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Spice - Union Square
Spice - Union Square

Spice - Union Square Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.spicethainyc.com/spice/home/index.html#
  • Phone: (212) 982-3758
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 11:30pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 12:30am
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant directly with any questions pertaining to catering or private events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University Place
  • Public Transit: 4, 5, 6, N, R, W, Q train to 14th Street Union Sq. Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Spice - Union Square
Two floors, with two characteristics. The new Spice is more stylish and yet holds an appealing sophisticated feel. Now with a full bar, guests can enjoy our varieties of cocktails, imported beers, and liquors. The music played is composed by an acclaimed DJ from Thailand which is sure to brighten your mood. With the same great affordable Thai food and friendly service that made us beloved on University with our new space we can accommodate all guests that seek an exciting dining-out experience with a high class atmosphere. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerThai
Diner Reviews
  • "Great as usual! Such a lovely place to go for lunch with their specials that run ALL week! Also rhe very handy location (Union square) make it so easy to access !"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Lots of food at a reasonable price. Good choices for both adventurous and cautious palates."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My husband and I made a reservation for dinner here about 2 hrs prior and were accommodated on time! Food was good, priced right and service was very good. I would go here again if I was in the neighborhood looking for a place to eat!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The worst thing about this place is that the noise level is way too loud. I also hated seating on top of everyone. The chairs were terribly uncomfortable as well. The food was very good but don't order wine here - they serve bad, spoiled red wine and instead of opening a new bottle when we complained, they tried to get us to order a different kind."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I had a lovely experience at Spice. The food was reasonably priced (9 dollars for entree AND appetizer - as it was the lunch deal). It's quite similar to other Thai restaurants deal but the place is also really cute - it's very much the design rather than traditional. I went with a Thai friend and he said the food was a little bit modified compared to what one can get in Thailand (because of the types of products etc.) but it was very nice still . I would definitely recommend Spice to anyone :) because it's cheap and the atmosphere is nice."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We dined here with a baby. Probably not the best idea, I'll give them that, but the restaurant was hot and it was difficult to get the attention of the staff (despite how small it was!). Also, no changing table in the bathroom. I love Spice in NYC, but won't be going back to this location."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This used to be my fave Thai in ny when I lived here ten years ago so I came in for lunch when visiting last week. The lunch special is still a great deal though my chicken and pineapple dish was mostly onions and ginger--there was very little chicken. The salad was good and sticky rice delicious. Good, inexpensive option with a nice space and good service."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food is excellent at this restaurant, once the hostess lets you sit down. I had a reservation for 7 pm for 2 people, and my date was late because of a last minute work assignment. I asked the hostess if I could sit and order drinks while I waited. She said no and said to order drinks at the bar. At that time, there were at least three open two-top tables. She made me wait for over 40 minutes, though there was always at least one table open for 2 people. When I asked again if I could sit and order drinks, she told me I could only sit if I ordered my meal. I told her I needed to wait for my date and she turned away. Once my date arrived, I told him what happened and he asked the waiter if that was the policy. The waiter said no."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Food was amazing! Decent portion, great flavors! Great decorations, music, and ambience. Hosts were nice. The only complaint I have is the tables are small and they put tables close to each other. Two plates takes up the whole table. I wouldnt recommend it for large groups (10+ people). Will go again for the food!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were there on May 9th and ordered Martinis and dinner. The 2 drinks we ordered were totally watered down. I don't expect for the first drink at $9.00 a piece. It was very disappointing and we won't go back if that's the way they work the bar there."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Nothing particularly special about this location- just great Thai food, reasonable prices, and good service."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was amazing! The ambiance could have been better and my server only took my order and brought me the check (without asking if I wanted dessert or was finished for the evening). Additionally, she "accidentally" charged me 18% gratuity, despite the fact that there were only two of us (thankfully I noticed prior to paying). With that being said, I have been to this Spice on many ovations and have always thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I have always had great, attentive, and friendly servers and I usually go at night when the staff have lit candles, improving the ambiance and giving the restaurant a romantic feel. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I was disappointed in the ambiance of Spice. We dined at the Union Square location and were seated upstairs where the cushions were worn and sad looking. The food was ok but not outstanding."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The person that sat us down was very rude but our waiter was attentive and excellent"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Spice was perfect for a couple of drinks if you are in the Union Square area. The space is tight even though on two floors. The furniture is cheap/plastic and to be honest, the food was average. The service was slow as we sat for a full 10 minutes before anyone said hello. I was there on a Thursday on a rare warm NYC night and the energy was upbeat. I wouldn't break my neck to eat there again but I might stop by the bar for a drink."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I love Spice!! Their food never disappoints. It's always on point. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I.had.a.great time as i.usually do. Every new dish i try - i make it a habit to try something different everytime- is delish ! i love coming with friends and afterwards the location allows me.to bar hop all over the place !"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Though I really like this restaurant and I understand that it's very busy, it's frustrating to make a reservation and then not get your table for weird caveats. I understand not seating the table until everyone is there but if you're holding the table, that shouldn't be a problem, regardless of whether everyone orders their meals immediately. Also, since we were a party of 7, we were going to be seated on the roof, however since one of us was in the bathroom (in the restaurant), we lost that table because we all had to get into the elevator to the rooftop at the same time. Very odd policies that would perhaps be less confusing if were made known at the time of making the reservation."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food is always good which is probably why the place was so packed but it was almost uncomfortably so. The staff handled it well though and somehow, even though the music was audible, it wasn't overwhelming."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We went here on a Friday night with a group of friends. We absolutely loved the food and the prices and will be going back for sure!