Restaurant Review: Origin French Thai, Basking Ridge NJ

Dishes I tried and HIGHLY recommend:

  1. Escargot aked in shell with rich garlic butter

  2. Roasted Rack of Lamb with Thai basil chilli peppers and leek potato tarte

  3. Chilean Sea Bass special

  4. Creme Brulee

  • Ambiance: Great Asian decor, intimate dinner setting, great service, waiters were friendly, played the birthday song for my little sister on the speakers for the entire restaurant to hear
  • Escargot: Cooked land snails, usually served as an appetizer. In French culture, the snails are typically purged, killed, removed from their shells, and cooked (usually with garlic butter, chicken stock or wine), and then placed back into the shells with the butter and sauce for serving. Additional ingredients such as garlic, thyme, parsley and pine nuts are also added. Special snail tongs (for holding the shell) and snail forks (for extracting the meat) are provided and they are served on indented metal trays with places for six or 12 snails.”

 (Really would recommend escargot to anyone who is the adventurous eater. Escargot meat is very similar to mussels meat, so for those who love mussels, definitely give escargot a try. It was served with some crostini, and was absolutely delicious. This appetizer hit the spot. Escargot is also high in protein, and low in fat content. )

  • Rack of Lamb: meat was so tender, and we had it prepared medium well. The lamb came with delicious chilli peppers which really made the dish even more flavorful.

(Lamb was cooked with it’s jus, which is basically when the lamb is cooked in it’s sauce. The jus is the juices that is obtained while roasting the meat. You skim the fat off the top, and then you get the juice out.)

  • Sea bass was out of this world! It was served with Wasabi and let me tell you, I almost mistake the wasabi for a green vegetable. Yikes!

    (It was juicy, and was served on a bed of spinach. The Sea Bass was exquisite and just as good as it gets!)


Definitely recommend trying this place out if you’re in New Jersey. Can’t find a better fusion for French and Thai anywhere. Few locations in NJ (Somerville, Basking Ridge, and Morristown)

AND its BYOB. Can’t beat that. (I would suggest white wine- Pinot Blanc or a Riesling)


25 Mountainview Blvd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Phone #: (908) 647-7781