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Absolute Thai Restaurant & Patisserie

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1381 Beverly Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3603
+1 703-847-1111
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue 10:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We all have I our local favorite restaurant and mine is Pasa Thai, also in McLean. So this review is a bit biased. I was having a business lunch. There were only 4-5 tables for the entire lunch period, which is a red flag. When seated, the waitress struggled to remember the available beers, but we got through it. The... More 

Thank mark p
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Had dinner there with a friend who was hesitant about having Thai food. She ordered the crispy duck and I had the panang curry with chicken. Both were very well prepared. The curry was not too spicy, the duck was crispy and yet quite tender inside! She loved it and can't wait to go back to try more dishes. When... More 

Thank purpose7
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Have enjoyed this place in the past but not this time. We were the only ones there for an early midweek dinner. Took 10 min to get menus, another 10 to take our orders. 20 mins later food arrived. We were about to ask what was taking so ling, another coypke walked out. Panay was terrible; broccoli had been microwaved... More 

Thank Fran22101
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135 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

All is good there. You really can't make a mistake in ordering anything there. Duck is especially good. Spring rolls are simply WOW.

Thank KcR1952
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

I haven't found anything to dislike yet. I have been here several times and it is always a pleasant experience. The food is always wonderful and service is good too.

Thank dreamyone21
Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
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243 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014

Wanted to take my wife for a nice Friday night, ratings were good. Calimari was cut thick and not cooked, we couldn't eat it. Pad Thai noodles were hard, and the beef red curry not as expected in other places I have been to. We couldn't eat it, paid 40 and left. Probably its authentic but we have been to... More 

Thank Bruce G
Gainesville, Florida
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

I was in McLean on business and am always willing to try a new Thai restaurant. Absolute Thai impressed me at all levels, the quality of the menu, the friendly efficient service, and the authentic flavors. But wait, there's more -- I had a window seat that overlooked a pleasant courtyard. Eating alone is always a challenge in a Thai... More 

Thank KTIngram
McLean, Virginia
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434 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014

This hidden gem in McLean offers sophisticated cuisine and amazing desserts. We love the Tom Yum soup - and the Massamun curry with Seafood ($13) is terrific. You basically pick the meat/fish and the type of curry (Panang, Green, Red/Jahe) you want and it's yours to devour. Try to Kaprao too. For appetizers - I'd recommend the Yun Talay -... More 

Thank J H H
McLean, Virginia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Absolute Thai is my favorite Thai restaurant in McLean. Their food is fresh and flavorful. When dining in the restaurant, the food presentation is fantastic. When I don't feel like eating out, they deliver. I've eaten every curry served here. My absolute favorite is the red curry with beef. The curry is just the right level of spicy for me.... More 

Thank Joseph O
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I'm really surprised to read the other reviews because my experience with take-out today was so disappointing. I had to double-check the address and website to make sure these reviews were about the same restaurant. Not sure if they were just having an off day but the pad-thai was super sweet, the pad see-ew was mushy.The noodles and green veggies... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1381 Beverly Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3603
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-847-1111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?