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Posted by suz on 12/27/2005
Though this place is often teeming with spoiled rich kids who plague the surrounding area, you have to think that they're on to something. The food here is consistent, delicious, and definitely inexpensive. A great place to impress a hip date from out of town. The menu has a lot of variety and the portions are elegantly presented and pretty large. Their lunch special rocks my socks, and is an ideal bet when school is out of session and the crowd's thinned out. If you have the bright idea of going on a Friday or Saturday night, bring a sleeping bag and be prepared to wait a very long time for a table. Also, the hostesses and waitresses can be a little snotty for a place where entrees average only $10. But the food is pretty tight. I prefer the Drunk Man Noodles; they are a great alternative to Pad Thai if you want to avoid being cliche, but if you were really worried about that then you probably wouldn't want to come here.
Posted by h from park slope on 12/24/2005
This place is my all-time fave NY restaurant! Being a midwestern expat, I try my hardest to get around to all the restaurants w/o repeating any so I can try as many new places as I can, but my cravings for Spice are hard to contain! I've never had a bad meal here. The Honey Duck special is fantastic, ditto the Spider appetizer (also a special). Regular menu faves include curry puffs, puffy duck, veg dumplings among the apps, and spicy duck, massaman curry, tamarind whole fish for the mains. Haven't tried the shrimp fritters yet but as I've read so many people raving about them, I'll be sure to try! Also, the lychee pink lemonade and hot apple cider mixed with red wine are absolutely delish, with the latter being a can't-miss way to warm up a frigid NY night. This place is always busy, esp dinner on any given night but there IS a reason for that--the food and value are simply superb!
Posted by Alex on 12/20/2005
This place is ALWAYS packed - this is becuase it is extremely cheap, is generous on portions (for most dishes) and is convenient. It has a bit of a modern flair to it, and is clean. On the downside, the servers seem to have a hard time keeping up with all of the customers and are a bit disorganized. takeout is fine!
Posted by Thai Food Lover on 12/18/2005
I'm not sure what kind of an experience the previous reviewer had with her deliveries or how far she lives from the restaurant, but I order in from Spice 2-3 times a week, and their biggest advantage is how quickly they deliver. Occasionally when they are busy they take a little longer, but I have had them literally show up at my door with a Pad Thai so quickly that I didn't think they could cook it that fast. They have a system that tracks your address based on your phone number, which I think helps a lot.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/06/2005
You'll have to wait for this great food but it's worth it!
Posted by Rob G on 11/27/2005
I would feel as if I didnt do the same justice to Spice as they did for me if I didn't write this review. Last night I ate at Spice Up-town. I started with the Spring Rolls, Chicken Curry Puffs, Fried Calamari and Seafood Dumplings. For Entrees, we had Chicken Massaman and Chicken w/cashew nuts. We also had Hot Sake and 2 Singha Thai Beers. The Food to say the least was outstanding. the service, so attentive it was almost overbearing....But best of all...the price...$63.00 including tip, for two people mind you , who consumed 4 appetizers, 2 entrees and drinks! Where else can you find that in NYC in trendy, romantic atmosphere! Can't wait to go back.
Posted by Restaurant Girl on 11/15/2005
I love eating at Spice but when I tried delivery, it was not a good experience. I spent 10 minutes on hold, 10 trying to place my order and got was put on hold 7 times so the lady could answer other calls. Plus, they got my order completely wrong, even though I went over it with the lady several times! I highly recommend dining in, instead of delivery.