Quaint, reasonably priced Thai food set in old house, half outdoors, half in. No air conditioning has many fans blowing hot air. I ordered crab dried rice and orange duck. Rice came right out, duck no where in sight. Took another 20 minutes for duck. Sauce was slightly salty and gelatenous. Duck was tender and salty. Sauce killed it. Too hot to wait for dessert.
The restaurant is like a open restaurant with some tables inside and some tables in the patio full of plants and water fontains. Apart for being very romantic is beautiful. Food is also good, dishes are big adn delicious. i can say is one of the nicest restaurants i've been.
Quaint, whimsical family owned restaurant with a very white crowd. I wonder why there were so many Westerners, is this an expat hangout or is this a tourist haunt? We were about the only Asians there on the night we went. The food is lovely though, and the service very good. There's a little old man who waits by the entrance of the restaurant to greet customers. He knows several stock English phrases that he keeps repeating, it's the cutest thing. The women in the family speak better English. The restaurant has a really cool eclectic decor, with antiques and a seeming haphazard style of placing tables. Outdoor and indoor dining areas.
There are cocktails for about 150 baht and a wine list for before you begin your meal. Sometimes the spiciness of the food seems a little watered down, maybe because of the Western crowd, but it's still delicious. A dinner for four people, including drinks, cost about 1500 baht, which I thought was reasonable.
Closed on Sundays.
Favorite Dish: Try the crab curry and the crab fried rice, they are just fantastic. So is the chicken in lemongrass, I think that's what it's called, it's stuffed chicken skewered on lemongrass. The duck in orange sauce tastes a little odd. The tom yum goong was thicker than the usual clear broth, and lacks spiciness if your tastebuds are tuned to hot stuff. Probably got to ask the cook to make it hot.
There are lots of places in Thailand to get great thai food but Harmonique is a bit special becasue the restaurant is set in a converted old house full of antiques. The food is excellent and the menu is extensive. Prices are moderate but this place isn't cheap, however it is excellent value for money. The wine list is extensive and they also serve coctails. The place gets busy so reservations are recommended.
We ate there twice and would have done a third time, but it is closed on Sundays. The restaurant has a great atmosphere, tables are scattered around lots of alcoves and rooms.
The owners are really friendly and will suggest some good ideas for you to try. I love Chicken and cashews and it was lovely here. It was my first meal in a Thai restaurant in Thailand and I was not disappointed.
I came across this woooooonderful restaurant totally by chance (as best things in life!).
I wanted to go visit the Oriental Hotel, but the doorkeeper didn't like my aspect (T-Shirt, shorts and so) and din't let me in. My intention was to have lunch there, it was already late (14:30) and I was hungry. So I wandered around, desperetly looking for food. Then suddenly I saw a sign saying "Thai Sea Food", and then an alley with an obscure restaurant at the bottom. I doubted, but was hungry (and angry) and though "what the hill!" and went in...
What a magical place I found. A patio full of plants, bamboo sticks, water cascades, a nice terrace in the quiet shade... I sat there and a little old woman came to me with the menu. As she saw me doubting, she said: "U R new, uh? I will decide then" and she recommended me 2 delicious dishes (one of them I repeated, it was magnificient!!). Brought me bread, several beers (can't remember how many, LOL) and a delicious tasty desert.
It was not cheap (about 20 USD) but I admit it was my best gastronomic experience in BKK!!
The Harmonique is a wonderful restaurant near the Chao Phraya river between the Royal Orchid Sheraton and the Oriental. It's built from several wooden houses and divided up into several rooms with antiques on display.
The food here is terrific and reasonable and you can even take your own wine.
Favorite Dish: Try the Thai green curry - wonderful!
set in old shophouses in a lane...occupying several old shophouses and with antique strewn all over. indoor and outdoor dining....very popular with tourist. Cheerful owner - who is Chinese by origin (he speaks very good Teochew dialect) - and the family runs the restaurant. After the dinner we usually take a short stroll to the Oriental Hotel for coffee by the river. The site is very romantic.
Favorite Dish: Green or red curries, fish or prawn cakes, butter fish or butter oyster, tom yam soup.
This time around in January 2003, we added new favourite dishes which VT member D_pepper tipped me off - duck with orange sauce - the sauce was ultra delicious and thick, and we also had crab cakes - yum
Cozy, old world ambience. Family run. With a carafe of the house wine - an Italian white, the bill for two came to only 1,275 baht. Ridiculously cheap for the excellent quality of the food! We stayed outdoors (see photo) but the place has airconditioned dining areas for those who couldn't stand the heat.
Favorite Dish: crab curry on hot plate, fried shrimp with orange sauce, roast duck on hot plate, asparagus and mushrooms with oyster sauce.
Seemingly a favorite of expats, they have tables out in the patio if you want your dinner al fresco or in air-conditioned comfort inside.
Favorite Dish: Prawns with Orange Sauce, Crab Cakes, Oyster Omelette