Le Grand Lanna, Chiang Mai
51/4 Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Road Moo 1
Tel: 66 53 888 888
Concierge.com's insider take:
The Mandarin Oriental has several of the city's most well-regarded food establishments, including Fujian (contemporary Chinese) and Farang Ses (French). But the pick of the litter is Le Grand Lanna, a Thai restaurant set in a group of raised, antique-filled buildings shaded by enormous raintrees and cooled by mist-spraying fans. Chef Noppakorn uses the freshest ingredients possible to prepare popular Thai and Chiang Mai entrées, including kaeng hang-lay moo, a spicy northern curry with pork and pickled garlic, and yam som-o, a salad of pomelo, peanuts, and roasted red onion. Evening reservations are advisable for non–resort customers.
Open daily 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 6:30 to 10:30 pm.