I have known the original "Au Bon Coin" restaurant for a long time, back in 1998 when it was right across Mike Shopping Mall downtown. Back in the days, this restaurant's main specialty was Rib Eye steak and homemade fried with pepper steak- a simple but yet French delicacy.
16 years later, I decided to make a comeback and take my wife for a romantic wine out dinner.
I had heard the place had "become the place to be in Pratumnak Hill".
Also, It was perfect timing as my wife offered me a top notch GPS for my birthday- and - Believe me that place was bloody hard to find. After turning and turning around Pratumnak hill, we eventually found our Holy Grail with a flashlight ! Right about time as I was starting to get the munchies and almost gave up the hunt.
First good impression: Located in a nice villa surrounded by lush trees and plants, that place gave me the feeling that I could be anywhere BUT in Pattaya ! Very relaxing.
Secondly, they let us in with my little Jack Russel doggy (in its bag) which was a relief for my wife.
Then the food.
Told you about the beef. Told you I could still recall the tenderness of the rib eye steak 16 years ago. Well, I was not dispointed at all. I almost weeped when they brought the wooden plate - unchanged since 1998 ! Rib Eye was perfect. Really really good, tender, generous portion, fries were homemade and the sauce, Mama Mia !
Trust me on food, I am French.
A nice Chardonnay to go with the Beef and I then indulged myself into Chocolate profiterolles for pudding. Please note they do it French way (filled up with vanilla ice cream, not whipping cream)
A nice spirit to digest this great meal : Armagnac liquor , and a Nespresso what else !
and I was ready to rock the boat !
i would definitely recommend this restaurant for the quality and freshness of the products they use. Homemade French food but yet not sophisticated French food.
Located in a cosy and romantic place. Price is on the medium high but it worth it.
In case you don't have a GPS and a flashlight, just google the address before you go !
The owner can be a bit grumpy when it comes to booking a table. Just don't give up !
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