Saigon is among the most famous multicultural cities where you can experience food from different countries. From Asian cuisine like Thailand, Chinese, Korean, Japanese to Western ones like American, Italian, and especially French. If you are a fan of sophisticated French gastronomy, here are the top 8 French restaurants in Saigon you should definitely try out.
01. Le Monde Steak
Le Monde Steak is the first French urban-style steakhouse in Vietnam, where diners are free to experience delicious French dishes in a typical French atmosphere with a nature-friendly open space. The food and the atmosphere together create a strong resonance, making your dining experience here unforgettable. Le Monde Steak started from the love of the founder for the sophisticated French cuisine, who studied abroad in the country.
Steak is definitely the must-try dish when coming to Le Monde Steak. The restaurant uses American beef, marinated with typical spices, just enough amount to keep the natural sweetness but still bring up the aroma and richness. The uniqueness of steak lies in the Café de Paris butter placed on top. This is a typical French butter, fragrant and greasy. The skillful combination of butter and steak has brought an extremely strong taste resonance. The soft, succulent meat with a bit of fat, making the dish being raised to a new flavor level.
- Price: 40.000 VND - 300.000 VND
- Address: 188 Phan Xích Long, Phú Nhuận, Hồ Chí Minh or 38B, 3rd Floor, Aeon Mall Tan Phu
- Check out more at: http://lemondesteak.vn/
02. The Refinery
Located in the old Opium Manufacture of Saigon, serving French Brasserie food with an extensive wine list, The Refinery is a well-known French bistro decorated with custom-made furniture and lighting from the greatest Paris bistro tradition. Besides excellent French dishes, the bistro offers a relaxed atmosphere with a large covered outdoor terrace and comfy armchair. The wine bar here serves 17 Old and New World wines.
The casual menu of steak fries, pasta dishes, and European salads complement the laidback atmosphere here perfectly. The Refinery is open for lunch with some excellent set menus with a two-course set that costs $10, and a three-course set at $12. Besides, they also offer Saturday and Sunday brunch at a very affordable price with mouth-watering main courses and desserts.
- Price: 200.000 VND - 850.000 VND
- Address: 74, Hai Ba Trung, District 1.
- Check out more at: https://therefinerysaigon.com/
03. La Villa
La Villa is the French restaurant of Chief Thierry and his wife Mrs. Tina Trang Pham. Thierry has a long culinary experience at Michelin-star restaurants in French, London then finally in Vietnam at a 5-star resort in Phan Thiet where he met his future wife.
The two bought a beautiful villa in District 2, Ho Chi Minh city, and started their dream of building their own fine-dining French restaurant where there are no limitations of 5-star hotels or high-end restaurants. Where they can have their own creative space to explore French gastronomy at their own pace, in an environment designed to facilitate the best of what excellent ingredients could offer.
Not only the food is 5-star quality, but the restaurant setting is also superb; a delightful and imposing villa, with beautiful gardens, a swimming pool to the front. As soon as you cross the threshold, the grandeur and magnificent decor will blow you away. The ambiance is just perfect for a romantic meal for two.
- Price: 500.000 VND - 1.000.000 VND
- Address: 14 Ngô Quang Huy Street, Thảo Điền Ward, District 2.
- Check out more at: https://www.lavilla-restaurant.com.vn/
04. Bitrot De Saigon
Bistrot de Saigon Restaurant specializes in providing French Cuisine with typical traditional dishes. And when it comes to French cuisine, wine is indispensable. Bistrot De Saigon owns a variety of wines such as French Wine (Red, White, Pink) and Champagne which have been carefully selected by experts.
The restaurant offers a variety of special dishes from appetizers with cold meats and mixed salami, French snail salad,… Main dishes with pan-fried foie gras, Top Blade Steak beef, baked duck breast, grilled Norwegian salmon with cod roe,... The food is elaborately prepared and beautifully presented. Located on Bach Ma Street, this French restaurant has a casual and cozy look with beautiful marble floors, wooden wall panels, and yellow warm lights.
- Price: 80.000 VND - 300.000 VND
- Address: Q9 Bạch Mã Street, Ward 15, District 10.
