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
866 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (426)fit for foodies (421)special occasion (387)good for groups (353)romantic (323)vibrant bar scene (218)neighborhood gem (215)late-night find (177)great for outdoor dining (136)great for lunch (129)great for brunch (74)notable wine list (72)scenic view (57)kid-friendly (32)Show More
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was great and surprisingly flavorful with many nuances making every dish a highlight! The waiter was wonderful. Ginger Margerita was surprisingly delicious! thank you made 4 Portuguese ladies very happy and leaving the country with a dire desire to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing taste experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We love coming to Spice Market when we are in NYC. Vivid ambiance, nice music, a lot of people in different ages. We had a fantastic lobster summer roll, red curry duck and grilled chicken with citrus lemongrass dressing that was super good. The best was the spicy Thai slaw. To die for, an explosion of flavors. Perfect balance of hot, sour and sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Catherine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Visited Spice Market two years ago and feel that the food was better then. Good service but no food experience. Ginger margarita was good though
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great evening with great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We all had a fantastic evening and i´ll be back soon. The food is very good, outstanding service and perfect location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic to fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Super hype place, you're feelling Warm and welcome, really nice food, but it is served way to fast...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Loved the Asian Slaw and the Shrimp app. Also the Chicken Samosas and yummy dipping sauce. Loved the fact people can share the dishes and you never know what dish is coming out next.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was fantastic but trying to find my waiter and getting any service was almost impossible. I called the restaurant too also to tell them to surprise my girlfriend for her birthday and they failed miserably. Would never go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went to dinner here on Friday as a group of 4. The food here is excellent! Ambiance is excellent. Awesome experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    disgruntled
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    my wife and i are frequent diners at Spice Market. Although we were disappointed Friday with the starters menue (lobster roll), the drinks were great and the halibut was amazing as usual. I don't understand why the restaurant dropped the Octopus appetizer from their menue - it was our favorite? The service as always was excellen and this time the kitchen was timely with their preparations. Few weeks ago, we were four and had to wait for more than an hour for our meals, we literally ate separately as we were jot served simulteously. We still love the food and will continue to dine at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has gone downhill fast
    MattVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I were regular customers, but we won't be anymore. They recently changed the cocktail menu, for the worse. Service was lousy. Drinks sat empty for long periods of time. One appetizer was forgotten, and the other appetizer (mushroom egg rolls) were terrible. At one point, the server swang by the the table and asked how the mushroom egg rolls were (as they sat there half eaten 15 minutes after they came out of the kitchen). I responded, "Not good." She didn't acknowledge what I said and just kept walking. I have $20 that says this place is out of business by the end of 2015.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    NigelCo2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Was excited to try the restaurant. Cocktails were different & enjoyable. Menu seemed exciting but wee were left unimpressed. Pork buns were super. Lobster summer roll was tasteless except for the excessive use of dill. Pork vindaloo was quite tasty but still lacked heat. Red Curried duck was most disappointing. Dredged in a thick, gooey brown sauce, it lacked finesse & delicacy. A strange aftertaste too. One of the rice dishes topped with a fried egg was strange & disappointing. Maybe we picked the wrong dishes. Staff were attentive & professional. Restaurant has a interesting & vibrant feel. Cuisine needs attention though
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely space
    Echo
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Spice Market brought out that Southeast Asia ambiance very well. The menu was a bit of fusion with some Thai, Malaysian, Japanese, Indian and Chinese influence. The portion was small but delightful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best dining experiences
    FarCJ
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    What a great restaurant! The decoration is beautiful. The food is unique, delicious and very creative. The service is excellent. We took the chef's choice tasting menu and we were very happy with our choice. The portions are very reasonably sized for a tasting menu. The flavours are amazing. I still dream of their salmon tartare! If I ever go back to NY, I will definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic meal
    JocyM
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I split a few dishes with a friend. We got the samosas to start, followed by the duck curry, coconut sticky rice, and broccoli with corn. Everything was amazing. I loved the fact that they weren't afraid to make the food very spicy - and even though it was hot, the dishes were never overpowered by the spice. The service was also excellent - very attentive and quick. I will definitely encourage people to try out this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise above the food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    First and foremost the food was fabulous, I tasted everything brought to the table and enjoyed every bite. Loved the Pork belly buns and the chicken satay especially. My only problem was it was too loud to have a reasonable conversation, but would go there again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Returning customers to spice market
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have been to spice market many times and regularly recommend it to friends or bring visitor. Atmosphere is always great, as is the food. This time the service was disappointing solely due to our waiter (Daniel). He was unfriendly, unenthusiastic and uncaring. We didn't let it ruin our night but we expect better from spice market. Told the hostess on the way out. Really hope this was addressed with the waiter in question, as we we would hate for this place to stop being one of our go-tos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food is great but for the prices and level of establishment, the service was really poor. They took dirty silverware off of our plates and put the dirty knives and forks on the table cloth between courses. The server was not friendly and seemed annoyed that he had to be there. The food is so good though - Particularly the duck curry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A series of unfortunate events!
