJ upstairs ROCKED!). We had a great time! I strongly recommend and we are definitively coming back!!
Posted by Gauri S on 01/02/2013
I don't usually write reviews on every restaurant I visit but the experience we had on NYE is too good (or worse) to be ignored. We had dinner reservations at 9pm; while our table was ready it took the hostess over 15mins to search for some closet to hang our coats in (coat check I assume). Finally we were seated in a half empty restaurant, placed our order for cocktails and the 5 course special for New Year's Eve. This is where the horror begins. Forget the first and second course, our third course arrived 1.12hrs later. This was followed by the first and second course. You would think that, with a 9pm reservation, we would be done with our dinner before midnight but no, the dinner was served well past midnight. So much for hoping to have a midnight toast with our friends in another bar! We'd told our server we have $150 (each) worth of event/ NYE party tickets for another place but clearly that didn't matter. This isn't Europe where people like to take siesta during dinner (if they ever do that during dinner time). 3.5hrs for a stupid dinner!? And they had the audacity to include 20% gratuity; no curtsy to even offer drinks on the house. It was only when we complained that the manager showed up (we were told she is too busy to come over and apologize for the inconvenience) and offered us 1 free round of drinks...gee thanks! If this is the service when the restaurant is not busy, then imagine how much it will take them to serve food when the restaurant is full. No wonder, they weren't booked full on NYE when we made the last min reservations. And seriously, the food was pretty standard. Most def not worth wasting 3.5hrs. A cold, flat chocolate cake DOES NOT pass for a molten chocolate cake!! And, can someone tell them that screeching music/karaoke coming out of the outdated speakers doesn't help their cause either? A nightmarish experience!! Please do yourself a favor and don't get waylaid by their $55 prefix price (think it's $35 on regular nights). Even free dinner is not worth that experience.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/25/2012
I ate here recently after having eaten at other SEA locations in NYC, which are generally delicious. In the meatpacking location, the food was very blah. The dumplings were not hot and seemed to have been sitting around for a while before being served. The fish came out piping hot but very overcooked, as if by an amateur chef. Not impressive considering we ordered the most expensive entrees on the menu. I wouldn't go back.
Posted by stillwaitingforfood on 07/19/2011
It is a tuesday night. Its been two hours and we are still without food. They said the food was on its way 30 minutes ago. They are delivering only five blocks away. Absurd.
Posted by Chelsea Girl on 06/28/2011
Blasting music that obliterated any possible conversation. We asked to sit outside on a hot afternoon to escape it. Food was forgettable. This was my second meal here and it fell short of the first. Are they cutting back on veggies??! A few months ago dishes had ample veggies, this time hardly any, and it's summer!!! We were a party of four and everyone felt the same. - We were also charged for a drink we hadn't ordered, but wait staff quickly adjusted our check. Overall, I'd say there's much better Thai in NYC. This place isn't as good as it had been.
Posted by Ken R. on 06/10/2011
SEA Thai helped us host a surprise party on a Saturday night, set us up with the private room upstairs. Service was great, attentive and fast. No sooner had we ordered a bevy of appetizers did they start arriving. Drinks flowed, were plentiful, they brought us Thai beer, the whole experience was great --even for a handful of first-time Thai food eaters. The food was really good, very affordable. Would definitely go back. The upstairs atmosphere is a bit different from downstairs and things most certainly get louder as the night goes on, but I think you can say that about any restaurant in the Meat Packing area.
Posted by FOODIE # 1. on 05/15/2011
Made a reservation for 16 people for my husbands birthday, once we showed up Sea made us wait for 45 mins before we could be seated. So what's the point in making a reservation then? When we talked to management they were useless and definitely had no regard for the customer. What is the likelihood of coming back/recommending Sea to anyone? Save time and money go somewhere else!