Hanoi boasts some excellent restaurants that epitomise why Vietnamese food is so adored around the world. With the cultural connections of France and China, as well as a rich native tradition, restaurants in Hanoi bring together many Influences from around the world and make every meal an adventure.
From refined French fine dining options to down-to-earth local joints specialising in one type of dish, dining in Hanoi is something to savour and with our tried and tested list of the 8 Best French Restaurants in Hanoi, you are sure to find something to suit.
1, La Verticale
La Verticale is a fantastic fine-dining restaurant housed in a colonial style mansion. The layout of the restaurant is special, with an open kitchen dominating attention, but the food doesn’t disappoint with a seasonal menu that reflects the herbs and spices of the region, produced using French techniques. Duck terrine, ratatouille, veal in tamarind, and Mekong fruits sorbet are all popular dishes here, while there is also a set menu with optional wine pairing. The wine list is excellent, the service diligent and the ambiance is suited to romance. There is also a roof terrace with excellent views across the city, best enjoyed after dinner with a nice cool drink.
Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 22:00
Address: 19 Ngo Van So Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 43 944 6317
2. DC Bistro Boutique
The DC Bistro Boutique is an elegant French restaurant, with an excellent wine shop, where you can find some of the best international labels on the market. The menu is based exclusively on traditional French fare. DC Bistro Boutique’s wine shop boasts more than 500 labels from around the world. The restaurant has a set menu, with 3 courses, for lunch or dinner. Seasonal specialties.
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 22:00
Address: 15A Ngo Van So Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Tel: +84 3944 0288
3. La Terrasse Du Metropole
La Terrasse Du Metropole is located in the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, one of the finest hotels in Vietnam – if not the world. Class and culture seems to embrace everything associated with this esteemed hotel and this restaurant is no different. Taking cues from Parisian bistros, the ornate facade and parquet flooring is instantly reminiscent of 20th century France. Sample delicacies such as oysters, French cheese, assorted cold cuts or go for something more hearty like steak-frites or coq au vin. Open all day, it is worth stopping by if only for a coffee, so that you can enjoy the charming design. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is easy to find, just south of Hoan Kiem Lake in the French Quarter.
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00-14:00 and 16:00-22:00
Address: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District
Tel: +844 3826 6919
4. Green Tangerine
Evoking a quaint bistro found in the back alleys of Paris, Green Tangerine is a small but beautiful restaurant that serves some of the most creative cuisine in Hanoi. Definitely one for the gastronomists, the chef uses French cooking techniques and adds signature touches best seen in dishes such as king prawns cooked with mango and rum liquor served with carrot cake or marinated pigeon with coffee and cocoa served with beetroot, strawberries and mashed eggplant. The set lunch deal is amazingly good value and highly recommended for any budget!
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 23:00
Address: 48 Hang Be Street
Tel: +84 4 3825 1286
5. Hanoi Social Club
If you are looking for a cool, bohemian hangout with amazing western brunch dishes, Hanoi Social Club is the place to visit in Hanoi. The coffee and smoothies are excellent as well, and the second floor chillout room feels more like a friend’s apartment than a cafe. The soundtrack is varied and modern, there’s a library of books and free Wi-Fi. Come around lunchtime and try the poached egg and avocado – it’s certainly as good as anything you might get in a cool cafe on the shores of Sydney Harbour. Quite hard to find down a side street a few minutes west of St. Joseph Cathedral.
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 23:00
Address: 6 Hoi Vu (just off Quan Su Street)
Tel: +84 4 3938 2117
6. Au Délice restaurant
“Au Déliceis the first finest of food stuffed in Hanoi. After several trip and worked in the South and North of Vietnam seduced by Mr. DANIEL MOREAUX, he has decided to invest in this areas of service and create the chain of Au Délice and the Arthur’s restaurant is the name of his son.
Our experiences in catering service and food stuffed sine 1998. Au Délice & Le Restaurant d’Arhur will offer:
– French and European classic cuisine
– Daily set lunch with (3 course from 89.000 VND)++ from Mon-Fri
– Fresh meats cut from Australia, New Zealand, Argentina…
– The largest selection of cheese in Hanoi – Smoked and fresh salmon from Norway
– Your favorites home made pâtés, terrine and delicatessen
– A cellar corner with finest wine available
– Of course, all our products can be delivered to your home within 45 minutes…
And our professional staff can look after your Cocktail parties, Buffets, Dinners, BBQ at home. Au Délice multi-faceted personality is very much a reflection of the city and its people: cosmopolitan, friendly and efficient. At every opportunity we try to make your have more comfortable and rewarding. Whether you have Or discover how we can make your banquet or reception a memorable occasion. Just peek under the catering section and learn what Au Délice’s can do for your party of fifteen to one hundred fifty!
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
Address: 2B Ngo Thi Nham street, Hoan Kiem dictrict, Ha Noi
Tel: +84 3944 9288
7. Club Opera
Across from the Sofitel Metropole, this classic bistro serves delectable Vietnamese food. The building is a retro-French mansion with lots of cosy romantic nooks and candlelit corners. Club Opera lists dragon cake pancakes, roast beef with honey, hot-pot specials and shrimp mousse on their extensive menu.
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00-14:00 and 18:00-22:30
Address: 59 Ly Thai To Street
Tel: +844 382 4695
8. French Grill
French Grill Hanoi at JW Marriot Hanoi boasts a simplistic modern design and sophisticated setting, glittering chandeliers, a semi-private and a private dining room with leather seats, extensive seafood bar, and a glass-encased wine cellar. Perfect for a romantic dinner with loved ones, its massive open kitchen serves up authentic French delicacies such as lobster bisque in puff pastry (VND 290,000), sea bass en papillote (VND 300,000), and sea bass en papillote (VND 300,000). Other highlights at French Grill Hanoi include the attentive and friendly service as well as live music performances held every Saturday evening.
Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 22.30
Address: JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, 8 Do Duc Duc street, Me Tri ward, Nam Tu Liem district
Tel: +84 3944 9288