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4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.
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Montien, an uncrowded spot on a busy stretch of Third Avenue, serves up a broad menu of Thai standards with some surprises. While the décor seems a bit incongruous—with its television blaring local sports and New York cityscape posters fighting for dominance against Asian art and golden statuary—the ambitious menu impresses on length alone, with tastes from every corner of Thailand ranging from humble street favorites like drunken rice noodles to elevated pineapple and Chinese sausage fried rice. Usual suspects like traditional coconut curries are good enough, but the lime in a lesser-known split lobster-in-the-shell pad Thai can't hide the crustacean's inferior quality. The strongest fare is the most straightforward, perhaps to accommodate the hungry NYU clientele. A bright papaya-peanut salad pickled in a spicy, vinegary dressing is fresh and crisp, and Thai iced teas are intensely brewed. In summer months, open windows let in the outside bustle, and the season marks the return of Montien’s signature seasonal dessert of cool mango slices layered over salted sticky rice steeped in coconut milk.Recommended Dishes
Papaya salad, $7.50; sweet sticky rice with mango, $7
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