1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
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Canal St. to 14th St., Broadway to West St.
This venue is closed.
This whimsical space, where the best tables are wrapped in slinky red fringe, sits waiting to be discovered by fans of father-and-son team Taweewat and Dejthana Hurapan, veterans of Rain on the Upper West Side in its early days. Juicy tamarind-sticky ribs are piled high on a puddle of wild-mushroom-and-Sichuan-pepper sauce with a scattered frizzle of fried leeks. Rare beef tastes charred to order in a spicy salad with lemongrass and Fuji apple. Thin pounded scallop slices wade in a sophisticated saffron-tapioca bath with chopped grape tomatoes. Fingers of crisp duck are just as pleasing alongside spicy green-papaya salad with pomelo as in the Peking-duck entrée, where they are tucked into soft bread pockets and dipped into Cabernet-hoisin sauce. When the crisp fish arrives swirled high, it’s a giggle, but delicious too. Marinated skirt steak and lobster curry are full of flavor, more satisfying than overcooked chicken in a green curry with eggplant and salmon under a soggy crabmeat swamp. Sorbet comes as a slightly too sweet snowball in a dish set on shaved ice, cleverly illuminated from within.The Bar
A small crescent-shaped bar in back churns out creative cocktails like the ginger margarita. The small-plates menu, based on Bangkok street food, is available here and in the basement lounge.Recommended Dishes
Peking duck, $19; Chilean sea bass, $24