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Spice - Chelsea

102 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (119)
  • Fit for Foodies (96)
  • Good for Groups (95)

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Spice - Chelsea is a multi-level Thai restaurant in one of New York City's hippest neighborhoods. With a bright and inviting atmosphere and modern décor, it's the perfect evening hangout. Stop in with friends, family or co-workers and enjoy authentic Thai cuisine and a drink from the fully stocked bar.

Spice serves up all the best authentic Thai classics and inventive modern desserts. From fried rice to noodles and everything in-between, if it's Thai food you're looking for, you can be sure to find it here. Desserts include favorites like the warmed Thai taro bread pudding and sticky rice parfait. Pair your food with a delicious drink from the extensive drink menu. Since 1997, Spice has been voted the number one Thai restaurant in New York City and it's easy to see (and taste) why.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:45pm,
Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 620-4585
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Jae
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Cross street
Corner 22nd Street
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Parking details
C&E Train to 23rd Street - MTA
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine
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3.8  based on all time ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Greatdate (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 7, 2015

I hosted my girlfriends birthday here and the staff was resilient. They were attentive and very caring about my event!

vipneenee (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 5, 2015

We were searching for a restaurant near a local playhouse and chose Spice as it was a few blocks away and we like Thai food. We were very pleased with our choice. Our appetizers were good and fresh. The apps and a mango cocktail were great starters for our dinners. I love duck but very seldom find it on a menu. I ordered it here and it was delish--crisp and juicy. Our other choices featuring shrimp and chicken were equally delicious and the portions were generous and came with rice--either white or brown--your choice. We liked the decor-- lighting was low, seating comfortable and not crowded, modern, pretty color scheme. Our waitperson was friendly and courteous.
There is a nice ambiance here and you don't feel rushed, Service is unhurried so leave a little extra time. The food's worth it.

GuguCT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 2015

The entire experience was wonderful. The staff was courteous and very attentive. We are definitely adding Spice to our favs list of eateries.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 3, 2015

Spice has a great variety of curries, rice and noodle dishes. The veggies are fresh and the portions are huge. Definitely a good place to share dishes. The prices are very reasonable, too.

Maui (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 1, 2015

Great food! Environment was a little loud for my liking.

vipilesina (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 23, 2015

Your typical spice experience- you will get great thai food for a decent price & fairly quick service. Drinks are well made. Ambiance is cozy, with modern tho minimal decor. You can never go wrong with any spice location. I have dined here at least twice before, and would return. I have been to the UES location hundreds of times for both take out & dine in, and would continue to do so.

Penny (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2015

Went with a friend. Dark and hard to see the menu, but besides that, a predictable Thai food experience. Service was extremely attentive, filling up water, even took back a too spicy dish to make it more mild. Tasty food.

Veronica (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2015

This is my go-to spot when I'm not up for cooking. Great thai food, lovely atmosphere, nice eclectic mix of patron. The food never disappoint. Prices are great and I'm always pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive my evening has been. Long live the Three Flavor Salmon dish! I recommend this spot. It's a neighborhood gem.

vipNYCSavvyG (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2015

Spice has a nice ambiance and the hostess greeted my boyfriend and I right away and seated us. We ordered the martini shrimp and ribs for appetizers. Ribs were better than expected and shrimp was average. For my main course I ordered Pad Thai with chicken which was excellent if you prefer Pad Thai with a sweet peanut sauce. And my Thai ice tea with milk was good. I did have to ask the waiter for another drink since she didn't check on us. But food and drinks were brought to us quickly. Overall a nice place and I'd go back.

vipWallStreetLawyer (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2015

There are a few Thai choices in the area, Spice is my favorite. Extremely large menu, very tasty dishes, large portions.

vipWallStreetLawyer (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2014

This stretch of 8th Ave has a few good choices for Thai food--but this place is my favorite. Huge menu, very tasty food, large portions, not overpriced. I'll certainly be back.

vipMarionG (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 11, 2014

Food was so salty as to be inedible. Service was fine.

vipAndrew (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 28, 2014

Delicious Thai fare. Good service. Good ambience. Pad Thai, staple dish, and other dishes are done quite well.

Phaephaexmasday (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2014

The food was flavorful and a good value. It's gets a nice size attractive crowd.

vipMahjestics (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2014

I ordered the grill chicken and the food came fast and was very delicious!