This Thai Restaurant In Carroll Gardens Was Rated The 3rd Best New Restaurant In The Country
Ugly Baby is a small Thai restaurant in Carrol Gardens that has rave reviews from every person that walks through the door. And no, we cannot figure out why it's called Ugly Baby. They pack their food with flavor, and unlike some Thai places, their dishes aren’t overshadowed by the level of spiciness, which is usually intense. The staff provides fair warning for those weary of spicy, but then again, why are you at a Thai restaurant? The five-spice pork shoulder and spicy duck salad are phenomenal.
After dinner, or while waiting for a table to open up at Ugly Baby, sit down for a drink at MiniBar nearby. The bartenders know their stuff, and the snug, brick-walled environment is cozy, and lends itself well to intimate conversation. Cocktails are affordable too — usually around $9-11 and beer just $5-9.
407 Smith Street, Brooklyn
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