We had a terrific dinner on Saturday night at the Baan Thai restaurant in West Chester. The food is delicious (we had spring rolls as appetizers and cashew chicken and seafood pad thai for entrees), and the presentation is fabulous, with lovely garnishes like purple orchids and carrot flowers (how do they make them?) on the plates and even napkins rolled into rosettes. We have timid palates, so we avoided the asterisked items on the menu and the spice level was fine. It's an attractive restaurant, with black-and-gold brocade tablecloths, comfortable high-backed booths and an amusing mural showing kids playing with elephants. Our waitress was charming.
Baan Thai is at 704 West Nields Street, in a small shopping center just off South Bradford Avenue, on the western border of West Chester borough (many years ago there was a dairy on the site). It's a BYO. We didn't have a reservation but were seated immediately.