Tribeca is part of a small breed of independently owned restaurants that are fundamentally changing the landscape of the Bangkok food scene. Located in Thong Lor, they advocate sourcing the highest quality local and organic ingredients possible and work in tandem with some of the best artisan food producers in the city. Although they are well-known for their all-day brunch concept, there’s much more to this eatery than breakfast and they offer stick-to-your-ribs comfort food that is at once innovative yet familiar.
The name is a nod to the historic Manhattan borough in New York City and the space has a casual bistro feel with three levels of seating and an inviting outdoor terrace.
Start off your meal with a peanut butter and chocolate milkshake (B195) which is rich and creamy without being overly sweet. Most of the food can be shared and the Gangnam wings (B195) are no exception. These spicy Korean glazed chicken wings are crispy and tender with a sticky-sweet sauce that reveals a subtle and addictive back heat.
Another popular dish is the NY pork bun (B150) which is a grilled slab of Hoisin-glazed pork belly served Peking duck-style on a steamed bun with cucumber and spring onion. It’s very rich and a bit sweet and could use some type of pickle or acid to balance the flavours. For something hearty and filling try the simply divine reuben sandwich (B340) with hand-cut pastrami, cheddar cheese, sauerkraut, Russian sauce and sourdough bread. The beef is rich, fatty and juicy and by far some of the best pastrami around.
Another tasty final recommendation is the sausages and polenta (B288) made with fresh ground Italian sausage meatballs, roasted garlic, peppers, onions and a fried polenta cake all swimming in a mild tomato sauce.
Tribeca has some issues when it comes to food consistency and slow service but their attractive price points and soulful cuisine make it a compelling restaurant. Be sure to stop by and enjoy happy hour from 4pm.
GF Nihonmura mall, 85 Thong Lor Soi 13
02-712-9209 | tribeca-restobar.com| 9am-midnight