If there is one thing that DC is not lacking, it's Thai restaurants, but they're not all created equal. It has been a long time coming -- the opening was anticipated for the spring -- but Royal Thai Cuisine and Bar (507 H St. N.W.) has finally opened its doors.
The restaurant is located in a renovated townhouse which includes two dining rooms, one upstairs overlooking H Street and a separate room good for a dinner party or a private occasion. The first-floor bar serves up beer, wine, cocktails and coffee drinks.
The menu includes a range of appetizers, soups, entrees and dessert with traditional Thai dishes like pad thai, tom yum, curry and mango sticky rice. Prices are reasonable -- appetizers are $6 or $7, entrees are $11 to $15, and no bottle of wine is more than $35.
The spot is cute and cozy, and so far the feedback has been positive. Diners have said that the décor, music, service and (of course) the food makes Royal Thai a great new dining spot.