Paragon Thai
Paragon Thai
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Paragon Thai

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.paragonthairestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2022372777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Connecticut and Porter
  • Public Transit: Located at Cleveland Park Metro Station, Red line.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We validated 1 hour for dining customer parking ticket and half hour for carry-out customer. Parking spaces are limited, first come first serve.
A word from Paragon Thai
Paragon Thai is among the first to prove that Thai food outside Thailand could be absolutely authentic. Along with its evocative flavors of lemongrass, sweet basil, chili and coconut milk, Paragon Thai’s food is the result of subtle blending of herbs and spices with the variety of crispy freshness of stir-fried vegetables, curries, and rice sauce in beautifully decoration dishes. You will find a professional and very friendly Thai staff that is more than happy to talk to you about food, wines, Thai culture and its history.
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Paragon Thai reviews from OpenTable diners
  • We usually have a good experience
    LovinggoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    We usually have a good experience at Paragon Thai. This visit, my husband had a seafood dish. The clams stayed with him way too long. My pad thai was very tasty as always. We'll be back but we will order differently.
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  • Very tasty Thai at a most
    MsPieVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    Very tasty Thai at a most reasonable price. Would certainly go again.
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  • I love the place. I try new
    annfromdc
    Dined on 5/8/2012
    I love the place. I try new dishes each time and they are always good.
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  • The food here is consistently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    The food here is consistently good. The service is usually fine, which is a compliment given the terrible customer service in this city. We typically order delivery, so I was a little surprised by the overall appearance of the restaurant -- it could use a good cleaning.
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  • Make sure the hostess really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    Make sure the hostess really understands that yu have an open table reservation. It was tough getting our points for this one.
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  • Decent enough, but nothing special
    DarrylVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2012
    Pretty much your run of the mill Thai restaurant which is not hard to find in DC. It's good enough to go on a regular basis. The prices are reasonable, the food is good, and the service is good (especially since the place is about the size of a large living room). If you have a favorite Thai dish, I am sure it is on the extensive menu, but there are no major surprises. Decor that you've seen a thousand times. I usually err on the side of getting the special, and that decision didn't disappoint at Paragon. Would I travel from other parts of the city to get a special meal? Not likely, but if you are in the Cleveland Park area (literally steps from the Metro), and have a taste for traditional (Americanized) Thai, Paragon is a good choice
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    A happy date-night surprise. Paragon is very comfortable and welcoming. The whole flounder with ginger/black bean sauce was excellent. They served the sauce on the side, which I wasn't used to, but yummy anyway. Good size for 2 people. I also loved the eggplant; again the sauce was quite tasty. The Chicken Green curry seemed to have some Indian spices as well as Thai. I wasn't wild about it, but my husband liked it. Not much of a wine list, but that's not what we came for. We'll be back. I think our teen kids would like it too.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • It was the worst service I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    It was the worst service I have received in the last ten years. We out all the time. At least twice a week. Waitress was unresponsive and very slow. She acted like she did not want to serve us. Food was okay but not great. I would recommend that people stay away from here.
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  • My husband and I stopped in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    My husband and I stopped in one night when a neighboring restaurant took forever to seat is and we were really hungry well let's just say that we have never gone back to the first restaurant but we have been back to Paragon Thai more times than I can count. The inside is pretty simple but clean and neat. The service can be hit or miss but never horrible, but the food is Delicious!!! The first couple times we stuck with what we new but we have been making it a point to try different things and we haven't been disappointed yet!!
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Best Thai in the city, hands
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2012
    Best Thai in the city, hands down! Wish they had a larger delivery radius.
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  • Was impress with the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    Was impress with the food definitely will go back for more great place for a first date everyone .
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    late-night find, romantic
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  • Great meal. Food was excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Great meal. Food was excellent, and moderately priced. The food was served very quickly, which can be a good or bad thing depending on what you're there for.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Pretty good hole in the wall
    LeahVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Pretty good hole in the wall Thai place in Cleveland Park. All the basics with some great spice.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • there are mny other thai places
    NoBethesdaEaterVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    there are mny other thai places in DC, but this is a good one in van ness
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • We thought the food was excellent.
    Diningoutgroup
    Dined on 12/5/2011
    We thought the food was excellent. We couldn't decide what was best--the duck, panang curry or the noodle dish. Definitely would go back again.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • First time there and would
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    First time there and would go again...The three of us enjoyed our meals.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • great thai food//walking distance
    JohnNPaul
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    great thai food//walking distance from woodley park, van ness and chevy chase neighborhoods
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Small store-front restaurant
    soupiemacVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2011
    Small store-front restaurant with a nice waitstaff and fast service. Very convenient to Metro -- just outside Cleveland Park East exit. Enjoyed the Crab Wonton appetizer. The Softshell Crab Pad Thai was excellent. Will go back when in the area.
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  • We had a group of 8, including
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/14/2011
    We had a group of 8, including a few kids and they did a great job.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • Go for the food, not the ambiance.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2011
    Go for the food, not the ambiance. I would recommend the blue motorcycle and pad thai with soft shell crab.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • A very convenient location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2011
    A very convenient location with good parking. An extensive menu with well prepared dishes.
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    fit for foodies
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  • The waiters are not aware
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/30/2011
    The waiters are not aware that the apetizers must be served first. Then, the soup. Finally, the entree. Here (like in some Asian places) apetizers + soup is served al at once.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The food is always spot on.
    DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2011
    The food is always spot on. The steak special I had was made with top quality beef and authentically prepared Thai basil. I wish they'd keep it on the menu. The restaurant's Pad Thai is always delicious. Another standout is the laab gai.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent Thai food. Portions
    JohnNPaul
    Dined on 5/22/2011
    Excellent Thai food. Portions are perfect. Service staff is attentive.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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