La Table du Chef

Haute gastronomie

Notre restaurant

Set in its original colonial decor from the 1920's, the interior decoration of La Table du Chef stands as a tribute to creative minds who express their art through the gesture of hands.

The restaurant is located in the Press-Club building, the former home of Vietnamese journalists and writers. A seven-floor building was built in 1997 adjacent to the original villa, adding a splendid French colonial flair to the French quarter in Hanoi, along with historical monuments such as the Opera House and the Sofitel Metropole hotel. In 2015, the building underwent a partial renovation to refresh its decor, revive a haute cuisine menu and upgrade its technology.

Starting with inspiration from writers and journalists’ hand-writing letters and words, the decoration sublimates the hand gesture as a "printer for the creative mind". La Table du Chef is a subtle journey into fine crafts, paintings, culinary and winemaking arts sourced from Vietnam and France. In the same way that a Hermès workshop was once defined as "a song of gestures", lovers of haute cuisine are invited to hunt for traces left by the hand gestures embedded into many aspects of the restaurant's decoration. The face in the logo of La Table du Chef is the first evocation of journalists and writers of the past while other reminiscences can be found on the dining plates, the tables and the cushions of the restaurant. Glimpses of the song of gestures can be found on the polished cement walls, the lacquered tables and table accessories, as well as on the Hermès wickerwork wallpapers.

This story appealed to two Michelin-star chef Alain Dutournier who had selected La Table du Chef to bring his art of haute cuisine for the first time outside of France. He adheres so intimately to the concept that Alain now personifies the soul of La Table du Chef and his hands are the expression of the highest culinary art. Born in the gastronomic cradle of south-western France, Alain has a brilliant cooking career and owns several top restaurants in Paris. Together with his talented Vietnamese Resident Chef, Dao Van Son, he brings to La Table du Chef the highest standard of excellence in French cuisine, with a touch of Vietnamese taste. Gastronomes will have a chance to discover an exceptional menu, highlighting the best local and imported products delivered daily, such as foie gras from Landes, truffle from Perigord, sea salt from Guerande, duck from South Western France, langoustine from France, Sapa’s honey, Phu Quoc’s pepper… just to name a few.

With a capacity of 70 seats that can be arranged in 5 dining sections, La Table du Chef offers a peaceful oasis in the heart of the bustling city of Hanoi, where guests will enjoy exquisite food carefully paired with the most refined selection of wines. The very explanatory wine menu proposes 450 labels from most famous producers of the world, a majority of French wines, as well as wonderful discoveries from Alain Dutournier, all stored in the open cellar on site. The restaurant will open for lunch and dinner daily.


3rd Floor Press Club - 12 Ly Dao Thanh , Hanoi ViêtNam
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+84 4 393 408 88
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La Table du Chef

Menu Goût de France 2020