59, DongXing Rd.
Hours:Sun-Tue, Thu 5 pm-1 am;
Wed, Fri-Sat 7 pm-3 am
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
No smoking. Parking available.
Nearest MRT: Taipei City Hall
Just off JiLong Road next to Carrefour
is Taipei's newest posh nightspot, Phan-tom. Although
the door tickets are a bit high (NT$800 on Wednesdays
and weekends), inside you can drink wine, champagne,
and cocktails to your heart's content. If your
stomach is rumbling, it's definitely worth it
to get there early to dine and then stay for the
entertainment. Starting in December, Phan-tom
is hosting different performances every night,
from violin soloists to Latin dancing. Check out
their opening party on December 8.
This ain't your fries and popcorn
kind of joint. A former Grand Formosa Regent chef
slices up melt-in-your-mouth seared Filet Mignon
(NT$620) and some uber-creative items like Japanese
Salad with Oolong Noodles (NT$320), a refreshing
meal with lots of veggies. On Phan-tom's menu
is a testament to the quality of their ingredients,
down to the juice in the Long Island Iced Tea
or the kind of salt on the table.
decor has the couch-y comfiness of a lounge bar
while still leaving room for a dance floor and
a long bar.
--By Julia Koprak,
translated by Mei Lee