425 I Street, NW
After more than 10 years in operation on DC's 14th Street, Baan Thai will officially relaunch as Baan Siam in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. Chef Jeeraporn "P-boom" Poksubthong has been well known for her creation of unique and authentic Thai cuisine not commonly found in American Thai restaurants. The restaurant began as Tsunami Sushi and Lounge 10 years ago, moving to the 2nd and 3rd floors of the 14th Street building where its lack of street frontage didn't stop customers from regularly filling the seats, thanks to warm coverage of the food and atmosphere provided by Eater, the Washington Post, Washingtonian (100 Very Best Restaurants), Thrillist, and CityPaper. Baan Thai closed on the last day of 2019 after it was unable to extend the lease on its 14th Street location, and by January had located a site in Mt. Vernon Triangle that offers a much larger kitchen and dining area, as well as outdoor seating and rooms for private events.
425 I Street is part of the growing development of Mt. Vernon Triangle, which has been filling in at an astounding rate with new apartments (the Lyric and the Lydian, both on the same block), and a new 247-room Holiday Inn on the opposite corner later this year, all of which will add nearly 1000 units to the neighborhood.
Ken Johnson of City Grid Real Estate represented Baan Siam, and may be reached at Ken @ CityGridDC.com, 202-309-0935