When we heard that one of the best Thai restaurants in NYC opened a second location in the Seaport District, we started howling and hooting like members of a live studio audience at a taping of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And if you live nearby, you will too, right after you try our favorite tom yum soup in the city. It’s a spicy, sour sanctuary of ground pork, peanuts, and fish balls - and if we ever made a list of “fall favorites” this dish would likely be the only thing on it. Also, don’t miss the pad thai - theirs is loaded with tamarind-glazed shrimp and calamari that even your seafood-hesitant friends will value deeply.
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Bar Wayo is a cocktail bar from the Momofuku people, and it’s a good spot to get drinks and bar food by the Seaport.
Fish Market is a rowdy neighborhood bar in the South Street Seaport that has excellent Chinese and Malaysian food and a cult-like following.
The Fulton in the South Street Seaport is where you should go to eat phenomenal seafood while looking out at the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Dek Sen is a small, cash-only Thai spot in Elmhurst that excels at dessert. Get the pad kee mao, and be sure to try the massive milo sizzling roti.
Sala is a Thai restaurant on the UWS from the same people behind Up Thai, and if you live nearby, this should be one of your go-to spots.
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Kindred serves natural wines and Mediterranean food in a small East Village space that’s great for casual dates.
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