Individual spotlights baste wall paintings with buttery light, bringing to life a tiger cut in relief and abstract tangles of color. More light pours in through Bon Thai & Sushi's large picture windows, illuminating chicken and steak steeping in curry, teriyaki, and thai basil. With knives clacking gently against counters, skilled sushi makers fill rolls with salmon, shrimp, avocado, asparagus, and even sweet potato. After shoveling up the last of a tamarind-infused pad thai, guests question their server about Bon Thai & Sushi's private catered events for banquets after athletic events or meetings to decide how many people belong on a croquet team.
At Lime Leaf Thai Cuisine, husband-and-wife owners David Cheng and Kanas Lam meld Thai and Asian fusion flavors to fashion lunch and dinner menus brimming with curries, noodles, and rice dishes. They infuse the lineup with six different types of curries, including red curry, gang pa, or panang neur, accompanied by tasty submersibles of pork, chicken, or beef. To sate cravings for Vietnamese flavors, they serve up bowls of pho in rich broth, simmering with delectable bites of seafood or beef. And their hibachi-style red snapper communicates with taste buds through a series of mouthwatering sizzles and Morse code fin flips.
Lime Leaf Thai Cuisine reserves Friday nights for live music in its chic lounge, which occupies the upper level of a two-story space complete with an on-site wine cellar and a private party room.