Hell’s Kitchen diners can get a much-needed break from the Lincoln Tunnel hubbub at this serene Thai eatery. A lush interior—green banquettes, an alluring pool and tropical leaf prints—and a tasty selection of starters (they’re superior to the entrées) make it a fine choice for a bite. Powder-puff-shaped crab cakes are pillow soft and brightened by a piquant chili sauce, and a shrimp-and-fruit salad is an appetizing mix of grilled crustaceans, mango, apples and grapes, all luxuriating in a yogurt-mint-lime dressing.
|Venue name:||Thai Select|
472 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||between 36th and 37th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 34th St–Penn Station|
|Price:||Average main course: $13. AmEx, MC, V|