Is this your restaurant?Claim this listing.

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.14mi
  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.14mi
Get Notified
We'll send you an email if this restaurant joins OpenTable.
Notify Me

Restaurants you may also like

Catch New YorkCatch New York
(4038)
$$$$
Seafood | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 294 times today
Sugar Factory - Meatpacking DistrictSugar Factory - Meatpacking District
(3058)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 286 times today
ScarpettaScarpetta
(3540)
$$$$
Italian | Chelsea, Manhattan
Booked 86 times today
STK - NYC - MeatpackingSTK - NYC - Meatpacking
(1267)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 34 times today
Bagatelle - NYBagatelle - NY
(349)
$$$$
French | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 28 times today
FIG & OLIVE MeatpackingFIG & OLIVE Meatpacking
(5418)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 66 times today
The Standard GrillThe Standard Grill
(2427)
$$$$
American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 64 times today
STK – NYC – RooftopSTK – NYC – Rooftop
(486)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 10 times today
Dos Caminos – MeatpackingDos Caminos – Meatpacking
(1191)
$$$$
Mexican | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 18 times today
ValbellaValbella
(1000)
$$$$
Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 19 times today
Old Homestead Steakhouse- New York CityOld Homestead Steakhouse- New York City
(2528)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 48 times today
Serafina MeatpackingSerafina Meatpacking
(226)
$$$$
Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 17 times today
Günter Seeger NYGünter Seeger NY
(162)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 4 times today
I Tre Merli (FKA Revel)I Tre Merli (FKA Revel)
(2)
$$$$
European | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 4 times today
Fatbird Southern Kitchen and BarFatbird Southern Kitchen and Bar
(5)
$$$$
Contemporary Southern | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Booked 5 times today

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.14mi
  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.10mi
  4. Distance: 0.14mi

About Permanently Closed - Spice Market

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Spice Market is a regal and exotic restaurant that serves a variety of elevated Southeast Asian dishes. Jean-Georges Vongerichten runs the kitchen, where the food is inspired by traditional street foods found throughout Thailand and China. The restaurant�s interior is luxurious and ornate, designed in an oriental fashion. Spice Market is a great place to enjoy an intimate meal or celebrate a special occasion in a chic environment.

Begin the meal with appetizers like chicken samosas, Hamachi sashimi and lentil chips with tomato Indian jam. Stop in early for brunch and enjoy dishes like the lobster omelette with shrimp and kimchi relish, short rib hash and the Pandan waffle with banana coins and condensed milk. Lunch and dinner options include the steak entr�e, vegetable pad Thai and chicken satay. Finish the meal at Spice Market with a sweet dessert like biscuits with honey syrup or cassava cake.

403 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10014
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southeast Asian

Hours of Operation:
Permanently Closed

Cross Street:
9th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(212) 375-2322

Catering:
Did you know we have 7 Semi Private & Private Alcove Rooms?

For more information call 646-747-8380.

Public Transit:
A,C,E,L train to 8th Avenue

Executive Chef:
Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Private Party Facilities:
Spice Market closed on September 29th 2016.

Private Party Contact:
Special Events Department: (212) 375-2322

Special Events & Promotions:
For parties larger than 10 guests or to inquire about private party functions, please contact Kristine Mallari at 646-747-8380 or kmallari@spicemarketnewyork.com

Spice Market - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (9916)
Hot Spot (9706)
Special Occasion (8178)
See All
Good for Groups (8049)
Romantic (6049)
Neighborhood Gem (4798)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4287)
Late-night Find (3025)
Great for Lunch (2667)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1620)
Notable Wine List (1223)
Great for Brunch (922)
Scenic View (910)
Kid-friendly (459)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Spicy (28)
Good for a Date (26)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Fun (21)
Tasting Menu (20)
Authentic (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
People Watching (15)
Casual (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Cozy (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Tapas (5)
Outstanding Value (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Waterfront (1)
Sort by
S
6806 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2016

The three hostesses were extremely rude and ignored me as I patiently waited for about five minutes before they checked me in. We then waited another 20 minutes for our table even with a reservation. When the runner took us to our table, it had not yet been cleared from the last customers, so we had to wait another 10 minutes with only a lukewarm apology.

Our served acted like she didn't have time for us either.

Not sure if this was because the restaurant was closing the day after and the staff just didn't care anymore or the other way around.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service1
value1

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2016

Beautiful restaurant with a lot of ambience and great food.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 27, 2016

So sad this had to be our last meal here. Hope they find a new place and can open again. Will miss their blend of exotic, spicy flavors!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2016

Food left to be desired. Service was courteous. There was mistake and it was fixed

Tags: Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2016

I can't believe that was my last meal at Spice Market. I hope this restaurant finds a new space and reopens soon. I have enjoyed some special occasions and made some great memories at Spice Market, it is one of my favorite places in the city. The Duck Curry is to die for. Everything on the menu is delicious, I wish I had a chance to try it all over the years, but that's what kept me coming back. I will miss the open doors in the front with the breeze in the summer, and having cozy meals in the downstairs floor.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2016

We will miss it!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Don't close the spice market it's AWESOME!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Excellent, interesting Asian street fare as ever. Friendly if desultory service. Lovely setting. Too bad it's closing!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2016

I will truly miss this place and was hoping to eat the short rib with noodles, but alas it was removed from the menu. Well, it's come to an end!!! It was great while it lasted.

