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Gallery, Chiang Mai

25.29 Charoenrat Road
Chiang Mai
Thailand 50000
Tel: 66 53 248 601's insider take:

Location and atmosphere, history and food mix happily in this relaxed restaurant and art gallery inside an 1892 teakwood building along the Ping River. Descendants of the original owner converted the family store to a restaurant in 1989, and the architectural conservation awards, glowing food reviews, and VIP clients (including a 1996 visit by Hillary Clinton) have rolled in ever since. Ask for a waterfront table beneath the vaulting tamarind tree, and order Chiang Mai specialties such as kaeng ung lay, a coconut milk–free pork curry slow-cooked with ginger, garlic, chili, and tamarind and served with sticky rice. A Western menu is also available, but in such a quintessentially Thai setting, pork fondue seems a sacrilege. Stop in between 7 and 9 pm to hear live jazz at a small adjacent bar.

Open daily noon to midnight.

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