Last night we went to the brand new thai place on Court Street, 9-D between 3rd and 4th place.
Great interior, very comfortable surroundings. Supposedly the bathroom is really nice (any my boyfriend has strong opinions about these things) but I didn't visit myself. Only complaint in this category is there is a very faint musak soundtrack and when conversation was quiet, I swear I heard a version of "Memories." gross.
They only have one beer on the menu, but it was Singha so i can't complain. Behind the bar there appeared to be several wine bottles, but we never got a wine list and didn't feel like having it anyway, so I can't report whether they actually serve it or if it's for decoration.
We ordered one item off the house specialties menu, Mango Fish ($14.95). It sounds like it's going to be gross and saucy and sweet, and it's none of the above. It was actually really nice. It was a HUGE piece of salmon, topped with thin strips of mango, onion and scallion in a tangy, thin sauce (very light, not worth getting rice) with cashews.
Boyfriend got the Gang-Keow-Wan curry with chicken ($8.95). It comes with thai eggplant and basil and has a decent amount of heat (too much for him, but that's not saying much).
Both of us started with Tom Kha Gai ($3.95) which was very good. And I think it's been mentioned before, but they charge for rice, which is a bit odd since at only $1-$1.75, they could just include it in the prices.
On the whole with soup, two entrees, and three beers between us, we spent $52 + tip. A bit more than usual for thai food but the quality and atmosphere were also better than normal.
I don't really know what authentic thai is supposed to be like so someone here will probably find fault with this place, but I know I don't like the sticky sweet peanut sugar sauces like tuk tuk, so judging from what we had, this place is better than most.
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