Located in Hanoi French Quarter, La Verticale Hanoi is an elegant fine-dining restaurant that’s housed in a French colonial-style villa. Established by Chef Didier Courlou, the restaurant’s seasonal menu utilises French techniques as well as the region’s freshest farm produce, herbs, and spices.
With the villa’s original white walls and tiled floors intact, the upstairs dining area is fitted with simple décor, wooden furnishing with white tablecloths, and an open kitchen that delivers quality French-Indochinese cuisine. La Verticale Hanoi also has a spacious roof terrace with comfortable armchairs and excellent views across downtown Hanoi, French Quarter, and Hoan Kiem Lake.
Standout dishes include the duck terrine and rillettes with Hanoi 5 spices, ratatouille, Dalat artichoke leaves served with clams, Ha Long curry sauce, veal in tamarind, and Mekong fruits sorbet. Diners can also opt for the lunch or dinner set menus (with desserts and optional wine pairing), which are priced between VND 218,000 and VND 1,115 000. For drinks, La Verticale Hanoi’s extensive wine list features imported brands such as Figaro, Moulin de Gassac, and South West of France, which are priced at VND 74,000 by glass.
Perfect for souvenirs for loved ones back home, the restaurant’s ground floor hosts a stylish spice shop that resembles an apothecary, where you can find an array of bottled spices such as peppercorns, wild pepper, cinnamon, star anise, turmeric, and aged nuoc cham sauce.
While the price range here is much higher compared to most restaurants in Hanoi, La Verticale’s excellent food-and-beverage offerings, romantic ambience, and old-world charm makes it a favourite dining spot amongst the city’s expats and affluent locals.
La Verticale Hanoi
Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 22:00
Address: 19 Ngo Van So Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi