FOLLOW the crowd and you will find Oscar's. Since it first opened eight months ago the bright young lookers of Lan Kwai Fong are flocking to this Mediterranean-style rendezvous. In the evening Oscar's revellers overflow from the long, high-ceilinged bar into the pedestrian area of Lan Kwai Fong. Brodies previously occupied this prime spot but Oscar's has had a complete revamp; its open front and clean and simple lines and Mediterranean-style food is packing them in to standing room only. On a recent Friday evening, the downstairs restaurant was empty until 9pm and scorn was being heaped on my companions for being so over prudent to book, when suddenly all the diners upstairs emptied their glasses and descended to the cool and relaxing confines below. The green wicker chairs and white walls are an escape from the teeming humanity upstairs. When the restaurant goes from zero customers to 50 in seconds, the friendly staff in red T-shirts and aprons go from slightly less laid back to all-business. Making decisions from the straightforward, single page menu of soups, starters, mains and desserts was a relief. It features the familiar balsamic vinegar, pesto, pasta, filo pastry school of Mediterranean ingredients. The baked camembert in filo ($60) competed in the melt-in-the-mouth stakes. The red currant sauce was an excellent companion. The portion of smoked duck breast on balsamic-laced lettuce with pistachios was more than generous ($55). The stuffed chicken breast with brie and spinach fell short in the amount of vegetable but the creaminess of the cheese and tarragon sauce gave it a distinctive edge ($115). Fresh herbs highlight most of the dishes. A notable example is the fresh basil in the asparagus and salmon pastry parcels. A few sage leaves appeared in the peppered salmon encased by a rasher of bacon ($65). Strawberry sorbet with kiwi fruit sounded delicious but the heavyweight sweets got the orders. Cappuccino brulee ($45) arrived in a huge coffee cup and the spoon glided effortlessly through the fine head of froth before it encountered the bottom layer of creamy coffee custard. Baked ricotta cheesecake ($50) was staunch, solid and rich, a perfect contrast to the praline crust. The wine list offers an optimum number of choices. New World reds and whites are available by the glass (around $45) and bottle ($180-$300). A modified restaurant menu is available upstairs all-day. To guarantee you're not sharing space with half of Lan Kwai Fong, reservations are necessary for weekday lunch and weekend evenings. By trying to recreate the type of bar/restaurant that is flourishing in London, New York and Sydney, Oscar's has an international feel. You can have the cappuccino lifestyle without leaving Hong Kong. Dinner for two, including wine, costs $800.