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Spice - Upper West Side
435 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024
Upper West Side
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Hours of Operation:
Lunch Everyday : 11:30am - 3:30pm Dinner Sunday - Thursday : 4:00pm - 10:45pm Dinner Friday - Saturday : 4:00pm - 11:30pm
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wine
Corner of 81st Street
Take Train 1 or 2 to 79 th Street.
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This is my favorite Thai food spot
in the neighborhood!"
Dined on 7/29/2014
Nice that you can eat outside. Not
much of a food critic but I did enjoy my mongolian shrimp dish and the place was really busy."
Dined on 7/16/2014
We went here looking for a good
Thai meal but was disappointed. My dish (stir-fry veggies w cashews) was too heavy on the sauce to taste any of the food. My guest's pad Thai lacked flavor. The service and atmosphere were fine."
Dined on 7/9/2014
The Pork Chop is spectacular
whether it was $12 or $22. Large portion and tender with an excellent sauce. My girlfriend got the seafood combo and it was good, too. She managed to finish the whole thing which is rare since usually eats about half the portion. Read some conflicting reviews on the service. I thought it was excellent and the waitress even ran outside after my directionally challenged girlfriend when I pointed out that I could see her walking by the place. I was going to get up to flag her down but before I knew it the server was running out the door to chase her down. She made good menu suggestions, too. It's a little on the small side but that is why you make reservations. Overall, a great place at a great value."
Dined on 7/9/2014
Its a decent location and food on
the UWS. The server respectful and neighborhood casual. Nothing special but very clean and comfortable to dine with your family and friends."
Dined on 6/29/2014
Spice has multiple restaurants
throughout the city. Unfortunately, the quality of their food is inconsistent from location to location. We dined for lunch on a weekday. It was not the best food and service we have experienced among other Spice locations."
Dined on 6/9/2014
This wasn't my first time at
Spice, just this location. My date was finicky & had diet restrictions, but he loved the duck! Tables were tight but we managed to still have conversation without feeling like the people next to us could join in at any second. The chrysanthemum iced tea was a nice sweet change from my usual hot tea and my drunken man noodles did not disappoint. Service was okay, even though towards the end we felt a bit rushed. "
Dined on 5/31/2014
I had the grilled chicken with
papaya salad. Chicken was not as flavorful as I had hoped but coconut rice side was amazing! "Asian Sangria" was watery."
Dined on 5/1/2014
We were looking for someplace new
for us in the neighborhood and we heard about Spice.we were smart to make a reservation on Open Table because the place filled up quickly.the prices are reasonable and the service quick.the food was delicious."
Dined on 3/24/2014
Was heading out for some good Thai
food, and it is exactly what I had hope for. Delicious. Very reasonable prices. 2 drinks, 2 appetizers, and 2 entrees and made it out for around $50. Definitely going back some time soon. The waitress also gave us a $5 off out next visit. Very impressed."
Dined on 3/23/2014
I really liked spice I went there
to celebrate my birthday with a group, they were really good accommodating us and didn't have to wait which was a plus. The staff was nice but we had 3 different servers and couldn't quite keep up with the orders but the food was excellent everybody love it and we had a great time, would most definitely recomend."
Dined on 3/17/2014
Find a different Thai place on the
Upper West Side...food, service and even the tables are lacking. Food was very basic and way over cooked. Our table rocked back and forth. Service was prompt but not helpful or friendly. Low price but low quality."
Dined on 3/8/2014
I had heard about Spice a lot and
finally went to try it. The food was alright, nothing special almost bland. The seating was too crowded and there isn't anywhere for people to wait for a tBle so everyone is kind of on top of each other."
Dined on 2/28/2014
I've been going to Spice for
almost 12 years at their multiple locations. To date, it's still the best Thai food I've ever had."
Dined on 1/26/2014
In my family we all like Spice,
food is really great and service efficient. If it was my restaurant, with such good food, I would maybe make the decor more enticing. Its a bit shabby, chair not that comfortable. But for us and friends we brought with us, every time, all dishes we have ordered so far are delicious!! Our favorite Pad Thais!"
Dined on 1/19/2014
This is truly is a neighborhood
gem -- good food, spiced or mild as you like it, with an emphasis on Thai cuisine. It's surprisingly inexpensive for this high-quality cooking. The flavors are delicious, with excellent noodle dishes in particular."
Dined on 1/7/2014
As a neighborhood Thai restaurant,
Spice is a nice choice. I judge Thai restaurants the first time around by ordering Pad Thai. Theirs was a little too sweet for my taste but my friends' dishes were all met with lots of praise. The salmon dish, being the favorite. I would go back and this time try something different, to give it a better assessment."
Dined on 12/18/2013
Rama dish is my favorite entree!!
So yummy and filling."
Dined on 12/13/2013
Food was very salty. Service was
slow and we had to ask for several things twice. Wrong food came out (ordered shrimp black noodles, but got chicken). Not coming back"
Dined on 11/8/2013
So I showed up for my reservation
and my table was not ready. I tried to explain I had a reservation they did not seem to care and told me to come back later - different day they where full. Did not even try and be acomdating"
Dined on 10/12/2013
I went for lunch with 3 friends
last week. The food was truly terrible and the staff beyond unfriendly. When they made a mistake with one order, they took it away huffing. Any request "(water please?", or "is my food coming?") would only be met with a stern glare. It doesn't help that the terrace is on Amsterdam and traffic noise makes lunch even more unpleasant. I have no idea why this joint is so popular."
