This second location of Friend House is sleeker than the first, with waterfalls in the front windows and a mod color scheme of clementine orange and lime green. And while the restaurant on Third Avenue turns out a more varied Pan-Asian menu, this one narrows in on Thai cooking. The menu is typical of most Thai restaurants, but the dishes themselves are not: There’s less oil, more tasty garnishes and artful presentations all around. Start with the ginger-packed dim sum or the crisp spring rolls with plum sauce and pickled vegetables. The eggplant with basil—a house favorite—is flavored with garlic and chili and served on a lotus leaf, and lemongrass red snapper is complemented by bell peppers. Polish off dinner with creamy mango ice cream.
|Venue name:||Friend House 2 (CLOSED)||Contact:|
225 E 14th St
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11:30am–11pm; Fri 11:30am–midnight; Sat noon–midnight; Sun noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Third Ave; N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $11. AmEx, MC, V|
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