Best of Boston

2017 Best Thai Restaurant

Montien Thai Restaurant

Stuck in a rice-noodle rut, or just maxed out on coconut-y curries? Refresh your Thai-food game at Montien, where the kitchen has dug deep into the cuisine for more than 30 years. Stick to the “authentic” menu for slabs of chewy-crisp pork, raw shrimp bathed in fiery lime juice, and whole fish deep-fried so expertly that you’ll crave the skin like cracklings.

63 Stuart St., Boston, 617-338-5600,