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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Watermark is a bar on Pier 15 near the South Street Seaport with outdoor seating that works for Happy Hour drinks.
Luchadores is a counter-service Mexican spot by the Seaport where you can eat tacos and drink beers outside.
On the roof of Pier 17 in the Seaport District, The Greens is a big outdoor space where you can drink while playing lawn games with a group.
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Wayla is a fun spot on the Lower East Side, and it’s on our shortlist for best Thai food in NYC.
Samui is a giant Thai place in Fort Greene that looks like it should be in Vegas. The food is a little pricey, and overall just okay.
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Ruffian is a tiny East Village bar with a huge natural wine list and a short menu of really good Mediterranean food.
Here’s the good news: If you like the idea of eating various pig parts in some sort of spicy chili sauce, you’re going to love this joint. Jeepney is Maharlika’s second East Village restaurant, and this one is a take on a Filipino gastropub.
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