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“Good French food”
Review of Le Beaulieu

Le Beaulieu
Ranked #417 of 2,394 Restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $40 - $120
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Renowned for its exquisite French cuisine - perfectly crafted in both flavour and presentation - multi-award winning Le Beaulieu has for over a century been the venue of dazzling soirees and sublime Sunday brunches. Wine connoisseurs will find pleasure in Le Beaulieu's impressive wine list featuring selections by our passionate Head Sommelier.One hundred years old like the hotel, this mythical dining destination frequented by war correspondents (Graham Greene, Lucien Bodart...) and also politicians, entrepreneurs and diplomats is directed by head chef Olivier. The decor is a unique Sofitel blend of Indochinese ambiance and French sophistication: marble and wooden parquet floors, large windows overlooking the street, soft breeze wafting from the ceiling fans, lit by chandeliers at nightfall... An exclusive selection of cigars and one of the finest wine cellars in Hanoi, housing over 100 grands crus, excellent champagne and vintage French and New World wines, a symbol of French heritage.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

After weeks traveling through Asia you sometimes crave for some decent european food, other than pizza and pasta. In this case Le Beaulieu is the right choice. Good menu (apart from wine list, but this is the case for the whole Metropole - for me not understandable) - friendly staff and great food. Unfortunately the ambience is not too great, since the place is too big and cannot transfer to well from the breakfast hall into a dining space.

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Thank Sepp-Perlmoser
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We happened to have the Buffet lunch at Le Beaulieu on our last day in Hanoi. We were on a very nice 5 star tour in Vietnam, but we soon discovered why they took us there last. The Hotel Metropole in Hanoi is absolutely beautiful. When you walk in, you feel you could be at one of the finest restaurants in Paris. The Le Beaulieu restaurant is bar none, the best restaurant we ate at in Vietnam. The service was excellent. All staff spoke both good English and were very attentive and helpful.

The food...wow. They had a great selection from Sushi/Sashimi to French dishes. Everything I tried was excellent. The beef and fish were cooked to perfection, the breads were moist, the cheeses flavorful. The desserts were positively rediculous. They had all the French standards such as macaroons, various cakes and torts, ice cream, etc. They even had a fresh Crepe making station.

Honestly, I can't think of one thing wrong with the place!

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2  Thank sigepotter
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SLMHHanoi, Manager at Le Beaulieu, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2013

Dear Guest,

It was a great pleasure welcoming you at Le Beaulieu restaurant of Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. I thank you for your kind feedback and your special mention of the excellent service and the staff with good English and attentive and helpful.

We look forward to your next visit to our retaurant.

The Managment Team

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The ambiance of the over 100 years old French restaurant is just way too classy for any other restaurants to beat. The waiters are all professional with many years serving in the industry. They are friendly, prompt, caring, yet precisely, almost like clockwork. The restaurant's famous onion soup is a good way to start your meal. Among many main dishes, my favorite is a beef rossini with a glass of red wine. Juicy rare beef and tasty foie gras really goes well together.
The price might be expensive comparing to cheap street food that are appealing to tourists, but who are going to compare gourmet food and street food anyway. For those who love to eat good stuff, go try it when you have a chance.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We had a very special (and posh and expensive) dinner for New Year’s Eve at Le Beaulieu Restaurant. We had the vegetarian degustation, which was half the price of the regular degustation – thank you, Le Beaulieu for observing the difference in cost, and passing on the savings to the customer! The menu was: baby vegetables in Greek style flavoured with coriander; shaved vegetables and cheese thin tart, aromatic herbs salad; sautéed mushrooms raviole, emulsion; vanilla pumpkin and chestnut velouté; cognac granité; quinoa stuffed tomato, ratatouille, and pesto; brie cheese stuffed with truffles; smooth biscuit, raspberry chantilly and jelly, red berries sherbet. Have no idea of the wines, but the sommelier gave us a reisling to go with our first couple of courses, then a pinot noir for the next couple, and a sweet wine for the cheese and dessert. The sommelier was very attentive and made excellent suggestions, and service was prompt, friendly and efficient. We had a lovely evening.

If you wish to read more about the restaurants and hotels we visited in Hanoi, and see some pics, go to www.bontakstravels.com

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Our last night in Vietnam we decided to splurge on a nice dinner. What we got was an expensive dinner and little more. This restaraunt had no atmoshere, very limited menu selections and terrible service and to top it all off it came with a hefty price tag. I do not mind paying for an expensive meal, but I expect to get what I pay for. That was not the case here. four adults with only one glass of wine and no desserts was almost $150.00 US. Which may not sound that expensive by US standards but when to compared to Vietnamese pricing that is outragious.

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Thank AngieP1871
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