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12 D Tran Phu, Dalat, Vietnam
(063) 825 444
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unique experience

The decor and ambiance are unique, from another time. It is probably one of the best tables in SE Asia Food was excellent, classic but creative, French but also mixed with local ingredients. The course was spectacular and bread delicious. The wine cellar has some remarkable old vintages... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The decor and ambiance are unique, from another time. It is probably one of the best tables in SE Asia Food was excellent, classic but creative, French but also mixed with local ingredients. The course was spectacular and bread delicious. The wine cellar has some remarkable old vintages inherited from Sofitel.

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Tram Anh N, Public Relations Manager at Le Rabelais, responded to this review

Dear NomadicInvestor, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback at Le Rabelais Restaurant on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to know that your dining experience totally met your expectation, from the restaurant decor, ambiance to the food served. It will be our great pleasure to have you back in a not distant future. With best regards, Philippe Lecluse... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went for high tea at le Rabelais a couple days ago during our stay in Dalat. It was such a disappointment! First off, they brought such a little amount of hot water that we could only get a cup and a half before having to go searching for someone to bring us more. The food was a la carte,... More 

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Tram Anh N, Public Relations Manager at Le Rabelais, responded to this review

Dear susan_ragsdale, I read with regret your comments on TripAdvisor regarding the High Tea at Le Rabelais Restaurant. Please kindly understand that this was not our usual standards and could not been served in such an unprofessional way. A thorough investigation has been conducted and disciplinary actions will be taken against those who neglected their duties. We can not change... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went to Le Rabelais on Jan. 1st, for lunch. Probably the restaurant wasn't expecting any guests. But there were only 3 tables occupied in the restaurant, and we waited 30 minutes before having our drinks. My salad was forgotten. We had to complain to get the food faster (our children were starving). The quality of the food was very... More 

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Tram Anh N, Public Relations Manager at Le Rabelais, responded to this review

Dear DanielaKLI, Thank you for sharing your experience at our Le Rabelais Restaurant on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to know some experiences met your expectation but we also take note of some did not. It is unacceptable that your salad was not served and we sincerely apologize for the tardiness in serving your lunch. Our Food and Beverage Manager will... More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We enjoyed our four-course meal here. Every dish was delicious. Great selection of wine and drinks. Great value for the money (entire meal for two people was a third of what we'd pay in the U.S. for the same quality and service).

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Tram Anh N, Public Relations Manager at Le Rabelais, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your dining experience in our Le Rabelais Restaurant. We are pleased to know that you were totally satisfied with the food served, the wine and drinks selection and the service in our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. With best regards, The Management More 

Canberra, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Le Rabelais Lonely Planet says “For arguably the finest colonial setting in Vietnam, the signature restaurant at the Dalat Place [ie Le Rabelais] is the destination with the grandest of dining rooms and a spectacular terrace …”. We couldn’t agree more. It is fine dining with a capital F. It has the lot – ambience, candle light, table linen, piano... More 

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Thank you for sharing your fine dining experience at our Le Rabelais Restaurant. We are pleased to know that you were satisfied with the ambiance, the set up and the service rendered by our staff. It will be our great pleasure to have you back in the future. With warmest regards, The Management More 

Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

this restaurant is world class. The menu was traditionally French, the décor is luxurious and full of old world charm and the staff are very professional and friendly. The piano player chose music to suit the mood and we could have been in Paris!

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Tram Anh N, Public Relations Manager at Le Rabelais, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your dining experience at our Gourmet French Restaurant, Le Rabelais. We are pleased to know that the food, the decor and the service by our staff totally met your expectation. It will be our great pleasure to have you back in the future. With warmest regards, The Management More 

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had the "menu plaisir" (a set menu) in The Rabelais. Consisting of 7 courses. Compared to restaurants in Europe, The Rabelais does an amazing job. The foies gras, the lamb rack or the cheeses, it was delicious! The staff and the ambiance of the restaurant make it like a fairy tale. The pianist played lovely music and the wine... More 

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Tram Anh N, Public Relations Manager at Le Rabelais, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments on the dining experience at our French Gourmet Restaurant, Le Rabelais. Our kitchen and service team are pleased to know that you totally enjoyed your dinner. It will be our great pleasure to have you as our guest again in the future. With best regards, The Management. More 

Canaan, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As a solo business traveler, after a busy day, I like to be able to have a cocktail, read a book with dinner, and linger a bit in a quiet setting. This place was the perfect marriage of haute cuisine and emotional therapy. The staff are attentive and diligent, but if you make it clear that you want to linger... More 

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Tram Anh N, Public Relations Manager at Le Rabelais, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to share your thoughts on every venue of Dalat Palace Luxury Hotel & Golf Club, especially Le Rabelais Restaurant during your stay with us. We strive to provide a luxurious dining experience for every customer, so your feedback is very important to us and highly appreciated. We hope that your visit to Dalat City... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Definitely worth every penny. Proper French cuisine served in a stunning dining room that evokes times gone by. Candle lit tables with crisp white linen cloths, decent silverware etc...A very good pianist tinkling away in the background. I so hope they manage to maintain these high standards. Go on.....live a bit..treat yourself and have a splurge!

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Tram Anh N, Public Relations Manager at Le Rabelais, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your dining experience at our French Gourmet Restaurant, Le Rabelais. We are delighted to know that you were totally satisfied with the restaurant, from its ambiance, set up and live piano performance. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and hope that your next experience will surpass the previous one. With warmest regards,... More 

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had dinner here on our last night in Dalat. It is described as being expensive and it is by Vietnamese standards but it is no more than you would pay for a mid-range meal in Australia and well worth it. Lovely old building, great views, excellent service, staff with good English, food beautifully presented and tasty. We both had... More 

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Tram Anh N, Public Relations Manager at Le Rabelais, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your dining experience at our French Gourmet Restaurant, Le Rabelais. We are delighted to know you were most satisfied with the restaurant, from its ambiance, the food to the service rendered by our staff. We look forward to having you back in the future and hope that the next experience will surpass the previous one. With... More 

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  • Address: 12 D Tran Phu, Dalat, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Lam Dong Province  >  Dalat
  • Phone Number: (063) 825 444

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