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Jun 22, 2009 08:51 AM

Baang, Riverside/Greenwich

Had to get off 95 because of big traffic jam, and I noticed this restaurant on Route 1 in Riverside (or is it Greenwich). It's nice to see an Asian Fusion NOT owned by Alan Lee in this part of Ct!! Checking their web site, it looks like it's worth a try. Any Chowhounders been there?

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  1. It's been a while, but it's been a good restaurant. Not cheap, and quite loud during peak times, but it's been reliable. I haven't been in almost 2 years though...

    1. Years ago we loved it! The last time we were there it was horrible and we will not be back. The food was awful and it was very loud.

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      1. re: debmom

        it's always been loud, but the bad food is new. That's really too bad. How long ago was that?

        1. re: adamclyde

          We meet another couple there once a year, and it's almost time once again. Your assessments are on target, i.e., not cheap & loud, but Deb would like to hear about the specifics and how recent that was. We have always walked out of there really pleased with the food.

          1. re: adamclyde

            It's been 5 or 6 months so I can't recall all the details. I remember starting with "Fried Spinach" which was a greasy, icky mess. Can't remember the specific main dishes.

        2. It's the same people that own Splash at Longshore in Westport. The food has always been good at both, some dishes we love like the crackling calamari salad, anything they do with tuna, the swordfish with soba noodles, crispy spinach and a beurre blanc. We usually go to Splash because it's closer, but I always thought the food at Baang was a little better. As others stated, both places are very loud.

          1. Been 2 years since last visit but jfood has always had a good meal there. Mrs jfood had lunch there a while ago and she and the girls liked it as well.

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            1. re: jfood

              Food was decent., but the place is way too dark and the music was fist pumping style and loud! (and I'm not even an older curmudgeoney person) was way too clublike for me.
              I like to actually see my food and be able to read the menu without the server holding a penlight on it for me, thanks anyway dude with penlight.

              1. re: momof3

                See, we liked that crispy spinach dish. I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder!

            2. Yes, good food , good cocktails, and lousy acoustics. It's been years, but also experienced major parking problems, at least back then.

              Always suspected they named it Baang because it was as earsplitting as an artillery range.

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              1. re: louuuuu

                I hated the LOUD LOUD nerve shattering eye-ball rattling "house trip/hop" 'music' making any conversation out of the question. I think they just don't want Yankee blue-hairs in there...not that I am one but I won't go back since the food was good but the experience was really awful.