A travel journal
to New York by Taurusgal
Quote: You may not be able to travel the globe, but in New York City there's nothing stopping you from sampling every cuisine the world has to offer.
Restaurant | "Wild Ginger--Detox Cure in a Thai Garden"
So onto the food! If you tend to shy away from red meat, like I do, I would suggest the Pad Thai with veggies ($7.95) as it has just the right amount of spice to wake up your tongue. Cool off with a tapioca papaya or green tea drink ($2.95)-—both are creamy and delicious. Some of the other dishes I recommend are the basil tofu with spinach ($7.25) (but ask them to go light on the sauce as they tend to pour it on), the Indian pancake appetizer ($2.25), and the fried spiced calamari served in yummy apple ginger sauce ($5.75).
If you are craving a red meat fix, no problem—Wild Ginger can definitely deliver. My boyfriend’s favorites are the green curry beef ($8.95) and Bo Satay—beef with spicy peanut sauce ($8.95). These dishes always look so good—enough to almost convert me—almost.
As for the staff, they could not be friendlier. This place gets a little bit crowded on Friday and Saturday nights but we’ve never had to wait longer than five minutes for a table. I would say that reservations aren’t really needed unless, of course, you are in a big group.
Just to give you an idea of how pretty the space is—I am keeping careful mental notes for the future Thai garden I plan on creating in the future home I hope to have one day. And if I could cook halfway as good as these folks can, I have a feeling I'll be entertaining guests who were "just in the neighborhood" quite regularly.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 10, 2004
51 Grove Street
New York, New York
With such reasonable prices, Three of Cups will allow you to have another wine (don’t mind if I do) and add a delicious appetizer like vongole al forno ($7.75; baked clams) or polenta alla griglia ($6.50; grilled polenta) to your meal.
Their supreme pasta dishes always receive rave reviews from my friends and from every newspaper write-up you will ever read about this place. I personally prefer to take advantage of their skilled wood-burning oven techniques.
Romantics and non-romantics alike are equally susceptible to falling into a trance over the sexy candlelight that slowly flickers across exposed brick walls and rich wood tabletops. It’s really a gorgeous and warm space, how I imagine a Goth-infiltrated German country home would look.
If you finish your meal but aren’t ready to pack it in for a night, descend a few steps to their adorable little lounge for some relaxed cocktails. Guest DJs spin their sounds six nights a week and a live acoustic jam takes place every Sunday. The festivities begin at 10pm and last until 4am, but be sure to pop in between 8 and 10pm to take advantage of their happy hour drink specials.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 10, 2004
Three Of Cups
83 First Ave
New York, New York 10003
+1 212 388 0059
New York, New York