Don't be surprised to see people ordering champagne with their meals—even during a recession there's a permanent party vibe at this flamboyant Thai restaurant, which attracts Ireland's wealthy in droves. Comfortable high-back armchairs, quality art on the walls, and elegant stemware make this a stylish place to dine. But only half the reason for going is to see and be seen. Try the great red curry with coconut milk, bamboo shoots, Thai aubergines, chili, and sweet basil.
It's slightly off the beaten track, on a narrow lane off Pembroke Street.