Restaurants , Thai Queens
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A magnet for local daters, Erawan seduces with potted palms and orchids, a martini-savvy bartender and Diana Krall crooning on the sound system. Offerings are geared to Anglo eaters, so don’t expect infernolike flavors; enjoy such tasty, if mild, choices as coconut-broth chicken soup, brightly spiced noodles and pan-seared curried seafood. Even the goofy pineapple fried rice, served in a hollowed-out fruit, will seem like fun after a little Cosmo-fueled attitude adjustment.

Venue name: Erawan
Address: 42-31 Bell Blvd
Cross street: between 42nd and 43rd Aves
Opening hours: Mon-Thu noon-10:30pm; Fri, Sat noon-11:30pm; Sun 3pm-10pm
Price: Average main course: $16