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196 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.676885 -73.980420
Mon-Thu, Sun 5:30pm-12am
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
Quality food, Quality service – Long Tan is second to none for quality foot and service. I read a previous review where someone posted that the waiter said the foo was "pre-packaged" or something... That person either misunderstood their server or is flat out LYING
I have been frequenting the establishment since 2001 and since day one, I've been treated like family. The staff is knowledgeable, efficient and polite. The food speaks for itself, and is far from "pre-packaged." Anyone who has been there will clearly see the open kitchen right when you walk in, where the cooks are cutting and preparing fresh products right in front of you. My kids love to sit at the counter and watch the flames dance as our always delicious meals are prepared fresh right in front of our eyes!
Between the excellent food and the remarkable staff, Long Tan is the only place for Thai food in Park Slope, with options for Thai food (and even not so Thai food) lovers. My girlfriend and I might even get married there! If you haven't been yet, you don't know what you're missing!
Horrible SERVICE Prepackaged Food – We ordered drinks (that tasted like water) and then after waiting for a long time finally got a waiter who was extremely rude. When we asked him if he could make any changes to any of the entrees he said that all of their food was pre-prepared (meaning not fresh and made for mass eating). We paid for our drinks and left the restaurant. I don't know how the food was but I can't imagine it was good if the chef isn't even hand making his own food.
Devine!! – Ordering the squid ink spaghetti is an absolute must. It was so delicious.It was a perfect combination of Italian caLSSIC DISH WITH THAI besil spicy sauce. Bravo!!!
My Second Kitchen – I have been living in the Slope for a few years, and have been ordering food from Long Tan since day one. I've dined in too, although not as much. Back when times were good we'd order from LT once a week, nowadays we generally order in 2-3 times a month, and it's usually from Long Tan. Dollars are a precious commodity nowadays, and if I'm going to spend extra money ordering in then I want to know that I will be getting a delicious meal that will arrive usually within 15 minutes, even if I'm ordering at 11.45pm, with plenty of leftovers for lunch! I've never had a bad meal, and, when I've dined in, never had a bad cocktail nor had to wait for a table, even for 6 people. The chef is inventive and makes a better Massaman Lamb Curry than most of the Thai restaurants in the area (including my other favourite, Mango Thai). My foodie friends, picky friends, vegetarian friends and gourmet chef step-father want to live in my neighbourhood because of Long Tan. What more could you possibly ask for? Reasonable prices? Check. Attentive service? Check. And if you're extra lucky, you'll be greeted by the lovely maitre d' Pedro who will remember you and always make you feel welcome.
solid place – i have been coming here for the past two years, and i have yet to be disappointed. their noodle dishes are great, curry is really decent, and i've consistently had great service and food here. i actually recently tried the kangaroo salad...it was pretty good, if you're the adventurous type, try it. the atmosphere is casual and unpretentious, also really good place to bring a date, as its dimly let and relatively quiet. staff is courteous and will try to accomodate you, and its a great value. hard to find a solid restaurant like this.
Something for everyone – My kids love it, I love it, my friends love it. Whether in a large group, a family, or by yourself at the bar-a great place. I love the chil atmosphere, and the hot scene at night. Kids like to watch the food being cooked, and the servers are kind and patient. Great bar staff too!
Rude, Rude, Rude – I came to Long Tan with some family members, 5 in total on Friday night to have dinner. As we were being seated I noticed the table had only 4 chairs, so I asked the manager how are 5 people to fit in such a small table. I also noticed there were 2 other tables available that seated 6 which he said had to be reserved (were not), mind you I called earlier and asked if a reservation is needed, I had a response of "no". We asked the manager to please seat us comfortably at the table for 6, but the only result he could come up with is to seat us at a big table which we might have to share with others. My family and I looked at each other and immediately said "no way", we did not come to share a school table and left. I have never had that kind of experience at any restaurant, and at another establishment the manager would probably seat us at the table for 6. For this reason I would not recommend going to this restaurant even though the food might be good(and I say MIGHT) the rudeness of the staff and manager is reason enough not to find out.
would seem to me that this person is being unresonable as the large table that they were offered is in fact a beautiful black walnut grand table.dont know where they went to school but its nothing like any school table i have seen.iam sure that they would have had a great meal had they stayed
BEST DAMM THAI IN BROOKLYN – long tan is what every neighborhood needs .here you get treated with great courtesy by the friendly staff while dining on the most delicious food. there are many stand outs on the menu,the pad thai is as one would expect in a thai restaurant spot on.many great appetizers from the veg rolls to the grilled kangaroo and the crab and mango roll is just perfect . their specials are always a rift on traditional thai and great new american cooking,lately i have fallen for the red curry of duck a heaping bowl of duck confit ,duck breast and veggies in a rich red coconut curry i defy anyone to be able to put their spoon or chopstick down until every last morsel is gone.my friends had a party for 30 people here in the red room and we had a blast great drinks great music and the whole thing went off without a hitch.
i love this place just try it.
Average Thai – I like Long Tan for the ambience, cocktails and the crab mango summer rolls. The bld. orange cosmos and the antioxidant martinis are my favorities; but for good authentic Thai (or even good Thai), you would be better off elsewhere. They overuse tofu in most dishes (even non-vegetarian) and the curries are watery. While the menu has several creative dishes that you might not find in your "average" Thai place, I found the basic Thai fare of curry and pad thai to be rather bland and lacking flavor. Great service, beautiful place, good vibe, average food.
MENU needs Improvement!! – Very nice place and great service, but their menu needs serious reconsiderment as I often feel it's quite akward.
Their curries are not as good and creamy as they should be. And has a very weird spice added to them, anise perhaps? (I can tell, I am thai currylover, have had it hundreds of times)
All in all, Worth a visit, but the menu needs improvement!
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