Favored for top social gatherings, Gaddi's offers both traditional and seasonal French cuisine. Specialties include Deep-fried Langoustine and Roast Bresse Coquelet. Here, a regular dish like Sole gets dressed up with a ritzy sauce of salmon and caviar. A wide selection of French wines is also available. Located on the first level of The Peninsula, it's a fine restaurant in which to enjoy classic cuisine in classical surroundings.
Yardbird is a modern yakitori eatery. The restaurant is the brainchild of chef Matt Abergel, whose repertoire includes establishments like Massa in New York and Zuma in Hong Kong. In fact, Yardbird does have a distinct New York City vibe with its sleek, minimalist lines and black-clad servers. Though Yardbird does offer a variety of chicken skewers, the menu also has dishes that use each and every part of the bird - neck, wings, skin et al. Stand-out items on the restaurant's menu include the chicken breast skewers, the chicken meatball served with an egg yolk dipping sauce, the kimchi fried cauliflower and the crispy chicken fried rice. Also on offer are innovative, expertly mixed cocktails like Whiskey Lemonade and a variety of wine, sake and beer.
This restaurant is so high profile that it even has branches in Japan - the Johnson Road branch is the flagship eatery. But be prepared to pay premium prices if you plan on dining here as you can expect nothing less than an absolute feast. Just about every known - and unknown - Cantonese dish is available and you may find yourself having trouble deciding. Be prepared to spend some time lingering over the menu but know that at the end of every selection, is a satisfied diner.
Located in the Grand Hyatt, Grissini's is one of the top Hong Kong restaurants for business lunches and dinners. Vast black marble columns, colonnaded arches and geometrical wooden flooring create an elegant atmosphere in which to sample creamy risottos, baked sea bass topped with black olives and pine nuts, as well as rack of lamb. Their collection of fine wines is quite impressive as well. The service is courteous and efficient and the dishes are perfect for those with an appetite and a big budget.
It's not cheap, but this authentic Irish bar is worth a visit. The crowds are heaving when a big rugby or soccer game hits the huge television screen, but the cozy corner seats offer some privacy for chats and cuddling. Occasional poetry evenings are held in the bar area and of course St. Patrick's night is always a night to remember. Friday night is music night. The menu includes stews, potatoes and pies, followed by thick puddings and, of course, pints of Kilkenny.
Many locals frequent this open-fronted, high profile Italian bar-cafe in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong. The drink menu here consists of mainly old favorites, all of which are made by friendly bartenders. Lunch here consists of light Mediterranean dishes, crisp salads and freshly prepared seafood. Additionally, dinner is served here until midnight, making this a very popular eatery for late-night diners.
Maxim's Palace City Hall is a dim sum lover's delight. Its traditional decor is complemented by its authentic service where freshly prepared dishes are carted around in trolleys. Their massive dining hall, which is always bustling with people, is elegant with huge chandeliers and large windows. Savor their delicious Cantonese delights and dim sum options which have won several awards over the years.
Dot Cod Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar is an informal restaurant that is a popular after work hangout in the business heavy Central district. Dot Cod sports a casual minimalist look that features fish tanks and several Giacometti-inspired sculptures which serve as lighting accents. The menu at Dot Cod, as its name suggests, features much seafood and fish and includes various small bites along with hearty mains. Notable items on the menu include the Cajun Dusted Calamari, the Crab and Sweet Corn Soup, Crab Cannelloni and Butter Roasted Fillet of Beef. Additionally, Dot Cod also offers a variety of fresh catch dishes which can be prepared according to your individual tastes and preferences. -Anjeeta Nayar
Some of Hong Kong's most important business deals have been conducted in this classy restaurant; you too can share in the power, as well as sample some of the best Western cuisines in the city. The clean, simple decor of the dining lounge adds to the Mandarin Grill & Bar appeal, and the simple, classic cuisine is a big part of the restaurant's charm. There is a fantastic selection of seafood dishes, featuring preparations from every corner of the globe. Other great choices include the perfectly cooked sirloin steak.
If you wish to express British cuisine at its very best, The Chinnery in the Hong Kong Mandarin Oriental should be your next culinary port-of-call. From the British-Indian hybrid, chicken tikka makhani to an impeccably executed fish and chips, the food is made with top quality ingredients, providing British ex-pats with perfect comfort food. The Chinnery is named after artist George Chinnery, and his wonderful painting accent the dining area. Completing your dining experience is the choice of rare single-malt whiskeys on hand - at last count, The Chinnery had over 120. Call for reservations.
Pierre Gagnaire, one of the masters of modern French cuisine, took the helm of his own restaurant at the decadent Mandarin Oriental - so far, the restaurant has received many plaudits including a coveted Michelin star. The restaurant specializes in French cuisine with a unique, Gagnaire twist and is a must-visit for any serious gourmands. Be sure to reserve well in advance.
Popular among Hong Kong residents, this lounge is a favorite for business meetings. Guests can talk business in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a view of the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental, . This lounge well known for its high tea which offers something to munch and sip all through the day. The breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets offer a wide choice to tickle our taste buds. For those who don't care much for buffets, there is an a la carte menu to choose from.