Surface opened two years ago and was conceived as a fine French restaurant where dress-code abiding diners took pleasure in sophisticated French fare prepared with premium quality ingredients. Today the refined culinary concept still remains, yet the dining mood has been switched to a more relaxing manner to cater to the increase of casual bistro-goers, and with the front garden somehow becoming a backyard.
Surface's co-owner, Chalee Kader, is a former resident chef to the French ambassador in Thailand. Through years of training and working at top establishments in Thailand and the US, he garnered his skills and finally opened a French restaurant of his own.
One of the chef's frequently ordered creations, the spinach, Roquefort, peaches and walnut salad (280 baht), was an unfussy combination of fresh spinach leaves, sheep's-milk blue cheese, slices of cling peaches and roasted walnuts dressed with balsamic vinaigrette. This best-selling salad featured spinach complemented by the characteristically sharp taste and crumbly texture of the blue cheese as the fragrant peach added a juicy sweet dash, the walnuts lent a crunch, and the vinaigrette dressing gave a pungent kick to the refreshingly healthy fare.
Service was polite and efficient. The best way to arrive at the restaurant now is through its newly-appointed back gate, which has now become the main entrance, at a corner of a spacious private parking lot on Thong Lor Soi11. Reservations are recommended.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Input price range
100 - 1,000 Baht/Unit or 3 - 33 USD/Unit
- More info
Remark: Cost of meal per person
Surface Soi Thonglor 11, Sukhumvit Rd., Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
- Phone number
+66 (0) 2-258-2858
- Fax number
+66 (0) 2-258-2859
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