Tags: Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Tourist trap with the name of Vongerichten. Not worth it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service2
value1

 
 (London)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Great as always, hoping to come back here again soon

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We loved it! Great ambiance and the food was amazing

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Going to miss this place so much. Best atmosphere and fantastic food :)

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2016

I love everything about this place so sad that it's closing soon

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2016

I love this restaurant and am sad it's closing this week. I've spent client dinners here with colleagues on two occasions and was treated well and served amazing food. On another two occasions I came to celebrate my anniversary. I will miss this place.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 23, 2016

this restaurant is closing soon due to the landlord. It has always been my "go to" for something different and interesting yet amicable to anyone's pallet in the meat packing district. The food was delicious as always but it seems the wait staff already has their foot out the door. We spent more time looking for our waiter than anything. We waited over 20 minutes for dessert then had to track someone down to pay the bill. I have never had such poor service there.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2016

This restaurant is closing in s few days. There was a limited menu and the food wasn't that good. The service was practically non-existent. They were all standing around but not paying attention to customers. Disappointed that this was my last experience with them.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2016

How very sad that this atmospheric gem is closing. gorgeous!

Tags: Fun, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Lovely venue where we also had a romantic Valentine dinner and wanted to get back one more time prior to closing. It was a lovely day so having the windows flung open made it very pleasant. The food was delicious especially the lobster summer roll (though extremely pricey at $19). My husband greatly enjoyed the striped bass which was a generous serving and my steamed lobster was also excellent but the cost of $44 didn't seem commensurate with the very tiny portion. We were also surprised that $4 was added to the price of each of our entrees (increasing the price of small lobster dinner to $48!) because the coconut rice was added to each of our meals without the waiter mentioning it first. Though scrumptious and not to be missed calorie-wise we wold have liked to have the choice to order and split one serving. Still overall a very enjoyable experience and look forward to an opening in a new location.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2016

Great experience!
The food was outstanding and the service was perfect.

Thanks again for the nice surprise for my wife's birthday!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on September 19, 2016

Ambiance is great. Reasonable valie in meat packing.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 19, 2016

i have been to Spice Market a few times over the years and had always found it to be really great - interesting and unusual food that was quite tasty. Pricey but worth it. This time it was incredibly disappointing. we tried different types of appetizers and entrees and enjoyed none of it. it just was not as tasty and flavorful as in the past. the food was either excessively spicy in a way that was not appealing or very bland

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service4
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2016

It was very good, tasty and friendly. Was very pity to learn they will close soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Spice Market used to be my favorite restaurant in NYC but my last visit was disappointing. The food is great, but everything else was subpar We were given the worst table in the entire restaurant with bright lights shining on us from the open kitchen. The music was so loud we had to yell at each other and could barely have any conversation. Our server simply disappeared halfway through our dinner without telling us anything. Nor did another server come introduce him or herself, we were left there hanging although we'd ordered tasting menus for the entire table and a bottle of wine. I really wanted a coffee with my dessert but no one came to check on us and the check was thrown on our table without asking if we cared for anything else. We were there for a special occasion that was supposed to be a memorable evening but it ended up being really disappointing.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience1
service1
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2016

HORRIBLE- Our reservation was for 9:15pm on a Saturday night- party of 2 to set the scene..
First off we asked the waiter if the Spicy Slaw Salad was extremely spicy or just a little bit spicy- the waiter said it was "just a little spicy". The Salad was inedible.
I brought an out of town guest from Canada here as a special birthday dinner and I received my meal first.. we waited about 15 minutes and she never received her meal. We were looking around, also with empty drinks, and the managers and waiters just seemed to walk past us intentionally not looking at us. When I finally flagged down another waiter to get a manager, the manager, a tall man with a french accent came over and I explained the situation... that I was upset that my food was now cold and my guest never got her meal. Without a word, the manager rolled his eyes and snatched my food away from me and threw it in a near by bin at a station...we asked for the check. We waited another 15 minutes (with empty drinks) and the manager, nor waiter came back with any type of solution.. let alone the check! We ended up getting up and the manager was standing right next to us.. we walked out of the restaurant, of course left cash on the table for the small amount of service we did receive.. and we left. I will never return here again or recommend this restaurant to anyone. I work in NYC and dine out frequently as many of my friends work in the media/food industry- I will certainly be letting them know about this experience also. SO completely unprofessional and rude. Totally disgusted.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Spice Market had a beautiful interior, well decorated, but poorly lit. I had to use a flashlight to read the menu. The food was interesting, although all the dishes lacked flavor and taste. Everything was understated and slightly bland. For a place called Spice Market, the use of spices was a little minimalistic.

