The best restaurants in Hanoi French Quarter cater to a more international clientele, serving premium wines and cocktails as well as authentic French, European and American cuisine in classy settings. Located to the south and east of Hoan Kiem Lake, the French Quarter is where you can find the city’s government offices, embassies and elegantly restored villas with French architectural influences.
This picturesque locale also houses some of Hanoi’s most popular five-star hotels and fine dining restaurants, many of which are within walking distance of prominent landmarks in the area, such as Hanoi Opera House, the Vietnam Women’s Museum and Trang Tien Plaza. Read on for our picks of Hanoi French Quarter’s most popular restaurants, all of which make for splurge-worthy dining experiences during your holiday in the capital of Vietnam.
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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 19th century France. Sample delicacies such as oysters, French cheeses and assorted cold cuts or go for something heartier, 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. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 22:00
- Address: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +844 3826 6919
Sen is a sophisticated restaurant serving a buffet dinner that will impress everyone – even people who don’t usually like buffets! Located in the heart of the French Quarter, the ivory colour scheme and neo-colonial architecture is a suitable match for the excellent seafood, oysters, sashimi, crab, escargot and Vietnamese spring rolls served inside. The service is seamless here and the cost of the buffet is excellent value, especially considering its proximity to the Hanoi Opera House and several of the finest hotels in the city. There are three other branches of Sen in Hanoi, but this is the best of the bunch. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 22:00
- Address: 60 Ly Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 974 4192
La Verticale Hanoi is a fantastic fine-dining restaurant housed in a colonial-style mansion. The layout of the restaurant is special, with an open kitchen which catches most diner’s attention. 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. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 – 14:00 and 18:00 – 22:00
- Address: 19 Ngo Van So Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 944 6317
AMATO is a Western-style boutique restaurant that’s set behind the Hanoi Opera House, offering a broad range of modern European delicacies, crafted cocktails and an extensive wine list in a cosy and sophisticated setting. Great for an intimate dining affair, the two-storey venue has a seating capacity of only 25 people, with an elegant bar on the ground floor. Standout dishes at AMATO Hanoi include pan-fried foie gras (VND 180,000), grilled flank steak (VND 240,000) and mustard rabbit (VND 260,000). Happy hour promos are available between 17:00 and 19:00 daily, with martinis priced at VND 90,000 instead of the usual VND 140,000. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 07:30 – 23:00
- Address: Ngo 1A Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 122 736 74700
Le Beaulieu Restaurant Hanoi is an award-winning dining venue within Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, serving authentic French cuisine and cocktails in a luxurious setting. A five-minute walk from Hanoi Opera House and Hoan Kiem Lake, a set dinner at Le Beaulieu Restaurant costs between VND 1,000,000 and VND 2,000,000 per person. You can choose from the roasted lobster with garlic butter and fresh pumpkin mousse, or the slow-roasted lamb shank with white beans and honey-roasted carrots, each of which comes with a salmon spring roll, vegetable soup, fresh Australian imported oysters and, for dessert, an apple mousse with chocolates and fresh strawberries with strawberry sauce. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 – 10:30, 11:30 – 14:30 and 18:00 – 22:30
- Address: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, 15 Ngo Quyen, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 826 6919
Au Delice & Le Restaurant d’Arthur Hanoi is renowned for serving quality French cuisine in a homely setting. A favourite among the French expat community, this restaurant also has an extensive drinks menu, ranging from coffees, teas and fruit juices to aperitifs, wines and champagnes from New Zealand, Chile, Australia and Italy. Au Delice & Le Restaurant d’Arthur Hanoi is divided into a classy deli and wine cellar and a main dining room that’s fitted with minimalistic décor. Food-wise, diners can enjoy three-course lunch sets (priced at VND 89,000 upwards) on weekdays, which comprise dishes such as feta cheese salad, stuffed chicken leg with vegetables, Belgian chocolate mousse, chicken breast with curry sauce and homemade waffles. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 22:00
- Address: 2B Ngo Thi Nham, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 944 9288
O’Douceurs Hanoi is a renowned French patisserie within the bustling Hoan Kiem District, where you can enjoy freshly baked pastries, breads and cakes as well as smoothies, coffees and teas in a cosy setting. Attracting travellers looking to have a quick bite or stock up on delicious treats before boarding their train, this quaint dining venue offers a wide selection of sandwiches and croissants, as well as desserts such as macaroons (VND 42,000), fruit tarts (VND 36,000) and cookies (available in vanilla, chocolate chip and cinnamon). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:30
- Address: 91A Tran Hung Dạo, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 167 641 4033
Jacksons Steakhouse Hanoi is an all-day dining restaurant that’s known for its quality imported steaks and fresh seafood. Occupying a multilevel building in the French Quarter, it features a funky bar setting on the ground floor, with sophisticated dining sections on the first and second floors, while the highest floor hosts a private dining room with a private bar and terrace. On the menu, you’ll find imported Wagyu beef from Australia, Black Angus beef from the US and Waikato beef from New Zealand. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 22:30
- Address: 23J Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 938 8388
Club de L’Oriental Restaurant Hanoi occupies a three-storey French colonial building in the centre of Hanoi French Quarter, offering traditional Vietnamese food in a modern setting. This upscale Vietnamese restaurant is fitted with paper lanterns, framed artworks, spacious seating arrangements and large windows offering views of the city. You can choose to sit at the bar and watch the chefs prepare your meal in the modern open kitchen, or get comfortable in the lounge area, which features traditional wicker-backed chairs around a spacious round table. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 23:00
- Address: 22 Tong Dan, Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 826 8801
RICO Steakhouse Hanoi is a classy South American dining venue that has been serving quality wood-fired grilled meats since 2015. Set along a small street off Ba Trieu Street, it occupies a refurbished French colonial villa that’s divided in two dining areas, a bar and an outdoor patio overlooking the bustling city centre. Its interior still maintains the charm of an authentic colonial setting, combined with dark wooden flooring, leather fauteuil chairs, dimmed lighting and elegant décor, resulting in a homely and relaxing vibe. RICO Steakhouse Hanoi’s extensive food menu comprises a mix of Australian and Argentinean beef dishes, as well as pasta, salads and seafood. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 23:00
- Address: 56 Tran Quoc Toan, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 122 299 6789