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This welcoming Thai restaurant is in a small strip mall at 3507 Connecticut Avenue. It's extremely handy to the Cleveland Park Metro station and steps away from the Uptown Theater, the greatest movie screen in the District, now an AMC Loews cinema. Paragon Thai was very busy on the night that we visited but the staff was attentive and kind.
My boyfriend got a mild pad bean sprout dish (top) with lots of mushrooms in a brown sauce. Paragon Thai also offers brown jasmine rice, for an extra charge. They have a full bar and reasonably priced Asian beers.