* Click here for rating key
Basil Thai Restaurant Restaurant Review: Basil Thai’s urban chic feel derives from sleek wood combined with lots of glass and mirrors. But what keeps diners coming back is the straight-up, well-prepared Thai food. Starters include a meat-free egg roll and larb (choose chicken or beef) with generous amounts of mint, scallions and chili. House specialties range from pad thai to the basil duck entrée: a boneless, deep-fried half duck topped with vegetables and Basil’s house sauce. Executive chef Suntorn Cherdchoogarm, a native of Thailand, has traveled and cooked his way around the globe --- his signature dish is crispy red curry duck. Traditional pad see ew is among noodle and rice items. In spring and summer, mango sticky rice is on the dessert menu while fried green tea ice cream is offered year-round. The bar is a welcoming place for post-work cocktails, but wines by the glass are equally winning. Bottles of wine are half price on Sunday evenings. Service is efficient and friendly.