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“Delicious food, great service and nice atmosphere.”

Artist Alley Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 284 Restaurants in Da Lat
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Artist Alley restaurant is renamed of News And New Art Cafe.Owner Vo Trinh Bien, a famous artist in Vietnam. Artist Alley restaurant located in the end of Truong Cong Dinh street, in the alley. We serve coffee, vietnamese food and western food, especialty, steaks. Weekly traditional Vietnamese music performances.
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Went here for dinner after being tempted by the nice location and decor. Great atmosphere there, and the staff seemed nice.

The owner (Vo Trinh Bien, famous Vietnamese artist) was sitting at the table next to us talking to a foreigner who was teaching English in the area. She recommended the special strawberry sauce - which was excellent.

I had the Capsicum with minced pork (excellent), my girlfriend the steamed chicken with mushroom sauce (very good) - both with mashed potatoes and the strawberry sauce. Delicious!
The Da Lat wine was sampled (both the 20 and 40.000 types) and was surprisingly good.
For dessert the Flan caramel with ice-cream was good (except for a bit of ice in the ice cream).

As we went early (around 17.30) the restaurant was almost empty and we chatted a bit with the owner, and he even made one of his signature finger paintings for us. We also got an extra glass of red wine and my girl friend got a sample of some Da Lat coffee.

All in all an excellent and very romantic evening which by chance was exactly 6 months after we left home on our RTW trip. A great evening, great staff and great food.

The price was only a tad over the other restaurants in the area - definitely worth the small premium.

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Based on all the 5 star reviews, we decided to check this place out. The decor is interesting (unfortunately, the smell of paint is not great when eating food!). The food however was very bland, a bit cold, and definitely not worth the wait. Note there's a bit of confusion - there's another Art Cafe down the street, a bit strange.

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newart70, Owner at Artist Alley Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

The News And New Art Cafe is opened for 5 months.The woods what we had used for decoration is nature . The paintings on the wall we dew on last year.We don't know how Ms Asiatravels20013 can smell the oil-painting . We are sure she did not come to News And New Art Cafe.She Wrote :" there's another Art Cafe down the street, a bit strange."We had looked her reviews in Dalat (She wrote on the same day) ,Most of them are very strange!

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you visit Dalat that don't come to News and New Art Cafe ,it likes you forget something in Dalat.
In this restanurant, you will get not only good, fresh and organic food, good services,romantic place. but also you can enjoy finger paintings from MR Bien.. It's amazing. Coming to Dalat ,come to NEWS AND NEW ART. HERE LOTS OF LOVE, LAUGH,FRESH FOODS

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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We loved it so much here! The atmosphere is amazing and the owner bien is just a sweetheart who paints you a beautiful finger painting after you meal. And not to forget the food: brilliant! Also a lot of vegetarian options! After the meal we were allowed to grab the guitar to play a few songs and talked with the owner and a staff member who was so nice as well (and also had a great singing voice!)

We stayed here the whole afternoon and drank the delicious dalat wine which is also really cheap :) five stars (at least!)

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

The staff made us laugh and feel welcome as soon as we entered. The art that is on display is very beautiful and the whole restaurant has a pleasant and nice atmosphere. The Dalat wine on the menu is very good and they also have French wine on offer, the food was also very delicious and at a fair price! What is really special about this restaurant is the service and the wonderful owner/artist Mr Bien. The technique he uses for his art is to use his fingers, and after we had finished our dinner he came over and drew a simple yet beautiful piece of art. We also got very good advice about the local area from the staff and Mr Bien. We returned the following night and had an equally brilliant evening.

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