Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tamarind Seed Thai Bistro - Midtown - 7th Stop of Eat the Peachtree 2015 Pub and Restaurant Crawl!

Tamarind Seed Thai Bistro is the 7th of 8 stops as part of "Eat the Peachtree 2015 - Electric Boogaloo!" - this is the return of the world's largest world's largest 10K-themed pub crawl. 10 8 clicks, 10 8 stops, 10 8 dishes, 10 8 drinks. 1 epic afternoon. Locate all the posts along with an intro if you search my blog with ETP2015. We walked from restaurant to restaurant in search of the best flavors and drinking venues in Atlanta, while enjoying the same sights as you would while running the Peachtree Road Race.

You can find Saltyard at 1197 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30361 on the left driving towards Midtown in front of Colony Square Mall. This is a fantastic location that's usually quite busy - lucky for us it's a Sunday!



The Tuk Tuk (auto-rickshaw in India) is something to see and (as you can see in a bit) a way to remember dining at Tamarind Seed. It was a bit too hot to sit outside and really, we'd been outside most of the day so the air conditioning was a welcome relief.


The interior is quite nice and more upscale than you would think from looking at the place from the outside. Plenty of open seating and the large windows allow for lots of natural light. I like the thematic artifacts - these are sensitive to Thai culture and well done.





There are multiple menus for food, drink, specials.... you name it. Most of the items will seem very similar to you if you have dined at other Thai restaurants. There are also photos of the major specials so you can see what you're getting.





The Crispy Whole Snapper in Basil Sauce looked delicious but perhaps a bit heavy to our on-foot-traveling crew.



Thai Singha Lager Beer was imbibed by most, with a few cocktails thrown in for good measure.



The Nam Sod was delicious - very fresh and tasty. We all enjoyed the spring rolls, basil rolls and chicken satay. I think I ate most of the pickled cukes that came with the Satay.







And for good measure, here's our crew and a few of us posing in the Tuk Tuk!



The service here was top notch and the food very good. I think you'll enjoy Tamarind Seed.

-- John

(shorter review posted to Yelp)
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