THEP is just a little more upscale than nearby the Up Thai, and, while we don’t like it quite as much, it still works well for a night out with friends on the Upper East Side. There’s also a lot of outdoor seating, and the main dining room itself is nice and attractive, with high ceilings and a bunch of hanging plants and lamps. Plus the menu is huge, and it goes beyond the usual Thai noodle dishes that your least-interesting friends order.
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