This alfresco venue is set amid a pretty Thai garden with lotus ponds, goldfish pools, and individual, private wooden pavilions, all next to the Chao Phraya River. The menu includes both spicy and nonspicy Thai dishes, all of which carefully encapsulate the taste of simple home cooking. Try a refreshingly zesty pomelo salad with grilled prawns (mention it to the waitress, if you don't like it too spicy), or dip into a Thai-style duck curry or fresh seafood dishes. If you don't want to risk street eats and are dying to try some Thai classics, Thiptara offers the well-loved Thai-style noodle, pad thai goong sod, or tom yum goong (spicy coconut and prawn soup), as well as the addictive Thai dessert, mango and sticky rice. More adventurous diners can try the more unusual pollamai nampheung, a two-person dessert of Thai fruits roasted in honey with splashes of chili and vanilla, served with a refreshing lemon sorbet.