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Uncle Boons Sister Restaurant Opens This Month With Totally New Menu

Pad Thai will definitely be on the menu

Matt Danzer and Ann Redding
Matt Danzer and Ann Redding’s Uncle Boons Sister will open soon
Daniel Krieger

The new, sibling take-out restaurant from the star team behind Nolita Thai restaurant Uncle Boons will be opening later this month — and despite the association, Uncle Boons Sister will have an entirely different menu.

Chefs Ann Redding and Matt Danzer closed their tiny American diner-inspired restaurant Mr. Donahue’s earlier this summer to swap it for a take-out version of their Michelin-starred Uncle Boons. The space at 203 Mott Street, near Spring Street, has been completely revamped with a look inspired by a Thai chicken shack, Redding says. It will be counter-service only, and any seating will be limited.

Although Uncle Boons is known for its eclectic selection of Thai fare, Uncle Boons Sister will likely serve a simpler menu, Redding says. Exact dishes have not yet been finalized, but they will definitely offer a pad Thai.

“I know pad Thai was frowned upon for a long time,” she says. “But to me, it’s like having mac and cheese. It’s my comfort food; I absolutely love it. We’re going to try to do our best version of it.”

The husband-wife duo originally met while working at Per Se and opened Uncle Boons in Nolita in 2013. It quickly became a lively downtown dining destination known for its spicy and accessible version of Thai food, earning two stars from the Times and Eater. It also has a Michelin star.

Uncle Boons Sister will open as early as next week. Stay tuned for more details.

Uncle Boons Sister

203 Mott Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 (646) 850-9480 Visit Website

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