An elegant, colorful Thai dining room.
Reviewed By David Dorsen
Comments () | Published October 13, 2006
Best Breakfasts 2012

Address: 5878 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703-820-5775
Neighborhood: Falls Church, Baileys Crossroads
Cuisines: Thai, Vegetarian/Vegan, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 5 PM to 10 PM. Open Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 5 PM to 10:30 PM. Open Saturday 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM. Open Sunday 11:30 AM to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Yellow-curry chicken noodle soup; curried salmon puff pastry; steamed cod with ginger sauce; salt-and-pepper calamari; corn-and-crabmeat souffle; shrimp with black-bean sauce; Panang chicken; fried quail; pork with fried garlic; catfish with red chili pas
Price Details: Appetizers, $4.50 to $8.50; entrees, $10.95 to $28.50.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups

From June 2005 Cheap Eats

This is the area's only Best Bargain restaurant that is also one of the 24 holders of a Blue Ribbon Award for being among the Washingtonian's Very Best Restaurants. Duangrat's has added luster to the dining room with red walls and gold-leaf trim, Thai artwork, crystal chandeliers, and white tablecloths. And it's all enjoyable on a budget. Though a few main courses top $20, most are under $12. Service and presentation are first-class.

Duangrat's has a new menu of what's described as Asian tapas. Averaging about $5, they are excellent values. Try yellow-curry chicken noodle soup, curried salmon puff pastry, steamed cod filet in ginger sauce with mushrooms, salt-and-pepper fried calamari, corn-and-crabmeat soufflé, and shrimp sautéed with black-bean sauce. On the regular menu you won't go wrong with Panang chicken in a coconut peanut curry sauce with basil; a trio of quail fried with garlic, white pepper, soy sauce, and steamed broccoli; pork with fried garlic; or catfish with red-chili paste.

Duangrat's takes dessert seriously. Try the black sticky-rice pudding with taro and chocolate sorbet or the cinnamon ice cream with caramelized banana and spiced rum sauce.
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