Let's Talk Thai...
Native NY'er, been to many, including pongsri, sawoy, sala thai, wondee lost its edge in expansion, viang ping good, but only Thai Austin in Forest Hills blows me away. Problem is, I live in Manhattan. Does anyone have a winner up their sleeve???
I like Thai Austin too (because I live in FH) but it's far from destination dining. Wondee used to be good but I haven't been in 3 years.
Sriphaphai, as the others have suggested is arguably the leader of all thai restos in NYC. It's my fave resto. You have to try it and form your own opinion. They are closed Wed.
I sixth (or seventh) the recommendation for Sriphaphai. It's amazing. I am headed to Vegas this week and will be trying Lotus of Siam, which is supposedly just as good or better, and I will be sure to report back!