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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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Tourist trap - don't go!!!!

By FrauKritisch on 5/30/2012

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

I used to be nice. Not anymore! Don't waste your money and time. Food is overpriced and lame. Staff is very arrogant. It's full of tourists (New Yorker wouldn't go there anymore). There are much better restaurants in the Meatpacking District (Buddakan, Morimoto, Standard, ....)

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462 out of 905 people found this review helpful.

Terrible service!! Overpriced!!

By jzanca on 7/14/2012

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

We came to this restaurant for my friends birthday.. The service was awful it took around 45 min just to get a drink and over an hour for food... Ridiculous service charge for a cake we brought in for the birthday girl. A rude woman who wasn't even our waitress came up to our table in front of all of us & said obnoxiously " It's customers like you that make me love my job" We had the gratuity removed in full & called the manager over because we did not receive the service we were expecting... The food was terrible & the prices are outrageous. Never coming here again!! Just lost 10 customers.

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447 out of 891 people found this review helpful.

ONLY A NAME

By eleuteriafree on 6/26/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

THIS PLACE SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE IN THE LIST OF THE MOST "AWFUL WITH A NAME" . THE FOOD IS A DESASTER, SMELLS HORRIBLE AND TASTE WORST AND EVERYBODY HERE FROM THE HOSTESS TO THE MANAGER HAVE ATTITUDE. AND MANAGER, BE MORE PROFESSIONAL . DONT SCREAM AT YOUR EMPLOYEES IN FRONT OF THE ENTIRE RESTAURANT..WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME

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167 out of 315 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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354 out of 704 people found this review helpful.

The Emperor has no Clothes

By Markle on 12/13/2004

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

Kristie Alley apparently did the interior with her discount at Pier 1. You'll recognize the long hanging cloth lights and the flimsy teak partitions. One wall is covered with dead plants under glass. I'm not sure what the decorator intended but they just look depressing and ratty. Be warned, the snacks on the bar are inedible: Horseradish candy coated soy beans - really. You may never be seated because the reservations are ridiculously over-booked. The food flies by covered in brightly colored varnishes that look alarmingly syrupy. The staff is not just rude, they are mean - I mean really mean. General comments are too salty, too sweet or too hot. It's not Vento or Pastis or Bao. Don't bother.

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335 out of 675 people found this review helpful.

Overhyped,overpriced

By lashr1999 on 9/19/2004

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

Reception was pretty rude. Waiter service was ok. Food was ok nothing to brag about. Place filled up with pretentious people waiting to be seen. The only thing that was good was the atmosphere/lounge. Do yourself a favor and try the casarecci at Vento's which is close by. Service at Vento was excellent, staff thanked us for coming. More than I can say for overhyped the Spice market.

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