    Samantha
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our reservation was for 9:45. We arrived on time and waiting almost an hour to be seated, they were behind on time and we were advised on arrival that they were 'just clearing some tables' once seated the table service provided was satisfactory as was the food, however, the birthday girl's meal arrived 20min after the rest of the party & her requested 'white rice' was brown... The restaurant kindly facilitated the serving of the cake we had bought. I can say apart from the late seating, late food arrival of BDG's meal (fish does not take long to prepare), order mistakes, staff throwing away the carrier bag for the cake & the strawberry topping! It was an mediocre evening. I will add that the restaurant decor and ambience is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of the best restaurants in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I love this place and I can confidentially recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unorganised..not worth the wait
    FoodiefatoomVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I had a reservation for 9 30 . Got there at 9 25 was told they were a couple of minutes late and to wait at the bar . The bar was so full there was hardly space to stand - we checked at 9 45 again and were told it would be a "couple of minutes" .. Finally at 10 I had to go up to the hostess again and this time they seated us ..once the menus arrived the server was good and the food was ok .. If you are ok with quite spicy food . Service was fine but would not go back as I prefer restaurants which respect the reservation time . Doubt if they would have accommodated us if we were 30 mins late
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I don't like meatpacking very much but the ambiance and decoration of this restaurant is fantastic. I has a feel of Far East delights, not only culinary but the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spice Market is a must!!!!
    FoodiePilot
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My wife and I attended Spice Market in the middle of the week and it was lively. Parking is a bit hard to find in the Meat Packing District, but other than that it's a restaurant to add to my list. Upon entering we had no issues with the receptionist. Everyone was curtious and friendly, wait staff was knowledgeable with the menu and wine list. Food took a little bit to come out but that's because most if not all are made to order so it's best to get some apps so you don't starve. Food was good, drinks were great... If you like margaritas, try the ginger margarita!!! Overall it was a great evening and we ended the night with a celebrity citing whom was also having dinner at Spice Market.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    greatvibe
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Took my wife to Spice Market for her birthday and I must say she was impressed. The service, atmosphere, and food exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    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 food and ambiance.
    AlyeahS
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I've now visited Spice Market in NYC, London, and Melbourne - each it's own but all provide 100% Re food and ambiance. Good place to grab a bite or drink with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New experiences in food
    JavierMolcas
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Nice to try new flavors and Asiatic food. The degustarion menu was great
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    HfromCalgary
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The atmosphere was great, vibrant yet comfortable. The service was attentive, yet not in your face. The food was delicious, not overpriced. I will be back,and I will recommend it to my friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing..
