One of Seoul’s most noted contemporary dining restaurants, Soigné is located in a quiet residential area of Seorae Maeul, the French district. The open kitchen with its horseshoe shaped configuration enables any table to view its elaborate and intense cooking to the full—in fact, owner and head chef Jun Lee calls it "the stage." The menu rotates every 3 to 4 months and always incorporates a story. Themes ranging from movies to seasons guarantee a rare treat for your palate. The chef's detailed discourse on the food during its preparation draws the patrons in to listen avidly, something not often seen in most restaurants here. The best of Soigné can be seen in its full course dinner, which lasts 2 to 3 hours. By the end of it all, you’ll be full and yet feel the wistful longing for more.