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“Good quality food/particularly dessert” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Absolute Thai Restaurant & Patisserie

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Absolute Thai Restaurant & Patisserie
1381 Beverly Road, McLean, VA 22101
(703) 847-1111
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Ranked #45 of 116 Restaurants in McLean
Cuisines: Thai
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Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good quality food/particularly dessert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Did takeout so can't comment on service but Mussaman Beef was excellently spiced -- had a lot of beef (downside for me -- I prefer more vegetables -- but a bonus for those who prefer lots of meat). Chocolate dessert was a little overpriced but scrumptious. Did Internet order for takeout and meal was waiting for me when I walked in the door and plenty hot so obviously that had timed it exactly for when ordered.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Roanoke, Virginia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Nice for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012 via mobile

Nothing fancy, but food was tasty and more than we could eat. Service could have been better. Asked 3 times before I got more tea. We would go again, chicken skews really tasty.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A must Thai place! Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

I love this restaurant! I'm addicted to the Sukothai Noodle Soup served in a clay pot with chicken meatballs, noodles, tremendous spices and seasoning, and it comes with three crab dumplings on the side. Great weekday specials and it's an easy place for work lunches. Some of the local Thai places are good, but very oily. Not here. Don't be weirded out by the patisserie part---the cupcakes and desserts are really great. Try this out!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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McLean, VA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“The most authentic Thai food I have had outside of Thailand!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The food here is fabulous and SPICY. It tastes so so good you jet cannot stop. My stomach my pay for it later but the flavored are so worth it. The only other place I have had flavored like this is in Thailand itself.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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