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DC Bistro Boutique

#186 of 1,477 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
French, Wine Bar
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15A Ngo Van So, Hoan Kiem | close to French Embassy, Hanoi 844, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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264 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Been a few times to this little restaurant set above their 'red apron~esque' wine shop as it is one of the few consistently good options located close to Vincom towers when we are catching a movie. While the set menu is very reasonably priced at 250,000 vnd for three courses, it has also not been updated in months and has... More 

Thank Confused_ExpatHanoi
Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We're generally fans of the French cuisine, however this place is way over hyped. The food was nothing more than average, and tasted very bland. The atmosphere and wine was ok. However, we were there at the same time as a group of loud Asians, and we were clearly uncomfortable in the setting. The waitress took notice of this and... More 

Thank Joe R
Hanoi, Vietnam
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

If u are an expat, u will know how is difficult to find a place where u can get a truly good food served hot with professional service's. The price is really attractive if u take menu include (starter,main course, desserts) with a wine glass that will cost around 300.000 VND.

Thank Orhanzor
Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Just had a great meal at DC Bistro, last Saturday. Tried their Bavette (flank steak) with a great Cotes du Rhone. Meat was great, tasty and dish well prepared - good size portion. Daily lunch menu is very good value and recommended.

Thank Marcoulou
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

My wife and kids, and another couple, recently went here for dinner. Everything we had read suggested it was a good choice for dinner. However, we were all disappointed. The wag you steak was good quality but everything else about the dish was not. It was served with a choice of pepper or spicy sauce and a small amount of... More 

Thank SydneyVietman
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We had a lovely meal at this French bistro in Hanoi. Important to know the main floor looks like a wine store, there are 4 rooms upstairs-request non-smoking if desired. Several reviews comment on service; our servers seemed hesitant but were trying hard to 'be the best'... As the only Westerners in the room we may have been intimidating, but... More 

Thank JanetHouston
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I eat out a fair bit and we have become familiar with dishes and cuisines from many different countries, cultures and regions. It is not often we stumble upon a completely new flavour combination and fusion. The whole meal was suberb fresh produce and flavours that danced on your tastesbuds. However it got even better the desert... More 

Thank Millyrae2014
Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Absolutely adore this place. Claude, the owner, is so welcoming and generous and has trained his staff well. Recommend ordering from the 3-course menu - only 200k ($10) for a fabulous meal with generous portions. A little bit away from the 'old city' or 'tourist' area, but this little bistro is definitely worth a visit!

Thank Christine P
Seoul, South Korea
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I preface my review by saying my husband and I came around 5:30pm and they seemed to be setting up. When you walk in, it looks like a wine shop. No one was there. We kinda stood there confused. I mean there are tables but is this the right place? Someone came and took us upstairs. The lady in great... More 

2 Thank ProfAllison
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Felt like a simple French meal so headed off here. Great wine selection, however storage was dubious if not appealing. Nicely executed meal except the sausage was virtually raw in the duck cassoulet which went uneaten and left me slightly nervous. Service was virtually non existent despite sitting next To the front counter. Left with mixed feelings

1 Thank JoefelicityLenck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $15
French, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15A Ngo Van So, Hoan Kiem | close to French Embassy, Hanoi 844, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: 84439440288
- 100% Traditional French Cuisine- Wine boutique with 500 different items at all budgets- Lunch menu at VND 198.000+/ 3 courses

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