This Greenwich Village Thai spot has a light, contemporary design that suggests a whitewashed farmhouse where city people might nest on the weekends. Pretty pottery lines the shelves, and walls are decorated with thrift-shop-style paintings of flowers. Communal tables mean you should come with friends—the better to share wonton-like, vegetarian "golden bags" (a must), calamari fritters with sriracha and a cast-iron bowl of tom kha gai coconut soup, creamy and spicy and rife with tender slices of chicken breast, lemongrass and green herbs. Get some beer, Thai iced tea or a cocktail to counteract the slow burn. The food is aces, from spicy seafood and papaya salad to stir-fried grilled beef with green curry paste and sweet basil.