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Posted by CeeCee on 02/04/2010
Took my mother out to dinner at Spice Market to take part in restaurant week. Restaurant is very big with upper and lower levels and very attractive decor which did evoke images of Asia in my mind. Arrived about 15 minutes before my reservation but was seated immediately. Waitress was friendly and informative. To start we both ordered a cocktail. I had the Singapore sling and holy alcohol batman did it have a lot of liquor in it. Tasted good though but this was one cocktail that lasted me the whole meal. My mom had the ginger margarita and that one tasted good as well after sampling. We decided to share an option from each course offered on the restaurant week menu and ordered an additional appetizer and a side from the regular menu since was informed restaurant week menu did not come with a side dish for the main course. Probably should of just stuck with the restaurant week menu because turned out to be a lot of food. Appetizers where chicken samosas with the cilantro sauce and the fried chicken wings. We thought both were good although a bit salty (but I think that's just our taste buds). I prefer the samosas though, wings had a tangy flavor but nice texture. Next came the papaya salad. Now I'm not a big fan of papaya but ordered this since we don't eat beef and the other restaurant week menu option was beef skewers. Tried a little bit but papaya is still not my favorite. We then shared the chili-garlic egg noodles and the cod with Malaysian chili sauce which also came with a side of the sticky rice (when waitress mentioned if wanted to try sticky rice with the cod should have cancelled noodles but didn't think of it at the time). Still worked out, we both had a bit of noodles and wings for a small lunch the next day. My mom really liked the cod and the sticky rice. The noodles had a good flavor and a good texture. Finally, we shared the dessert which was the Ovaltine Kulfi. Probably the best part of the meal for me. Almost sorry I had to share it. All in all, had a good time. Everything worked: food was good, noise level not too loud and staff was very attentive and polite. We would definitely go again.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/07/2010
Went to Spice Market recently and was very impressed. The restaurant has a very nice ambiance, the wait staff was very attentive & polite, and the food was excellent. Lots of fish to choose from, and everything was extremely fresh. The portions are also very generous (not like many typical trendy restaurants). I am excited to go back soon!
Posted by Foodie on 12/17/2009
My waiter was a wacko, passive-aggressive nightmare with strange eyes and he talked to other waiters about customers instead of waiting on people! I've been to hundreds of restaurants in NY and he was one of the worst if not the worst. Then he brought me the wrong app. roll I ordered and wouldn't take it back! I wanted veg. mushroom and he brought me it with seafood, which I hate. It is a pretty place, but show without substance is useless. Just walk inside, look at it, and walk right out!
Posted by Kristin on 09/04/2009
Dining at Spice Market was a wonderful experience! We went for Restaurant Week and had to had to ask for the Restaurant Week menu. The staff was amazing and very professional. They explained that they serve everything family style and even after ordering off of the Restaurant Week menu we had sooo much food! Everything was delicious (especially the Jasmine Lemon Soda, Spring Rolls and grilled Tamarind Chicken I highly recommend going, if not for the scrumptious food, go for the outstanding service!
Posted by Jozzie on 08/11/2009
My friends and I had dinner here on a friday night. We ordered 3 entrees and 4 appetizers. I was the only person that enjoyed my food which included the chicken samosa's and the pork vindaloo. The rest of my party left unsatisfied. The mushroom rolls, garlic & shrimp noodles and short ribs are not tasty at all. It was a lil pricey too. Service was ok, our waiter kept encouraging us to order more food even though we didn't eat half of our food. The atmosphere was perfect, beautiful decor, not too noisy, very romantic. I would go back there for a date.
Posted by NY Taste on 07/14/2009
Went there with a group of 4 last weekend. Two of us ordered from the NYC resturaunt week menu and the other two ordered from the menu. Waitress was nice, but had no clue of what was actually on the menu. I ordered the pork vindaloo and my friend ordered the duck curry. When both dishes arrived, she served me the duck dish and said it was pork. Although I was enjoying the dish, I noticed that the meat was indeed duck and not pork... I called her over and asked her again about which dish was the pork, this time she realized that I was served the duck by mistake and apologized. The timing was also poor. 3 apps came out together, and the last appetizer, a salad, came out 10 minutes after, when everyone else was finished already. The same thing happened with the dinners. I ate here two years ago, and I think the quality of service has gone way down.
Posted by Restaurant Week Thai junkie on 07/13/2009
We went right after work on a Monday night during restaurant week, with fairly low expectations fitting of an upscale place in Meatpacking during RW. What we found was actually quite surprising- they did not shrink the portions in attempt to still make $$$, and there were four, not three courses to the restaurant week menu for the same price. The dishes were excellent (OK, so the cod could have been a bit more tender now that I am being picky), but overall it was not the frenzied, rushed, tasteless B&T infested Meatpacking debacle we were expecting. Definitely exceeded expectations, and I would return to this restaurant again.