Looking for dinner in the area before heading to West End Cinema, Official Girlfriend of DCWD Texas chose Bangkok Joe’s, a recommendation from a mutual friend.
Trendy, trendy, trendy. This is not unexpected, sits squarely on the Georgetown waterfront, and has to keep up with the Joneses in Sequoia et al. Not coincidently, the restaurant’s space is designed to fit the maximum amount of people possible, despite the long and thin corridor. Along the window side of the restaurant are the typical seats, four-tops and booths which form two rows along a raised platform. On the other side is the bar area, which runs the length of the restaurant and ends in a cocktail booth-ed lounge that abuts the hostess stand. In between these two sections is the cheekiest part: a row of two-top booths along the divider, which are raised and thin; the feeling is somewhat like being on a Japanese train (though if you were afforded the opportunity to sit). This is where we sat for this meal (though, honestly, with the night crowd, we were just happy to get a table).
Okay, but probably no different from any number of non-trendy Thai places.
Food Rating: ** 1/2 (out of 5)
Date Rating: 2.5 Hearts (out of 5)
Dress Code: Casual
Bar Rating: Suits Scene to Party in the USA
Cost: $$$ (out of 5) ($75-$100 for two)
Pairing: On a drive down the Whitehurst Freeway, Texas noticed that the rebuilt Waterfront is not only done, but great looking. Head over there afterwards for a nice post-meal view.