They’re Not Kidding About the Spice Levels at This Thai Classic in Gramercy
It’s rare to find Pad Thai or Drunken Man Noodle that really goes above and beyond, but in the works since 1978, Jaiya has nailed every silky, zesty flavor and texture for a perfectly executed Thai experience. A commitment to truly original recipes and flavors brings out the best in classics like Basil Fried Rice and Pad See Ew, while an adjustable spice level means you can tailor your heaping pile of steaming noodles to be hot as you desire. Dark, low-lit, and covered in sleek Oriental art, it’s got the cool and candid vibes of a high-end date with all the comfort of succulent Thai food you can eagerly dig into.
You’ll need somewhere loose and casual to unwind after your big meal, and the comfortably loud Whiskey Rebel is just the place. Dollar bills hang from the ceiling, giving it the kind of extra fun vibes needed to make your drinks pop, and comfy sofas line the space to give you and your love a spot to settle down and snuggle up. Five-dollar shots every night of the week mean getting your whiskey fix is inevitable—good thing their Moscow Mule is truly excellent.
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