The fact that Felix, open since 1994, still wows with its dramatic setting, fantastic views, and ever-changing creative menu is testimony to the vision of designer Philippe Starck and his culinary team. Reservations are a must here. Offering sweeping views of Tsim Sha Tsui and the harbor from atop The Peninsula's 30-story tower, Felix has plenty to ogle inside as well, from its elevator with curvy walls to two zinc cylinders at both ends of the dining room, one containing a bar and the other one of the world's smallest dance clubs (if you want, you can come just for drinks). The changing menu of modern European dishes has included the likes of grilled red tuna with braised bell pepper and tomato, caramelized pineapple, and soy vinaigrette, but you can save money by dining between 6 and 8pm on a three-course dinner for HK$388. To make the most of your experience, reserve a windowside table facing the harbor and wear something nice (no flip-flops or shorts are allowed), because photos you take here are going to be keepers. Note that children 11 and younger are not allowed.
- Beth Reiber