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HIGHLINE thai for lunch today


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HIGHLINE thai for lunch today

mrnyc | Aug 26, 2004 04:47 PM

well its gringo and bland but not terrible. better than nearby KOMBA THAI certainly, but not near as good as the chelsea market thai (kinda like PHAD THAI on 8th ave.).

we had steamed scallop dumplings (w/ scallop powder & scallop vinegrette) and another dish of some kind of fried green veg dumplings as starters. both were pretty good even though other than the steamed/fried prep the fillings tasted rather alike.

for mains we had green curry (w/ squash and curry leaves) and panang curry. we both got them w/ tofu and jasmine rice. these were bland as wonder bread but were otherwise attractively served, fresh and fine.

to drink we had lychee thai iced tea and i think she got lemon thai iced tea. it was nice to chew on lychees at the bottom for dessert but other than that it was sweet and eh.

here's the kicker, it was only $20 for the meal. the dumplings were included. how nice.

so i got HIGHLINE out of my system. even after all the work they did building the place, the white stylized decor seemed rather cheap looking imo in the bright lunchtime daylight. and with three levels and few patrons its clear they have more lounge than restaurant aspirations. so HIGHLINE is ok if pleasant bland chow is ok for you. otherwise stick to the chelsea market's CHELSEA THAI for more authentic thai in the area. also, the place reminded me that for $25 you could do better for a nice lunch for two over at SPICE MARKET.

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