Saturday, November 16, 2013

Basil Bistro

One of my coworkers is a huge fan of Thai food, and he always gets takeout from Basil Bistro.  When I told him that I've only been to a Thai restaurant once (and ordered a non-Thai dish) he insisted we go for lunch.

Why haven't I jumped on the Thai wagon?  Mostly because I'm not a fan of peanut, coconut, or sweet flavors in Asian style dishes.  Well, I do like some sweet, like honey sauces, but not a sugary sweet taste.  My initial impressions of Thai food, based on limited experience, were that these flavors dominated.

At Basil, I decided to go with a wonton soup to start, for two reasons... One, it was a cold day.  Two, I wanted to order something I knew I'd like just in case!

Wonton Soup
For my main dish, I actually saw a lot of things on Basil's menu that looked yummy.  But I decided on Chicken Pad Thai, minus the peanuts.  The portion was HUGE, and we were at lunch!  It was like a neverending bowl of delicious chicken and noodles.  I liked the dish, though it was a little sweet for my taste.  I really liked the bite of my friend's Pad See Ew, so if I go back I will try that dish.  (I love soy sauce.)  I ate until I was stuffed, and there was still half a bowl left!

I enjoyed Basil.  They have good service, generously sized portions, and they offer a vast selection, including sushi!  I would not hesitate to return, even though I'm not completely sold on Thai food as a favorite yet.

Basil Asian Bistro on Urbanspoon


  1. I've eaten there a couple times and the service was abysmal. I'm not sure if we just went on crappy days or what! My friend and I went there for lunch one day and shared several and we asked if we could split the pot of green tea, they overtly acted irritated. We didn't need two tea pots on the table!! Also, the waiter hovered at our table almost the entire meal the last time I went and acted very bothered that we stayed an hour. I haven't been back since. Thankfully Thai food isn't my favorite ! :)

    1. We were one of two tables at that weekday lunch, so they couldn't really mess up service! That said, Thaif old just isn't my favorite, so I am not in a huge hurry to have more. My buddy who likes Basil a lot always gets them as takeout not dine-in, so service isn't an issue for him. :)


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