i still love thai food
basil canteen was a fun spot. this was the first thai restaurant i went to after having visited thailand. the drinks were great. the bartender was very knowlegable and friendly, and we chatted a bit. the food is very good (although americanized, as is every thai restaurant). very enjoyable.
it seems like the popularity of thai food is waning in general, but i am still a fan.
10/26/2012 12:00:00 AM
The noise was too much! The
The noise was too much! The food and service were good.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really good Thai food - service
Really good Thai food - service is a little off, but they seem to be trying.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good and unusual Thai
Very good and unusual Thai food, not what we expected, but much better.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food before a night out!
Excellent food. Friendly but sometimes spotty service being short-staffed. Paid a lot of attention to our needs and very knowledgeable on the food and understanding our needs/choices. Good wine beer and cocktail menu - not extensive but well chosen.
Overall - recommend the place strongly and would definitely go back esp if in the neighborhood for a show/concert.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simple and classic
A pleasing encounter, excellent pumpkin curry! I appreciate the various seating options - intimate to communal. Very glad to have it in the neighborhood!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Thai Food ever Tasted
The heading says it all! My spouse & her buddies really liked basil Canteen. Now she & I are planning lunch there soon!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh, flavorful, well-prepared
Fresh, flavorful, well-prepared Thai food. Excellent value. We had a wonderful time. I look forward to a return visit.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
best Thai I've had in a long time
Thank you Open Table. I looked for a long time on Trip Advisor & didn't find a Thai restaurant that turned me on. When I looked on Open Table, this one immediately got my attention. The food & drinks were perfect & creative (eg sake with lychee juice, shrimp curry with pumpkin and another with mango). The servings were big, especially the papaya salad, which was enough for 2 people. The decor was also creative ( looks like a converted industrial space, well designed & airy). Staff was very attentive to our needs.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The first time I reviewed this restaurant, I was "taking dictation" from my spouse who went with two friends - and everyone raved!
THIS time it really was me plus a friend and both love everything about the place - the way the space was used, the lovely service, the fantastic food! In fact, I took ribs home for Lil & my friend took an entire meal home for dinner for herself, partner & their son. Definitely a place to which we will return over and over.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
unrushed, excellent meal
This was our first time at Basil - 8 of us and we all had a great time. The quality of the food was excellent, the service good, the quantities just right and the final bill a little less than I expected. We were there meeting n old friend who came into town. So the best part was that everyone left us to take our time to order - drinks, appetizers, main course, desert and leaving. The restaurant wasn't crowded, but it was busy. Still, we never felt rushed. The food was beautifully presented and very tasty. Dishes seemed to be different versions of the usual thai food you'd expect. I don't remember if they asked for how spicy we like things. I prefer them much spicier than anything we got. But everything was full of flavor and tasty.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was alright. Service was
It was alright. Service was fine, and food was decent. Nothing spectacular, but nothing to complain about - just an all around solid choice.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great hidden place!
Weird neighborhood, amazing restaurant and extensive menu with fantastic choices. Curry was amazing and the meat in it was of good quality and cooked perfectly (i had beef short rib green curry) and the mixed drinks were great as well. Service was a little awkward and not many people in there but great tables and nice setting.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly capable and often rewarding
I find the place worthy of repeat visits. When it is busy, it tends to be a disaster. Take out orders further impact the wait and the service at these times. When the crowd is manageable, the place not noisy and the kitchen able to concentrate, the food is excellent and subtle flavors exist and you can relax while enjoying it all. It gets crazy and a lot of that goes out the door. Go on a week night and truly enjoy a kitchen team that really does try to please. A lot of the time, they get it right. That's not to say you can't go on weekends, it is just not the same experience.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous minced chicken and
Fabulous minced chicken and basil dish. Will one time try another dish on the menu! as I seem to order the minced chicken and basil each time I go.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful time the environment was mellow and relaxing. The food was outstanding we ordered lime curry it was delicious. We had a cup of wine from Argentina Mendoza it was very classy and good. I was constantly served water my cup was never empty during my stay.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM