Arun Sampanthavivat came to Chicago for graduate study at the University of Chicago; he stayed to create America’s finest Thai restaurant, a must-stop on every culinary tour of town. No menu will be presented; instead your waiter will quiz you on your preferences, and then bring you twelve courses prepared accordingly. With a fixed-price of $85, expect to spend more than $100 a head after wine, tips and taxes. But the sensuous decadence and endless flow of dishes will leave your taste buds in a state of euphoric stupor for weeks to follow.
4156 North Kedzie (773)539-1909
Best of Chicago 2002