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“Great food and atmosphere”
Review of Le Jardin

Le Jardin
Ranked #217 of 3,717 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Dropped by for an early dinner with no reservations and had the pick of the place. We chose to sit indoors as it was a little muggy and we had a nice corner table away from the bar.

We ordered our food and all of it was delicious. It was no-frills French cuisine without all the fancypants-ness that you associate with French restaurants, just simply presented good food. We had the gazpacho, duck rillettes and beef carpaccio, together with a basket of crusty baguette slices (actually, chunks) to go with everything. For mains, we ordered the pork cutlets and the veal. Everything was tender and well marinated and the gravies were tasty without being overpowering. For dessert we had a creme brulee, which was the largest creme brulee we've ever been served. Good thing we decided beforehand to share it. It was very good with a pleasant milky taste and a toothsome layer of burnt sugar.

The service was acceptable and efficient and the atmosphere was great and got more bustling as the evening got on and the restaurant filled with a multinational mix of patrons who dined at both the tables and the bar. Prices were very affordable as well. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find French dining of this standard at these prices anywhere else in the world.

When we were done we walked out to the shaded al fresco dining area to leave and it was a very lively and welcoming sight with all the tables filled with happy diners. Will definitely sit in the garden the next time.

One of the best French dining experiences I've had.

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Thank eightysixxx
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Le Jardin is a favourite for many Saigon expats for a range of reasons.
This place offers simple yet delicious French food in a small relaxed setting. I come here fairly frequently and it's always consistent. The menu has a nice selection of dishes and is very well priced. My personal favourite is the Ham Hock with baby vegetables, usually washed down with many a carafe of the house red (it's very easy to keep ordering another carafe). The service is always quite good. It's been the same waiters for a while now who speak English fairly well, even some French!
Don't expect a fancy French dining experience, for that is not what Le Jardin is (nor does it try to be). Le Jardin is good honest French food at a reasonable price.

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Thank sisackson
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Recently had three meals (two lunches and a dinner) - value is superb. The cheese plate with baguette is a must for those who live in SEA and have limited access to cheese. The tuna/salmon tartare, seafood casserole, and profiteroles were our favourite dishes. The house wine is very well priced (the red is best) and there is also a selection of bottles at reasonable prices. We tried both the Marius red and white on special and enjoyed them. The same staff seems to have been here over the four years I have visited and are very efficient.

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Thank Macrosan
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We were able to snag a table in the garden. Our waiter was knowledgable , our neighbors loud and arrogant, our food a bit rich for my taste but quite delicious. I had a seafood gratinee, which was well-prepared and contained a good variety of fish and fresh shellfish. A very nice evening.

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Thank lois.gore
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Don't know if it was the owner or the manager who had a bad attitude to start the evening on a bad note.

Seabass with fishy & not fresh. Wished we had complained as we did with the house rose that was turning but didn't.

Veal breast with mushrooms was O.K.

Would not recommend this restaurant although the garden setting is nice!

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Thank Ronald G
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