Subway: Brown to Western(773) 334-9055 rosdedthai.com41.966838 -87.687782 2308 W Leland Ave (at Lincoln Ave) Lincoln Square, Chicago
Lunch, dinner (closed Mon)Average main course: $7
If you happen to blink while on your way for a dose of Germanic oompah in Lincoln Square, you might just miss one of the better Thai restaurants in town. The range of “safe” bets and more exotic, authentic eats is vast, but all is tasty. There aren’t English translations of the Thai menu available anymore, but spend a couple of minutes with the server and you’ll get what you want. Don’t miss the tangy “waterfall” beef salad tossed with roasted rice powder, the earthy “boat” noodles with pork, the spicy-sour Isaan-style soup and the crispy catfish steaks smothered in pasty red-curry sauce.