Sala Mae Rim, Mae Rim
Mae Rim-Samoeng Old Road
Tel: 66 53 298 181
Concierge.com's insider take:
The view from the Four Seasons ' 70-seat Thai restaurant—think verdant rice paddies—is so stunning that you'll swear it's been Photoshopped. The enchanting setting and high-end cuisine make it more than worth the half-hour drive north of Chiang Mai. Pop by the adjacent Elephant Bar for a Rice Field cocktail (gin, crème de banana, mango, pineapple, lime, and grapefruit juice topped with blue curaçao), then order such Thai classics as yum hua plee (banana-blossom salad). Hotel guests can request a special five-course set menu, limited to one couple per evening, served at an old barn. Evening reservations are recommended for non–resort customers.
Open daily 7 to 10 am, noon to 2:30 pm, and 6 to 10 pm.