It might have been described as "mindblowingly pretentious" by some, but their Glazed Thai BBQ Chicken is heavenly.
For the Sex & the City nut inside me, a visit to a new and cool NYC restaurant is a must. Especially if it's from the new Meatpacking District branch TAO Midtown, the one featured in Sex & the City.
The place is beautiful, big buddha statues everywhere, darkness (btw, sorry for the pictures, it was the best I could do, given the absence of light), loud music, expensive drinks, crowded, suits, models etc... well, I guess it is pretentious, but a little pretentious once in a while doesn't hurt, right?
We shared 2 main courses, the Shrimp with spicy sauce (I can't seem to find it in the menu anymore), and the heavenly Glazed Thai BBQ Chicken, which I can undoubtedly say it's the best chicken I have ever eaten (I still have to have the $80 chicken from the NoMad): juicy, spicy, flavourful, just perfect. Portions are the right size, not model-sized tiny portions, not hearty homecooked dishes either. We drank some wine in the bar and then I had the Mango Chili Martini, pretty spicy but fresh.
92 Ninth Avenue at 16th Street – New York, NY 10011
Tel. (212) 888.2724
Reservation is compulsory