Located at 8492 Gravenstein Highway, M Suite at Cotati’s Apple Valley Plaza, Lynn’s Thai Restaurant is well worth a visit. For those unfamiliar with the area, the plaza is near Lowe’s in a neighborhood mall at the intersection of Redwood Dr. and Route 116. Other businesses in the plaza include Johnny’s Java, Dog House Billiards and Mai Vietnamien Cuisine.
Lynn’s is an option for lunch and dinner. Lunch hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Dinner hours are from 4.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. on those same days. They are closed on Sundays. Their menu options can be found on their website at: https://www.lynnthai.com. They have a variety of starters, paradise rolls, salads, soups, entrees and desserts. They also have specials for their dinner menu. Let’s take a closer look at this variety.
Appetizers ranged from $ 8-10 and included shrimp, squid, tofu, chicken kebabs, and pot stickers. Paradise rolls were $ 7 to $ 11. At the bottom of the scale were the traditional fried egg rolls and at the top of the scale were the crab rolls. In between, you had tofu, mushroom, duck, and shrimp rolls. The salads cost $ 9 to $ 14 with the premium combined duck and seafood salad. Salads of papaya, tofu, grilled beef, ginger chicken, mango, and shrimp were also available. Soups at $ 11 were limited to lemongrass, basil, tofu, and coconut soups.
The entrees were accompanied by a choice of chicken, pork, tofu or beef, duck, calamari, shrimp and a seafood combination could be added for a few dollars more. So you chose your base and then added whatever your choice was to be included with the base. Examples of the staple are Cashew, Basil Leaf, Pad Ped, Eggplant, and Ginger. They also had honey pork and barbecue chicken entrees as well as a variety of curry, noodle and fried rice dishes. Their prices ranged from $ 11 to $ 20 with the more expensive seafood dishes. Dinner specials ranged from $ 13 to $ 16. An example of a special dish was the $ 14 Asparagus and Basil Shrimp Meal. It consisted of fresh sautéed chili, garlic and asparagus with shrimp, basil and a house sauce.
Their menu is very vegetarian and they don’t use any MSG in their cooking. There are even gluten-free options. The sides are limited to rice, peanut sauce and a cucumber salad. Desserts are typical Asian dishes such as fried banana or sweet sticky rice with ice cream or cheesecake with sour cream filling. Limited wine and beer offers are available on the drink menu.
The atmosphere at Lynn’s is very pleasant. Along each wall are benches, then one or more small tables to accommodate groups of two or more. In the center of the room, tables follow one another to provide space for larger groups. Although there weren’t many customers on our visit, Lynn’s can accommodate about three dozen diners at a time. The decor was red and beige with framed artwork on the walls. Green plants were present as well as soothing music playing lightly in the background. The waiters were very attentive with almost an old world feel. Madame and Monsieur have been used generously. They stood back so as not to interrupt your conversations but appeared quickly when they caught your attention. There was absolutely no pressure to eat and run.
Our dinner very much enjoyed the visit. We thought our portions were generous, the food well prepared and presented, and the prices reasonable. We shared noodle and fried rice dishes, had several appetizers, and our choice of drinks between $ 25 and $ 30 each. And of course, we had something to take home for our lunch the next day. In conclusion, the 1971 Alka-Seltzer ad theft: “Try it! ” You will like it!”