The western end of Loy Kroh Road is shoulder-to-shoulder girlie bars—an odd place to find one of the city’s best gourmet restaurants, but that doesn’t prevent its patrons from packing the place most evenings. Following the simple principles of using fresh ingredients that are sensibly combined and subtly flavored, Marco manages to impress diners with his French-influenced fare. Choose between indoor and outdoor tables, and from a mouth-watering range of dishes, including daily specials on a chalkboard. The coq a vin and pates are topnotch. There’s a long drinks list and tempting desserts as well.