If your old method of sampling everything on a restaurant's menu tends to make bewildered enemies of everyone else in the restaurant, today's Groupon will let you curtail the thievery while still treating the palate. For $15, you get $35 worth of small-plate Thai cuisine and drinks at Ronnarong Thai Tapas Bar in Somerville.
Tom Yum Koong's chefs build on traditional Thai recipes to load their menu with exciting and eclectic ingredients ranging from tangerines and mango to wild boar and squid. Sugar and spice join forces to season the thick sauce simmering in the black-pepper-mango curry ($10.95), a flavorful bowl of vegetables and cashews mixed with a choice of meat. A medley of seameats such as mussels and squid sizzle in the Phuket fried rice ($10.95), and the fantasy tilapia ($13.95) takes time off from reading J.R.R. Tolkien to glide out of the kitchen atop a bed of veggies simmering in chili sauce. Basil leaves join peppers, onion, and pork in a skittering dance across the skillet in the pan-fried wild-boar basil ($9.95). Fresh-fish cravings recede at the sushi bar to prevent persistent urges to trawl through exhibits at the local aquarium.
Make sure to stop by Bangkok City Restaurant — this Thai food establishment is a cornerstone for curry addicts. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Bangkok City Restaurant, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Find time to peruse the wine list here — Bangkok City Restaurant offers a variety of drink options. Get your whole crew together at Bangkok City Restaurant, offering lots of special space for larger parties.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Bangkok City Restaurant — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's Massachusetts Ave location. Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; accessible stops include Massachusetts Ave @ Belvidere St (1, 170), 183 Massachusetts Ave Opp Christian Science Ctr (1), and Massachusetts Ave @ Clearway St (1, 170).
A typical meal at Bangkok City Restaurant will set you back less than $30.
Boston's Pan Thai Restaurant offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Pan Thai Restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Pan Thai Restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Dress is typically casual at Pan Thai Restaurant, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. Delivery and take out are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Pan Thai Restaurant patrons can find street parking at the Westland Avenue location.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Boston's Montien Thai Restaurant offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting. Come prepared to feast at Montien Thai Restaurant — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV. Bring your whole brood to Montien Thai Restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Montien Thai Restaurant has all the room you'll need to be comfortable.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the bar on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded. The dress code is strictly casual at Montien Thai Restaurant, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Montien Thai Restaurant offers catering.
Street parking is readily available near Montien Thai Restaurant's Stuart St location. Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; accessible stops include Washington St. @ Tufts Med Center (SL4, SL5), Boylston Station (Green), and New England Medical Center Station.
Prices at Montien Thai Restaurant typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the bar, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Boston's King and I offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on King and I's menu that can cater to your needs. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — King and I has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Families will feel right at home at King and I with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at King and I, which accommodates plenty of large groups.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit King and I — it's strictly casual. Getting your food to go is also an option. Throwing a big party? Count on King and I to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at King and I's Charles St address. Don't feel like driving? Public transportation is right around the corner, with available stops at Charles/Mgh Station (Red), Bowdoin Station (Blue), and Science Park Station (Green).
A visit to King and I will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.