Thai Select

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$30 and under
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Thai
Thai Select seeks to thrill the New York epicure with Thai that's global, fresh and fun. Located in the midtown-west area of Manhattan, Thai Select offers healthy, modern Thai cuisine with worldly flare. Although the signature taste remains authentic Thai in flavor, the presentation might be a bit French in aesthetics, a bit Italian in portion and a bit Japanese in simplicity. With dishes like Kee Mao Fettuccini (made with whole wheat pasta) and Fruit Fried Rice (stir-fried with seasonal fruits), Thai Crabcake (encrusted to perfection) and Coconut Puff Martini (jumbo shrimp hand-battered in coconut strips), the kitchen selects only the very best dishes in Thai cuisine and only the freshest of ingredients picked from the farmer's market for our patrons; hence the name, Thai Select.
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p
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Peanut Curry with Chicken was off the charts!!! Fantastic!!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good food, stop in every time I’m in NYC

WP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were a group of seven and picked this mostly because of the location. We were expecting to get some lunch specials, but were told they were not doing the lunch specials, even though their menu showed it available all days except holidays.
The server took drink orders from half the table, then left and had to be called back. Never asked if we wanted a second or something else. As for the food, it was nothing special overall. Maybe we ordered the wrong things and should have ordered more curries. Appetizers: curry puffs were not flaky and the contents of the inside was indiscernible. The peanut dumpling was chewy and overall just ok. The shrimp dumplings were the usual one gets in a mediocre Chinese restaurant, not specifically Thai, thus a disappointment. Edamame, nothing special, but fine. The Tom Yum soup was excellent, although only mildly spicy.
Entrees (Pad Thai, BBQ Pork w/Thai salad, Chicken in basil sauce) were adequate, nothing was outstanding. The fake duck dish was very good, also billed as spicy but was mild. While I'd recommend it to a friend, it would be "good, but not great; go for the convenient location."

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance; great service and clean place.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good vegetarian options, they also omitted bell peppers at my request.

A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Food was authentic and delicious. Phad Thai and curry was excellent.

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The massaman curry was the best I ever had!!!

CE
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The service was good. Food was good not great. Dish size was on the small side-I did wish the portions were larger.
I will return to try other specials (restaurant is near Madison Square Garden and I go there frequently).

Give this restaurant a try.

S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happened by chance and came across this restaurant while in NYC. The food was fantastic. Probably the best Thai food I’ve had in a long time. Every time we visit NYC we are definitely eating here!

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place was dead and shut down, I have no idea why they showed availability when they were closed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Comfy accommodations just south of 34th st. Tasty reasonable prices for traditional thai fare

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We picked the restaurant based on reviews and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service on point. Definitely a new preferred spot!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Was not expecting to it to be that good. Ended up ordering more food than we intended because it was so good. The wings were a little sweet but that’s personal preference. Great deals for drinks during happy hour. Will come here again next time I’m in town.

l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection of good tasting food

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It’s an average place

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was very good! I had a vegetarian duck in basil sauce, and ny husband had that with ginger sauce instead. Both were very tasty. I would have a hard time telling it is not a real duck. The atmosphere was ok, nothing fancy. There was loud latino music blasting from the kitchen, over the music that was playing in the restaurant, that took away from the mood.

EC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent the night in NYC for our 1 year wedding anniversary. Wanted to do something different that we couldn’t get around home so we chose Thai. Picked this place due to the reviews and they didn’t disappoint. The food was unbelievable. Highly recommend. The decor was really cool as well.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

God value, authenticate taste, generous portions ( compared to British portions)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for three friends to get together tonight. Superb food and great service. We were all very happy - two meat eaters and a vegan!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Overall experience went fair however service felt rushed. Didn't ask for check which tells me the server wanted me to leave.

d
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious dinner with 6 ppl before we headed to Hammerstein ballroom for concert. Great for pre-theater as well. We shared everything (5 appetizers and 5 dishes for 6 ppl) and everything was delicious.

CN
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good authentic Thai food! Our team enjoyed coming here.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Close to penn station/msg. Great food and fast , friendly service. Full bar with drink specials and room at the bar to eat. Great decor and the place Is very clean. Three of us had tasty apps and three Great meals. We ordered the apps and while we were having them, we ordered dinner, which came out just as we finished the apps. Definitely going back!

AN
El Paso
70 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Good sized portions. Good wait staff. Reasonable prices.

OT
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Still my favorite Thai place in area. Love lunch specials. Consistently good food, service and cleanliness.

b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a Crab Croquette an interesting Shrimp Pad Thai and A spicy Duck Pineapple Curry.

A good time was had by all.

GO
Fayetteville
34 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the freshness of the ingredients. Some of the best steamed dumplings we have had. Friendly servers.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was very good, staff friendly and efficient, don't bother with cocktails, but good value for money, definitely one to have on your list.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends birthday

R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome place. Service was pleasant, timely and attentive. The food was amazing! This place is a must visit.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great place for a get together with old friends. The food was great and definitely well priced compared to many nyc restaurants. Would definitely go again!

SK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, great food, clean and attractive restaurant. Good price point. Enjoyable late lunch. Up and coming area near Hudson yards.

PZ
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is is basic Thai. We had duck rolls as an appetizer then Pad Thai with shrimp and garlic with chicken for the main courses.
The duck rolls were terrible. The outside of roll was too chewy, while the contents was very scant of duck. Both the main dishes were as expected, nothing special but certainly better than the appetizer. The service was pleasant and efficient.
They have Happy Hour until 7 which was a nice feature.
This is a satisfactory restaurant for a quick dinner near Penn Station and MSG.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My partner was playing opening night of an Off-Broadway show. He and I met a friend for a pre-theatre dinner. This was some of the best Thai food I have had, and they got the spice level just right, ingredients were fresh and perfectly prepared, and service was fast and attentive.

d
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good larb salad, wished for more greens with it. Great happy hour till 7pm.

P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good portion and tasty. Good for a quick dinner. Staff was helpful.

KK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clasic Thai with a little fusion. Wonderful menu and fresh flavour. Great service would go again if I lived in NY

D
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was very good. Ambiance was a little cold for a dinner. Seems more like a great place for lunch.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The food was good, nothing special. Sadly the restaurant smelled of old smoke and sour dishwasher cloth.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was friendly & quick; food was hot, fresh & very tasty. The atmosphere was lively with fun, modern decor. We were in a hurry to get to a Rangers game & they were very accommodating.