Anyone been to Arun's Thai?
My dad went there recently for a conference and was INCREDIBLY impressed. He said the food was outstanding, as was the service and atmosphere.
I tried looking up on their website how much their tasting menu is but can't find it. Anyone been there?
I was there about 2 years ago. I was very impressed and we really enjoyed the meal. I believe (at that time) it was $85 or $90 a person without tax, tip or wine. We went with another couple, and the final bill was close to $600.
I was disappointed in the food. It was ok, but lived up to neither the prices nor the hype.
I'm not afraid to pay real money for a fabulous meal, but like other posters I prefer other, more authentic Thai restaurants -- and I'll add Sticky Rice to the mix -- that are less pretentious and less expensive, but easily as good.
There's a discussion on Arun's at www.chowhound.com/topics/494632 As I noted there, I went to Arun's many years ago (it's been around a LONG time) and haven't been back there since. I thought the food was very good, but not significantly better than, or different from, the food you can find at our best Thai restaurants, other than the fact that it's about 3-4 times the price of those, and the service and atmosphere are consistent with that high price. If that's what you're looking for and you don't mind the price, you'll probably enjoy it.