Spice Market
Spice Market

Spice Market

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://spicemarketnewyork.com/
  • Phone: 2126752322
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH: Daily 11:30am - 5:30pm DINNER:Sunday - Wednesday; 5:30pm - 12am, Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm - 1am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southeast Asian
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Did you know we have 7 Semi Private & Private Alcove Rooms?

    For more information call 646-747-8380.
  • Special Events: For parties larger than 10 guests or to inquire about private party functions, please contact Anne Couvreux at 646-747-8380 or acouvreux@spicemarketnewyork.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Avenue
  • Public Transit: A,C,E,L train to 8th Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Spice Market
Jean-George's Spice Market features cuisine inspired from the street food of South Eastern Asia. The exotic design and atmosphere transport guests to a far away location and make for a special dining experience.

Spice Market Menus available at www.spicemarketnewyork.com/menus.php

Spice Market is available for large parties and private functions.
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Spice Market reviews from OpenTable diners
898 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (441)hot spot (440)special occasion (379)good for groups (368)romantic (309)neighborhood gem (214)vibrant bar scene (210)late-night find (182)great for outdoor dining (133)great for lunch (127)notable wine list (63)great for brunch (58)scenic view (47)kid-friendly (25)Show More
  • rethink the wines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    we choose a menu with wine pairing, the food was good (not terrific but good) but the wines were undrinkable, a real shame
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It Lost its mojo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We tried the chef's tasting menu and from the eight dishes only one was really good, five were ok and two were bad. Nothing memorable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Authentic Vietnamese/Thai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We has the lobster summer rolls, cauliflower dumplings, crab noodles, crispy pork belly and red duck curry. Starters and noodles were ok and we enjoyed the crab noodles the best. The crispy pork belly was chewy and pork fat was liquidy. Red duck curry had none of the usual fragrant aromas expected in Thai cooking. The first taste was a mouthful of salt followed by a weird burning on the front of the tongue. Inedible. We would highly recommend the ginger margarita .... And plenty of them. We were not asked the customary 'is everything ok' and the wait staff did not question why our food was virtually untouched. We commented to the staff about our red duck curry and there was no interest in our poor experience. We left underwhelmed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where's the Spice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Honestly we had heard great reviews of the restaurant and wanted to try it out. We specifically waited until our last night in NYC cause we were expecting something off the charts. Although we felt the portions were generous, everything seemed to lack flavor! We said we liked HOT / Spicy dishes and were recommended a few but what we got lacked any heat at all. The setting Yes is beautiful, didn't live up to its name!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still great spot
    tesssVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    excellent service. Very good food and decor. Not my first time there and each time i have a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pleasant place
    paschoalr
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The lobster had no spice at all. Service was real slow, specially on beverages. The dessert were great, so as the crisp pork belly. Too dark ambience to even read the menu.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud music disrupted entire evening
    dineoutlessandless
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had reservations for 5:30pm. Even at that early dining hour the music was pumping loudly as if we were in a disco. The mix on the music had the base levels set way too high. We weren't even able to hear our waitress go over the specials for the evening. We requested the music be turned down and they did not accommodate us. Awful. Fantastic food, gorgeous restaurant that management is treating like a disco. We've been to this restaurant 6 times and this sound problem will keep us away for good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A cool restaurant, with a great ambience. The service was exceptional as was the food. Recommend the Brussels Sprouts side-the honey and lemongrass combination amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    once you enter spice market, u know that u are in New York. the food is great, but i was disappointed from the main dish with the green curry. i hardly ate anything, and the waiter did not ask what is wrong, just took it away...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, little bit pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The restaurant looks lovely, the food is really great and it's quite an experience to eat here. There's just one thing on the downside: the portions are small, especially when you compare it with the price you pay for it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MrBW
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Spice Market has quickly become one of my favourite restaurants in nyc. I've been there 3 times now, and the quality of food and service remains consistently excellent. I recommend the black pepper shrimp, the chucken satay as well as the duck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kobe
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    A vast space, some of it quite lovely, with what feels like an army of servers bringing forth gigantic plates of food. Most of it was good and some very good, although too many fried items appear on the menu, to the exclusion of fresh items. But no wonder. It feels like an industrial operation churning out hundreds of meals each evening. Still, I can't complain about the location or the vibe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • absolutely fab
    Saamari
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    love fusion kitchen -- and spice market does it really well. Great expreince -- even the two teenagers loved it. This is must do
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food taste
    John222VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Worst restaurant in new york!!! I had the worst food ever! Just spicy with no taste
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic
    fre63d
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    one of the places where you know ecerything will be fine. Small changes in the menu, ecerything best quality
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, vibrant bar scene
    LynellVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    As always, the food never disappoints at Spice Market
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YumYum
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    great food but sooo noisy could not here my table partner until we moved downstairs ; tables verry close to ea other. All else great .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will never come back
    Juliana
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I really regret going to spice market. The service was terrible! I had to ask for chips twice, then my husbands order came several minutes before mine. He kept waiting for my order to come and then had a cold meal. The food was not that great either. Don't waste your time there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Remarkable
    Professor
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Spice Market is my favorite restaurant in the city--my husband's also. The food is fresh, creatively prepared, and singular--no other restaurant has these flavors. I will go back there as long as it exists. I introduced my daughter to this restaurant. She introduced her friends, and so it goes. It's hard to get a reservation, but worth the aggravation. The food is well-timed so that you don't feel rushed or waiting too long for a course. A good meal should last two hours and if you do an appetizer, main, and dessert, those two hours go by very quickly. Almost perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Restaurant
