On this trip we had Masaman curry, pineapple Thai shrimp, hot n sour soup, and potato and edamame croquettes. All were superior! Delicious. Well conceived, plated and executed.
Service at Avenue East still requires a sense of humor. Come here for the food, and be prepared to work at getting an order taken, and served, and so on. If you aren't a self important snob it's really no big deal. It seems like the owners don't mean it to be like this, but it also seems they may be clueless about the front of house. Just deal with it- the food is worth it.
Drive out of your way into downtown Cranford for Avenue East.