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Odette - No. 36 on World's Best Restaurant list (2022)

Odette is a 3-Michelin restaurant in Singapore and currently No. 36 on World's Best Restaurant list (was no. 8 in 2021).  I went for lunch on a weekday after getting off the waitlist three hours before, so it was an unexpected surprise (and so was the lunch price at over $300 USD per person after a drink and tip). This French fine dining experience felt similar to the meal at French laundry , nothing mind-blowing, but still a solid meal. Some highlights of the meal were: mushroom tea, truffle brioche, and venison in nori.  Reservations are recommended two months in advance, but I emailed the week before to get on the waitlist, and they called my cell phone a few hours before lunch on the day of that they had room for lunch.  DRESS CODE: "smart business" - This meant closed-toed shoes, pants, and a collared shirt for men, but some guys at lunch had normal shirts. LOCATION: Singapore National Gallery - an art museum that also used to be the old Supreme Court building. I cal