We were recommended Armand's by expats living in town and we decided, driven by curiosity, to check the place out after reading in this forum about the owner's controversial attitude.
The French-Khmer owner and chef Armand (culinary experience in France and Australia before returning to motherland) runs the restaurant on his own terms and by the time you step into his restaurant you realize either you adapt to his way or you can just walk away. This attitude is not unusual where I come from, usually leading to either a special and personal dining experience or to an evening you will want to forget: I managed to enter into a good tune with Armand - I guess thanks to the European connection - and fortunately enough, the evening took the right direction.
Choice on the menu (pardon, on the board - as Armand will point you to the board on the wall, clarifying there is no menu) is limited, with meats being king, but everyone will reasonably find something to his taste. We ordered salad, onion soup, fish and his specialty Tenderloin Rossini (tenderloin in cognac and fois gras sauce flambeed by your table). The beef was excellent, the rest was less outstanding but still worth the try. Coming from oversea, the price was absolutely reasonable (large, elaborated beef main course at US$21) and the restaurant setting, the environment and the service were worth quality international standards.
We had good dinner and good time. As brilliantly summarized by the previous poster, there is only one king at Armand's and this is not the customer. If you can live with the attitude, and you are after a quality meat dinner in a French bistro atmosphere, this is definitely a place to try. In the case, bring cash as credit cards are not accepted (and Armand will not entertain your complaints).
We will certainly return to Armand's next time we are in PP.
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