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Q Thai Bistro

108-25 Ascan Ave., Queens, NY 11375 40.717769 -73.840959
nr. Burns St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-261-6599 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

qthaibistrony.com

Nearby Subway Stops

E, F, M, R at Forest Hills-71st Ave.; E, F at 75th Ave.

Prices

$15.95-$29.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

As the name suggests, this cozy neighborhood spot combines East Asian flavors with Parisian café style. Contemporary art for sale, twinkling votives and fresh-cut orchids lend the place a mellow air that balances the menu's intensely sweet and spicy twists on traditional Thai food. All dishes are elegantly and rather miraculously plated in a tiny, cutaway kitchen that both lights the small room and fills it with aromas of basil, chili, and coconut. The shrimp starter, creatively grilled on a rosemary skewer until its garlic marinade becomes caramelized, pops and crackles with sweet mesquite flavor, while the crispy duck salad contrasts the crumbly, candied-bacon texture of the deep fried duck against the cool crunch of salad veggies and glass noodles. Among entrées, a whole red snapper is served swimming in a sea of red coconut curry sauce so thick with basil, red pepper, and tomatoes, it begs to be licked off the square, neo-Asian plates. Jumbo shrimp sautéed with mushrooms and Asian long beans is a slightly more subtle option, and less likely to overpower a glass of wine from the extensive list.

Extra

Get beyond the eggs Benedict grind with Q's exotic brunch menu of mango pancakes, basil burgers and salmon salad, served weekends from noon to 3 p.m.

Recommended Dishes

Rosemary shrimp, $13.95; crispy whole red snapper, $23.95

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