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I made reservations through OpenTable, I arrived a little before my reservation and was seated immediately! This is amazing considering the crowd this restaurant attracts on a friday/saturday night. Service was prompt and courteous. I love dining here and will recommend Spice Union Square to anyone who loves good food at a great price."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I went to Spice with a small group on Saturday night after an outing. We were seated in about five minutes (had a reservation), but then waited a long time for a waiter. We wanted to talk about what we had done that day, but it was so loud we could hardly hear each other without shouting. The food was not bad at all (I enjoyed the crispy duck), and it wasn't crazily overpriced, so I'd recommend it for reasonably inexpensive, enjoyable food in a pinch. I made the reservation that morning, so I was glad to have a viable option on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Seating was very tight, kinda felt like the waiter was sitting on my shoulder to take the dinner order of the diners next to us. Too dark to read the menu and I thought it was just my eye sight but when the other diners across from us took up their phone to use the flash light to read the check, I was confirmed. Music was so loud I felt like we were at a lounge instead how having a quant dinner and pleasant conversation"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This is more of a high school cafeteria. Food was 'spicy' so technically warm, but not to touch. Everything had the same sauce . The only difference was in quantity. The quality of the mets was very questionable and I am not surely dog would have been impressed. Very disappointing will never return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Dined at Spice-Union Square on Saturday. The scene was hopping and the food was delicious. Amazingly, using open table, we were seated right away during a very busy time frame around 7:30. The wait staff was very accommodating and service was quite speedy. Delicious and unique pad thai with shrimp. Can definitely recommend."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I love coming to Spice. The food is always great no matter what I try there. You get quick efficient service and overall pleasant experience. The wait can be long so make reservervations or get there early!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "First - the hostess was unbelievably rude! I was shocked. In this day of social media and the internet - all businesses have to be on their best behavior. The food was not up to par for a SPICE restaurant. The Chelesa location is far superior to this one. The food tasted like it came off a buffet and they just put it on the plate for you. It was very embarassing having a business lunch there - I thought it would be like the other Spice locations."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "In a city with endless options for good eating, no need to eat here. Food is unremarkable. Very noisy (not energetic, as suggested by the online rating system)."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great place for a girls night out or date night... Lots of shareable items moderately priced. Great mojitos!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great as always. I made reservations online in advance and unfortunately my party and I had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. The waiter was kind enough and gave us an option to order while waiting. Very nice but remove the option to reserve if Spice is unable to hold tables for their guest. It was pretty embarrassing for us."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Great place for average thai food. I am half thai and know how dishes should be made. Had spring rolls as an appetizer. There was way too much sauce on the rolls and on the plate. Sauce wasn't that good and it over powered the taste. Would not get that again. Also had the panang curry. Sauce was too thick but it was decent. Service was good and would go back if I am in the area but would choose another thai spot like Pam's Real Thai Food if I had the choice."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 10. 8 of us showed up and I let the hostess know that the remaining 2 we're running late. They refused to seat us until our whole party showed up. Very disappointing . When we finally got seated upstairs, we sat at the table for a whole 15 mins and no waitress came over to even ask us if we wanted water. I had to physically get up and ask the lady on her phone at the booth if she was our waitress. And of course she was! Even though they messed up our orders a couple times the food was delicious and the ambiance on the rooftop level was really nice. Those are the only good things about this place! Not as happy as I thought I would be."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I Had A Wonderful time at spice. It was my friends first time being there and they loved the food. The service wasn't so good. My waiter was great but the busboys and food runners were very rude. I mean I go to Spice a lot and this is t the first time I've had horrible service. But this was just my braking point. And I had wrote in the special request bar that it was my friends birthday and I didn't get any type of warning if there was going to be something special or not. I brought my own cake and no one even asked me if I wanted anything special for him. I mean I will always go back for the food but most likely take it to go."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I brought a group of friends, 9 in total, to celebrate a birthday over lunch. They sat us right next to the kitchen and placed one of our seats right in front of the entryway blocking access to the kitchen. One person had to move their seat to the other end of the table. Food was not very tasty and server never checked on us to see if we needed other items. It was far from being a good birthday celebration and I had to apologize. Thank goodness our company was good. Disappointing. I'll stick with the midtown spice next time."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "My wife and I will not be retuning, the experiences and reviews were not reflective of the restaurant."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Loved the food & drinks (I had the chicken pad thai and strawberry margarita-- both were delicious), but the place was incredibly jam packed and we were RUSHED by the wait staff. Granted it was a Friday night, but definitely not a place I'd choose to go back to again for dinner-- it was just painfully clear that the wait staff just wanted us to eat and get out. They literally stood a foot from us and pointed at our table for several minutes. When we got up to leave, they came over and started taking our chairs (to set up for a large party) while we were still standing there putting our coats on. Not a favorable experience."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 8:30 and were not seated until after 8:50. After being seated, our waitress took nearly 10 minutes to acknowledge us. We ordered wine for the table and our waitress did not bring it until our food arrived. Our food was also cold. Would not recommend."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This restaurant would not honor our open table reservation because it was made on the same day."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "First time dining at the Union Square location and it will be the last. Food was disguisting- fried duck was burned to a crisp, salad was drenched in dressing. Service was the absolute worse!!! After sending our food back and waiting on drinks the waitress asked us how much longer we were going to be b/c other people were waiting to be seated. Ummm we are waiting on our food Miss. I don't know how much longer we will be how about you ask your chef and don't rush your guest (how rude). I will never step a foot in this place again. Go to the one on the UWS stay away from union square location!!!!!!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The walnut shrimp was delicious. Also, I had the cuff puffs which were great. I always get the chicken pad thai"
    Dined on 1/8/2014