Large suede-covered cubes and the chic diners lounging on them suggest a bar scene, but food’s the draw at this slim eatery. The menu meanders between Spanish and Asian territory: udon noodles with vegetable tempura; succulent, spicy ropa vieja; crispy, chorizo-stuffed wontons with shiitake mushrooms. Inexpensive lunch options make Room 18 popular with Nolita shoppers; weekend warriors seeking a hangover cure will find no better balm than the $10 salty-sweet fried rice tossed with pineapple and minced sausage.
|Venue name:||Room 18||Contact:|
18 Spring St
|Cross street:||between Elizabeth and Mott Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 3pm–2am; Fri–Sun noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, W to Prince St; 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|