Dined on 10/4/2013
I'm a huge fan of this restaurant,
have visited two of their other locations. However, at the Upper West Side location, the service was terrible. When my party of three got there, the restaurant was pretty empty...we sat for 20 minutes before I had to get up and ask for help. The server never came to our table to see how things were and twice I had to get up and order our drinks. I have never ever written a review before, but my experience at this location warranted one..."
Dined on 9/27/2013
I was quite disappointed that
there was no one at the restaurant that could tell me if any items on the menu were gluten free. I understand their caution and can much appreciate it. But even after I urged that it would be ok for my dietary restrictions if it were cooked with the same utensils but most importantly needed to not contain anything - the only food that was offered was steamed chicken or beef. Not even vegetables. If gluten is not you concern, then I hear the food is good and priced well for what you get. My friends tried the glass noodles and while unimpressive thought they were good for the cheap price. While the other one noted that that Hawaiian Pineapple chicken was quite good."
Dined on 8/16/2013
I met a friend here for dinner and
we were rushed through the entire meal. We had barely sat down when a waiter asked to take our order and he proceeded to stand next to our table and wait for us to read the menu rather than coming back in a few minutes. Then, after the food came another waiter came by several times to ask if we were done yet while we were clearly still eating. I could understand if the restaurant had been full and people were waiting to be seated but the place was practically empty and it was nowhere near closing time."
Dined on 8/12/2013
Overall, I like Spice. The
ambience was great at this Upper West Side location. The food is more or less the same as other Spice locations, but the service was much better than other locations around NYC. Good dining at a great price."
Dined on 8/10/2013
The restaurant wasn't too busy as
we ate about 6:30p, the children in the restaurant made it loud but then it quieted down. Overall there was great service. The spare ribs were yummy and a great app. The pad thai was good for 2 people."
Dined on 7/25/2013
Not anything special. The staff
was nice, but the food was eh."
Dined on 6/17/2013
My wife and I had lunch at Spice
today. It was our first in this restaurant. We found the food very good and the price was extremely reasonable. The location is very good as well. Service was quite friendly, a little slow. We will go back."
Dined on 6/14/2013
The food was uniformly good. We
got out of the theater later than expected and called to say we would be late, and they extended the closing of kitchen and bar to accommodate us, which was very nice. We were well served."
Dined on 6/8/2013
I'm not a thai food connoisseur by
any means, but I've never had a bad experience at Spice. Love it for the price and the amount of food you get. Pretty small but there's some outdoor seating if it's a nice day. Great place to have some lunch."
Dined on 5/24/2013
Tried Spice in our neighborhood
and the food was really good! Nice atmosphere and the service was good and helpful. Will go back!"
Dined on 5/18/2013
Service was slow. Brought out the
wrong food to my friend but we didnt complain food was amazing, as always i like the chealsea location much better even though its a smaller space"
Dined on 4/16/2013
Food is delicious!!! Place is
small and crowded but the food and service make it a worthwhile experience."
Dined on 3/24/2013
Crowded and loud. Door opened
constantly for take out made it too cold. They do not have a bar they only serve Mocktails"
Dined on 3/1/2013
Consistent fresh delicious food
with reasonable pricing. Never disappointed. Staff friendly and helpful. Nothing but good things to say."
Dined on 2/27/2013
Spice does not disappoint often
and this was no exception. The specials for lunch were great deals. I didn't care for my original choice of appetizer so they fixed it promptly. The green curry was divine. Was a little chilly as we sat near the door but still intend to go back. Better service than at other locations."
Dined on 1/26/2013
Although I made a reservation, the
restaurant did not actually have any tables reserved and we had to wait. Luckily one table was on their way out, so we probably only waited 5-10 minutes. But isn't the whole point of making a reservation so that you don't have to wait for a table? Other than that, the food was really delicious. And the ambiance was dim, but not dark, and the noise level was just enough so that you didn't feel like you had to whisper or shout. The service was good too, they tried to be as accommodating to me because I still had to wait despite having a reservation."
Dined on 1/25/2013
Th restaurant does not tone down
the Spice. Food is authentic-tasting and delicious."
Dined on 1/23/2013
Service started out lousy. I tried
to mention open table and my reservation and was brushed off. Me and my guest were the only people in the restaurant and it took awhile before someone came to take our order. Overall, we managed to still have a good time and the food was great. I once again mentioned my name and open table and the ladies were a little bit more understanding. Also, on my open table reservation, I mentioned that it was my friend's birthday which was never acknowledged by the restaurant. I don't think I will go back to this particular location."
Dined on 1/11/2013
The food was great, service could
have been better considering my server took my order and hardly ever checked back. I would give it another chance since the food was so good. i wanted to tip more, but due to the lack of attentiveness of the server I had an emergency to tend to so I only left about 18.5% because i couldn't get change."
Dined on 1/6/2013
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