Props to Chowhounds for being all sorts of on top of news about the new Gotham outpost of Lotus of Siam, the restaurant that LA Weekly food critic Jonathan Gold once called the best place for Thai food in North America. Reports indicate that it will open in the old Cru space with some former staffers helping out with its wine list. Cru was renowned for its very good wine, making it a nice match for a Thai place whose parent restaurant earned five Wine Spectator Awards. Thai food obsessives can read more about the opening on Grub Street, Feast, and Eater, and check the LOS Twitter feed for more details. But do keep an eye on the original thread—a Chowhound got her paws on a preview dinner menu, after all.

Lotus of Siam [West Village]
24 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

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