157 Duane Street
New York, NY 10013
There are many options for lunch in Tribeca, but do not miss this gem of a restaurant offering Laotian-inspired Southeast Asian cuisine by Chef Soulayphet Schwader and partner Nick Bradley. They teamed up with Marc Forgione (of Iron chef, BLT (chef), American Cut, and eponymous Marc Forgione) to create this award winning restaurant. The Michelin guide gives Khe-Yo its Bib Gourmand rating which means exceptionally good food at moderate prices. Choose one of the market bowls which provide a choice of protein and choice of accompaniment; don’t worry, you can’t go wrong! The combination of locally sourced ingredients and Laotian sourced recipes blend perfectly into an experience that will be new and innovative to most. The ambience and atmosphere are perfect for careful and deliberate contemplation of your Jury Duty case (or Southeast Asian cuisine). What I realized is the times they are a changing (a la Bob Dylan) … as Bouley sadly is on sabbatical and closed his restaurant namesake for an undisclosed period of time; there is room for a new, and uprising chef in Tribeca …. Marc Forgione!