According to most restaurant critics, the perfect Thai meal is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Try some authentic Thai cuisine the way it was meant to be served with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Thai fare at Spoon. This Groupon is good at both Spoon locations (on Moreland Avenue and Marietta Street).
Voted Best Thai restaurant in 2009 and Best Restaurant for a First Date in 2008 by Creative Loafing, Spoon boasts a menu that is simple yet playful. Chef Aim Suteeluxnaporn, who runs Spoon with her sister Sujaree, adds spicy twists to authentic Thai mainstays such as chicken satay ($8), pad thai ($8 lunch, $9 dinner), and red curry with eggplant and zucchini ($11 for dinner), serving them as works of edible art presented on inedible plate-frames. Like the new Butterfinger candy bar, noodles, curry dishes, stir-fries, and seafood can be prepared medium spicy, hot, or Thai hot. The eatery's specialty entrees include the golden red snapper ($17) topped with a light ginger sauce and toasted sesame seeds. All entrees can be specially prepared with either tofu or vegetables to accommodate vegetarians.
With its down-to-earth yet vibrantly modern ambiance, Spoon is a welcome spot for friends to relax over lunch, after work, or before a tic-tac-toe tournament. Behind the colorful bar, a chalkboard menu details the day's specials, and a friendly bartender serves up inventive and exotic cocktails while spouting off famous quotes about how to treat racehorses. Patrons can enjoy their meal at the colorful and casual bar, or sit at an intimate and candlelit table surrounded by artwork.
Prices and dishes may not be up-to-date, please check with Spoon for special menu and pricing.
Atlanta Sunday Paper readers awarded Spoon restaurant “Best Thai” in its 2007 Reader’s Choice awards. The paper also named it one of Atlanta’s 25 best dating restaurants. Zagat gives the restaurant's food and service a “very good to excellent” rating. Yelpers give a four-star average and OpenTable reviewers give the restaurant an average of 3.8 stars. Citysearchers give it an average of five stars:
- Perfect menu for those wanting to step lightly into Thai food, yet good enough for the afficianado [sic] as well. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 07/27/2010
- What can I say except about this cute little place other than it is absolutely charming and has fan-thai-stic food. – FifthGrouper, Citysearch