Until recently, I had only been to Regent Thai for drinks.  I always thought the menu looked good and kept thinking I wanted to check out.  Thankfully, I was able to convince a friend to try it out with me recently.

  • Food:My friend ordered spring rolls which were really good.  They were hot and crispy served with a pineapple dipping sauce.  I think she ordered the Pad See Ew with vegetables.  Both were really good (I preferred the spring rolls over her entree).  The Pad See Ew was a little sweet for my taste — even though we had both ordered hot spice.  So I’m predictable.  I ordered their fried tofu and vegetable Pad Thai.  The fried tofu was like eating air — it was very light.  I even questioned if there was any tofu in there.  The Pad Thai had a bunch of great vegetables and the spice was perfect.  Plus, it wasn’t greasy. 
  • Service: To say it was horrible is putting it nicely.  After being left alone for about 15 minutes before we even got a glass of water, by the time we did see our waitress, we were ready to order and starving.  After another 15 minutes with just water, we finally got our wine — albeit the wrong one.  While I do sometimes mumble when I talk, when I order food or wine, I’m pretty clear.  She brought us the most expensive bottle of wine, even though we didn’t want it — and thankfully, I caught it before she opened it.  When I asked my friend if I mumbled, she said no and then reminded me I said the kind of wine we did want twice. 
  • Atmosphere: The interior is dark with beautiful wood carvings.  The tables are pretty close together so it can be difficult to hear your conversation when it’s busy. 
  • Attire: Casual
  • Price: $$
  • Overall: I really enjoyed the food, but the servers left something to be desired.  I’d go back, but will order for pick-up so I don’t have to deal with the service.

Details:

  • Reservations accepted.
  • Hours: Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30 AM-3 PM; Dinner Sun-Thurs 5 PM-10 PM and Fri-Sat 5 PM-11 PM
  • Address: 1910 18th Street NW; Washington, DC 20009
  • Ph: 202-232-1791
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