05. 3G Trois Gourmand
3G Trois Gourmand is located in a French architecture villa. The white tones of the house are interspersed with the fresh greenery and a small swimming pool creating a peaceful and beautiful eatery. The decoration is simple yet very well-presented.
Trois Gourmands is considered among the top French restaurants in Saigon. The owner of the restaurant is a native of Southeastern France with a great love for French cuisine. He also makes many foods such as cheese, or expensive ones such as truffles, foie gras, etc.
Coming here, you must try beef fillet with pepper sauce, lamb fillet with zucchini spaghetti, pan-fried foie gras, scallop with mashed potatoes truffle. The cheese flavors here are also very special, especially goat cheese. Don't forget to enjoy authentic French desserts such as creme brulee, macaron, and a glass of wine to complete your meal.
- Price: 80.000 VND - 300.000 VND
- Address: 39 Trần Ngọc Diện Street, Thảo Điền Ward, District 2.
- Check out more at: http://3gourmandsaigon.com.vn/
06. Chanh Bistro Rooftop Saigon
If you are looking for a French restaurant in Saigon with a luxurious view, then Chanh Bistro Rooftop Saigon is a great choice. An interesting place for an affordable quality dinner with drinks under the stars and a stunning view of Saigon streets.
Chanh Bistro offers diners a unique blend of European and Asian dishes. You will be amazed at the taste of traditional pasta dishes, bold Italian soup, grilled salmon with crispy skin, grilled Australian beef tenderloin with French foie gras, etc. It is a must to have glasses of fine wines from famous Italian or France wineries.
Chanh Bistro impresses with its airy and spacious open space, minimalist design, edgy decoration with greenery from trees. With a capacity of up to 100 people, a restaurant is also an ideal place for gatherings or birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
- Price: 300.000 VND - 600.000 VND
- Address: 6th Floor, 215-217 Lý Tự Trọng Street, District 1.
- Check out more at: https://www.facebook.com/chanhbistro
07. Bonjour Resto
Bonjour Resto' is a restaurant chain specializing in beefsteak dishes and European cuisine such as pasta, salad, dessert, etc. To start a meal, you can choose for yourself the delicious creamy pumpkin soup to go with crispy toast, fresh salad, or garlic bread. Next, the main course menu gives you a lot of choices from Australian beef Steak, roasted duck with orange sauce to salmon fillet with butter sauce.
The nice thing about this French restaurant is that the price is quite affordable. Students can also go here to experience Western cuisine. Though the price is affordable, the quality is highly appreciated by diners. The dishes are full of flavor and beautifully presented.
The Bonjour Resto' restaurant chain has a common design that is harmonious between luxury and sophistication but still very friendly and cozy. All to bring comfort as well as familiarity for all customers to enjoy the meal more complete.
- Price: 50.000 VND - 300.000 VND
- Address: http://www.bonjourresto.com/locations
- Check out more at: http://www.bonjourresto.com/
08. 48 Bistro
48 Bistro restaurants have become a familiar name for those who are passionate about European dishes. Starting from a small family-style restaurant, after more than 14 years, 48 Bistro has had 4 modern and spacious establishments located in the central areas of Saigon.
The restaurant's menu features European dishes processed in Asian style with a variety of ingredients such as Australian lamb chops, pigeons, foie gras, lobsters, etc. Each ingredient has many different processing methods to create an irresistible uniqueness.
What makes this French restaurant special is chef Ly Anh Tu and his associates and chef Sakal Phoeung, who has 25 years of experience in 5-star restaurants and used to cook for the France President in Vietnam.
- Price: 250.000 VND - 500.000 VND
- 50 - 52 Lê Thị Riêng Street, Bến Thành Ward, District 1.
- 292 An Dương Vương Street, Ward 4, District 5.
- 5th Floor, Crescent Mall, 101 Tôn Dật Tiên Street, Tân Phú Ward, District 7.
- 3rd Florr, SC Vivo City Mall, 1058 Nguyễn Văn Linh Street, Tân Phong Ward, District 7.
- Check out more at: https://www.facebook.com/48bistrovietnam