Photo by Christopher Wise
Hours: Tu.-Su. 6-11 p.m.
Price: $$ = Entrees $11-$30
Payment Options: Visa, Mastercard
Type: Chinese, New American, Southeast Asian, Vegetarian-Friendly
Serving highbrow cuisine in a boisterous, casual atmosphere, Opposite Mess Hall is the brainchild of chef Jess Barnes, a poster child for the pop-up scene in Bangkok. The menu is primarily made of shareable small plates with global influences, think patatas bravas, steamed Chinese buns, and haloumi with baked eggplant and figs. Don’t miss the savory duck waffle with duck leg confit and pate, or the smoked bone marrow dumplings with fermented daikon. The drink menu is just as thoughtful as the food; the restaurant even serves craft beers from Deschutes and Rogue breweries in the United States.