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SEA Bistro - 39 Reviews - 75 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003-8640, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 228-5505

SEA Bistro

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75 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003-8640
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(212) 228-5505
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Best

love this place! its cheap and the food is predictable and good everytime. Unlike the last reviewer, I like the drinks. The only downside is its really small inside and you are ba...

Worst

My two favorite classic Thai dishes, theTom Yum soup with shrimp: tasteless, lacked the balance of sweet, sour and spiciness that it is usually found in the dish, it had the right...

Good Food, Good Service, Good Price! 2/23/2009

Went lastnight with my date and it was great! The sliding door when you first come in, is awesome. THe decor is cool and the music is good. I had the classic pork chop with veggies and it was yummy! Great tasting food and even better prices. I highly recommend it. Pros: Fast Service, Good Food, Good Prices Cons: None! more

TIP FRAUD. RECURRENT! 6/4/2008

RECURRENT TIP FRAUD. BEWARE! Pros: Unexpensive, okay food Cons: They ALWAYS try to add the tip and make you pay it twice more

Service was good: efficient, clean, and attentive, but... 11/12/2007

My two favorite classic Thai dishes, theTom Yum soup with shrimp: tasteless, lacked the balance of sweet, sour and spiciness that it is usually found in the dish, it had the right ingredients but lacked the Thai essence that really ""makes"" the soup; the Massaman Curry with chicken: says on the menu ""thick sweet and mild curry w/ peanut"" however, I found it to be watery, bland and the only peanut flavor were the peanuts themselves - blending of ingredients was lacking. Overall, the food experience was below average in my opinion. Pros: Service, location Cons: Bland Thai food more

Thai for a steal 8/24/2007

East Village eaters know that two requirements must be met to satisfy its predominantly student residents: great food at affordable prices. Those with tight budgets and an appetite for Thai food will find that Sea Bistro delivers. Those who get satisfaction from paying the lowest for a full meal will find their low prices an absolute steal; a starter and a solid entree will run you about $10 on off peak hours $15 on. I started off with Steamed Pork Dumplings in Peanut sauce. What the dumplings lacked in size (it is a starter after all) it certainly lacked none in taste.The peanut was not too overwhelming allowing the sweetness of the dark sauce to emphasize itself (although fuller taste would've been delivered had the sauce been allowed to infuse better into the dumpling itself rather than just pouring it on top.) As for the entree (Drunkman Noodle), i find it hard to put into words the actual description of the taste, as it contained various peppers I am not familiar with. But I can say that the spicy did not mask the taste of fresh caramalyzed onions and bell peppers. A must for any first time eater at the Bistro. Enjoy. Only neg is subjective: enourmous quantities of European techno. Although i do enjoy it at parties, dining is a different story. Pros: the food and the drinks Cons: techno more

The food is good.. its a nice place to eat and chill out.... 6/22/2007

GracePoon Provided by Partner
The food is good.. its a nice place to eat and chill out.. i like the papaya salad.. yumm! but i want to try the one in williamsburg brooklyn.. i h... more

The food is good.. its a nice place to eat and chill out.... 6/22/2007

GracePoon Provided by Partner
The food is good.. its a nice place to eat and chill out.. i like the papaya salad.. yumm! but i want to try the one in williamsburg brooklyn.. i h... more

yummy 6/10/2007

love this place! its cheap and the food is predictable and good everytime. Unlike the last reviewer, I like the drinks. The only downside is its really small inside and you are basically sitting on top of the person next to you. more

Great place for tasty and inexpensive Thai food ...with a hip flare... 6/8/2007

I found this place a couple of years ago. I've been to both the Manhattan and Williamsburg restaurants. Both have delicious food at a reasonable cost. I must admit, the Williamsburg location is larger, more grandiose and impressive (with a huge Buddha sitting at the end of a indoor pond), but you have to head over to Brooklyn (which ends up being only a short ride on the L train). Either way it is worth it. Its a nice place to take a date for a romantic dinner.. It's a must see! Pros: Food, cost, ambience, service Cons: Desserts need a little help more

Cheap eats 2/13/2007

Good food for little dough. Drinks aren't great, so drink elsewhere. Very cramp place so don't expect roomy dining area. Not authentic, but good decent flavors. Have fun Pros: cheap food/good flavor Cons: cramp area/drinks more

Loud but Good Value for the $ 1/19/2007

We went on a Saturday night around 9 and waited only about 15 minutes for a table for four. Although you may have to assert yourself to get a table as the hostess was busy helping bus tables, refilling drinks, etc. Food was high quality with a wide variety. The hot dishes weren't as hot as expected. Drinks were dectnly priced and a nice selection of appetizers and specials. Try the calamari - the sauce is fantastic. Pros: Wide selection, price Cons: Loud, crowded more

