House Restaurant, Wine and Tapas Bar, Chiang Mai
Tel: 66 53 419 011
Concierge.com's insider take:
In 2003, Danish-born businessman Hans Christensen rehabbed this prewar house a few hundred yards north of Thapae Gate into a swank dining room. The fusion and international fare served was nice enough, but the most interesting dining option is the adjacent tapas bar that he added two years later, a breezy terrace outfitted with Middle Eastern ottomans and local rattan chairs. The city's considerable expat community dines on familiar dishes with a Thai twist, like grilled shrimp with roasted chili or chicken satay on fragrant lemongrass skewers. And since each plate comes in at $4 or less, you'll have plenty of cash left over for the on-site boutique, Ginger.
Open daily 6 to 10:30 pm.