CHOCOLUX CAFE Shop 3, B3, Three Pacific Place, Admiralty Telephone 2918 9892 Website www.chocoluxcafe.com Cuisine French Specialities Coffee, dessert Wine list No Average food cost $25-$60 Opening hours Mon-Fri 7.30am-7.30pm; Sat 10.30am-8.30pm; closed on Sun Remarks A little bit of luxury is life-enhancing, apparently, which is why the Chocolux Cafe is a home from home for all chocolate lovers. It also provides for those with savoury tastes. GOLDEN LEAF 5/F, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Admiralty Telephone 2521 3838 ext 8280 Website www.conradhotels.com Cuisine Cantonese Specialities Dim sum, seafood Wine list Champagne, white, red, rose and dessert wines from Italy, France, Chile, Spain, South Africa, Germany, Argentina, the US, Australia, New Zealand, China and Austria Average food cost Lunch $368, dinner $598 Opening hours Mon-Sat 11.30am-3pm, 6.30pm- 11pm; Sun 11am-3pm, 6.30pm-11pm Remarks Designed in traditional Chinese style with meticulously carved teakwood, Golden Leaf is repeatedly recognised as one of Hong Kong's best Chinese restaurants. Chinese food lovers will delight in the innovative traditional dishes created by the master chef. Recommended Smart casual GRAPPA'S RISTORANTE Shop 132, Level 1, Pacific Place, Admiralty Telephone 2868 0086 Website www.elgrande.com.hk Cuisine Italian Specialities Pizza, pasta, dessert Wine list From all regions Average food cost $400-$500 Opening hours 11am-midnight Remarks This see-and-be-seen venue serves up home-style Italian recipes made from carefully sourced ingredients from Italy, as well as imported fine cheeses and home-baked bread. JW'S CALIFORNIA Level 5, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Admiralty Telephone 2841 3899 Website www.jwmarriotthk.com Cuisine Pacific Rim and Japanese Specialities Sushi, seafood Wine list More than 150 bottles, mostly Californian and Australian Average food cost Lunch $200-$300, dinner $400-$500 Opening hours Noon-3pm, 6pm -11pm Remarks The justly renowned sushi bar leads into a fine Californian-style restaurant serving imaginative modern American cuisine. The list of North American wines is well selected. LA FOURCHETTE LG/F, Pacific Place, Admiralty Telephone 2522 8830 Website www.elite-concepts.com Cuisine Modern French Specialities Pasta, steak, coffee, dessert Wine list Red, white and champagne Average food cost Lunch $180, dinner $200-$250 Opening hours 11am-midnight Remarks A modern bistro frequented by tai tais and bon viveurs. Some great wines and modern French dishes spiced up with flavours from beyond France's borders. PETRUS Level 56, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Supreme Court Road, Central Telephone 2820 8590 Website www.shangri-la.com/island Cuisine French Specialities Pasta, steak, seafood, coffee, dessert Wine list 11,600 bottles of 900 international choices Average food cost Breakfast $220, lunch $400, dinner $1,000 Opening hours 7am-10am, 12.30pm-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm Remarks Restaurant Petrus epitomises excellence in French haute cuisine, and a superb cellar houses probably the city's largest collection of Petrus and other fine Bordeaux wines. RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE G/F, Lippo Centre, Admiralty Telephone 2522 9090 Website www.ruthschris.com Cuisine American steakhouse Specialities Steak, seafood Wine list Award-winning, mainly French, American and Australian Average food cost $500 Opening hours Noon-11pm Remarks Specialising in the finest quality steaks and seafood, served with New Orleans flair in a reassuringly old-fashioned club-like atmosphere. Don't miss the magnificent blue crab cakes. THAI BASIL Shop 005, Pacific Place, Admiralty Telephone 2537 4682 Cuisine Thai Specialities Noodles, curry, seafood Wine list Red and white from around the world Average food cost Lunch $130, dinner $170 Opening hours 11.30am-11pm Remarks Modern Thai food, attractively and imaginatively presented. Try the lamb rack in green curry, and the crab tempura rice-paper rolls, but leave some room for the excellent desserts.