The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon to Thai Village. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get a four-course dinner for two (up to a $56.86 value). The dinner includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $7.99 value)
- Two soups or salads (up to a $7.95 value each)
- Two entrees (up to a $14.99 value each)
- One dessert (up to a $2.99 value)
- For $49, you get a four-course dinner for four (up to a $113.72). The dinner includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $7.99 value each)
- Four soups or salads (up to a $7.95 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $14.99 value each)
- Two desserts (up to a $2.99 value each)
- For $7, you get $15 worth of lunch fare.
Designated a Bib Gourmand Restaurant by Michelin for its combination of culinary quality and value, Thai Village operates under the direction of Thailand native Chution Ruanphae, who uses fresh ingredients and savvy know-how to offer guests a tasty menu of authentic dishes. Start out with the udon noodle soup, or opt for a cuddly coupling of spring rolls stuffed with veggies and eggs ($3.95), whose plate date is chaperoned by sweet plum sauce. Made-to-order main dishes—including noodle, rice, and entree options—can be served in spicy Thai tradition or come mild to keep timid tongue buds from hiding behind overprotective molars. Smile-inducing dishes range from classic pad thai and red or green curry to broccoli beef, and most meat-centric meals can sport tofu substitutions to satiate veggivores and soy-bean magnates. If sweet teeth grow cranky, diners can pacify them with an order of carrot or banana cake. Guests can pore over their taste bud-friendly treasures within Thai Village's relaxed and richly colored interior or, during the warmer months, grab a seat on the outdoor patio while sipping juice, soda, beer, or wine.
On the Michelin Bib Gourmand list from 2011–2012 for gourmet value, Thai Village excites palates with traditional Asian cuisine, including many vegetarian options. Behind the restaurant’s carved wooden façade is a bright, exposed-brick dining room with a pressed-tin ceiling and walls speckled with ornately framed art. During warm weather, the restaurant’s outdoor patio allows guests to mingle spicy tastes with no-holds-barred staring contests against the sun.
2053 W Division St.
Chicago, Illinois 60622Get Directions