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Posted by Anonymous on 11/19/2004
I graduated from NYU and don't live anywhere near there and still go back as much as I can. It's really cheap (especially lunch) and the food is so good. I recommend the shrimp fritters and if you like eggplant, then you should try eggplant with sweet basil. Love it!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/11/2004
Spice has the best food for such a low cost! The golden fritters appetizer is awesome! I have been to both this location and the spice location in chelsea....the food was excellent in both places but the atmosphere is different depending on which one you go to. The one in chelsea is more of a thai decor...the one on university has a much more modern decor. If you love thai food or just want to try it you should def go to spice....the food was great!
Posted by NYUGurl on 09/24/2004
I love this place and couldn't recommend it more highly. The food is awesome, my favorites are pad thai and steamed dumplings, and the prices (especially lunch) are a real value. I hardly ever eat dinner here, but do lunch all the time and have never encountered a long wait or slow service. The only downside? It gets really crowded and you end up sitting extremely close to other people with not much room to move.
Posted by NYC native on 09/09/2004
Fun, crowded and loud this Village hang out is a great deal for lunch and dinner. "Black Noodles with Chicken" and "Eggplant with sweet basil and tofu" are a great pair if you and your dinner companion like to share, the tastes really set one another off well. The wait is often long even when you're seated immediately... sometimes it's 1/2 hour before food comes to the table. Still for $7 - $10 an entree with generous portions this thai asian-fusion spot can't be beat.
Posted by Working too hard on 09/09/2004
Spice has good food and great atmostphere when they aren't jammed but they space-wise and stress-wise they don't deal with crowds very well and the host staff could definately use a few lessons in customer service. Delivery is a pain - recently they told me an order was going to take 40 minutes because they were short of delivery folks - when I arrived to pick up, there were 4 standing around. And they screwed up the order twice! So - avoid the host staff and crowds as much as you can - stop by at odd hours and enjoy the great food without any of the hassle.
Posted by Analie on 07/05/2004
I love spice. It's a really great place for a weekend night for a few friends and will not break your wallet. It is rather small however I think of it as more intimate and therefore not as noisy as big restaurants. I have maybe once, if ever, gotten a wrong order and they fixed it right away. If you go at the right time you will not have to wait in such long lines which has obviously been the experience of some people. Before the rush it is a nice mellow experience and at night it changes into a nice nightlife atmosphere, so you have the best of both worlds, I think. Good luck in your decision!
Posted by Bill on 05/20/2004
My alternative lifestyle cousin brought us here raving about the great thai food and artsy atmosphere. The customers who frequent this place are mostly locals in the greenwich village area so expect alot of students or artsy fartsy type people. On crowded nights, be prepared to wait on long lines by the dingy bar area with little or no room to sit. The wait time was roughly 30-45 mins. Once seated, we were jammed into a cramp dining area because the restaurant was not too big to start. The wait service was lacking because our waitress lacked command of the english language. It wasn't a big deal because eventually we were able to get our orders placed correctly. For starters, we ordered the chicken satay which was satisfying but ordinary. For an entree, I ordered the pineapple fried rice with chicken, shrimp and eggs. My wife ordered the pad thai which are noodles cooked with chicken, shrimp and egg. Again, these dishes were just ordinary and nothing to rave home about. Did I mention that these dishes came in smaller portions that I'm accustomed to? After scanning the whole dining area, it appeared to me that people didn't really come here for the food but to be seen and try to mingle if they were single. This place reminded me of a night club with more fluff (artsy atmosphere) rather than substance (great food) for a restaurant. As my wife put it so eloquently, "we should have gone to BBQ instead" which was down a couple of blocks from here.