Before I get into this, let me say that our current fave Thai joint is Vietnamese Garden Cuisine on Battleground. The food, service, ambience and prices are excellent. The Chicken Chili Lettuce Wraps put that joke, P.F. Chang’s, to shame.
Just down the road on Mill Street is Taste of Thai, which in my opinion, used to be the best around. I’ve eaten there a couple of times recently, and while the love is still present, the food is a tad off. Still, they offer a complementary appetizer of raw collard green wraps with toasted coconut, ginger, onion, peanut, lime and sweet sauce. We had wonderful fresh rolls, but the Pad Thai was bland. We tried in vain to pick it up with the hot and fish sauces. They also offer an complementary bite of custard at the end of the meal. Sadly, I think the Thai competition and Saffron Indian Cuisine next door are taking their toll. However, we’ve been to Saffron a couple of times and simply prefer Thai.
Thai Garden on Tate Street used to be a fave, but we haven’t been in a while.
Likewise, Rearn Thai on West Market is wonderful, but the parking and acoustics are horrendously bad.
Unfortunately, there is a Thai restaurant downtown which we cannot recommend.
And while it takes all afternoon to prepare, I make Vietnamese rolls as good or better than any of them.