9 Restaurants With Serious Ambiance

Atmosphere is an important part of the dining experience. And these places have it.

Bangkok Bistro’s “Hell” bar.

Bangkok Bistro

Owner Greta Hsu recently gutted the interior of her Thai restaurant in Ballston and gave it a makeover—with a split personality. Feeling serene? Head to the bright and ethereal “heaven” side of the dining room, where you can cocoon yourself in a hanging chair or sway on a porch swing against a wall of green grass. (Okay, it’s fake turf, but it still feels soothing.) In more of a devilish mood?  Sidle up to the red-lit bar or settle in next to one of the gas fireplaces on the “hell” side and order something stiff, along with a plate of Jungle curry—extra spicy.

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