Spice is the place I take out-of-town visitors when I want to show the trendy New York they expect. With its molded plastic chairs, funky geometric designs, and glass accents (as well as futuristic bathroom fixtures—make sure to stop by before you leave), Spice has the look of an urban crowd-pleaser. Although popular in the NYU area and constantly crowded, there is never a long wait because service is so efficient. One waiter is devoted exclusively to making rounds to fill water glasses almost ad nauseum.
The small joint tends to be noisy, but the fun, hip, relaxed crowds don't seem to mind. The food itself is quality—every dish I've tasted there has been at least above-average for Thai cui...Read More