Dusit is the old area of Bangkok. You won't find shopping malls or high-rises here, and while it is a popular place for many of the royal tourist sights, it isn't hugely known for its restaurant scene, although those in the know head for many of the nondescript Chinese shophouses which are home to some very authentic and local Thai food. There is though, a range of options to choose from here. You can go for excellent upscale dining in the stylish Chon, the signature restaurant at the fancy Siam Hotel, dining in an old teak house right on the Chao Phraya River. Other riverside dining options include the charming Steve Cafe, or a local seafood meal at the small family run Kaloang Home Kitchen. For great sunset and night views, settle in with all the young couples at In Love, looking out at the Rama VIII Bridge as it lights up for the evening. For some fine eclectic meals, Dusit is also a popular spot. Leading the way is Seven Spoons, where organic and locally sourced ingredients are the norm for Mediterranean inspired meals, and you can also head to the nearby Mad Moa, Bangkok's only Polynesian tiki bar that serves up great American comfort food. Don't forget to make at least one pilgrimage to Jae Fai while you are here, the small street food eatery has been written up by the New York Times, and high society types line up here to pay 10 times the going rate for a plate of pad kee mao drunkards noodles.