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service4
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Sorry to see it close!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2016

It was quite pricey for what you get. Wouldn't go there again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service1
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Used to be one of my favorite restaurants, but sadly no longer is. Food is still great, however the ambiance and service has suffered. Music was so loud that you could barely hear the person across from you. Choice of music was also scattered and irrelevant to the theme of the restaurant. Lighting is dim to the point where you need a flashlight to see the menu! Wasn't like this before. Also the service was very slow and our server even forgot to change our plates between courses! She came by the table maybe twice throughout our meal and wasn't the least bit accommodating. Might give it one more shot due to the food. Hopefully things change.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Spice Market has very cool decor, the location is great and most (not all) of the dishes were good. However, the wait staff was cranky and it's easily the LOUDEST restaurant, by far, we've ever been to. Not sure what Spice Market is trying to accomplish, but club/concert volume music blaring at 91dB to 96dB+ (measured by my iPhone SPL Meter App) made it nearly impossible to have any sort of conversation or communicate with the wait staff. We ended up communicating with our waitress via text (her suggestion) just to place our orders.

We love music, concerts and clubs - and love music in restaurants so long as you can reasonably carry on some sort of verbal communication. Needless to say, the music volume is a huge distraction for what otherwise could have been a good meal. Upon leaving, our ears were actually ringing a bit - no wonder the wait staff is cranky being subjected to that for long periods. BTW - the staff's exposure to that kind of volume for hours on end can actually damage their hearing. Something the restaurant management might want to take note of.

Spice Market is the kind of place that with one simple adjustment, we'd like to come back to given the unique food and decor. However, I doubt we will return for another experience like the first one.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service2
value2

 
 (London)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Fun as always

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2016

I wanted to try the Spice Market because a friend mentioned it was one of their favorite in the city and when I saw it would be closing at this location it was perfect opportunity!
If this same flair and ambiance can be captured at the new venue, I will be back.
The only thing that I didn't like and was quite perplexing was how the food came out to the table. Although the waitress said things wouldn't come out together I didn't expect the discontinuity of it all. We never received 2 orders of rice and I never received my second drink!
I am a lacto-pesco-tarian and felt completely satisfied with my meal choices.
Appetizer: CRISPY MUSHROOM EGG ROLLS
Soup: Tried the broth of CHICKEN AND COCONUT MILK SOUP and sampled the SHRIMP DUMPLINGS
Entree:STRIPED BASS
Side: GINGER FRIED RICE
Everything was delicious! Flavorful and aromatic. Everything came out hot and the presentation was nice.
I love the entryway to the lower level and the light fixtures.I thought the main level bar was unique and wanted to ask someone to get up so I could take a picture there( I didn't! LOL)

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Spicy, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Bar Seating, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service2
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2016

The chicken samosas are the best!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Went to say goodbye to a great ol' restaurant. JG is THE BEST of all the NYC Chefs.

Tags: Spicy, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2016

The restaurant was t very packed during the hour we were there but the food took forever to come out. My main dish arrived 20 minutes before my friends and by the time she got hers my food was cold.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service1
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2016

Love the place, always when we are in NY, it's on our to do list

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2016

We were devastated when we read of the closing as we have been going to Spice Market for many years, so decided to go for a last Hurrah dinner. The restaurant never disappoints-fabulous food and service and the space itself is a design spectacular. Hopefully, Jean-Georges will find a new location. Soon.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Spicy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2016

We were actively ignored by our server who did nothing for us that night. Whilst we tried to get his attention to order, he chose instead to speak with his colleagues and do anything to avoid actually working. He decided to bring our meal and drinks to us when it suited him rather than when we asked for them. More than a few times, he had to double check our order again with us, which was a good 15 minutes after we had requested our meal/drink, so he could do his job and put it through the till. Most of the night was spent waiting. I also had other servers spill water all over me due to their incompetence and then never come back to clean the table/me up. I also had servers try to take away a dish when we clearly had just started eating it. Absolutely disgusting service, especially for the price. Do not go here when there are much better places in New York!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service1
value1

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2016

honestly horrible experience, they ask you if you have allergies which is great but I personally do not eat pork for religious reasons so obviously i will not get anything with pork & i will not tell them that i am allergic to pork when i just dont eat it. so i ordered the lobster spring roll and there was some sort of jelly i had a bite and asked what the jelly was and they said: "its a very special jelly made out of pork bones" people might say well gelatine is made out of pork bones but it wasn't even written in their menu under the description of the product. food was really mediocre, i dont think i would go back. sad because its in a cool area and has a cool vibe

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2016

Good food and very good ambiance. A little bit of chaos to be seated.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.