Long-known and respected for its cooking school, Blue Elephant attracts diners looking for a taste of Royal Thai cuisine. That includes signature dishes of salmon larb; mieng kham, the classic betel leaf appetizer from the north; foie gras accompanied by a tart, tamarind sauce; Thai green curry made with black-skinned chicken; and more (there are also vegetarian options aplenty). Though the spiciness of some dishes has been tempered for foreign diners, others still pack a powerful, authentic kick. The wine list contains Thai and international bottles, some of which carry the restaurant’s label. Set in an expertly renovated colonial house, the restaurant is elegant enough for special occasion meals.