Full Moon Asian Thai - White Plains
Oh my, I took the plunge and went on a Friday evening. There were only about four tables filled, but it took a good 40 minutes before my entree appeared, and we weren't even the last of the four seated (and there were 3 waitstaff). Very frustrating. The place was oh-so-cold, and dark, very dark. So dark that, if you ask, they will provide you with a flashlight to read your menu. And it's a pretty small menu. The usual curries, fried rice but no pad thai. Entrees in the $17-25 range. For 2 entrees, 2 appetizers & fried rice, it was about $80. I thought that was pricey for what we received.
Dishes were small portions served on huge plates. I ordered the sesame crusted salmon. It was served over a bed of zucchini which was warm on the inside, cool on the outside (from sitting around too long?). It was okay, nothing to write home about. Fried rice was good, nothing unusual.
I don't know what they're going for here, really. The place seems to be beautifully decorated, why not turn the lights up so we can see it (and the menu)? If the chef is having issues serving 4 tables in a timely manner, what is the place like if/when it gets crowded? Am not optimistic about it's future.
We had a late (9:45 p.m.) diner there on Saturday. Very nice wait staff. They are still waiting for a liquor license, but liquor store is a block away, and they said they'd even run to the bodega to get beer etc for a customer (at customer's expenses,
DH had duckrolls, and I had a sort of deconstructed Thai soup with chicken and coconut milk. We split lobster and seafood entree. We liked everything, although menu said the entre was served with curry rice, and it was served with jasmine rice.
I'll definitely go back. Looks like they have a nice lunch menu too.
But I agree. I wish they had pad Thai as it's my favorite!
Not to sound mean, but is anyone else think this fusion stuff has gone a little overboard in the WP area? Why can't we just have a good strictly Thai restaurant (one that serves Pad Thai under the $15 price range..or in this restaurants case, just serve it)? Better yet, if anyone wants to 'fuse' something, why not Thai and Vietnamese...that would at least fill some needs.
I swear, one more Japanese/Chinese/Indian/Thai fusion 'wanna be' good food at outrageous prices will be the death of us all. It's actually cheaper to jump on the Metro north and have Thai in the city than to order second rate, small portion, bad atmosphere food in White Plains. Just my two (three) cents.
I just had lunch at Full Moon during a business trip to White Plains, and the special was Pad Thai. It's also on the menu. I opted for the Panang Red Curry which was excellent along with a hot cup of Thai red tea. I was surprised to be the only patron at noon in the restaurant, which is beautifully decorated inside. It wasn't till 12:30 that the next party came in. The waiter explained that the've only been open 3 months, and they have yet to establish a lunchtime clientele.
I'd have to say that Full Moon should be packed for lunch, which was very affordable. High marks for a very enjoyable meal.
Full Moon Asian Thai Restaurant
124 E Post Rd, White Plains, NY 10601
ive been thinking about trying this full moon for weeks now and one stormy night last week i decided to chance it. now i must say that im a big fan of sri and chao thai in queens..and no i wasnt expecting that kinda of authenticity,but i would think there would be some. It was the most insipid thai food ever.
i got a some tum which for a whopping 5.95 extra you could get it with shrimp(i assumed incorrectly they were the dried tiny shrimp,what they were was large steamed strimp on top of what was a bland tasting green papaya salad.no lime no fish sauce..i sent it back.then the red curry chicken with the tortilla on the bottom of the dish?? wow..just god-awful. i dont know maybe im stuck on authentic thai..and i do realize its a fushion type of place(which i normally hate) but if you cant make a semi decent som tom which is iconic to thai cuisine..you have lost me forever.stay away,,schelp to queens still worth it..and white plains still lacks a decent thai place..
I've now been to Full Moon twice in the past couple of months. A friend of mine tipped me off to the place since he seems to now be a regular there.
And I can see why. Besides the very friendly wait staff, the food is VERY good. The duck rolls and satays are terrific. I've had beef masaman curry which was not watery at all, just the right texture and it was delicious.
They serve the food in beautiful dishes and check out the restaurants wall, with all the bricks imported from Thailand.
I'm impress that this place is still going strong after more than a year. I definitely recommend a visit.
My only minor gripe: it's not the biggest place, although the tables are set apart well. But the place can definitely fill up quickly on a popular night.
I'd like to hear from other folks who have been here recently.