For a quick curry, Chicago's My Thai Presidential Towers is a great lunch or dinner spot. None of the fare at My Thai Presidential Towers is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from My Thai Presidential Towers' full bar to top off your meal. My Thai Presidential Towers is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, My Thai Presidential Towers is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout. Noise levels at the restaurant can be ear-piercing, so save the t te- -t tes for another night.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have My Thai Presidential Towers cater for you.
Parking is available in the lot next door, as is valet. If the lot is full, street parking is also an option. If you're too tired to drive, public transportation will also suffice; right around the corner is a stop at Clinton (Pink, Green).
A mid-priced establishment, My Thai Presidential Towers offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less. Swing by the restaurant at literally any hour — it's open 24 hours a day.
Though the chefs at Thai Urban Kitchen draw from the flavors of Thailand and Japan's street food, they aren't afraid to add in more upscale ingredients. To wit, they use gourmet cuts of meat and vegetarian alternatives to make unique twists of classical cuisine. In infusing a little something extra to their signature pad thai, they add cuts of duck, calamari, beef, and shrimp with just a touch of red apple for sweetness. On their sushi menu, chefs design creative rolls such as the Salmon Lover, which combines raw salmon, masago, and avocado with spicy mayo, all topped with pink nori and seared salmon. And to end the meal on a sweet note without having to whittle the check out of chocolate, the chefs also scoop Asian-inspired flavors of ice cream as well as 18 gelatos.
Juxtaposing with the colorful sushi rolls and eye-catching plating is the dining room's sleek decor. A monochromatic design scheme adds a touch of modernity that is not impervious to comfort thanks to high-backed leather seats. Silver metalwork and treated glass hang above the expansive bar, where bartenders pour sake by the glass or offer their favorite selections in drink flights.
Chicago's Siam Rice offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting. Siam Rice is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. At Siam Rice, kids of all ages are welcome. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Siam Rice's free wifi hotspot. Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Siam Rice, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings. Between the music and the crowds, Siam Rice's noise levels can be intense.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. Throwing a big party? Count on Siam Rice to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. If you're not in the mood to drive, hop on public transportation instead; nearby stops include Washington/Wells (Orange, Brown, Purple Express, Pink), Clark/Lake (Pink, Brown, Green, Blue, Purple Express, Orange), and Washington (Blue, Red).
Meals at Siam Rice are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person. All major credit cards are accepted.
Anna Makmok and her mother, Noy, have grown accustomed to sharing their contemporary pan-Asian cuisine with Chicagoans. In addition to helping found Thalia Spice, Anna and Noy have spread their influence by founding Anna's Asian Grill & Sushi Bar and Anna's Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar. The common theme uniting all of these restaurants is their eclectic cuisine, which consists of Thai, Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Laotian cooking featured alongside fare from other nations.
Noy looks to put her own mark on these familiar recipes through experimentation. This leads to dishes such as the fried avocado stuffed with spicy tuna, which was featured on an episode of Chicago's Best.
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When pairing wine with spicier cuisines, it helps to pick something with a touch of sweetness, such as an off-dry riesling. The delicacy of sushi means that an equally delicate wine?think vinho verde for white or pinot noir for red?works well. For heartier, savory dishes, consider something with fruit-forward flavors and a bit more boldness: merlot. If all else fails, choose your favorite bottle of wine and enjoy.
For a quick curry, Chicago's Ruby of Siam is a great lunch or dinner spot. Plan to indulge a bit at Ruby of Siam, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Ruby of Siam is also BYOB, so diners can provide their own libations. Ruby of Siam also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. At Ruby of Siam, kids of all ages are welcome. Wifi access is totally free at Ruby of Siam, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Ruby of Siam, which offers great seating for large groups.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating. No need to dress up for a trip to Ruby of Siam — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Through their catering service, Ruby of Siam can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant. Or, if you prefer, leave the car at home and catch public transportation at nearby stops at Washington/Wells (Orange, Brown, Purple Express, Pink), Washington (Blue, Red), and Clark/Lake (Pink, Brown, Green, Blue, Purple Express, Orange).
Menu items at Ruby of Siam tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Ruby of Siam since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For a tasty mix of Asian flavors and a laid-back vibe, Chicago's Wow Bao is the place to go. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Wow Bao, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Bring the whole clan to Wow Bao — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. Al fresco eating options are also available at Wow Bao, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
The menu at Wow Bao is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Wow Bao since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.