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Banana Leaf Modern Thai
Banana Leaf Modern Thai

Banana Leaf Modern Thai Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bananaleafmodernthai.com
  • Email: bananaleafmodernthai@gmail.com
  • Phone: (513) 234-0779
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00am - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Pom Tongdangjoue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We will work with you to prepare a unique package for your venue.
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautiful dining rooms can accommodate 8 or more. Outdoor patios can also be booked for your private party.
  • Private Party Contact: Dana (513) 234-0779
  • Entertainment: See and be seen! Enjoy the ambiance of a historical building, hear the story of our resident ghost, and enjoy the beautiful landscaping.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We are happy to work with you to prepare a unique package for your venue.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mason Montgomery Rd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample black top parking behind the restaurant. Parking lot entrance located on Mason-Montgomery Road, south of Rt. 42
A word from Banana Leaf Modern Thai
Banana Leaf Modern Thai provides a treat for all the senses! Each dish is homemade and presented as a work of art. Menu favorites include Curry dishes, Spring Rolls, and of course the wildly popular Pad Thai. For those wanting to try new things, our Chef creations include Filet Mignon Panang and Crispy Diva Sea Bass. We also offer brown rice and vegetarian inspired dishes. Much of the produce is organic and we support locally grown. Don"t be surprised to see the Chef open the kitchen door to snip herbs from the outdoor patio! The decor completes the dining experience with each room on both floors uniquely decorated and upbeat global music plays in the background. Enjoy tapas and wine in the lounge or dine outdoors in nice weather on our two outdoors patios. Both are beautifully landscaped and include waterfalls. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner. Large parties are welcome and reservations are recommended. We look forward to serving you!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is one of a very few restaurants that I've been to where I was amazed at how good the food tasted. Simply outstanding. The service is first rate, too."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I have only been to a few Thai restaurants but banana leaf was by far the best. Their cashew chicken with grilled pineapple was incredible and I wanted more. Spice levels were perfect. Cutest restaurant I've ever been to. Definitely will go again soon."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was the second time I went but it was my boyfriends first. It was also his birthday and He loved it! The wine was great! Dancing Sexy Shrimp was a great app to start with. Shrimp fried in a sweet but savory sauce. He had the Sea Bass and I had the Tiger Tear Salad. My boyfriend loved the spice of his fish and he was obsessed with the brown rice. My salad was tangy due to a lot of red onions and I wished for my lettuce. I am also glad that I reserve a table on Open Table. Giving the restaurant a message and telling them that it was my boyfriend's birthday, also telling them that I wanted to surprise him with a Molten Lava Cake worked! He was surprised and it came with a candle. How thoughtful! The cake was moist and warm."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our whole experience at Banana Leaf was amazing. This is the best thai we have ever had. Light and flavorful. They are mindful of spice levels for the less adventurous. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. We highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The dishes in Banana Leaf Modern Thai taste bad, small portion comparing to other Thai restaurant, and a lot more expensive. Drunken noodle and Pai Thai were we ordered. Both tasted so bad. Never go back again. I do not recommend anyone to go there. If you want good Thai food, go to Shkhothai thai Cuisine. The same dishes, Drunken noodle and Pai are made soooo much better and less expensive in Shkhothai than they are in Banana Leaf . I feel so sorry for people in Mason. There are just no good restaurants in Mason."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was amazing we arrived a little before our reservation and they still seated us right away. Server was amazing she was very friendly and the chef came out afterwards to see how the food was. Not only did he do that but made time for small talk to make us feel really welcome. Will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The Banana Leaf was a great "new find" as we and the couple we were with couldn't believe it has been there for five years! The server was very pleasant as she went over the menu and pointed out favorites in addition to other important things to know about their cooking and how dishes are prepared. They take their time bringing the food to the table so for this reason, make this your evening destination without any specific place to be afterwards. We had the sampler plate for an appetizer, which the server highly recommended which we were very happy with. It is definitely a keeper and both of us couples will return for sure in the near future and highly recommend it to our friends."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have been to Banana Leaf several times and love the place and the food. We choose to go there when we have a special occasion to celebrate. Unfortunately this time the selection we chose was something we had not had before and it just wasn't to our liking. I don't think it was the chef's fault. We wanted to find something two of us could share and were told that the dish we re thinking about was too small for two people to share. So we ordered that entree plus another one to fill us up. We ended taking home about half of each of the dishes. This experience won't keep us away from Banana Leaf. We will definitely go back and select our old favorites next time."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had dinner here with two girlfriends and we were so impressed with the food and service. Everything was delicious! We shared our apps and dinners and want to go back SOON to try more things on the menu. The hardest part was deciding what to order. Everything the waiters walked past with looked and smelled wonderful! We are planning to go back again with our guys. They have Mad Tree beer on the menu - that will keep them happy! The curry was so yummy. The king cobra wraps were so delicious and fun. We had to laugh at the "Thai Me Up Edamame" and we all loved it! The sampler app platter was tasty, too! Our waiter was so cool and knowledgeable about the food and wine. All around a wonderful night at Banana Leaf! So glad we went!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great night and great staff. Since each meal is individually prepared, may take a little longer but worth it. Had grilled salmon which had a great sauce. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "First time trying this restaurant last Saturday night. Food was good however it was very slow coming out of the kitchen. I do not like being rushed, but the time for appetizers to show up and then the gap between apps and main courses was too long. Other tables in our room were visibly concerned as well."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I'm a recurring business visitor from Boston. I have now been here on three or four occasions. It is a consistently delightful experience."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Food always amazing! Great service.look forward to evening at Banana Leaf"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I ordered curry without spice, but the curry was a little salty taste. It might be suitable for American people, but I like saltless taste. I think your spicy revel of curry was 1-5,but already curry without spice was a little spicy taste , so you have to make no spicy taste."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was very good, although a 3 on the heat scale was too spicy. I would get a 2 next time. The history of the restaurant being haunted was very interesting."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were a group of 13 - originally reserved for 14 - so I understand it can be difficult to manage, but we had reserved a month in advance and pre-ordered many things to keep it as simple as possible. When we arrived, our table/room wasn't ready, and then it was really crowded; so much so that I am not sure we could have got the 14th person in there if they had come. After waiting for awhile, we were finally seated, then it was at least 10 minutes before I finally grabbed someone from the hallway and asked if we could at least get some waters. Another 5 minutes before we were placing drink orders and getting that water. Long gaps between the first and last main dish brought out. I would give it another try with a smaller group, though."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were impressed with the quality of the food, and enjoyed the atmosphere. It was a nice way to celebrate Valentine's Day!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "took date for valentines, im 17 year old male, service was kind and helpful, great place go now!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Second time dining and just as nice as we remember from our first visit."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Appetizers were great, as well as the chef specialties. The pad thai, though, lacked flavor. The server was great at first, but then she would walk by our table while we had empty water glasses. The tables are very close together, so you feel like you're on a date with the couple next to you."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A snowstorm resulted in us being an hour and a half late for reservations at 7:30. We had called to inform them and were promptly welcomed when we arrived at 9 pm. Intimate small dining room in beautiful old restored house. Close seating but manageable for conversation without being intrusive to other tables. Staff very knowledgeable and responsive without pressure. Started with the Birdsnest Shrimp which was excellently cooked and a trio of sauces which paired perfect. Nice drink and beer menu. My wife, a thai foodie ordered the Special Spring Curry #10 and I had the Dirty Noodles. Spice level perfectly matched to taste and well proportioned size.. Excellent flavors. Chocolate cake slightly dry and dull flavor. Thai top three."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Too many tables in a small room. Too close. Portions were small. My wife's sea bass was quite small, my shrimp dinner only had 4 shrimp. Overall, food was good but overpriced for what you get."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I usually order the Panang Curry with beef. I usually am adventurous, but the Panang Curry is so good that I haven't tried anything else. If you want it really spicy, order it "Thai spicy". The combination of the coconut milk and spice is a religious experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been here more than once and every single time the food is phenomenal. I've had the young coconut curry and one of the green curries - both were beyond my expectations. I've also had It's a little slow, but a small group of us were able to dine-in during a work lunch, if a little tight. Great, close atmosphere for friends to enjoy each others' company. It is situated in an old '30s style brick house, so the dining areas are spacious enough not to be sitting close to the next patron, but personal enough to hear conversation. This is traditional, real, Thaiwanese food. Chef Pom is fantastic. The staff is knowledgeable about the dishes, and anything they do not know they can and will find out for you. -- Highly recommended"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The food is unbelievably flavorful and delicious. However it took 45 minutes to get our appetizer after we ordered and then our main course came out before the appetizer and we had to send it back. No recognition of the issues from our server. This could be a fantastic place whith a little more attention to the service."