Sweet Basil on Brainerd Road near Eastgate is someplace I have been looking forward to trying. I enjoy Thai, but what was cool to me is that its in the same office space that used to hold the family business circa 1983, and was the last location of the business before we moved to our current home down the road. The space is large, open, and nice. The staff was friendly, and I went with a friend who is a regular. The waitress asked about her parents & knew what her 'usual' order was. My friend also knew several other guests in the restaurant, and I loved having a family and neighborhood feel at a Thai restaurant.
One of the things that was lacking in my life in Clemson was a variety in dining. I am soooo excited in what Chattanooga has to offer dining-wise. I've only tried a few Thai restaurants, but I really enjoyed Sweet Basil, and I'm looking forward to diving deeper into their menu. :)
5845 Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411-5504
(You can tell Sweet Basil is a family owned business built on word-of-mouth. There's no website, and I couldn't find any pictures online - the photo shown here is just an image search for Thai Food....but it's pretty)