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59A Ly Thai To | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
84439340888
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Ranked #66 of 1,037 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A favourite with discerning visitors, residents and food critics alike, The Restaurant is one of Hanoi’s premier fine dining experiences. Located on the third floor, The Restaurant’s understated colonial ambience of sleek wood floors and furniture, crisp white linen and warm red and green hues, combined with impeccable service, permeates both discreetness and refinement. With a classically trained, European Executive Chef at the helm of an award-winning team of chefs, cuisine is classical French, with a contemporary twist and subtle Asian influences. Dishes are light and simple, yet with an innovative depth of flavours. Only the finest, freshest ingredients are used. Enjoy lunch and dinner from the a la carte or set lunch menus, or regular culinary promotions and special events. Two private rooms seating four or twelve are superb for intimate dining and entertaining, be it business or social occasions. The extensive choice of old and new world wines showcased in temperature-controlled glass cabinets have been endorsed by prestigious US wine magazine Wine Spectator, with an “Award of Excellence” for one of the finest wine lists in the world. The adjoining Restaurant Bar is a mellow spot to relax, whatever the occasion - especially when it’s Happy Hour. Plump sofas, rattan bar stools and low lights afford a cozy informality. Kick back and enjoy the great choice of beverages - including award-winning wines - or perhaps an after-dinner cognac or port to accompany the finest Cuban cigars, kept in mint condition in dehumidifier cabinets. The Terrace affords great views of the French Quarter beyond the potted palm plants. This open-air, third floor terraced area is where anything can happen – and very often does; host to a multitude of public or private events, be it Christmas and New Year celebrations, wedding receptions and anniversaries, corporate dinners, sporting events and themed party nights. With in-house sound equipment, large stage and informal seating facilities, this is Hanoi’s happening al fresco venue, whatever the occasion, whoever the crowd!
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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Nice place with small rooms. Service was adequate but most waitstaff could not speak English. We complained about the unbearable loud piano music. They played softer but we still couldn't hear. Funny in previous review the manager said he would correct the piano. Most important, the food was variable. My wife's steak was extremely tough but my Sea bass was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Food was very good. The atmosphere was top class with the restaurant being divided into a number of separate rooms. We had an excellent French waitress who provided us with just the right level of attention (not too much – not too little). Very pleasant and helpful. The wine list is good. The restaurant is not cheap... More 

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phnhaque, General Manager at Press Club, responded to this review

Dear Diner, Awesome comment and glad to see that you have enjoyed both our food and service as well as the hospitality of our Restaurant Manager. We do appreciate your time spent to review us and we are grateful to hear your positive comments. We wish you a great start in 2015 as well as a safe return to Dublin.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Recommended by our hotel the Metropole Hanoi virtually opposite the restaurant. Visited with my family for dinner, and sat on the terrace with a heater (the piano playing inside was a bit too loud for us to hear each other). Lovely outside area, again, once the music was turned off, very accommodating staff and everybody enjoyed their meal (note: menu... More 

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phnhaque, General Manager at Press Club, responded to this review

Dear Diner, Thank you very much for your comments and Happy New Year. We are glad to start the year with so many good reviews and we thank you for taking the time to get back to us. We have taken note on the loud piano music but are very happy that you have enjoyed the rest. Sincerely, More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We decided to try the French Club as recommended by our hotel concierge. The food really is 5 star and we quaffed all the delectable goods down. Be careful of the bread baskets though and getting to full on them. Only two complaint: we weren't informed when we ordered our first bottle of wine that it was the last bottle.... More 

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phnhaque, General Manager at Press Club, responded to this review

Dear Diner, Happy New Year and thank you for dining at the Press Club. We have made notes of your comments and although surprised about the dessert order we shall definitely investigate. The same goes for the last bottle of wine of which we should have plenty. In any case, your feedback is valuable in order for us to improve... More 

Melaka, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I arrived in Hanoi on Christmas Eve and had already pre-planned my Christmas Eve dinner at the Press Club. Coming from Malaysia, where there are lots of restrictions when it comes to culinary adventures, I really wanted to try a traditional Christmas eve dinner in a fine dining environment. There were lots of choices in Hanoi, especially from 5-start hotels,... More 

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phnhaque, General Manager at Press Club, responded to this review

Dear Diner, Happy New Year's wishes to you in Malaysia and many thanks for your kind words about our service and your Christmas Eve experience here at the Press Club. We are so delighted that all the hard work we have put in has been appreciated by our many happy customers over this festive season. We are glad that you... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wonderful food, friendly staff, nice owner. We just had a great evening at the press club. No pressure, and great wines. Love the corners in the restaurant, lights could be dimmed a little bit more. But worth to go. DDV

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phnhaque, General Manager at Press Club, responded to this review

Dear Diner, Happy New Year and many thanks for your kind review and comments; it means a lot to all of us here at the Press Club. Sincerely, More 

Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Cozy ambiance and friendly manager and staffs, food is good. It is value for nice meals, drinks together with friends, colleagues, business partners, very stunning terrace with city view especially in the evening.

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phnhaque, General Manager at Press Club, responded to this review

Dear Diner, On behalf of the entire Press Club I would like to wish you a happy 2015 and thank you for your recent review of our service and facilities. It has been a pleasure to serve you and we hope to see you soon again at the Press Club. Sincerely, More 

Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Planned a dinner here for my girlfriend and I to celebrate a birthday. Contacted the Press Club ahead of time to plan a menu and organise a nice special night. Staff were very accommodating, they purchased my girlfriend a present and did all that they could to ensure we had a nice night. Excellent customer service. Super friendly and helpful.... More 

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phnhaque, General Manager at Press Club, responded to this review

Dear Diner, Happy New Year and many thanks for your comments and feedback about your recent dining experience. We certainly appreciate that you have taken the time to review us and glad to see that you and your girlfriend have celebrated a memorable birthday. Sincerely, More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Had drinks and meal on the terrace. Great waiter, lamb ribs were excellent. All round a top experience!

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phnhaque, General Manager at Press Club, responded to this review

Dear Diner, Many thanks for your encouraging comments on our F&B services and we certainly appreciate your time to fill out this comment questionnaire. We wish you a Happy New Year as well as all the best in 2015 with the hope to see you soon again. Sincerely, More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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306 reviews 306 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A group of 46 of us had dinner here, seated at long tables. There were several courses, all tasty and well presented. Drinks were much the same variety and price as other smart Hanoi restaurants. Nice clubby surroundings, excellent service.

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phnhaque, General Manager at Press Club, responded to this review

Dear Diner, Thank you for your feedback and really glad to see that you have enjoyed our premises, services and food. We wish you all the very best for this festive season and a safe trip home. Sincerely, More 

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Additional Information about Press Club

Address: 59A Ly Thai To | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84439340888
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 50

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