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La Verticale

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19, Ngo Van So Street, Hanoi 9111111, Vietnam
84439446317
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 124
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 45
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  • 30
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  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Faded glory

The setting is an old French colonial mansion, and while the French chef does much to preserve the authenticity of the venue, it badly needs a coat of paint to brighten it up. I was the only diner which of course does not help the atmosphere. For me the taste buds just did not work. The hot... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicholas L
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is an old French colonial mansion, and while the French chef does much to preserve the authenticity of the venue, it badly needs a coat of paint to brighten it up. I was the only diner which of course does not help the atmosphere. For me the taste buds just did not work. The hot pumpkin soup had... More 

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Thank Nicholas L
amsterdam
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not for foodies and/ or those who do not have a sweet tooth. The look and feel is somewhat outdated. The standards are good. Staff tries really hard, but it is as if there is no captain (M/F) on this ship.

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Thank ant-on-a-mission
Tenafly, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Hanoi for only a couple of days with my friends and wanted to try Vietnamese French cuisine. We chose La Verticale and was not disappointed. The food was beautifully presented and the ingredients were mainly local and definitely had a Vietnamese flair. We had the dinner course meal with a bottle of white wine, and we were... More 

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Thank jj2014CY
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

After reading all the reviews we thought we'd give this a try as it was highly ranked. One hour after we had been seated, only one dish had been served. Service was so slow, and food was alright. Some nice dishes but nothing generally ok. Give it a 2 because it's supposed to be a high end restaurant.

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Thank Mau B
DCRestaurant, Directeur général at La Verticale, responded to this review

dear Mau B, thank you for your review. we are surprise to heard about the time between seat and serve, we use to give several Mise en Bouche before the starters coming for the preparing time. anyway, sorry for the inconvenience and hope to see you soon to show you a better aspect. best regard More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Was Christmas season, so very limited menu. Just 2 starters and 2 mains to chose from. 3 of which included foie gras. Starters were fine. Mice ran across window. Main course very tough. Requested sharper knife. Still no good. Actually 3 of us ordered the same and all equally tough. Ate half and gave up. More mice. Dessert were ok.... More 

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Thank Russell L
DCRestaurant, Directeur général at La Verticale, responded to this review

dear Russel L, thank you for your reviews. we are quiet surprise to heard about the presence of mouse in our restaurant, as big city, Hanoi is full of but we take measure long time ago and didn't get any in our place. about the menu, yes it was the Christmas time but for this we propose you our regular... More 

Singapore
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

As I'm typing this review, I've been sitting here for the last 2 hours, trying to finish my 6-course tasting menu. Reason? It took close to 45mins between my 3rd and 4th course and this was despite me asking and chasing the servers, manager included, and all they can say is the standard response - it's coming. It took another... More 

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Thank Daniel T
DCRestaurant, Directeur général at La Verticale, responded to this review

dear Daniel T, thank you for your review. a tasting menu is not a quick dinner, we can't serve all the dishes to quick in a question of preparation and also for you to appreciate the flavors. for your feeling of slow motion between the 3rd and the 4th course, all our apologize. hope to see you another time to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

The best dinner I have had anywhere in many years! Had the 6 course dinner that actually ended up being 10 courses. Not your typical tasting menu. Each corse was better than the next

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Thank ehorwich
DCRestaurant, Directeur général at La Verticale, responded to this review

dear ehorwich, thank you for your comment. it's every time nice to see a review as your. hope to see you soon again best regard More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

"La Verticale" restaurant offers a nice French colonial house atmosphere with excellent service. Refined dining.

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Thank Elisabeth A
DCRestaurant, Directeur général at La Verticale, responded to this review

dear Elisabeth A, thank you for your review. it will be a pleasure to welcome you soon in La Verticale. best regard More 

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Chef Didier Corlous food is outstanding. Price is more than reasonable taking into accounting the superb quality!

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Thank PelleBolivia
DCRestaurant, Directeur général at La Verticale, responded to this review

dear PelleBolivia, thank you for your kind review. pleasure to share with you our passion for the flavors. best regard More 

Tagaytay, Philippines
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

If you're looking for French Indochine cuisine in a cosy atmosphere, this is the place for me. The dishes were fantastic, living up to the reputation of their owner and Head Chef. The service can be more warm and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19, Ngo Van So Street, Hanoi 9111111, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: 84439446317

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 55
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?