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Auberge DAB
Price: B1,400. Wine: B850
The walls at this elegant, pleasant restaurant were panelled with dark wood and the floor is well tiled. They serve up French food at tables covered with crisp white tablecloths and stylish crockery. The great service and their superb seafood, such as Maine lobster roasted in its shell with sautéed girolle mushrooms, make Auberge DAB a very special place. There is also a good-value three-course set lunch available for B340.
Ground Floor, Mercury Tower, 540 Ploenchit Road
Telephone: (02) 658 6222/3. Fax: (02) 658 7892.
Email: auberge@aubergedab.com
 
Baan Khanitha
Price: B800. Wine: B750
Baan Khanitha is situated just off Sukhumvit Road. This place has won the Bangkok Dining and Entertainment Award for ‘Best Thai Restaurant’ for the past 6 years and its popularity is proof. The Thai style converted villa is stylishly and typically designed with antiques and artworks creating a tranquil atmosphere. The art of food presentation is as stylish as its design. A popular dish here is deep-fried freshwater sun-dried cotton fish served with mango sauce. A set menu for 2 people ranges from B800 to B1,000.
36/1 Soi 23 Sukhumvit Road
Telephone: (02) 258 4181 Fax: (02) 260 9601
 
Le Banyan
Price: B1,300. Wine: B1,100
It is one of the places with genuine welcome, elegant decor and superb food. This intimate stylish restaurant is located just off Sukhumvit Road, provides French haute cuisine, as well as the wonderful lightly roasted breast of duck served with a sauce from the juice of the duck. No lunch is provided.
59 Soi 8 Sukhumvit Road
Telephone: (02) 253 5556. Fax: (02) 253 4560.
Email: lebanyan@loxinfo.co.th
Web site: www.lebanyan.net
 
Le Normandie
Price: B4,500. Wine: B1,200
This cosy, comfortable restaurant provides what has to be the best French food in Bangkok, if not in the region. Set in the original section of The Oriental Hotel, the floor-to-ceiling windows at Le Normandie overlook the panoramic Chao Phraya River. The menu is extensive and an excellent pick is the truffle-coated breast of pigeon and duck liver with truffled leek. There is a 3-course lunch for B1,250 per person and a set dinner menu at B3,800. No lunch is provided on Sundays.
The Oriental, 48 Oriental Avenue
Telephone: (02) 659 9000. Fax: (02) 659 0000.
Email: philippe@mohg.com
Web site: www.mandarinoriental.com
 
Rang Mahal
Price: B750. Wine: B1,200

The Rang Mahal is located on the rooftop of the Rembrandt Hotel (see Hotels), overlooking the city, and it serves up gourmet Indian food. The restaurant is sumptuously decorated with Indian wall hangings and plush colours. Indian music plays inconspicuously in the background. Food here is great, and a particularly fine dish is murgh makhanwala, chicken simmered in creamy fenugreek-flavoured tomato gravy. Sunday brunch is very popular for B510 per person.
Rembrandt Hotel, 19 Soi 18 Sukhumvit Road
Telephone: (02) 261 7100. Fax: (02) 261 7016.
Email: catering@rembrandtbkk.com
Web site: www.rembrandtbkk.com