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Posted by Anonymous on 07/11/2009
Went here the other night... got our table right at the reservation time. Decor was nice... similar feel to Tao, but didn't feel like it was trying as hard, in a good way. Started with the peeky toe crab dumplings... those were awesome. The crab tasted like it was boiled in butter, and the sauce was really good. For the mains, we had the Skirt Steak and the Stripped Bass. The steak was ok... cooked well enough with good seasoning, but didn't strike me as anything special. The bass came smothered in kimchi, which was super spicy. The fish itself was just ok. For the sides, we had the chili garlic noodles with shrimp, and the ginger fried rice. Both sides were amazing... shrimp was cooked perfectly and seasoned well, and the noodles tasted freshly made. The rice was really good too... comes with an over easy egg, which is really good when mushed all around. Didn't get dessert. The thing that bothered me was how pushy the waiter was... we ordered a total of 5 dishes for 2 people, which we didn't even finish. When we ordered the dishes, he suggested we order more. After seeing that we didn't finish our food, don't suggest dessert, and when we say no thanks, don't ask if we are sure.
Posted by anonymous on 07/07/2009
Went there for a dinner with some friends. Food was nothing special (and not worth the price) , although the service and atmosphere somewhat made up for it. The drinks were delicious. We had a ood experience, but I wouldn't return
Posted by Anonymous on 06/18/2009
We recently had dinner at Spice Market. First the positives - the decor is nice. Unfortunately that's where the positives end. The food is extremely bland and tasteless. Whatever they are trying to do with this fusion, contemporary Asian/Thai fare they are serving is really not great. The menu is short and there isn't too much choice. We were so upset with the food that we decided to skip dessert, so as not to waste more money here. Honestly, if they do want to be as pretentious as they are, I'd nail down some decent recipes first. Also, the staff could do with some training too - dozens of waiters, busboys loitering around, laughing, giggling with each other - just does not fit in with the upscale image this restaurant is trying to create.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/21/2009
i do agree with previous posts that the food did not amaze, but i still think spice market is a fantastic night out. the decor itself is reason alone to come. it's a gorgeously designed restaurant, and the staff was attentive and pleasant. although the food wasn't mindblowing, i still thought it was quite good. it's the perfect place for a stylish night out with a good group of friends.
Posted by Restaurant Week Girl on 01/27/2009
Visited this restaurant during Restaurant Week. This is one of the best times to trry out this type of restaurant. Party of 10. Our waiter was very informative, patient, and knowledgeable about everything from the food & how it's prepared to the wine list. The "share" mentality of this restaurant is right on point. At first we thought we wouldn't have enough to eat or a variety of items to eat - but we had plenty. Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Spicy Thai Fried Chicken Wings, Black Pepper Shrimp, Salmon Sashimi, Crunchy Squid Salad, Cod, Char Grilled Chicken, Coconut Sticky Rice, Ovaltine Kulfi, Passion Fruit Sorbet. There is something here for everyone -spicey and non spicey. Try it at least once.
Posted by disappointeddiner on 01/08/2009
Sunpar food. Couldn't believe it. Fried squid was poor, I've had better in a diner. Really tough, no imagination with breading. Very surprised. And the skirt steak ($36! never seen it that expensive in any restaurant, and rest of food wsa moderately priced) was a poor cut of meat. Half of it had gristle that I couldn't chew. Cooked ok, but it wasn't appetizing. Of course the space was trendy/nice, the noise level good and service good. And my wife said that her chicken was very tender but generally tasteless (obviously infused with saline solution) and the sauce was "bothersome". She couldn't describe the taste.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/29/2008
Went there last night with 3 friends. We were told that the food comes family style so we ordered 2 appetizers and 3 entrees. Everything was quite small and not family style. We were then told that the food was meant to be shared and that's what was meant by family style. So ok fine, but the only dish of the 5 that was any good was the red curry duck. Everything else was forgettable and not in the least bit tasty. As for service, it was pitiful, we had to ask for extra rice 3 times before they brought it out and they switched servers on us mid dinner. I would definately never go back.