Les 3 Nagas

You can get real Lao cuisine done right at this new open-air spot on the quiet end of "restaurant row."

Dining here is as sumptuous an affair as a stay at the connected 3 Nagas boutique hotel. Meals are based on the culinary styles of the chef's own hometown, presented on fine china by a meticulous and capable waitstaff (you won't find the bones and gristle of traditional Lao restaurants here). Start your meal with betel-leaf soup before moving on to sautéed local mushrooms (when in season), laap, and grilled delicacies, from chicken satay to whole chunks of hearty river fish, lightly marinated in lemon grass and chilies. For dessert, go for the Lao-style crème brûlée, a custard of pumpkin and coconut that's divine. Great coffee, too. A centerally located, clean, comfortable hotel with great service, good meals, friendly staff.
Note: 3 Nagas' Lao restaurant sometimes closes during the low season, so call ahead.
A centerally located, clean, comfortable hotel with great service, good meals, friendly staff.