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Spice Market

403 W. 13th St., New York, NY, 10014
at Ninth Ave.
212-675-2322

Avg. Rating

6
Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 8
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

49% would go back.

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hot spicy food and soft atmosphere

By Alex1983 on 11/29/2005

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food is pretty hot spicy but good. What is fun is to take lots of dishes and to share them to be able to taste everything. The food comes to the table as soon as it is done in the kitchen, so sharing the dishes also avoids that people start eating when others are done. The decor is amazing! It is also a nice place to take only a drink. However, it is undeniable that this is a fshionable restaurant more than a gourmet restaurant.

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304 out of 581 people found this review helpful.

Best Restaurant in NYC

By savvylady on 10/22/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is the whole package. Tres Chic, but not pretentious. The wait staff is very knowledgeable, and sweet. The food has flavors that change your palette. The ambiance is so romantic, and relaxing, you could stay for hours. The only downside is you almost have to book to the day a month in advance.

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302 out of 684 people found this review helpful.

worst restaurant ever

By zenden on 10/15/2005

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

Even the cloying sweetness of the food was not enough to cover my bitterness over the rude service, lousy food, horrible and indifferent attitude of the staff, and really mediocre food. I couldn't even recognize what I was eating because of the sticky sweet sauces that ruined every dish. Sorry to say Jean George, but the "Emperor Has No Clothes" here.

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289 out of 574 people found this review helpful.

Overrated

By Rawan on 10/13/2005

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Jean Georges has overstretched himself again. Despite the rave reviews, we were incredibly disappointed. One, the food was mediocre. There was nothing special about the food- just “dressed up” Asian food. The lobster rolls were especially inedible- bland and rubbery- we left them un-eaten. The beef and the pork satay appetizers were tasty- but nothing special that you couldn’t get at any other great Thai or Vietnamese place. My main course- the beef ribs- were just OK. I’d had a similar dish at Django- there was nothing particularly Asian about them and I left half uneaten. The attending noodles were boring too. Overall- just an average meal. Second- our waiter was aweful. He thought we were tourists and treated us dismissively- never once during the meal stopping to check on us, asking about the meal, drinks, etc. When I asked him a question about the portion size of the appetizers, he also answered me with a “non-answer” that was incredibly annoying. The busboys, however, were very attentive.

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204 out of 411 people found this review helpful.

bring tums

By nursenancy on 10/1/2005

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

the spice market is a "hot" and sexy place to go for dinner and/or drinks. Everything on the menu is hot or spicy so those with delicate stomachs or palates be cautious!

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124 out of 253 people found this review helpful.

Exotic

By SandraLee on 9/27/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I found this restaurant to be one of the most exotic restaurants! We had an incredible experience. Every dish was perfect. Yes, one was a little too spicy but somehow the burn left us before the next course. I loved sharing the dishes and being served one at a time so you could savor every flavor. The combination of flavors were very exciting! I will be returning asap with the rest of my family and friends!

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186 out of 393 people found this review helpful.

Absolutely terrible

By Klumsee on 9/20/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

I had been to Spice Market once before and thought it was good. This time I had a completely different experience. We booked a table for 930pm. When we arrived, we were told our table would be ready in a few minutes- we were seated at 10:45pm. There were five 'beautiful'maitre de's that had no idea what they were doing. The food was mediocre. I walked out disatisfied and exhausted. Our main meals came out at 11:45pm!

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191 out of 405 people found this review helpful.

overrated

By tommaso on 9/20/2005

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

food is too hot to be tasty, useless wine list with such food, hot offd only goes with beer, crowded and noisy place

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190 out of 391 people found this review helpful.

World Class Streetfood!!!!

By Bollan on 8/15/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Fantastic decor and ambiance. You just feel the right vibe when entering this place. Tried 4 different appetizers:The spring rolls were just perfect, Mussels like a dream, the fried hot chicken wings just awsome and the Samosas were just spot on!! Great timing between the dishes. Onto the etnrees: Pork Vindaloo was just a explosion of burning flavours, Duck was so refreshing and perfect, Striped bass (if i remember it right) with sweet basil and chili was truly incredible. All in all a top notch place with a world class kitchen and service. Truly impressed!!

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227 out of 421 people found this review helpful.

Not bad...but didn't live up to the hype.

By Boscho on 7/20/2005

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Decor is amazing, and impressed my date from the moment we walked in. However, the food was...another story. Appetizers were less than average, as the Shaved Tuna wasn't that great, nor was the chicken satay or Lobster roll. The Lobster entree was very bland, and that says a lot for a restaurant that really piles on the hot stuff. The Striped Bass was by far the best, but very, very spicy. Overall, the experience wasn't a bad one, but no beautiful people thats for sure, and wasn't that impressed overall.

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