Photos: Phat Thai, the subject of this week's review

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Mark Manger
This week's review took me to Phat Thai, the restaurant that chef Mark Fischer opened in Cherry Creek North, extending his empire east after opening the original Phat Thai in Carbondale, where he also has the excellent Six89. I wasn't expecting Phat Thai to be authentic -- the website and menu both dispel any notion that Fischer might be trying to accomplish that, anyway -- but I did expect it to be delicious.

I wasn't bowled over by everything I had, but here, to go with the review, are a few photos of the hits.

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Mark Manger
Crispy pork with watermelon.

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Mark Manger
Steamed buns with slow-roasted pork belly.

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Mark Manger
Spicy duck.

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Mark Manger
Beef short ribs "XO."

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Phat Thai - CLOSED

2900 E. 2nd Ave., Denver, CO

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FrankRizzo
FrankRizzo

This lady shouldn't be allowed to write reviews. If she came into my restaurant I would boot her out the front door. I was there when she had this dining experience. She sent her beer back which was 3rd Eye Pale Ale ( which is a naturally carbonated beer, implying the fact that the carbonation is lighter) the bartender simply poured another beer, swirled it with a straw to make give the beer a "heady" look and all the sudden its fine. Don't just send shit back to be rude. I eat there often, and yes it's not the best Thai food, simply because it's  fusion of many other techniques to OPEN YOUR DULL MINDS!!! If you don't like it don't continue to patronize and bash the restaurant, it's staff, it's food, it's creator, or menu. I think the food is great and affordable compared to all the shitty expensive restaurants near there. When you order food look at the ingredients listed and make a mature decision as to what you think YOU may like. Taste is too opinionated to ask someone what they like, take their recommendation and then bash them for it. Here's an idea for you lady, go to a restaurant and order what you think YOU might like put your shitty attitude and pompousness aside and critique someone with passion and knowledge. You are just another crazy lady with a crazy opinion.

Doughboy
Doughboy

Give it six months, they'll have another restaurant in that space.  I had the worst "drunken noodles" I've ever tasted in my life there; oversalted, oversauced, overcooked and hardly any noodles.  It was a mess.  And the picture of the XO beef looks like some beast vomited on the plate.  Yuck.  The review was kind.

Guest
Guest

There are some culinary gems on the menu: The short ribs Laura ate and the goat curry.

However, many menu items are expensive and worse than comparable dishes at other Denver Thai restaurants. Plus, they charge extra for rice, which is strange. Kind of bogus to learn my already expensive sub-par $15 green curry was really $17 when the bill came.

Phat Thai is by no means a lost cause but there's a lot of room for improvement: Don't nickel and dime for rice and either remove or improve the weak menu items.

Jim Rome
Jim Rome

They donate the money from the rice sold to a foundation the supports various causes in Thailand.  So yah.

Guest
Guest

Thanks for the heads up, I feel better about paying an extra $2 for rice if that's the case. I wish they'd make that more clear on the menu because or when the bill comes. Without an explanation, it feels like a new attempt to nickel and dime customers.

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