Decided to check out Rice after a play last night (Its on 14th between P and Q in DC)
Décor is very minimalist. Basically Ikea chairs and tables and painted walls. No pictures or anything on the walls.
Drinks Wife and I had martinis. I had a Godiva Martini and she had a melon martini. Both were very good.
The menu is all over the place. Its separated into different types of mini menus. One is the specials, one vegetarian, one normal thai dishes, and one other (I forget what it was based on)
My wife and I had soup Tom Yum Koong which was very good. The shrimp were plentiful and very large and the broth was very nice. We also shared the fried ginger, which came with a very sweet peanut sauce. This was excellent as well.
My wife ordered tofu in a sweet sauce with noodles. The dishes were served very interestingly. Instead of long thin noodles, these were more like penne noodles. The dish was very good.
I had Panang Shrimp. At most Thai restaurants the Panang is served with steamed rice. Instead, here it was served with a sticky rice colored with a green hue. It was an interesting twist, but I would have preferred steamed rice. The Panang was pretty good, much less coconut milk than it generally has mixed in, and nice heat.
Service was very prompt. Dishes came out within minutes after ordering.
Overall, Id recommend Rice. I think it would make a nice date restaurant. It has some interesting twists on normal Thai. The food is definitely skewed to American tastes (food was quite sweet) but is of excellent quality. Prices are high definitely more pricey than the Thai restaurants down in Arlington. Our bill ran around $75 or so with tip.
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