A perennially hot scene for over a decade, this wining Euro-Vietnamese eatery is a haven for the rich, powerful, picky, and privileged. Owned by the iconic An family – their restaurants are pure gold in both LA and San Francisco – its tranquil bi-level environment was inspired by their former French Colonial estate, located in Hanoi, and features a sparkling koi stream, an indoor fountain, and antiques galore. (Don’t you just love this town?) But don’t think it’s all fuss and no substance. The kitchen is adept and has many tricks to unfurl. The famous garlic noodles and whole cracked crab are hard to argue with, but anything you pick will most likely please you. Some sure winners: the vegetable-laden Buddha’s Delight, the dumpling trio with tamarind ginger balsamic sauce, the secret-recipe ‘drunken crab,’ and ponzu glazed filet mignon. Conclude with the Eurasian fritters – they’re good stuff.