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Apr 3, 2008 01:06 PM

La Thai Uptown?

Does anyone have a good review of this place? I was planning to go there for my birthday, and have high hopes because I used to like to hang out there when it was Vaquero's. I wasn't very happy with the Felix's incarnation.

A google search turned up some unflattering reviews. I wonder if I should save the trip for a less special evening?

Has anyone been there? Is it not as nice as the Met Rd location?

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  1. Sorry, I don't have a good one. Been twice in the past two months (including just last week) and both were very unappealing. I wrote the first one off to start-up pains, but it was actually worse (food-wise) the second time. I won't be back. I haven't been to the Metairie location so can't help you there. It's too bad, because we need a decent Thai place in that area. That building seems to be cursed! I like Sukhothai and Basil Leaf when I need my fix.

    1. I used to work at the one in Metairie and it was always excellent. The one on Pyrtania is the same owners and cooks as the one in Metairie they literally just moved locations. I don't know why it would have been bad. A couple of my friends have gone and they said it was great

      1. My husband and I were regulars at the Metairie Rd. location and loved it. We went to the uptown location about 3 weeks ago, and had great food. He always gets the Pad Thai, and I got some shrimp/asparagus/noodle thing, for an appetizer we had the coconut shrimp. The atmosphere is definately louder and not as intimate as Metairie Road, but for a B'day, it would probably be fun.
        IMHO The big difference is that on Metairie Road, it was more of a "white tablecloth" place, but now it is geared more to the masses.

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        1. re: nolalawyer

          I think it is still a "white tablecloth' type place, especially compared to rest of the Thai restaurants in New Orleans (except maybe Basil Leaf).

          I went right before Mardi Gras. The food was really good, but the service was pretty haphazard. I would probably go to Sukho Thai or Basil Leaf if I wanted Thai again.