When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of authentic Thai dinner at Little Basil Thai Cuisine.
Little Basil’s Thai dishes range from traditional favorites to novel nourishment fit to surprise the most worldly epicureans. Fried vegetable rolls ($6.50) stand upright to salute innovative entrees such as the salmon green curry, which splashes green-curried coconut milk over the seared surface of a fillet ornamented by artfully sliced eggplant and bamboo shoots ($17). Pair the basil-sauce pad kapraw with chicken, tofu, or shrimp, and watch it mingle with basil leaves, onion, and chili peppers with the smoothness of a lounge-singing politician ($10). Like a candle-lit courtroom, Little Basil’s dining room is surprisingly intimate: flickering flames cast light upon golden-hued walls, which enclose the warm, intimate setting.
Little Basil Thai Cuisine
Each crowned by a small flame, circular oil lamps create the warm, low lighting and romantic atmosphere of Little Basil Thai Cuisine, bathing the chef's upscale renditions of Thai staples in their soft glow. Curries and stir-fries employ a whirlwind of vegetables and the diner's choice of poultry, beef, tofu, or vegetarian duck. The restaurant's wide range of beers, wines, and sake complement artfully plated specialty dishes such as striped bass and duck panang curry. Traditional desserts, such as fried bananas, compete for sweet teeth's attention with flights of ice cream, which plate three separate flavors side by side so diners can sample each and decide which one deserves the metaphorical cherry on top.
153 E 26th St.
New York, New York 10010Get Directions