    Carlos
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Overall we had a very disappointing experience here. At entry we were asked to take place at the bar, where we were forgotten. After 30 minutes and asking again, we were seated. Apparently our waitress had the explicit instruction not to smile during the entire evening. Food was served when ready, not when the party was ready for the next course. Furthermore, the table was too small to hold both the plates and the drinks. The contrast to earlier experience at this restaurant was large, probably we won't come back again.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The full Meatpacking experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Spice Market is trendy with a great vibe. The food, cocktails, and service are all fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Service Sets It Apart
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The pork belly buns were delicious. The 16-oz ribeye was, surprisingly (for an asian restaurant), perfectly cooked and expertly complimented with a sweet, peppery sauce. The music was loungey and upbeat, and the decor and design made being inside relaxing, interesting and special. But what really makes Spice Market a great restaurant is the friendly, courteous service. All the smiles of your neighborhood bistro and personal attention of fine dining with none of the pretense or stuffiness. We paid both our bar tab and our dinner bill with a gift card and it was as seamless as if we'd paid with a credit card. With service like that, Spice Market's other charms shine through, and we'd highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location
    foodie174
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant is amazing. The food is always great no matter what you order and the service is good too. Try the signature drink (ginger margarita), it's amazing!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top class service!
    Stoff
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went for our anniversary and the tasting menu has some interesting, but mainly delicious options. The service was probably the best I've ever had...so attentive! Good ambiance, great setting and perfect for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Bernd
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We got a gift card from a friend, not knowing anything about Spice Market. We were surprised about everything - the ambiance, food, waiters, bar and so on. The restaurant is a little between Arabic and Asian style, very interesting. Although we came at 6pm, after 1/2 hour the restaurant was full packed. Very nice and warm welcome, nice tables with not too much light, sometimes the music was a little loud. We would definitely recommend the restaurant to others and will come back. We had our anniversary, and as a surprise they baked a cake for us and gave it to us as a dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Eatable
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had such a lovely evening at Spice Temple. The staff were approachable and attentive. The food we ordered was delicious and faultless. Spice Temple is also in the best spot, close to an amazing nightlife if you want to party on after dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LLL3
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were a party of 6. The food was great; our original waitress was having a super bad day! We were happy when we had a waiter who jumped in and saved the day. Our water attendant also was stellar! Hope they both get promoted!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    Vincka
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This restaurant is really typic, very nice indoor decor. But we didn't appreciate the method of service, where dishes comes out as they are prepared and have to be shared on the table. Appetizer, drinks and starters were served at the same moment and it was unpleasant. Food was good, but too much coriander for us... We especially recommend this restaurant as it is very nice and very warm ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    BEAST
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Service is fantastic and friendly, and the food is great. Lobster and halibut were wonderful. Very nice decor. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Food, Uneven Service
    MontclairVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food and cocktails were terrific as always. However we hit a significant snag with the service - our "front" server was fine, but drinks came out one at a time rather than both together, which set the stage for dinner being poorly timed and ineptly served. That was unpleasant and disappointing, especially since the service here is generally quite good and the method of service - dishes come out as they are prepared and are shared by table - is a pleasant way to dine. We waited close to 1/2 hour for our first and then four additional dishes came in rapid succession: completely overwhelming. Even worse, they started clearing dishes that we not yet had a chance to use.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelming
    Nick
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My girlfriend had been here a couple of times before with her girlfriends and she thought it was really good so when we were looking for a lunch spot in the Meatpacking district we decided to give Spice Market a try. The decor and service were really good. Our waitress answered all our questions and even went to ask the chef about a particular dish for us. We ordered from the lunch prix fixed menu and the food was really underwhelming. I started off with the spicy tuna tartar and there really was no flavour. For the main course I chose the Spicy pork fried rice and it was exactly that...it's pretty hard to screw up fried rice and atleast they didn't do that. The dessert was a passion fruit-banana sorbet and that was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy asian fusion
    SwedishFoodJunkie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great location and venue, superb food, especially the porkbuns and the durade. Cocktails ok, my fiance ordered a Manhattan that was served shaken and not stirred and with eggwhite, he sent it out. The second one was better. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent SE Asian fare
    Farnsworth
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great food & service, notable for its South-Eastern Asian fare. Beautiful old industrial building
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.