Having had only limited experience with Thai Dining in Atlanta, this was a refreshing change of pace. The atmosphere is truly Thai in feeling (rather than Chinese tortured) with towering columns in gold and red at the four corners of the intimate central dining area. We were invited to get comfortable on built in sofas (less structured than the usual banquette) complete with silk pillows. The mood is decidedly romantic and cozy despite the 20′ ceiling. Menus are in black and gold to mimic the four panel screen at the front entry. I’m a sucker for Zen Elegance and they’ve done it up in spades.
The food was delightful, we started with the mixed appetizers that included a unique tea rose dumpling (chau moung) with minced chicken in a pale rose colored pastry, Thai dumplings with shrimp and chicken (kanom jeeb), and satay chicken (satay kai). For the main course we indulged in Ghat Yang, bbq lamb chops outstanding (and know that bbq is nothing Southern here!), and Kung Mung Kron, a generous cold water lobster tail with panang curry sauce and keffir lime. All was beautifully presented and divinely prepared. I look forward to my next visit. For a truly exquisite global dining adventure don’t miss it. Their sister restaurant Tamarind is another favorite.
Nan Fine Thai Dining
1350 Spring Street
Atlanta, GA 30309