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We dined with another couple and had an excellent experience. They just came out with their spring menu so I had the Curry No. 10 (or 9 can't remember), the new featured one with pineapple. It was amazing! My husband had the Pad Thai and said it was awesome! The best part of the night was at the end of our dinner, Chef Pom came out and visited with us. What a pleasure!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Wide variety of Thai inspired dishes, all prepared to order and worth the wait. Reservations are a good idea."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was perfect, the location is an old house with very interesting history. If you want a locate place that's different from the run of the mill dinning experience, you should try this place."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "It took forever to get the food even though we ordered everything at the same time. Some of the food was good others were just ok. Pricey for the quality."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great menu. Hard to choose. Everyone loved their choice. My choice (one of the specials) was outstanding. Also enjoyed the selection of local beers. Server was attentive and patient. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This Thai chef brings authentic Thai food to downtown Mason. The green curry is just like you get in Bangkok and their seasonal curry specials combine harvest or winter vegetables to great effect! The mango sticky rice is a must. I also like the intimate feeling you get from eating at restaurants set in houses."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Dined here many times. Had 3 entrees for our party - 2 Thai and a filet mignon. Thai was great as usual but the $29 filet arrived very over done and was really nasty looking. They quickly admitted that it was very overcooked, took the filet back and had a new one out in about 15 minutes that looked much better. The rest of us were done but things happen. Unfortunately, NOBODY ever returned to ask if the filet was cooked correctly this time nor did anyone EVER ask. The server didn't ask and management never showed up. The next time that we saw the server was to present the check. Worst follow up service on kitchen error ever. Huge disappointment from a place we have really enjoyed in the past."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The Restaurant is a food that she had not, in a place that would be oh so Unsuspecting! Great menu, great service, and a great atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We just went there for the first time and the food was incredible. Some of the best Thai food I have ever had. Had our 8 year old son with us and he enjoyed it also. will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food was good. Excellent service -- right balance of attentiveness, appropriate friendliness without being too casual, not pretentious with a server able to effectively answer questions and provide good food recommendations. The chef's current unique lobster special was vey flavorful, good texture and presentation was beautiful. It's great to have excellent restaurant choices close to home. We'll definitely be back to further explore the menu."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Loved every bite (except the chicken satay in the sampler... A little boring)! The seasonal curry was phenomenal, the tangy chicken and cashew was different, but tasty. There were so many so many yummy things on the menu, we weren't sure where to start! We'll be heading back for round 2 very soon! Friendly service, quick food, unique history on the building, can be a romantic dinner or a fun lunch. Try it! You won't be sorry!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great food shame about the front of house (lack of). Waiters and waitresses rushing around whilst we waited in the lobby for around 10 minutes before being acknowledged. To be honest this happened the time before but we go back because the food is worth the annoyance at the front lobby. Just wish they would sort it out then this truely would be one of the best dinning experiences to be had."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We dined at the Banana Leaf on Christmas Eve. The food was outstanding and the waiter was very helpful. The downside - they seemed to be short-staffed as no one was out front to greet us for quite a while when we arrived."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The owners/chef of Banana Leaf are not only a great couple but they know Thai! I frequent this restaurant a lot and have never been disappointed with the atmosphere, food and the friendliness of the staff. The creativeness of the dishes, ingredients in creative dishes that explode in your mouth, a great wine and drink list - I can't say enough great things about it. It truly is a gem and Mason is blessed to have Banana Leaf in its town."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "We loved our first visit to this incredible, local Thai restaurant. The food and the service were incredible, even at lunch! Kudos to the staff!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013