    NewYorkGirls
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Spice Market has been recommended to us and it was the best we could have done at our last Night in New York. We will Return to Spice Market when we will Visit New York again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • livetoeat
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    While they do take reservations, it's amazing that they knew where to find us when our table was ready. Although, we stuck really close to the host station. It's a little chaotic. The music was a bit loud. Glad we were seated downstairs; the music was less of an assault to the ears. The food was great, although they placed a emphasis on the food being meant to share, but that really depends on what you order. The portion size for some items was too small to share. Service was very good as well. Although, we inidcated when we made the reservation that it was a wedding anniversary. They never acknowledged it; not even a happy anniversary from the server. That was disappointing. Definitely would go again, but not for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant, not perfect.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. Has a great vibrant scene. Hostess and bar staff were lovely. The table service was a little odd. Firstly, the waitress almost insisted we share everything, which works great for some dishes. It REALLY doesn't work for others. Weirdest of all was the bus staff. They seemed OBSESSED with clearing things. Like, taking things out of our hands before we finished them. Three times we had to tell them we weren't finished with something. It seemed like the kitchen was short on dishes and they were desperate to get them back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthdayparty
    Hans
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were lucky that we were seated with 6 people in a little kind of private cave. I felt like being in Marrakech. Super nice staff, delicious food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    foodie4lyfe
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Perfect date night spot. Amazing food, great drinks, and amazing ambience. They played lounge-type music which was the perfect accompaniment to the beautiful decor. DEFINITELY A GO TO SPOT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    New place on my list, places i have to visit again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Has it all!
    VCB89VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I could not get over how amazing this restaurant was. As soon as you walk in, you feel like you're in a new country. Everything is beautiful and spectacular. The food is so delicious. Every plate has a particular Asian spice in it. One of my favorite restaurants to date. I had the tasting menu, and the only complaint I have is that the food came to the table too fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • incredible!!
    ACupVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The beef satay, shrimp cakes and red snapper were the best I've ever had .... And I've travelled the world over. I highly recommend this as one of the best restaurants in the world .... A must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Ambiance
    CMaxxVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had been to Spice Market twice before, but I really wanted my friends to experience it. So we went for one of the friends' birthday. We had a wonderful time! The food was exceptional--not one dish was iffy. All four of us had at least one dish or sauce or garnish that we raved about. The Spicy Chicken Samosas were the bomb as were the fried chicken wings--but ask for the sauce on the side. It is REALLY hot (and I can handle heat). Char grilled chicken, passion fruit sangria, ginger fried rice, I could go on. All top notch. Oh, everything is served family style - big portions enough to share, so don't over order like we did. Wayyy too much food in the end but soooo good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Fantastic food choices on brunch menu.... I highly reco the waffles with coconut !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arnie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The service was fine and the prices fair. Can't say we enjoyed the food.The restaurant is very dark and no one offered reading lights for the menu. Very poor judgement insofar as management. Not sure what our food looked like.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Ambience
    shiumaieats
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I was first struck by the interior of the Southeast Asian "palace" with a twisting stairway leading into the 'underground' level of the double height restaurant - mosaic tile columns, delicate netted lamps ceiling lamps and wood carvings. I would recommend going with a group of 5-6 in order to get a seating by the sofas or at a long table for tapas style. The portions were disappointingly small. The red duck curry (amazing by the way) - pot of curry sauce and a half bowl of rice. The waitress was patient with our order. I would go back for the $25 3-course lunch special and see what the day time ambiance is like then!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Timber50
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Loved our experience. Best waitress. Our dessert was burned...she was ON IT. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too dark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I would add the possibility for people to choose dinning in a less dark tables.i would add a section of lighter tables.it was very hard reading the menu and hard eating it with just one small candle. Besides that the food is more than excellent
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food
    Yummers
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Spice Market was absolutely delicious. Love the area, loved the decor but most of all loved the food. Our waiter was not the best nor did he check on us very often but the food and drinks were so good we really didn't care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    MikeW
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Loved the bar and the food was incredible. Service was good and nice to look at:)
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food - poor service
    JRsquared
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We were two couples. Ordered bellinis (cocktails), individual main dishes and red wine (bottle) simultaneously. After 15-20 minutes, we got the bellinis. 1 minute later my wife and I got our main dish - but no red wine. Our friends got their main dish 20 minutes after we got ours. After asking, we finally got the red wine. Everyone enjoyed the food, but much was spoilt due to the lousy service. The restaurant interior was exquisite and the atmosphere was very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gavelingourmet
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Loud! Everyone seems to be yelling at one another to be heard over the boom box.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    FoodieFac13
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Amazing cocktails and delicious food. If you love spicy Asian food you will love the spice market
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting colleagues
    nycnoms
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I took several visiting colleagues from outside the US to Spice Market; we sat in the lower level back section for groups, which was perfect to enjoy the ambience while being able to have a more intimate setting. We did the tasting menu with wine pairing which was perfect--great food, great wine, perhaps too much food at the end of the day, which is a good problem to have! Loved this place truly, will be going back for sure and recommending to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun dinner at Spice Market
    ASGdiner
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Spice Market has been around long enough for it to no longer be the crazy scene it once was. It continues to offer unusual and really tasty Asian foods from a variety of ethnic cultures, all of which are different enough from standard Chinese, Thai and Indian restaurant choices to make the visit memorable. The restaurant is big, and with music and people it was pretty loud. Service was prompt but never rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic