Cash-strapped twentysomethings (and their admirers) pack this inexpensive Nolita eatery to gossip and dine on Thai-inspired curries and noodle dishes. Everything is laid-back here—the decor features simple red booths and floral wallpaper, and the service is amiably slow. If you’re looking for a little heat, try the ginger-fried chicken topped with spicy aioli. For some sweetness, consider the crispy banana rolls served with vanilla ice cream, honey and sesame.
|Venue name:||Lovely Day||Contact:|
196 Elizabeth St
|Cross street:||between Prince and Spring Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, M, Z to Bowery; 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||Average main course: $10. AmEx|