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Esaan Thai Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 148 Restaurants in McLean
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Interesting and delicious food, nice ambiance, friendly and efficient service, but the price is a bit high. We had the lunch set C ($16), which included marinated steak, mushroom salad and a sticky rice that was different from any we've had before, and the Kai Yang Esaan grilled chicken, which was good but smaller than a Cornish hen and definitely overpriced at $25. The portions were adequate, but you definitely don't feel stuffed afterward. There were plenty of other interesting-looking dishes, and we'll be back to try some of them, just no more grilled chicken.

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Thank Brian R
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

My family had the opportunity to have dinner at this fine north eastern Thailand restaurant. The food and service were simply outstanding. If you're not in the mood for something different do not come here. But if you are tired of just normal Thai food and want to really extend your reach into Thai cuisine this is definitely the place for you. All there is regional in other words off the beaten path but just great flavor authentic everything you could ask for. Finally the service from Tuthat's right his name is Tu was outstanding! So we look forward to coming back.

Thank Mark F
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A wonderful little restaurant tucked in mclean. Wonderfully interesting flavors. Don't come here looking for the same old same old.

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Thank Fran22101
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were just getting out of the car and the owner was already waving us in with a warm smile and genuine interest in helping us. The restaurant has a nostalgic feel and is well decorated; a very nice atmosphere good for date night! We shared the chicken wings (in Thailand and Vietnam they cut them lengthwise for a crispier taste so don't be suprised they are small), green papaya salad with salted egg, and pork shoulder with scallions cilantro and lime. All were delicious and had a nice balance of fish sauce spice and lime to make any native of northern Thailand proud. I even asked them to show me the bottle of fish sauce they use and was happy to see "3 crabs" brand (notably one of the best). This will be a regular stop for us I'm sure and I wish the owners all the best!

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2  Thank Patrick L
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Really nice meal: each dish had unique flavors, each a bit different (which can be a challenge with Isan food, sometimes its just spicy and nothing else if not well done). Warm service. Prices did maybe feel a dollar or two each too high, but this is finer quality dining than most Thai places we have around, I was willing to spend on the experience since its hard to find this cuisine done right.

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Thank Halibou
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