Nine Classic Thai Cuisine
Proving our long-held point that Clark Street in Lincoln Park is one of the most culinary diverse neighborhoods, where various restaurants and eateries of gastronomical ethnicity, degree-of-white-tablecloth-ness, level of dress-code-ism, and importance-of-food-to-alcohol-ratios are represented, we’re so pleased to welcome a highly-anticipated new Thai restaurant to the scene! It is more possible than ever to, from a taste-bud perspective, travel about the world without leaving the zip code. Nine Classic Thai, we salute you!
One manner of judging ethnic cuisines is to sample traditional favorites, and for Thai food, a chicken satay appetizer and basil chicken entrée are two oft-ordered standards. At Nine Classic Thai, both dishes are fascinatingly flavorful, with a depth of freshness and well-seasoned spiciness that left us utterly delighted. And in a testament that visual appeal is important too (hello, appetite, and hello, InstaGram!), the kitchen included delicately carved vegetables to each plate. Oh, you're wondering about the Ba Mee Haeng noodles? Fabulous; very authentic multi-step recipe that's as traditional as it gets, with the perfect balance of pork and garlic flavors that have us convinced the Thai kitchen here cooks a big batch of this daily, with the long-simmering pork adding wonderful complexity to the dish.
Newly opened in mid-May of 2013, we can happily inform you that Nine Classic is open seven days a week and serves eat-in diners as well as the burgeoning carry-out and delivery crowd. In the meantime, as the restaurant gets into the full swing of serving ravenous Thai food fans, we’ll be returning often, and we can only encourage you to do the same!
Location2349 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
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