Dao Savanh

French in Savannakhet

With its elegant colonial-era facade, this cool, square-facing restaurant is still one of the city's finest, despite increased competition. Fans whir and wine glasses clink as you tuck into a French-accented menu of soups, grilled entrecôte and lamp chop Provençal. The upstairs restaurant is the classy sister (evenings only), while downstairs the all-day cafe has salads, sandwiches and croque-monsieur (gourmet version of a toasted ham and cheese sandwich).