Posted on 08 / 11 / 2011
I went out for a special dinner with my sweetheart, and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was extraordinary. The decor is pretty classy for a restaurant in this price range. The staff were all so friendly and attentive, and knowledgeable about what on the menu is vegan, as well as willing to substitute. One of the cooks saw us set our menus down, and she came out from behind the line to take our orders herself! We asked for 'thai spicy' and she was happy to accommodated us, and then came out to check on us to make sure we were pleased. When we hesitated for a moment over the fried or steamed tofu, she said we could have both! We ordered the fresh rolls, the panang, and the spicy noodles. The fresh rolls and the spicy noodles were especially good. I think the brown sauce may be a house specialty, so you might want to consider it. I think this is one of those places where you have to try a lot of things on the menu to find out what you really love. I tried the other location in Wallingford, and I didn't love it as much as this one. I may have gone in with my expectations too high after reading all the rave reviews, and then sandbagged myself with a green papaya salad, which loses something if you are too far from the papaya tree. Nevertheless, the service and smiles here were top notch and I look forward to going back. My only regret is that we were too full for mango sticky rice! P.S. if you are in summer attire, you may need a sweater for the AC.
excellent food, friendly staff, good value