Amigo 79A Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley 2577 2202 The fare Amigo has been the superlative in western dining in Hong Kong since the mid-1960s. For the past few decades, owner Yeung Wing Chung has dedicated himself to perfecting classic European cuisine that appeals to Hong Kong tastes. The ambience The white stucco exterior has a Spanish touch. There's a bar near the entrance and the restaurant is upstairs. The decor is understated and elegant. There is a welcoming warmth to the place, without the kind of stuck-up feel that tenses you up in some classy French restaurants. The cost $600 to $700 per head for a three-course meal, excluding alcoholic drinks. Who to bring Anyone of any age or nationality who does not often have western food or who loves haute cuisine. A good place for a rendezvous or business and social dining. Turn-ons The 'pursuit for perfection' theme is diligently observed, from the choice of ingredients to the cooking. The consistently high standard matches that of the flagship restaurants at Hong Kong's five-star hotels. The staff is made up of veterans in the field who have an excellent memory for their loyal customers' preferences. Amigo's cellar is ranked among Hong Kong's finest. Turn-offs Regulars say the restaurant's only fault is the number of times they have to listen to 'Happy Birthday to you' sung in the course of the evening. Louis' Steak House 1/F, Malaysia Building, 50 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai 2529 8933 The fare During the Vietnam war, Hong Kong was a rest-and-recreation destination for US marines. Restaurateurs saw an opportunity and set up many classy steak houses in Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui, with American prime beef dangled as the main attraction. Louis' Steak House was one such restaurant. It opened in 1974, and still imports prime meat from select suppliers around the world. The ambience Red gingham tablecloths, wood panelling, crimson carpets - Louis' has kept its colours from the 1970s. A VIP room is available on request. Live music is provided every night. The cost $300 to $400 per head for dinner. Lunchtime specials are under $100. Who to bring Your business associates would enjoy dinner here. Turn-ons One of the biggest hits on the menu has been the speciality fish maw and fillet of beef. Fish maw is traditionally considered healthy by the Chinese, so the entree dish has huge appeal for locals. Besides the juicy steaks, there are other classic favourites such as the cream of mushroom soup with fresh crab meat and the oven-baked crabmeat in shell. Turn-offs The lunchtime crowd can often turn raucous.