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Le Vendome

Th In Paeng, Vientiane, Laos
(021) 216402
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Ranked #83 of 213 restaurants in Vientiane
Cuisines: French
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This restaurant is a bit of a mixed bag. Good points are: the range of the menu (soufflés, soups, salads etc), the large portions, the relaxed atmosphere (probably not the spot for a quick meal!). Not so good: it is a bit grubby, service is a bit haphazard. But when you just don't want any more fried rice or spicy... More

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the Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We should have known better - we generally prefer to stick with local food while travelling in Asia - but we had read that their inexpensive lunch menu was a good deal, and the restaurant was close to our hotel, so we gave it a try. We sat "outdoors" on the covered patio. The tables were rather crowded and the... More

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We ate here first night because it was close to our hotel and reviews had been good in Lonely Planet. I found it overpriced for Vientiane with so much good Lao food on offer for much better prices. The quasi French cooking was not worth the extra cost and the service was lackluster. Definitely past its prime...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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121 reviews 121 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We found this laid back restaurant in a back street & almost hidden by the creeper on the walls! We sat outside on the covered verandah as it was a bit cooler than the interior, which looked very bohemian. The food was pretty average French cuisine but the prices were good & the carafe of red wine was very drinkable!... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Le Vendôme is a fun French restaurant in Vientiane. Here they have soufflés, pâtés, salads, wood-fired pizzas, terrines and steaks. My soufflé was delicious. The candle-lit, stucco interior, adorned with vintage bull-fighting posters, and frequented by young travelers from everywhere is a place for good food with an upbeat lively atmosphere. When I was there, I observed some interesting and... More

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Stock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is an old classic in Vientiane. The food is nice, especially particular French specialities. The prices have always been very reasonable. I think the place has never been redecorated or given a fresh coat of paint and that is just adding to the cool ambience sitting on the outdoor veranda. The staff has during the last 17 years I... More

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Vientiane, Laos
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I can't understand it when people say Le Vendome is expensive, because it is not. I always take visitors to Vientiane there and they are never disappointed. The menu very French provincial which makes a nice change but the standard fare, but you can still get an excellent steak for less than $10 and I will guarantee it will melt... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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99 reviews 99 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

All the food on the manu is expensive, but after we were bad on our stomac (the only time in 2 months S-E Asia). We haired the same story from other people

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Skivarp, Sweden
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a traditional nice restaurant with french style food, where expatriates and Lao friends meet Now was high tourist season and the place dominated by tourists. with two friends I tried their Pizzas and got very disappointed. When a quattro stagioni is served with a mixture of something which looked like a mixture of leftovers and mainly based on... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Spent the week in town and had dinner here twice with another couple. The proprietor made an effort to give us a table when we did not have a reservation. Although the restaurant was full both nights, the staff were very attentive and served us very quickly. The food itself was wonderful. I had a well presented and cooked steak... More

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