La Camargue, Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: 84 8 520 4888
Concierge.com's insider take:
After a 15-year downtown run, La Camargue moved one mile to the northwest, along the District 1District 3 line, in early 2008. The longtime expat favorite didn't miss a beat. The villa-style ambience, with exposed rafters, roof tiles, and a greenhouse's worth of potted plants, echoes the original open-air space, though the address on a quiet lane is even more intimate. The loyal clientele fills the candlelit tables to dine on classic Continental fare like châteaubriand with foie gras or campanelle pasta with sliced pork in a creamy wild-mushroom sauce, as well as a few more inventive treats, such as duck confit samosas with a balsamic-vinegar-and-shallot dipping sauce. Service is attentive, yet unrushed. The new location is a bit out of the way for lunch, but perfect for dinner. Reservations are a must.
Open daily 11 am to 2 pm and 6 to 11 pm.