• Critics’ Pick
  • Laut

  • Thai $11-$25
  • 15 E. 17th St.
    New York, NY 10003
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone: 212-206-8989
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In a city full of carbon-copy Thai joints, Laut offers a refreshingly memorable respite from tired renditions of pad see ew. There’s little opportunity to order wrong at this Malaysian-Thai-Singaporean refuge, but if you’re having trouble deciding among the pan-Asian menu items, go for a mini-tour of traditional Malaysian dishes: Rendang curry dazzles the tongue with crunchy toasted coconut and flecks of piquant ginger coating velvety strips of beef; sotong goreng, an appetizer of marinated, fried squid, proves to be both impossibly tender and perfectly crispy, its nuttiness punctuated with a chile zing. Despite unusual decorative flourishes (delicately painted vignettes sprout from the exposed-brick wall; mismatched sconces light the room), the ambiance here is decidedly quotidian (blame clunky chairs scraping across a tiled floor). If the surroundings distract, focus on dessert instead: When you’re being treated to a marvel like sweet, sticky rice topped with shredded coconut and plum sugar, nothing else really matters.
http://lautnyc.com
  • Hours

    Mon-Thu, 11:30am-3:15pm and 5pm-9:45pm Fri, 11:30am-3:15pm and 5pm-10:15pm Sat, 1pm-10:15pm Sun, 1pm-9:45pm

  • Prices

    $11-$25

  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Delivery Lunch Take-Out Online Ordering Good for Groups Online Reservation Late-Night Dining

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

  • Delivery Area

    4th St. to 30th St., FDR Dr. to Eighth Ave.

  • Delivery Hours

    Mon-Thu, 11:30am-3:15pm and 5pm-9:45pm Fri, 11:30am-3:15pm and 5pm-10:15pm Sat, 1pm-10:15pm Sun, 1pm-9:45pm

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