It is a relatively high-end Thai food. The waiter inside will speak a little bit of Thai, and he will say Savadika at the door. The roast beef inside is good, and the Tom Yum Goong noodles are also very distinctive. I like them generally.
We came on a Thursday night and had a great meal. The place itself is quite noisy as there is no furniture to absorb the noise, so check out the back of the bar for a table as it might be a bit quieter. The green mango salad is as good as the crisp noodles. We had delicious garlic sauce and a very good chicken plate. All in all good, but it would have been nice if it weren't so noisy.
Baan Thailand has great sushi and great Thai food is rare. The atmosphere upstairs is relaxing and cool. I have been there many times, and every time it was great. This side of the city always gets better...good food.
I usually don't order curries in US Thai restaurants. They usually pull way back on the curry pastes. We had 4 curries among 8 diners and they were all like the best street curries in Thailand. The rest of the meal was of similar good quality. Clearly the best DC Thai. The food at the downstairs restaurant Is also pretty good but Baan Thai is clearly better.
Really enjoyed the food here - partner had Thai currywhich he enjoyed and I went with the sushi which tasted great. Great service, reasonable prices. Happy hour on drinks when we arrived, too!
This a non-expensive traditional Thai restaurant. Even though the food is tasty, they have a problem with the definition of what is hot/spicy food. I ordered something that in the menu was declared non spicy and it was really really spicy! When I asked them how is it possible they still insisted it wasn't so... My understanding: for a regular Thai person mildly hot is "non spicy"! This isn't a restaurant for people that can't stand spicy food (like me...).
I am a big fan of Thai food and found this to be the best. The three of us ordered an appetizer, then two dishes, and a delicious dessert (coconut custard). One of us brought a box for lunch. We all like spicy food and found it just right. Fresh food and excellent service!