Great food for not much money 1/15/2007

I went to Sea with a couple of coworkers on a Wednesday night. The food was great and the prices were even better. Very cute and cozy and the customer service was really nice. They were a little stingy with the seafood but it didn't take away from the taste of the food. I can't wait to go back again!! Pros: price Cons: don't sit by the door on a cold day more

Great food, good prices. 11/19/2006

A friend of mine, who is a diehard SoHo fan, put me onto this place. He was absolutely right about it when he said it was good food for reasonable prices. We also didn't have any problems getting seated reasonably quickly when we arrived on a busy Saturday night. All in all - good deal. Pros: Good food, great prices, nice ambience. Cons: A little tight inside. more

Great Thai food at reasonable prices 11/16/2006

This is a great place for reasonably-priced, very good Thai cuisine. It can get crowded, but I've always managed to be seated. Pros: Price Cons: Small room more

stylish, inexpensive, loud 10/14/2006

Went on a Saturday night for a friend's birthday. They don't seat you until your entire party arrives and there's not much room to wait, so we waited outside for a straggler. The place is crowded but it didn't seem like we or anyone else needed to wait very long. We had six people and they crammed us into a table meant for four, but if they hadn't we would have had to wait longer so it was alright. more

POOR SERVICE!! 8/17/2006

I went to dinner at Sea on a Tuesday night for some good eats. I have dined here a few times before, and I very much enjoy the food at the affordable prices. However, this past experience was the worst, and I won't return again. As the restaurant was at capacity and with more ppl coming in, the manager had asked us to move to another table, claiming that the table we were seated was ""reserved"". That's pure BS! Don't expect a comped drink or anything when you oblige either. Secondly, I requested for glasses of water for myself and my partner...and then I had to ask again, from another waiter. After 20 minutes, we finally got our water (water refills were another problem). Lastly, because I only ate half of my dish, I asked for it to be packed. We received the check, paid...and yet no food returned. I asked where was my packed food. The waiter went into the back to look and returned with nothing. He had to ask what I had eaten. (What?!) Honestly, I think my food was sitting w/the other dirty dishes. They managed to find drunk man noodles stuck on the plate and scrape it off into a container. I know we weren't the only ones who had a bad time at Sea. Other instances we observed: (1) Telling a couple who were seated for abt 5-10 minutes that they had to get up from the seats and wait again, b/c one of the waiters had accidentally skipped the other party. Of course no comps for either party, (2) Seating 3 ppl at a 2 ppl table, (3) The manager started patrolling the area, handing out the bills to those who didn't quite finish eating Pros: Good food, good prices Cons: Horrible, Horrible wait staff more

mediocre food 8/5/2006

their green curry isn't spicy enough, the coconut flavor isn't rich enough either. this is not the place if you're looking for authenic Thai food. more

Too Popular For Their Own Good 6/25/2006

SEA has become so popular that they've let it go to their heads. It's super-trendy and there's always someone to take that empty seat, so it seems that customer service has been deemed not of the essence. The food is usually good but it certainly isn't a relaxing place to go. After being told that our party of three would be seated in 10 minutes and watching other parties (multiples of 2 and higher) seated for 40 minutes, the three of us were squished into a small 2-person table. And, atlhough tables opened up next to us and we ASKED for a slightly larger space, they left us awkardly seated. Needless to say, I'm never going back and you should be wary too. Pros: Good food Cons: Long waits, unresponsive staff, rushed service more

Too trendi Thai 6/24/2006

This place is really trendi but they have forgotten about the most important part of a Pros: Very trendi atmosphere Cons: food is of poor quality more

Yum Yum Yum 5/22/2006

What a great place. I came into the city to try out this restaurant because a friend had recommended it to my husband. The ambience was so fun, and the prices were great, on top of the fact that the food was really tasty. I wasn't thrilled to have to wait on line for thirty minutes, but I guess that's the price you pay for a popular place. I would definitely recommend SEA if you like thai cuisine! Pros: Cheap, Nice decor, Delicious Cons: Long wait, crowded more

Close the DOOR 1/22/2006

Delicious food at a great price but do not go here on a cold day and sit by the front door. The red sliding doors may be unique but they do not block off the cold air from the outside. I was with a party of 7 (close but not next the the front doors) and we were eating with our coats on. Too cold to enjoy. Pros: food Cons: freezing, slow to seat more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    This East Village upstart proved to be so popular, the owners opened a second massive (and massively popular) location in Williamsburg. This original restaurant is miniscule in...

  • 7/13/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 11:30 AM - 10:45 PM Tuesday 11:30 AM - 10:45 PM Wednesday 11:30 AM - 10:45 PM Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:45 PM Friday 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM Sunday 11:30 AM - 10:45 PM
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    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Bowery, East Village, Downtown
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