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#1 American Bar and Grill Bangkok

Postby Trongpai » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:36 pm

With the demise of American restaurants Woodstock and Duke's Restaurant in Bangkok there were not a lot of decent options. The Smokin' Pug and Bourbon Street Restaurant are excellent but only have a specific type of what you might call American food, BBQ and Cajun.

The American Bar and Grill has been open for some time but I've not had the opportunity to try it until recently. It rates high on Trip Advisor and it's been on my to-do list for a long time. I had the meat loaf and baked beans and was very impressed. The owner is a long time expat from Maine. He's married to a Thai lady and has a family. Most of the recipes are New England he told me. He obviously knows what he's doing.

It's off a sub-soi at Sukhumvit 8 and used be the location of a gay massage venue, The Body Club. There's no remnants of it being a massage venue. It's across from the blow-job bar, Loletea's. You have to walk the gambit of several lady massage venue as well but it's worth it to get to the end of the soi where the American Bar and Grill is located.

The menu is not very extensive but has some interesting options. The place is comfortable. The staff seem to be family and are efficient and polite.

The breakfast options look good and they have Biscuits an' Gravy but call it SOS (shit on a shingle) Yum Yum I have not had it yet but look forward to trying it. The owner said the all day/night breakfast menu is new and there's about 10 different options including Eggs Benedict and Huevos Rrancheros.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g293916-d3892424-Reviews-American_Bar_Grill-Bangkok.html

http://americanrestaurantbangkok.com/

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#2 Re: American Bar and Grill Bangkok

Postby Trongpai » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:17 pm

The American Bar and Grill has closed. The building demolished. Several sections of Sukhumvit 8 on both sides of the street have been demolished for urban gentrification.

First there was Woodstock American restaurant, then it closed and there was Duke's and then it closed. Now there's nothing in the American food genre left in Bangkok.

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#3 Re: American Bar and Grill Bangkok

Postby Undaunted » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:25 pm

Trongpai wrote:Now there's nothing in the American food genre left in Bangkok.

When I lived in BKK there was a Tony Roma rib place on Sukhumvit near Foodland......is it still there?
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#4 Re: American Bar and Grill Bangkok

Postby Trongpai » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:55 pm

Terminal 21, Asoke. http://www.tonyromas-mms.com/en/?q=bangkok

I don't like Tony Roma's. The chain started in Miami and I went to the original and never liked it. Someone must like it, it grew as a franchise. I don't notice a lot of customers in the Bangkok branch.

For southern American style BBQ there's The Smokin Pug. They have more customers than there are tables. Reservations are necessary unless you go at off hours.

https://www.smokinpugbbq.com/

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#5 Re: American Bar and Grill Bangkok

Postby Gaybutton » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:49 am

Trongpai wrote:I don't like Tony Roma's.

I'm no fan of Tony Roma's either. I always thought it was ok, but nothing special.

In Pattaya, in my opinion the best BBQ ribs in town are at Rich Man-Poor Man. I've tried other restaurants, but for me none beat RichMan-Poor Man. And I like those ribs much better than I ever liked Tony Roma's.

On "The Dark Side" Livv has a very good all you can eat BBQ ribs special on Wednesdays. I can't eat more than the first slab they give you and neither can the friends I eat with.

I have no idea when I'm in Bangkok. I don't spend much time in Bangkok, so when I'm looking for where to go for dinner, I'm not looking for BBQ ribs in the first place.

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#6 Re: American Bar and Grill Bangkok

Postby Undaunted » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:43 am

Gaybutton wrote: In Pattaya, in my opinion the best BBQ ribs in town are at Rich Man-Poor Man. I've tried other restaurants, but for me none beat RichMan-Poor Man.

Totally agree Eddie’s smoked ribs and brisket are the best.
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