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“French with a Vietnamese accent”
Review of Cafe des Arts

Cafe des Arts
Ranked #252 of 2,415 Restaurants in Hanoi
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Millenium is a new-born Cafe des Arts. It is one of the oldest French Restaurant in Hanoi.Locating in 11b Ngo Bao Khanh - Hoan Kiem district - in Hanoi Vietnam. Recommended by almost all the international Guide-Books, excellent food, excellent service, impressed and new-modern decor!
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Delicious food, very French with a Vietnamese accent. Stylish interior and good service. The chef is from Normandy, which means it is possible to finish the meal with a proper Calvados, thank you for that! Best non-vietnamese food I have ever had in Vietnam (have been here for 2 months total, and dined at a handful high-end restaurants). Fantastic desserts, especially the Crêpe Suzette (pancake). The Crème Brûlée a little on the heavy side, but the most original serving I have ever seen (see pictures). We had a Margeaux Paveil de Luze 2007 - expensive and good. The wine was perfectly balanced against the duck, the red meat and the goat cheese we started with.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Loved the food, the service and the ambience. The staff were just terrific, we had the tasting menu and loved every course. The ambience was good, they have a beautiful rooftop patio, it was too cold when we were there but it looks amazing

Thank Diane B
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cafedesartsdehanoi, Manager at Cafe des Arts, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

thank you very much for your congratulations.
We try to stay on the same level for the culinary pleasure of all our customers like you.
Thank you very much again and happy new-year to all of yours.

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stopped by the restaurant for dessert and coffee after an excellent dinner at the nearby Buon Dua Le Cafe. The crepe suzette was stunning and quite lovely, but our favourite was the chocolate dessert. As we left we noticed the delicious selection of cakes at their cafe downstairs (Apple Tart) and decided to come back for a taste. We were not disappointed. The lemon cake - tart and sweet in a delicate crust - was amazing and perfect with a cup of strong brewed coffee. Just before we left Hanoi, we made a quick stop for another slice. Yes, that's how good it was. I only wish we made the time to have a proper meal here.

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1  Thank Delani P
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

During our stay in Hanoi, we had dinner downstairs at cafe stop one night (yummy pizza)
and returned for the gourmet menu several nights later, upstairs at the swisher Millennium. We weren't disappointed- food was fresh, delicious and true to style. Wine, coffee, cognac and a flaming dessert topped the evening off nicely!
Expensive for Vietnam, but still excellent value for we Aussies!

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Thank BendigoRobin
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Michael C.
I have to tell you first that when you're in Hanoi, the thing to eat is duck. Why? Because it's local; it's fresh; it's a specialty of the city. The second thing I have to tell you is that the place to eat duck in Hanoi is at the Café des Arts on Bao Khanh street. (By the way, we had a little trouble finding the restaurant; casual visitors to the city should realize that streets perpendicular to each other can have the same name! When you come to 11 Bao Khanh Street and scratch your head because you haven't arrived at the restaurant you're looking for, don't give up! You're within shot-put throwing distance of the real McCoy. Just back-pedal a few yards, and turn onto the adjacent perpendicular road.) Where was I? Ah, yes, eating duck in Hanoi. I repeat, you want to walk around to this side of the lake and find your way to Café des Arts. It’s upstairs, beautifully appointed, calm, quiet, and presided over by an elegant young owner from France who will render your experience a memorable one. My wife and I both ate different preparations of duck … and enjoyed it immensely..We thought that finding this quality of cuisine in Hanoi was nothing short of miraculous. Go. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Michael155032
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