The inside looks much the same although it's been spruced up some. There are a few pieces of Thai decor, but nothing stands out and it is all in subtle tones. The walls are a cheery yellow and they still have the same slightly uncomfortable, institutional green chairs from the former restaurant.
I was greeted after a moment by a very sweet young lady who promptly made me forget all about the ugly green chairs. She was efficient and friendly as she ushered me to a seat, brought my water and offered me tea. She offered help with ordering and after finding out that the family had been part owners of a Thai restaurant in Newport for years, I asked what she thought their specialty was. I decided on the recommendation of Red Curry Noodles and then added the Fresh Spring Rolls as an appetizer.
The spring rolls came out quickly and were very pretty. The peanut sauce that came with them was a what I think of as a sweet, satay style. More sweet and vinegary than peanuty, but quite tasty, even if it was a little sweet for my tastebuds. When I quickly ate the first little serving of sauce, the sweet angel of Thai food, my waitress, offered me more!! Now, if you know me, you'll know I love peanut sauce. Almost as much as I love my very favorite food, blueberries. So I was very happy about the extra sauce! And I didn't even have to ask.
The curry noodles came out pretty quickly after the appetizer and it looked amazing. The curry sauce was a rich and creamy. The vegetables were cooked just right and the noodles, though a little sticky at first, were soon covered by the sauce and I slurped them down with no problem.
All in all, my meal came to $15.50 with hot tea, appetizer and entrée. I would definitely return to Sweet Home Thai. I had excellent service, good food, and a quiet atmosphere.
4140 River Rd N