A brand new Thai restaurant is currently getting ready to debut their first New York location in the Lower East Side later this year.
Mayree is a brand new Thai restaurant from owner Pavida Pratumrat. A New York newcomer, Pavida has been operating a similar restaurant called Touch of Thai in Illinois since 2016. The space is envisioned as a small, family-style Thai food restaurant where the main emphasis will be on the food, rather than the liquor (although the team will be applying for a full restaurant liquor license, just to have the option.)
Mayree will be opening up at 58 East 1st Street, replacing a popular Dominican restaurant called KM1 – Kilometro Uno. Sadly, the restaurant closed nearly a year ago and there have been no indications for any planned revival. Before that, the space housed The Elephant, a popular Thai restaurant that operated successfully for over 17 years. The location features a total of 1,000 square feet of space, and will seat about 25 guests, including a small 7 seat bar in the back.
For the menu, Mayree will serve a wide selection of special Thai delicacies. They will offer a plethora of appetizers like crispy spring rolls, fried calamari, duck rolls, and crab Rangoon alongside soups like Tom Yum and Tom Kha with vegan dishes like rama and tofu curry. For their featured dishes, guests will be able to choose between vegetables and tofu, chicken, duck, shrimp, squid, salmon and red snapper, and enjoy mouthwatering Thai dishes like Pad Cha, Rad Prik, and Yum Ma Muang. Mayree will also offer a collection of fried rice and noodle dishes with the same protein selection.
While Mayree is primarily envisioned as a family friendly Thai restaurant with an emphasis on food, Pavida and manager Jetjit Thanasiri still would like to acquire a full liquor license for the space in order to provide guests the ultimate experience. The two are both veteran hospitality workers who have managed similar spaces in the past, and they are currently proposing operating hours of 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM on Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM on Sunday. While Mayree is still too early into development to have their own social media presence, you should keep your eyes on the space for further signs of development.