Rev up Your Romance in Phrom Phong's Swanky Restaurants
If you happen to be in the "Big Mango" and you're wondering where to take your beloved to for an evening full of romantic and gastronomic finds, then you are better off setting foot in the Phrom Phong district. Below are some of the posh restaurants that you can find around the area:
Regarded as among the finest French Restaurants in Bangkok, Philippe Restaurant is recognized by both local and overseas media and by a variety of connoisseurs and top gourmet and lifestyle magazines. It is owned by Philippe himself, a French culinary art icon. The restaurant was also voted as one of the premier French restaurants by Metro Magazine; reaped the "Most favorite French Restaurant" by American Express; and received the highest recognition from the connoisseurs of the Bangkok Post and Time Out magazine. Rekindle your romance with your significant other as you try their menu that is specially designed to accentuate the freshness of their products and emphasize the natural taste of food. Among their most popular specialties are classic country dishes and slow-cooked casseroles. Prices change every now and then, depending on the availability of ingredients. Located on Sukhumvit Soi 39, Philippe restaurant is divided into two sections: the ground and the mezzanine. It has a seating capacity of 70 people, and is open every day for lunch between 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and for dinner between 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended.
Napa on 26
If you and your sweetheart prefer Californian-influenced European cuisine, you can never go wrong with Napa on 26. Situated on Sukhumvit Road, it boasts an extensive wine list of over 200 brands of wines starting at 900 THB. Although its dishes, do not entirely represent California, Napa on 26 is inspired by the legacy laid down by proponent chefs during the 80s who claim to create the best “California Cuisine.” Among its popular dishes are foie gras and angel hair pasta. The restaurant is open from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. every Tuesdays to Fridays and 11:30 a.m. (brunch) to 11:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Their kitchen closes at 10:30 p.m. With their smart casual dress code, you and your loved can surely dress to impress!
Antonio's, The Italian Experience
Do you want to enjoy authentic Italian dining experience with your loved one? Antonio’s can make a great place for a romantic dinner date. Dubbed by food critics as “a special place,” the restaurant highlights a cozy and hospitable atmosphere. Tony Armenio, the owner, will pamper you and your beloved the moment you arrive at Antonio’s. You can celebrate romance in their private rooms, garden patio or dining area--you choose. Their menu is inspired by his family's recipes that originate all the way from Southern Italy and his masterpiece: homemade ravioli filled with porcini mushrooms, topped with a cream of black truffle sauce, which will get you craving for more. Antonio’s is open every day from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. It is only a ten-minute walk from BTS Phrom Phong Station. Since the place is popular, customers are advised to call for reservations.
Whether you and your date are in the mood for Italian, French or European fusion cuisine, Phrom Phong is a great place to find restaurants that provide an exquisite setting for schmaltzy rendezvous. All it takes is a little research.