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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"

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49% would go back.

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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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46 out of 95 people found this review helpful.

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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54 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed...

By ronchakravarti on 1/1/2012

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

We ordered the Spice Market tasting menu...as we had on our visit a year ago. Unlike our last foray, it was simply disappointing, at a tab of $48 per person (ex-drinks, tax, service). *Starters: The lobster in the summer roll wasn't very fresh. The shaved tuna was tasteless, although in a nice broth redolent of coconut, chilli oil, and lemon grass. The samosas, of densely minced meat in paper-thin filo pastry were very good. The beef rolls were fine...little to recommend them. *Main courses: The ginger fried rice was excellent. The cod was good, with the malay-style sauce really bringing it together. The chicken (breast) was overcooked and dry, although my companions liked the kumquat-based sauce. *Dessert: The choc fudge with banana and popcorn was delicious; the thai style fruit dessert was authentic if not, as usual, to our taste - one might have expected a more interesting take on it. * The service was unimpressive. No mistakes, but nothing special about it. Each course was brought by a separate server, without apparent oversight by our waiter. Our waiter did come around three times (after the initial order) to check drinks, but only asked about the food once - right after the first two appetizers. *Drinks (not, of course, in the menu price): at least one of the cocktails ordered - the cucumber martini - was watered down. * All in all: unimpressive food for the price and unimpressive service. Still like the decor - but that won't be enough to draw us back ever again.

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69 out of 132 people found this review helpful.

Soulless Theme Restaurant

By BrooklynBridger on 12/16/2011

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

Sorry, this restaurant does not belong on the culinary map in New York. Just had lunch here and it struck me as fitting comfortably in the second tier of Las Vegas eateries, suitable for spendy tourists and conference attendees. The food is sporadically tasty, but they get the details wrong and the staff has attitude they in no way earn. Spice market is the undead remnant of the last restaurant boom; if you are looking for someplace with a soul, keep looking.

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78 out of 147 people found this review helpful.

wonderful!

By evand on 12/20/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went here for my mothers big 6-0 birthday 3 years ago and it was fabulous! all 8 of us loved it! We ordered almost half the menu lol!

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95 out of 187 people found this review helpful.

SPICE MARKET

By restaurantfairy on 10/30/2010

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

Take a trip to Southeast Asia by eating at Jean-George Vongerichten’s Spice Market. The cuisine here  is inspired by regional street food combined with Vongerichten’s distinctive touch. The interiors are resplendent and definitely make you feel like you are in some exotic locale of Asia. There are decorative pagodas and arches that adorn the enormous space and a grand staircase that leads to the hopping bar area downstairs. All of this makes for a really great spot to hang out at where one is stylishly served by waiters and scantily clad waitresses, dressed in bright orange hues. The food is interesting. It’s quite a treat to be able to order up an appetizer from Thailand, a main course from Vietnam and  dessert from India, all with a Vongerichten twist on it. For pictures and more food details click on this link: http://therestaurantfairy.com/2010/04/02/spice-market/

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99 out of 201 people found this review helpful.

Good Appetizers & Rude Hostesses

By BklynMe on 7/20/2010

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been several times. I love the look of the place, but it is very dark, hard to read the menu in some spots. Service is sporadic; some nights they are attentive and others, less than. The Hostess is always filled with Faux NY attitude. Very annoying. Ok now for the food: in general the entrees are fair to midline. But the appetizers and side dishes are mostly amazing. The Peekytoe crab dumplings, Salmon Tartar( has an underlying effervescence that is so different and yummy!) , and the mussels are my favorites. Their ginger rice will improve any entrée; even one of their own. Overall, it’s New York there are better restaurants. But that Salmon Tartar,....

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117 out of 216 people found this review helpful.

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!

By brathole on 5/26/2010

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

Loved the food, the service, everything!!!!!!!!! :) Thank you!!!

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123 out of 225 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed

By mc6206 on 4/19/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I had read about the spice market and was very curious. I expected food stalls with many different variations of food. Instead, it is a very nicely decorated posh restaurant and one has high expectations regarding uniqueness and quality of food. Servicing is exquisite but then in the end the food itself was very disappointing. While served with a lot of aplomb the actual food is not really exciting and one gets better and tastier food in any food stall in a real Thai market or street. I got a steak for USD35 and had to return it because it was burned to charcoal!! on the exterior. Even the second run was not exceptional and the sauce served with it (made of Koriander leaves) was really nothing special.

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136 out of 250 people found this review helpful.

ATTITUDE!

By buddyboy on 3/12/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

Hostess was a HORROR! She didn't even greet us with a hello or welcome at the door. just stood there with a what do you want attitude while yacking it up with another host. never going back. food sucks too. if you like over priced food that comes out whenever they care to bring it, fake trendy, attitude from high school chicks with bikini-brains, and lot of noise...go here!

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