Lavie is the best Thai restaurant I've found in over six years of living in the city. Everything is prepared to delight your eyes as well as your plate. Their Tom Yum Gai soup is tinglingly spicy and full of tender, carefully deveined shrimp, and their main dishes use superior quality meats and vegetables presented beautifully. Standouts include a salmon with pannang curry, Their lunch specials include Vietnamese style summer rolls,and rice with your choice of entree and are too big for most people to finish. Spicy usually really means spicy here, so request it only if you mean it. I am really shocked by the bag review I found here--it actually inspired me to write in and share my many positive experriences I've had eating here or bringing food home. It's the cleanest tasting, most artfully executed and best Thai food I've had in Raleigh. I've been to many Thai places in city, but Lavie is fantastic and consistent. Judging by the masse of people who've also found this place and have made it so popular for dining in and takeout. I'm not alone.
Pros: Innovative, delightful food, war and attentive service; if you love hot food you can really get it here
Cons: It's small space