Took a huge group of friends to Sripraphai this past Saturday for lunch. There were 11 of us, I think...
Anyway, all the food was as good as ever. We ordered a ton of dishes. At least 20-25 dishes were consumed...
Although we were a large group, it didn't feel like the food took too long to arrive. Service was solid.
I've seen some complaints about Sri not spicing their food enough these days, but I must protest, that I've been there almost every other week for the past few months, and we have no problem getting them to deliver the spicy-spicy food.
This past visit, we actually ordered some dishes medium, and a lot of dishes spicy, but really everything that came out was spicy to very spicy. Some people couldn't take it, but no one complained. They all know better.
I feel like the nice people that run Sri, definitely recognize the regulars who come in often and can truly handle the spice.
All this talk of how Sri just isn't spicy anymore is just not true. Quite a few of the group that I brought there on Saturday had been to Thailand and said that the food was definitely quite comparable.
Sripraphai is easily my favorite restaurant in NYC!