403 W. 13th St., New York, NY, 10014
at Ninth Ave.
By DanaStanley on 4/7/2009
Even though I don't consider myself a "foodie", I still know what tastes good. My husband and I had dinner at the Spice Market on a last minute trip to NYC and we were both pleasantly surprised. The decor is exactly our taste and style, so we went nuts for it. We ordered the Chicken Samosas, the Avocado Salad (with radishes and chinese onion rings, wow) and the Vietnamese Chicken. If you decide to eat here, you have to order 1 of those! Everything was served fast, friendly, and family-style. The prices weren't ridiculous and were expected for dinner in the city. Its silly, but I even loved the waiters' uniforms. I love this place!
By brathole on 5/26/2010
Loved the food, the service, everything!!!!!!!!! :) Thank you!!!
By ahim1 on 2/2/2008
I've been to Spice Market twice, and loved it both times. the menu is fun and interesting, with a lot of different things going on, it's almost hard to choose. Be prepared to share a few appetizers with whomever you're with, in order to get the full effect. It's a funny restaurant, because it's huge, like the size of a warehouse, and from the outside doesn't look all that exciting. But nevertheless, totally worthwhile and I definitely would go again. service was excellent; we weren't rushed, there were no mishaps, and the food came out evenly and surprisingly without much of a wait, considering both times i was there it was on the weekend. (ps, if you're going on a weekend night, make reservations.) i would recommend the samosas, spicy noodles, chicken skewers, pork vindaloo, and whatever the beef appetizer is (dont remember the name). totally check it out.
By gwenluam on 10/8/2007
What a beautiful space- the staff seemed to be helpful very nice considering this is New York where being an asshole is okay!! I love the food my favorites were the fried chicken wings and black pepper shrimp - left quite an impression the Grey Goose gimlet I had was perfect I typically have it made with Belvedere but it was okay- change is good right?! Anyway I loved it! On my next trip I will be back!!!
By savvylady on 10/22/2005
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.
By SandraLee on 9/27/2005
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!
By Bollan on 8/15/2005
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!!
By michaels13 on 5/24/2005
Drinks are amazing and creative, with ginger margaritas and specialty mojitos, with blood oranges. While the drinks are a little pricy I found the food very reasonable and incredible. Highly recommend the bbq skate, halibut, ginger fried rice, and grilled chicken with kumquats, the soups were also terrific (chicken soup in coconut broth). Overall it is a scene, but one where they manage to maintain the pretentiousness even with an overwhelmingly attractive staff and bar patrons.
By brandt on 8/11/2004
you step into another world.......something to take in wherever you walk or look.....no detail overlooked from the staff, to the way I watched how a table was set, to every design element, no matter where you looked. it takes you in instantly and envelopes you............we had several appetizers including shaved tuna with thin slices of Asian pears in a cool sauce, the mushroom eggrolls in a distinctive green sauce (all of the sauces were distinctive...a touch a spice, a hint of sweet.all unto themselves and the selections they were served with.......none overwhelming the others)........and a portion of chicken in a warm peanut sauce presented on a mini-mini grill with a hot stone to keep it warm.........perhaps first among equals of the really great New York spots
By vincedeparis on 8/7/2004
very pleasant décor and taste