Best of both worlds...
If you love Jamaican and Asian fusion you'll love this place. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to make it here as often as I would like to but when I do go I'm never disappointed. Even the drinks are meshed with are fuzed with both cultures. Once you've had a dark and stormy with Saki as the base liquor, I doubt you'll ever look at it the same again.
My only 2 issues with Spur Tree are:
1 - the space here is extremely limited. Now that can definitely be a plus with intimacy, but when you are elbow to elbow with the next table you may sway you otherwise.
2 - sometimes it gets a little loud and you have to shout to the person you're sitting right in front of. But the music is amazing!
2/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small restaurant that provides
Small restaurant that provides a friendly and romantic atmosphere. The food was a party for your taste buds. I really enjoyed the time there.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Jamaican Gem in Manhattan!
Great music. Escovitch fish was delicious. Brownie dessert also delicious. Ginger cocktail with sugar cane was excellent.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always great to find a restaurant
Always great to find a restaurant with exceptional food and a great personality. Kudos to Sean and his team for the wonderful service. Great island vibe.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
As a Jamaican, this place always does it for me. It's my third visit and by no means my last. Definetly recommend!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, slow service
We went to the Spur Tree as a big group (10 people) on a Friday evening for a birthday dinner. The food was excellent but the fact that they only had one bar staff meant that we waited over 30 minutes for a round of cocktails once we arrived.
Very good food, better for small groups than large
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Caribbean Dining in NYC!
We had an absolutely wonderful dinner at Spur Tree this weekend! Every dish was delicous and bursting with flavor -- updated versions of Jamaican classics including cocktail size meat patties, a creative preparation of ackee and saltfish and a diverse selection of curries and rotis. The cocktails were also unique and wonderful -- I had the ginger melon mojito, which was absolutely the best cocktail I've had in the past year! The wine list contained several great options at great prices; we loved the Malbec we chose. And finally, the restaurant has an incredibly cool vibe, created by the great music and the very attentive and helpful staff. We will definitely be returning soon!
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great music, but
Limited space for seating.
Went to SpurTree for a friend's birthday. There were 11 of us, and we were seated in the corner of the restaurant. I would have thought that table was meant for a party of 8, rather than 11. For most of the meal, I was elbowing a friend in her face with my left arm. The table got really especially crowded since we had all sorts of appetizers and drinks. It was very difficult to maneuver the dishes on the table.
However, the food was delicious! My date and I shared the ackee and codfish appetizer and for entree we had curry goat and oxtail. The food here is finger licking good. The music was spot on as well. So, despite the tight space, we are definitely coming back for a visit.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've never had Caribbean food but I went here with a Jamaican friend and I absolutely love it. The atmosphere was lively and the DJ was amazing. Had me dancing in my seat. Although, it was a long wait for the food, it was so worth it. The staff is so friendly. I am definitely going back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great restaurant for truly authentic Jamaican food, I would highly suggest making a reservation because seating is limited.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good time
I've been hear several times and each time it gets better and better. Every person I bring here absolutely loves it. Keep doing what cha doing Spur Tree!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I arrived at 7.05p for our 7p reservation and was warmly greeted and promptly seated. Within 20mins of ordering we had our meal and drinks. Service we excellent with a very attentive staff.. I would recommended reservation especially on
a weekend night , space is limited and was quite full by 8pm.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting from overseas and staying in the Lower East Side. First time we arrived, it was quite late but the staff were freindly and let 2 tired people have a table for a drink. We went back for dinner with 2 friends who were local. The food was fresh, tasty, and well put together - just a good amount of spicy. The tables aren't big, it's a small restaurant, and it has energy with a DJ. But good fun and good value for a quality semi casual meal.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spur Tree's food is delicious!
I heard about Spur Tree and wanted to try it for some time now so I went with some friends on a Saturday night. The food was delicious. When it arrived we thought it would not fill us but as soon as you get to the middle of your meal your realize that you might not be able to fit in that dessert that you thought you were going to try. We all had a great time and will be returning soon.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pretty damn awesome!!
In a nut shell.... I really liked it and I would def go back ..
Not the place to go on a weekend if you are in a rush ..
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you have time to just relax and wait for your food, this place is unreal. Go.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Spur Tree Experience
It was one of a kind, Great food, staff, music & environment.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM