Wife and I went last night for dinner. Overall, it was a positive experience and we will come back again; however, Circles is still the favorite place for both of us.
We had the appetizer samplers, beef salad, and curry duck. Other than the satay, the rest were deep fried varying meat combo in wonton wraps of different shapes. We are not a fan of deep fried stuff so it's a matter of preference here that we didn't like the samplers that much.The beef salad portion is a bit more generous than Circles, but definitely not as flavorful. Now, the curry duck though was excellent. We like the crispiness and the very sizable portion. It's much more "basil-y" than Circle's and boneless; however, the dish is distinctly different and equally good in both places. At Baan's, it was on par with our favorite "Red Cilantro Duck" from Tamarind on South Street.
Prices were roughly the same. Some dishes were a bit higher than Circles and some were less. I think it's a wash in the end. Service was great, if anything they checked up on us too often. Presentation at Circles is better, if that means anything.
In any case, Baan is a good place overall and we will be back there to try their Pad Thai and Tamarind Duck. We really hope they do well. It's definitely is closer for us. In all likelihood, we'll be splitting our time in between Circles and Baan once we get to know the Baan menu more.
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on Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:08 am, edited 1 time in total.
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