Layering flavors is a delicate enterprise that requires patience and practice, both of which the kitchen staff at Spice Market has in spades. Chef-Owner Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Chef De Cuisine Shean Suter use the streets of Southeast Asia as the inspiration for their menu, which celebrates experimental combinations such as the ginger, scallion, and tarragon that come together to flavor steamed halibut, and the kumquat-lemongrass dressing that tops char-grilled chicken. They also use these original twists to elevate Asian traditions, such as salmon sashimi topped with a chipotle emulsion and edamame flavored with yuzu butter and mace salt. Like its cuisine, Spice Market’s dining room comprises eclectic elements that fuse together, creating something sophisticated within the W Atlanta Midtown. Gilded ropes, slatted woodwork, and oversized paper lanterns hang from the ceiling, and pots of bamboo and tall vases filled with colorful flowers line the walls. Whether seated at private booths or snoring upon padded banquettes in the bar area, diners sip one of seven signature cocktails including a passion fruit whiskey fizz and a lychee-raspberry bellini.
Under the glow of lotus-shaped white chandeliers, plumes of steam ascend from aromatic Thai dishes laden with lemongrass, coconut milk, and tangy tamarind paste. The menu showcases a traditional spread of curries, noodle dishes, and grilled fish and meat entrees. The authenticity and tastiness of the recipes won praise in 2010 from the Cynical Cook, who called the thai beef jerky "addictive" and the chicken larb "everything you could want ? Each bite was juicy, meaty, and a satisfying mixture of peppers, limes, and salt." Thai statues and artwork dot the dining room, which opens to a white-curtained patio available during warm months to feed hungry breezes.
For a quick curry, Atlanta's Thai and Sushi East Atlanta is a great lunch or dinner spot. The menu at Thai and Sushi East Atlanta also includes a number of healthy options, including some vegan dishes. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Thai and Sushi East Atlanta's extensive drink list. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Thai and Sushi East Atlanta with its kid-approved food and ambience. Free wifi is on hand here as well.
You can also grab your grub to go. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Thai and Sushi East Atlanta for their catering services.
Patrons have access to free parking in the neighboring lot.
Prices at Thai and Sushi East Atlanta are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
The perfect blend of sweet and spicy, Spoon is a Thai-food gem. Spoon is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. Complement you meal with a beer or wine from Spoon delightful drink menu. Bring the whole family to Spoon, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. Long guest list? Not a problem at Spoon, where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort.
Or, take your food to-go. Can't get enough of Spoon's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Patrons have access to a nearby parking lot, which also offers valet.
Meals at Spoon are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
For a quick curry, Atlanta's Surin of Thailand is a great lunch or dinner spot. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Surin of Thailand's menu that can cater to your needs. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Surin of Thailand just as much as their parents do. Surin of Thailand is great for a large crowd and offers a private room for parties, celebrations or other merry gatherings.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Surin of Thailand is come-as-you-are. You can also have Surin of Thailand cater your next event. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
A free parking lot is conveniently located next door.
Your tab at Surin of Thailand will usually run to about $30 per guest. Surin of Thailand accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Atlanta's Mali Restaurant offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting. The menu at Mali Restaurant does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right. With its kid-friendly vibe, Mali Restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down. Don't miss out on the private room at Mali Restaurant — you'll want to reserve the space the next time you and your whole crew need a place to celebrate together. Warm weather brings out Mali Restaurant's highly coveted patio seating.
Call Mali Restaurant for catering if you have a big event coming up. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Mali Restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Those driving to Mali Restaurant can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
Prices at Mali Restaurant are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.