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“A good surprise”
Review of Smalls

Smalls
Ranked #538 of 11,054 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $25
Cuisines: American, French, Thai
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sathorn
Description: Your moody multi-level neighbour bar with a retro feel; featuring quality music, modern art, late night dining and no-nonsense pours of serious alcohol.
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A good surprise”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Small restaurant well located
the owners are very nice.
small card but it's excellent
A good french bistrot

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank FranzInBangkok
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bangkok, Thailand
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Their motto is "We eat, we drink, we mingle" and that is definitely true! I have been there twice with my wife and have ended up staying for several hours both times. We just seem to meet new people and "mingle". The food is good and their wines are very good. The owner Alex is very friendly and outgoing and will offer advice if you ask. All in all, a great place!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Rick B
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Banff, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“New team and new experience”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

The new french team at chez Pepin is very friendly and welcoming. Service is attentioned and efficient. It is a nice change from past experiences with other teams. Thanks to the new cook, a young french lady who comes from the famed bordeaux region, every dish we ordered were imaginative and tasty to the palate. The desserts are the pinnacle of the experience. Prices are all inclusive and very reasonnable, wine list extensive but not expensive.A nice small french bistro alternative to the other more pricey french restaurants in Sathorn area.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Larrygrundman9
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Bangkok
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Pepin de raisin”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Under new management, all revamped and sorted out, Pepin restaurant offers us the ambiance and generous food portions of a French Bistroquet.
The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and endeavors to give you the best service they can and some hearty food: simple dishes such as cold cut platers, Gaspacho soup, oeufs mimosa or Sardines, as starters, main dishes remind of the regulars you might find every once and then in French homes: blanquette, poulet basquaise, beef steak filet and french fries, but they come in large and tasty portions. Wines are cheap without being tacky and the deserts are plain but fantastic.
If you are in the mood for something new, you might want to give a try to a shot of Absinth, a kind of liquor you will sip pretending sharing the seats with such doomed poets as Verlaine or Apollinaire.
Maybe some prices should be better adjusted to the living standards of Bangkok (we are in Thailand after all), and with this, any evening there will just be perfect.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Joe_In_Bangkok
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very good traditionnal french food”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

I came 2 weeks ago in this very typical parisian bistrot
I was surprise to find this restaurant in Bangkok
Food was good like in a french bistrot that you find in france
Very good french fries as well as good steak and I love the chocolate mousse!!!!
But we had disapointed about some price in the menu like the mineral water and wines,
and 3% of charge if you want pay by credit card......

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank arnold f
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chezpepin, Propriétaire at Smalls, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Hello Sir
I send you a message because i m a new owner of Chez Pépin.
Your note and your comments about Pépin don't talk about me....
I tried to contact tripadvisor to explain the new situation but without response.
Please can you delete your notation please?
When you will come in bangkok come to see me and tell me who you are, i m Alex, and i offer you for real pleasure an aperitif.
Thank you very much
See you i hope soon
Alexandre
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