Everything's better by the water. 

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Baan Rabiang Nham, Nonthaburi

A charming riverside house serving classic Thai dishes done well—think wingbean salad and tiger prawns baked with glass noodles. The unobstructed river views are perfect for cozying up with your date. 

Drive time: 30 minutes

Sanambin Nam, Nontaburi Soi 23, 02-968-1481. Open daily 11:30am-11:30pm. www.baanrabiangnam.com

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Baan Nhuer Nham, Pathum Thani


A tiny white house set above Chao Phraya River with a vast terrace that leads up to the water dishing out Thai comfort food. Signatures include the haw mok thalay (coconut seafood cake) and fish sauce marinated snapper fried to a crisp.

Drive time: 45 minutes

16/1 Kerana Wattana Rd., 02-978-0966. Open daily 11am-10pm. www.fb.com/baannhuernham

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Inlaya Bar and Grill, Ratchaburi


Stay at Inlaya, dine at Inlaya. The vast lakefront restaurant specializes in seafood dishes. There’s also a private dining zone in the middle of the lake, if you fancy some quiet time.

Drive time: 2 hours

5 Moo.7 Koh Plab Pla District, 096-879-4875. Open daily 11am-10pm. www.inlayaratchaburi.com

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Baan Rommai Sainam, Nakhon Pathom


This is an easy spot to have a casual-yet-romantic meal by the river. The wooden house built in the traditional Thai style offers well-executed Thai and Chinese dishes. The stir-fried ostrich in spicy black pepper sauce is great, but what you must try is the duck tongue in sweet and spicy sauce.

Drive time: 40 minutes

114 Moo.10, Rai Khing Rd., 089-988-9288. Open daily 10am-10pm. www.fb.com/BaanRomMaiSaiNam

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River Wine, Nonthaburi


Housed in a modern loft-style pavilion overlooking the Chao Phraya River, this restaurant serves up Thai-Western-Japanese food alongside a solid wine selection. Try the Chinese wine-marinated chicken and steamed snapper in plum sauce—they’re all-time customer favorites.

Drive time: 40 minutes

91 Moo.1 Pak Kret District, 02-962-8800. Open daily 11am-11:30pm. river-wine.com

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