Mon-Thu, noon-4pm and 5pm-11pm; Fri, noon-4pm and 5pm-midnight; Sat, noon-4pm and 5pm-midnight; Sun, noon-4pm and 5pm-11pm
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W at 14th St.-Union Sq.; L at Third Ave.
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Houston St. to 33rd St., FDR Dr. to Sixth Ave.
Thai food in Manhattan has slowly been straying from the spring-roll-curry-noodle formula, and that’s a welcome thing. The best dishes on the menu here are not the curry-style mains, which tend to blend together (kao soi ravioli bears little resemblance to the Northern Thai specialty); instead, creative appetizers like vertically served spring rolls, blended tom kha soup, and pumpkin fries are delicious and cravable. The huge space has an on-purpose industrial-arty vibe, complete with blown-out oversize photographs, foil-wrapped ducts, and exposed brick. There’s a long bar up front and a long communal table in the back, making it good for groups of friends and anyone open to you-never-know-what-might-happen social interaction.Recommended Dishes
Tom kah soup, $10; Chiang Mai fries, $8; authentic pad thai, $12-$18