Monday, June 15, 2009

Lunch @ Le Banyan

Le Banyan is quiet Thai place on Ocean Terrace in North Beach. Above is a shot of the dinner menu. Pricey for Thai food. But the place is owned by French folk who have a similar restaurant in Paris and well, I guess they think they can charge $28 for green curry in Miami. They'll probably (hopefully) adjust that soon enough. The lunch special isn't bad though. $15 for dishes like chicken curry, fried fish or shrimp in yellow curry. It comes with fried spring rolls that are crunchy and grease-free and a glass noodle salad with cilantro and a sweet fish sauce. The portions are delicate (I would have liked a bowl of green curry instead of the bit doled out on the plate) but it's one of the more elegant Thai preparations in the city. Until those dinner prices come down, lunch may be the way to go here.


CB said...

Good luck to them with Tamarind down the street at literally half the price!

Chef Sherlock-Food Detective said...

They better have some very deeeep pockets and an amazing cash Flow in paris otherwise say la vie to yet another wanna be ethnicity that just doesnt get it

sara said...

CB - still haven't tried Tamarind but I've heard it's good.

Sherlock - from the looks of the space they certainly spent some money decorating the place.