Located at 7 Spring Street Nolita, between Elizabeth and Bowery owners Matt Danzer and Ann Redding now share the kitchen at Uncle Boon’s as co-chefs. The restaurant is named after Ann’s real life Uncle Boon but is inspired by her entire family in Thailand. The menu features family recipes and is a collection of the couples favorite dishes–from traditional peasant food to delicacies prepared for the royal family.
The eating experience is set to an ecletic interior with furniture and accents collected from family members and trips to Thailand. Inspired by a typical Thai house in the 60′s and 70′s, the 65-seat restaurant begins with a 14 ft cherry wood slab bar that is complimented by original Arthur Umanoff stools where guests can sit with a view of the Rotisserie and Charcoal Grill. There they can watch juices drip from signature dishes such as Kai Yang Muay Thai (Rotisserie Hens) as they are slowly roasted. Even the bar selection takes a note from the hot and humid streets of Thailand, serving slushed beer as they do at outdoor night fairs. The bar menu features a selection of Thai Beers, American Craft Beers and Wine on tap, served by the glass or in pitchers.
The rest of the space features two dining rooms both accented by vintage Thai movie posters, electric rattan chandeliers and antique family heirloom fabrics weaved by the Hill Tribes.
The Sanuk Sanuk Room (Thai for fun) in the back is perfect for private parties; outfitted with Thai patterned wood walls, mirrored ceilings and providing views of a lush outdoor garden.
Uncle Boon’s is a neighborhood and destination spot where guest are invited to yell Chai Yo! (Cheers) as glasses of slushed beer collide to the background sounds 70′s classics and Thai hits. Guests are encouraged to leave some of their traditional table manners on Spring Street to come inside, share plates, eat with their hands and enjoy their food Thai style.