Chantanee moved from a strip mall to one of the expressionless towers of all-grown-up downtown Bellevue in early 2009. While the Thai menu is most noteworthy for being large and heavy and silk-padded, the move brought the installation of Naga Lounge, which Seattle bartenders say is one excellent reason to go to the Eastside. (One of their own, Andrew Bohrer, a founder of the Washington State Bartenders Guild and former Vessel
barkeep, created the bar program.)
Chantanee Thai Restaurant and Naga Lounge
601 180th Ave NE, Suite 100,
Hours: Daily 11 am-3 pm, 5-10 pm Sun-Wed, 5-11 pm Thu-sat
Bar/Happy Hour, Family Friendly
Full Menu, Happy Hour
Daily 5-6 pm (discounted wells and wines).