Monday, May 13, 2024

Finally, get Duangrat's delivered via Grub Hub!

Finally, get Duangrat's delivered!

One of the keys to Duangrat's longevity is that we are decidedly "old school" and believe in the adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"!  But don't get us wrong; we do continually strive to upkeep, improve and add value for our customers.  

After long and careful consideration, we have decided to partner with Grub Hub, a third-party delivery service.  We chose Grub Hub as it is also a pioneer in its industry.  Started in 2004, it was the first online delivery service of its kind and is very well established.  

Furthermore, Grub Hub is the only restaurant delivery service that is partnered with Amazon Prime, which means that if you are an Amazon Prime member, you also get Grub Hub+ free for a year (an enhanced service tier that is otherwise a paid membership). 

If you are an Amazon Prime member, click here for more info and to link Grub Hub+ service:  https://www.amazon.com/prime/offer/grubhub/prime-deal

Note that anyone can use Grub Hub, even if you are not an Amazon Prime member.  Simply click on the DELIVERY tab and you will be prompted to register with Grub Hub if you are a first-time user, to complete your order.  

For the sake of transparency, Grub Hub does charge a small fee for the convenience of its delivery service.  There is also a modest mark-up of the menu price (mostly less than 10%) to partially offset the commission Grub Hub charges the restaurant.   

To start your delivery online, click on the top right DELIVERY tab or if using your phone, scan this QR code:



  

Thursday, February 1, 2024

50 Most Influential DC Restaurants of the Last Century!

50 Most Influential DC Restaurants of the Last Century

Washingtonian Magazine September 2020

Ann Limpert writes:

"This Baileys Crossroads dining room was one of the first restaurants in the suburbs to offer an affordable menu and a date-night atmosphere (servers in silk dresses, a Trumpian amount of gilt). It went beyond Americanized Thai staples, and its success helped spur the Thai-restaurant boom in the 1990s". 

Thank you Washingtonian Magazine, Ann Limpert, our loyal patrons and dedicated staff for supporting us for over 3 decades, through thick & thin!  What an honor it is to be named amongst DC's esteemed institutions!  

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

"ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK" IS NOW OPEN!

Dear friends, our retro Thai street food venue is now LIVE!

HOURS

MON    CLOSED
TUES    4 - 9
WED    4 -9
THUR    4 -9
FRI    4 - 9:30
SAT    11 - 9:30
SUN    11 - 9

 “One Night in Bangkok” is a fun, casual, whimsical and immersive Thai dining experience.  The café's retro vibe is a throwback to my vivid recollections of the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of Thai street food, night markets and nightlife as seen thru the lens of my teenage-self for the first time, in the '80's.  This coming-of-age moment left a life-long lasting impression on me.  I can't wait to transport you back to Thailand with me and share "One Night in Bangkok"!


Cheers,

Eddie Duangrat


* Featuring Thai street food, sweets, Asian pantry, gift shop, 

beer & wine, Dim Sum and grab & go, 

80's tunes and lots of neon * 


(Located @ Duangrat's, 2nd floor) 


MENU 

(more to come)
















Sunday, December 3, 2023

SCAM ALERT: DUANGRAT'S DOES NOT PARTICIPATE W/ UBER EATS


Dear patrons,

It has been brought to our attention that Duangrat's is listed on the Uber Eats platform.  For the record, Duangrat's has never partnered with UE or any other third party delivery service- this is a fraudulent listing!

Apparently, a scammer posing as the business owner has copied and pasted an (outdated) online menu onto the UE platform and has opened up a Duangrat's "storefront" using his own credentials.  Ironically, this means that the real owner of Duangrat's, does not have matching credentials to verify and access the bogus account in order to remove this fake storefront.  In short, our own business has not been hacked per se, but hijacked!  

We can only speculate that the scammer has set up his own deposit bank account to receive sales proceeds from payments captured via the UE payment portal.  Remember, since the REAL Duangrat's is not officially partnered with UE, Duangrat's does not have any interface to actually see or receive orders and payments.  Therefore, any cancellations and payment refunds must be pursued with Uber Eats.  

Furthermore, the scammer has listed an incorrect business address for Duangrat's.  We believe this is to divert attention and buy time by keeping the real business, the customer and delivery driver in the dark with the scam in order to make it difficult or impossible for the customer to make a timely order cancellation and receive a refund.  

Uber Eats is also not inclined to help merchants (especially those who can't verify their own identity) because for now, it receives easy passive revenue in form of a 25-30% commission from every purchase on its platform!  This is another reason to not support these third party delivery services...

Duangrat's can only advise that any customer who has fallen prey to this scam; to report it to Uber Eats and to dispute the charge with the credit card issuer.  Perhaps UE will remove the listing if enough customers report this scam and it starts losing money from chargebacks.  We apologize for the headache, we are victims too!


Tuesday, July 25, 2023

COMING SOON EARLY AUGUST 2023!

After an extraordinary 40+ year run of our beloved Duangrat’s Market and Rabieng Restaurant around the corner, the Duangrat family has decided to consolidate those two businesses into one unified, streamlined concept that pays homage to the best of both.  With the closing of one chapter, begins the next ….

 

As a Generation X’er, the 80’s were my formative years as a young adult.  One of my fondest adolescent memories was a high school graduation trip to my parents’ hometown of Bangkok, Thailand.  Fast forward to present day; this trip in the Summer of ’89 serves as the inspiration and theme of my newest concept.  

 

“One Night in Bangkok” is a fun, casual, whimsical and immersive Thai dining experience.  The café's retro vibe is a throwback to my vivid recollections of the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of Thai street food, night markets and nightlife as seen thru the lens of my teenage-self for the first time.  This coming-of-age moment left a life-long lasting impression on me.  I can't wait to transport you back to Thailand with me and share "One Night in Bangkok"!


Cheers,

Eddie Duangrat


* Featuring Thai street food, sweets, Asian pantry, gift shop, beer & wine, weekend grab & go, dim sum, 80's tunes and lots of neon * 


(Located @ Duangrat's, 2nd floor)