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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.
Posted by Emma on 05/17/2004
I've eaten here a lot during lunch and a handful of times at night. Be sure to beat the crowds before lunch and arrive 12 on the dot, or else you'll be waiting for awhile for a table. The lunch specials are really cheap at its value. I've eaten at Lemongrass grill which is down the block a few times and Spice is more "authentic" as compared to LG. Safe dishes to try, Siamese Fried Rice and Shrimp Fritters.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/09/2004
These people have a tough time hearing and placing orders. Take out orders should be received in a quieter part of the restaurant preferably by someone well versed in the english language. Good luck receiving the correct order!
Posted by prince on 05/07/2004
first the order took two hours on a wednesday night. when I called after and hour and a half to check on the status of my order I was told to hold on, and then hung up on. This happened two times. When the food finally did come they forgot one entree, appetizer and an order or rice. I called Spice restaurant back to get the rest of my order which I had paid for and they hung up on me again. Infuriated i tried to call back again and they would not pick up the phone. If this is not enough to defer anyone from ordering delivery from Spice, good luck/
Posted by Amalie on 04/28/2004
This is one of the more funkier places I've eaten at. The ambiance is cool and artsy. The food is great and at a great price too! This restaurant is highly recommended!!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/27/2004
I frequent Spice for both lunch and dinner, yet I've noticed that service gets worse and worse. Waitors often take a long time and when they come they are rude. However, I have never had anything bad and enjoy a wide range of items on their menu. Try the Mongolian Deluxe--it's my fav!
Posted by Foodie on 04/24/2004
Great lunch package - excellent appetizers and entrees. Definitely worth a visit for lunch. Love the green curry and the shrimp fritters !