You might be familiar with Les Café des Stagiaires, which also has a branch in Shanghai. Chicon, the French bistro, sits right on top of it. Chicon Bangkok offers a more proper dining room for guests who prefer a fine course meal unlike the Les Café des Stagiaires, which is a tapas bar. Guests at Les Café des Stagiaires should definitely take a journey upstairs, where hints of Danish, Belgian, and French joie de vivre are present, and where a very talented bartender who created the special cocktail list by Monsieur Bom is also stationed. Of course, they do have a big wine selection as well. This homey apartment style French bistro brings a very distinct European air to Bangkok.
Eat: The menu consists of 5-8 starters and the mains, which changes every two to three months. Like vegetarian? The chef can make anything easily upon request. Since it is a French restaurant, we recommend the “Pork Feet.”
Drink: I requested a light but strong cocktail, and the talented bartender made just the right kind for me: refreshing but hits the spot. Here, they make their own syrup and use fun techniques to make drinking even more exciting.
Visit: Open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. till midnight. Kitchen closes at 11 p.m. Due to limited seats, booking is recommended. (142/21 Sathorn Soi 12, 081 207 3077)