A family-owned Washington area landmark since 1987, Duangrat’s is Thai cuisine at its finest, and a top choice in the area. Traditional Thai dishes sit side by side with slightly more unique fare, but whichever dish diners choose, they’ll be delighted. Start with a delicious array of appetizers, including the popular Plantain Tempura—a coconut and sesame tempura battered sweet plantain, and spend some time perusing the extensive menu. From some of the best Pad Thai the region has to offer, to Poached Garlic Lime Flounder and Grandma Duangrat’s Duck—a half duck braised in five spices and fried—served with a lump crab garnish, the vast array of options is inspiring. Gracious service and an elegant atmosphere round out the experience.