A lot of times in this crazy city your day doesn’t work out as planned. You know what I mean. Buy a DVD; it skips. Talk to a colleague; lost in translation. Gorgeous girl; has a penis.
Niu’s on Silom Road is a place where you can forget about the day and just enjoy a bottle of wine knowing everything is going to be taken care of.
Niu’s lounge on the 1st floor is a nice chill spot. The room is dark and filled with comfortable seating. The renaissance artwork and the books behind the stage give the room a nice ambiance. Niu’s makes you feel important, like you should be smoozing clients or something. The outdoor tables are covered from the rain and the sun and provide a nice relaxed eating/smoking area. The upstairs is restaurant stylish, tables for 4-6, a private room and a piano player.
Meals are delicious and cost around 700baht; the Risotto is the “Best in the city,” claims Marco Cammarata , the executive chef. The wine list is huge and is sure to have something you can enjoy; cheapest bottle is 1400baht some exceeding 6000. Everything is first-class and well worth it. Between the inflated prices of non alcoholic drinks (OJ for 250 baht) and the doctor recommended two daily glasses of red wine, don’t feel bad indulging on the quality offerings at Niu’s. You work hard, you deserve it.
Meals may be delivered by the executive chef or even the owner, making you feel important which is always a nice touch. When asked, the chef recommends “any fish or any pasta”. He’s Italian, real Italian, not Jersey Shore style. “FORGETABOUTIT!”
The bar starts in the lounge and continues outside giving you the choice of either. The music level is lower outside so it is a nice place to get intimate, or to reflect on a hard work week. Tuesday’s are recommended, boasting a great piano player who really gets the crowd going. The normal jazz/blues bands are always top notch so you really can’t lose.
Whether it’s for dinner or just drinks Niu’s on Silom rarely disappoints.
NIu’s on Silom
Address: 661 Floor 1-2 Silom Road, Silom, Bangrak 10500, in between soi’s 17 and 19 on Silom Road
Should take a taxi or tuk tuk from the station; it’s a bit of a walk