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Le Beaulieu

15 Ngo Quyen, Trang Tien Ward, Hoan Kiem District | Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3826 6919
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Ranked #158 of 931 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $120
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Renowned for its exquisite French cuisine - perfectly crafted in both flavour and presentation - multi-award winning Le Beaulieu has for over a century been the venue of dazzling soirees and sublime Sunday brunches. Wine connoisseurs will find pleasure in Le Beaulieu's impressive wine list featuring selections by our passionate Head Sommelier.One hundred years old like the hotel, this mythical dining destination frequented by war correspondents (Graham Greene, Lucien Bodart...) and also politicians, entrepreneurs and diplomats is directed by head chef Olivier. The decor is a unique Sofitel blend of Indochinese ambiance and French sophistication: marble and wooden parquet floors, large windows overlooking the street, soft breeze wafting from the ceiling fans, lit by chandeliers at nightfall... An exclusive selection of cigars and one of the finest wine cellars in Hanoi, housing over 100 grands crus, excellent champagne and vintage French and New World wines, a symbol of French heritage.
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English first
Hanoi, Vietnam
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is to voice a slight concern about the evolution of food quality at the buffet over the past weeks. The price of the weekday buffet restaurant has not changed over more than 1 year, while inflation is running high. So it's likely that they have to cut costs? Problem is, this seems to be having an influence on the... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We are staying at the hotel and decided to have a French style dinner after being in Vietnam for almost one week. What a great experience! The wine selection was much better than some of our NYC places... The steak that he had was cooked perfectly and my onion soup, very French! Two thumbs up!

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216 reviews 216 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went here specifically for the steak bearnaise; as so highly recommended from friends and family who have stayed and dined here. I ordered medium rare; but got very little pink. The bearnaise sauce seemed ready to separate; as if it had sat too long in the heat. I found this to be most disappointing when considering price and reputation.... More

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Kuala Lumpur
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We wanted to end our stay in Hanoi with something memorable, as such we dined at the Beaulieu. And what we discovered was a variety of excellent foods. I ordered a deliciously tender medium-well salmon with herb butter sauce. Even the kid's menu was great - my son had his tomato soup poured right in front of him onto little... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Chef Olivier(s) totally indulged me over dinner at this beautiful restaurant. The attention to detail during the service was exemplary, the food was simply delicious and most definitely the best meal I've ever had, especially the foie gras, caviar and the poached beef... Infact, the degustation menu was simply perfect. The atmosphere was generally formal and the staff was extremely... More

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Perth, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Had dinner at this restaurant in the Metropol Hotel in Hanoi to celebrate my birthday. Amazing food and wine and excellent service. The sommelier was exemplary. The chef has made an astounding effort with the degustation menu, even came to meet us at our table. Truly the highlight of our trip to Hanoi.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Priced at the higher end, fresh food, attentive but not too intrusive service. Oysters were delicious, as was the coq au vin! Go if you feel like splurging a little..

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We tried out 3 times French food during our stay in Hanoi , first in currently top ranked French restaurant then to this restaurant twice. Twice bcos the food were good and because we stayed nearby and we got great value with the Accor Advantage discount. However, because we use the discount card we were vehemently warned almost suggesting we... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

As a family experience, the weekday buffet is wonderful: great environment, lots of impeccably prepared and great-tasting food, and gently attentive service. On two occasions I invited students there, not just to share this luxurious experience, but also as a model of an impeccably well-done job. At Le Beaulieu buffet, guests can choose any dish they like and be confident... More

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Geneve, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We lived in France for some years and I must say that the food at le Beaulieu was simply worth it. The price is not cheap but for its excellent quality in service, food, and historic atmosphere, I say this is a must do in Hanoi. If you're not a big eater but would like to try many dishes as... More

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