Bodhi Thai Bistro - Berwyn
There is Thai restaurant near the Range. It's fine for "takeout, get something on the drive in after a week of work", but I'd not drive out of my way for it. Now this place, I'd happily make the drive to get there for another meal.
It was very elegant inside, a quiet place for a "date night" or a casual lunch.
Behind the stove is the son of another well known restaurant, The Dharma Garden's and he has learned the trade well at a young age. There are the traditional Thai dishes, one of which I had, but what really is unique is the "secret menu", the daily specials, which has recently included Roast Duck curry, garlicky, peppery fried chicken; two kinds of pork-rice sausage; a beef “waterfall salad” redolent with lime, mint and toasted rice powder; and hunks of crispy pork belly with Chinese broccoli in a clingy paste of red chilies, garlic and oyster sauce. This is a talented master of the kitchen, not afraid to express a little artistry with the freshest of foods.
Midwest Chick and I like to do Thai on the occasional girl's night out when we can (which is always fun as the dainty, very fair skinned blond that she is, explains "no, I want it THAI HOT, REALLY, REALLY, THAI HOT, forget the skin, forget the hair.")
Normally with generous portions like this, we take half of it home for another meal. We cleaned our plates, leaving only some rice. Even better, the whole dinner for two, including appetizer, was $31, including tax.
Hey, try and parallel park THAT!