Le Jardin is a famous French bistro especially popular among French expats in town. Located within the garden courtyard of Idecaf (Institute of Culture Exchange with France), Le Jardin reminds me of a traditional French Café with its natural light and basic furniture. The indoor area has a bar where people drop by for a drink and a chat. Do not expect any fancy dishes here, they serve typical French cuisine in a charming home cooked style.
Le Jardin has an affordable price range and great service with attentive staffs, some even speak French. Their food has never disappointed me; I love to try different dishes whenever I visit. Today, I went for the Bavette (Flank Steak) with pepper sauce and French fries. The steak deserves high praises as usual. It was tender and flavourful with a perfect amount of subtle spices.
If you have a sweet tooth like me, dessert is a must to complete a meal, and the Crème brulée was my choice of the day. Simply perfect. One important note for this restaurant is that you should book in advance, it is almost always full.
Le Jardin is a casual French restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City. Located in the garden of IDECAF, a department for cultural exchange between France and Vietnam, this affordable French restaurant is a very popular lunch and dinner place in District 1.