Highly Seasonal Thai Dining

This dinner plate features pan-roasted Long Island duck breast with spicy house-made pineapple red curry for a Southeast Asian twist.

Thai food is one of the fastest growing cuisines in New York City, and today it feels like there is a Thai restaurant on almost every corner of the city. Pinto Garden, in the West Village, is a chic and homey restaurant that serves highly seasonal Thai dishes. It is the latest restaurant venture of Thai native and Per Se alumni, Chef Teerawong Nanthavatsiri.

He incorporates locally sourced ingredients through New York City’s Greenmarket Company with some of his favorite dishes growing up in Thailand. With that, Pinto Garden’s dishes are always fresh and bring New York flavor to the table. Some of the current dishes to spotlight include KO-RAE Chicken Wings, fried chicken wings marinated with Southern Thai spices, and Duck Confit Flat Bread made with roti bread and flavored with duck confit, pickled carrot and sriracha emulsion. Recommended from noodles and rice dishes, NUM YA Pu Pasta, a Southern Thai curry pasta with jumbo lump crab, and Pumpkin Vegetarian Curry, baked kabocha pumpkin in homemade Panang curry paste commonly found in the Central region.

“In Thailand, family style dinner is very important because it allows us to bring all our family members together, sharing both food and conversation while enhancing the relationships that bind us together,” says Chef Nanthavatsiri. Pinto Garden’s welcoming décor and atmosphere naturally navigate you to experience the Thai way of eating and share New York’s seasonal flavor at its best.

Lomein noodle is dressed up with a whole lobster and kicked up with chili paste, basil and garlic in Spicy Lomein Lobster.

Cozy back garden room is covered with a transparent ceiling, allowing natural light to brightly shine through during the day.
*Photos by Mikey Asanin

Pinto Garden
117 W. 10th St., (bet. 6th & Greenwich Aves.), New York, NY 10011
TEL: 212-366-5455 | www.pintogarden.com
Dinner: Sun-Thu 5-10:30 pm, Fri-Sat: 5-11:30 pm, Brunch: Sat & Sun 12 pm-4 pm

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