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In search of GREAT Thai food...

krisfrisrich Feb 19, 2007 03:49 PM

OK...we live in New Paltz and have been unsuccessful in our search for GREAT Thai food...any thoughts or suggestions?

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    Leslie RE: krisfrisrich Feb 20, 2007 05:27 AM

    Have you tried Sukhothai in Beacon? The food is a thousand times better than Lemon Grass,in New Paltz. It has a very nice atmosphere, too.

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      engarcon RE: Leslie Feb 20, 2007 04:16 PM

      Sukothai is not worth the trip from New Paltz...try Googling places in Hyde Park...jeez..CIA is there...there must be decent Thai there.....

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      KarenNYC RE: krisfrisrich Feb 20, 2007 03:47 PM

      I know a few good places but they are a schlep - there is a FABULOUS place in Mamaroneck and a good place in Greenwich - if you are interested let me know and I'll post the info.

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        ganjaweeeeee RE: krisfrisrich Feb 22, 2007 10:40 PM

        Sukhothai wasnt that but my best freind did work there........as a recent CIA alumni i would have to say that there is nothing good in hyde park, try across the river.

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          ganjaweeeeee RE: krisfrisrich Feb 22, 2007 10:41 PM

          sorry i meant to say, wasnt that good

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            bob gaj RE: krisfrisrich Feb 23, 2007 03:08 AM

            we may be trying sukhothai this sunday, but there is nothing on the dutchess county side of the river that's worthwhile for thai. there used to be a bad place in poughkeepsie area, but it's not there anymore. i didn't care for lemongrass either; the few places i've found aren't much better, if at all, than stuff i can cook very quickly at home. and i'm no star cook.

            on thaicuisine.com they have a list of thai restaurants. it does include sukhothai and a great place in queens (sripraphai) agra tandoori is listed though (indian), the one that closed in poughkeepsie, a "donbo thai and sushi" in new windsor, new paltz' main course (!). and the one in beacon. that's it.

            i do know there's a caterer who advertises in hudson valley magazine and / or the monthly free one whose name escapes me.

            if you're stuck for a place, and desparate for something close, i'd suggest coming to poughkeepsie for vietnamese. there's two good places on the same block, right near vassar. i'd suggest going to the first one (saigoncafe.net) rather than miss saigon, but you can't go wrong at either.

            1. krisfrisrich RE: krisfrisrich Feb 23, 2007 02:41 PM

              Thanx a ton everyone!

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                NewYorkDave RE: krisfrisrich Apr 4, 2007 05:11 PM

                I've heard Lemongrass dissed a few times... Maybe I just don't know "great" Thai food but I like the place, myself. For what it's worth, I've always ordered vegetarian dishes there.

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