This was my first time trying this place out and it will also be my last. I came in a little after 8pm on a Wednesday night to place a small take out order for 2. Upon entering I was impressed by the atmosphere of the place. Good thing as I got to enjoy it for about five minutes before anyone acknowledged me. I stated that I was placing a take-out order and was given a menu. I sat near the door and looked around a bit more and noticed the place empty other than a party of maybe 15. They were just casually talking having already placed their orders.
This is a large place with room for many, many others so this shouldn't be too big a problem. I look the menu over for some time and make my decisions. I go to the front desk again and wait... again. Another nearly ten minutes this time for the same hostess to ask if I am ready. I order an appetizer, a soup, and two entrees. I then take a seat at the bar to wait for my food. as I do I see servers begin to bring out food to the party of 15. Time passes as I wait and a few other guys come in and sit at the bar. they are greeted and asked if they would like to order.
A couple comes in and is taken to a both. Its been about 20 minutes now and no more food is going to the large table. The three guys at the bar now have their drinks and one has his food order. I continue to wait at the bar. Not being asked if I would even like a drink while I wait. It's been about 35 minutes now and another group of 10 or so comes in to ask to eat outside. Arrangements are made with tables on the patio and they are led to their chairs. I manage to make eye contact with the hostess that took my order some 40 minutes ago and she says that they are just waiting on my order of salmon.
I think that a piece of fish shouldn't take too long to cook and continue to wait. And wait. And wait. Another 20 goes by and finally at round about the hour mark from when I placed my order the hostess returns with my order. At this point I am frustrated, tired of being here and being ignored, hungry, and just want to go. I pay and leave.
After a short less than ten minute drive home I open my bag to find even more disappointment. The Singapore noodles look and taste almost as good as what I normally get from a local Chinese take out, only at three times the price here. The Thai basil rolls are spectacularly bland. The honey salmon is overcooked (seriously?) which was attempted to be covered up by drowning it in sauce. It also came with about a small ice cream scoop of overcooked white rice. And my Tom Yum soup.... no where to be seen. So, I decide to give them a call and speak to a manager to let them know that they really messed things up tonight. My career deals directly with restaurants and I know they need to know when this sort of thing happens.
So I call and the phone rings about five times and goes to a voicemail that is full and hangs up on me. I call again and on the third ring the a man picks up. I ask if I can speak with the manager on duty and am told to hold. The hostess now comes on and asks if she can help. I restate that I am looking for a manager and she says that one is not there. So, I ask if anyone is in charge and may I speak to them. She says that she guesses that might be the next in charge. Rather than waste any more time I ask when someone actually in charge will be in and am told to call back in an hour. Abou to make that call now.
So, unless you enjoy such horrible service, take-out level food at three times the price I recommend that you do not patron this establishment.
Kriver it's too bad you had a bad experience at Spice Market. I've never eaten lunch there but have eaten dinner several times and found the experience to be quite nice. I will say it is a bit pricy for what you get but I guess that's to be expected at the W. At least everybody who worked there was nice to me, which is more than I can say about the snobby scene outside the door.
They closed months ago.
this is the best thai in town,
and ive been addictide to it for yrs:
best appetizer: yum-nua.
best main course: panang curry, but i had all, i mean, all the main courses on the thai menu and they are all very very tasty - i went through a phase of basil chicken last year.
some friends who like the less spicy side of thai cuisine - not me - like, pad thai, thai rolls, moo-shu, also attest in favor of it.
there's a commenter saying that some waiter gave him an attitude: well, i've known these people for years and they are extremely nice and polite and busy.
now, you go to eat thai food but you cant have this and that and the other in your wok because of your freaking allergies? gimme a break, stay at home then.
great place for private dinner party! Banquet host Jeffery is very nice and professional.
This is a great place for lunch. The vegetables are usually very fresh and seasoned properly. I have enjoyed all the rice plates and curries that I have tried (love the Masaman).
I am not sure why the other 2 raters rated it only 1 star if they like it so much.
My boyfriend took me for a special time out the other night to Rain, my first time there, and what an incredible dining experience it was. From the hot towels right at the start, delicious spring rolls, coconut soup to die for, a complimentary salad, and two entrees we oohed and ahhed over for over two hours, this place is really wonderful. Beautiful styling in decor and food, and a sincere, polite and attentive wait staff compliment the most tasty meal I have had in a long long time.
I have eaten @ RAIN several times now and always enjoy it. The food is good and the presentation often very well done. Prices are moderate. My only warning is to check what movies are playing at Tara Movie House because popular movies can cause limited or NO seating at Rain on weekends before popular movies.
Wait staff are polite and interior attractive decor. Clean inside as well!
Went during restaurant week and the softshell crab in panang curry was delicious. The ped pa lo noodles were mediocre, but the curry was truly amazing.
Went here for lunch with a bunch of people from work for a colleague's birthday today. Despite being the only customers at the place, our lunch arrived an hour after we ordered it (the menu calls out business lunches as available no later than 20 minutes, not sure what THAT is all about...). This was after my colleague went and chased down the wait staff and clarified that we weren't fillers at the place. The fact that everything was cold clearly indicated that the wait staff were extremely busy serving nobody. This, after I had to suffer a withering look from the same wait staff when I said I was going to share a bento box with my friend...so sue me if i don't gorge myself. AND, to cap it off, I found a hair in my "freezing" coconut soup. The only reason i didn't blow my top was the fact that i didn't want to ruin my friend's birthday. In these hard times especially, when you need to distinguish yourself with quality and service so that people would come to your restaurant, the folks at spice market need to put us (and themselves) out of our collective miseries and close down that place.
I love this thai place... great, reliable food and wonderful staff. A wonderful spot!
I can tell, this is the best in town. I like every things there, like tom ka soup even thai and chinese food are very speciality(every thing). THe workers and owner are very nice and friendly. Everyone should try at little bangkok(try and come to comment)
Our entire family loves this place...the food and the people that work there!
Excellent coconut soup- the best I ever had. Also, like the basil rolls.
My dad loves the pad thai.
Roughly equivalent to a mall's food court. Everything was over cooked, the ingredients seemed cheap, almost everything was fried (even non-fried items). The service was sullen: the rice came 20 minutes after the mains, an empty box was dropped on our table for our messy leftovers. We would given the leftovers to the three homeless guys "guarding" our car, but they'd left (no damage to the car thankfully)....so we threw them out instead.
The food was great, and the service was also very good. They also serve sushi which was an A+++ I am a fan of good sushi and this was one of the best! I had the "Volcano Roll," which was amazing with the eel and avocado, and well a mountain of tempura fried shrimp on top, truly one of a kind. I will definitely be back again!!
After hearing a commercial for Rain at the Tara Theater, my wife and I decided to give it a try and boy were we pleasantly surprised.
The attentive service, the decor and the immaculate bathrooms were only surpassed by the amazingly great food and presentation.
We would both recommend this to any lover of Thai/Fusion food and will definitely return again. Bravo!!!
love this place!!!
I like the food here. Very authentic and at affordable price.
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