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19, Ngo Van So Street, Hanoi 9111111, Vietnam
(04) 3944 6317
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 42
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  • 25
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  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Upscale lunch in Hanoi

Set in the diplomatic area of Hanoi, this French restaurant makes one feel like they could be part of a spy novel. The food and service were very good. After having other meals in the Old Quarter at very local Vietnamese restaurants, this was a refined French meal. There were 6 of us and enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Wanderlust1954
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Mission Viejo, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Every 3-6 months we delight in having a big dinner at La Verticale. Once again it was superb, and a new menu. We chose three different sets and shared, so effectively tasting about 20 dishes! The winners were the seafood starters, including a large scallop to die for. The food is haute cuisine, but with a twist of Vietnam: fish... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

While in Hanoi I had dinner with my wife at La Verticale, restaurant run by Chef Didier Corlou. The restaurant is in a great setting, you can stop by the spice bar on the main level and smell some of the Chef's concoctions (including Halong Curry). Dinner is served on the first floor (parties can stay downstairs) with a Michelin... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

French style of food with nice decoration and wonderful taste! The Atlantic cod and tuna are two dishes that we had in La Verticale and the experience got from these are the fresh taste of the fish in the mixture of ginger and green tea. Additionally, having meals in the old space of the restaurant, we imagined that we were... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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261 restaurant reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have to say this is close to the worse alleged fine dining experience I have ever had in my life. We opted for the six course menu and it went down hill from the on set. It seemed the french waiter was doing the cooking as he kept disappearing out to the kitchen for long periods of time and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had the 'Summer' menu. Incredibly fussy presentation, but flavour combinations did not work. Completely over ambitious. Was the chef here in the kitchen and having a bad day or were the kitchen staff interpreting instructions poorly? We had a table in the upstairs room. It had no ambience - if you are going to have strange hanging light fittings,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place really is totally overrated. Atmosphere and food is not terrible but the price we payed here is at no means justified. We have tried out other high class places in Vietnam but nowhere else we found such a discrepancy between price and total performance offered. Try out something else - honestly there are better places in town and... More 

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

dear Larsoessner, thank you for your comment. we found it little bit strange about your reviews : that's right we are quite expensive (same price than La Badiane) but it's write on the presentation in Trip advisor, which dishes did you take ? how was the service side and the house ? and wich day did you visite our restaurant... More 

Mission Viejo, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Set in the diplomatic area of Hanoi, this French restaurant makes one feel like they could be part of a spy novel. The food and service were very good. After having other meals in the Old Quarter at very local Vietnamese restaurants, this was a refined French meal. There were 6 of us and enjoyed the respite from the hustle... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I'm in Hanoi on business and had just finished for the day - work near La Verticale. Having had a nice meal there a few months ago, thought I would go again. A lady was on the reception area so I asked for a table for one. She pulled a very disapproving face - as if to say what sort... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

One of my best diner. Excellent address. Very good food and great service in a wonderful old house..

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

French cuisine with Vietnamese ingredients sounds promising, there is room for creativity and new tastes! The first Mises en Bouche seemed quite bizarre with a glass of fish sauce diluted with water and seasoned with lemon and sugar. Actually it s how the Vietnamse use it as a sauce, but definitely not to be drunk out of a glass! Imagine... More 

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Geoffrey B, Directeur général at La Verticale, responded to this review

dear Titi T, thank you for your feed back. could i ask you to day you came to the restaurant ? we feel little bit surprise aboutfew point of your comments. anyway, it will be a pleasure to see you again and show you a better aspect of the restaurant. More 

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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: (04) 3944 6317

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 55
  • Cuisine: French, Pub, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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