In Saigon, French cuisine has always been admired, appreciated and a real inspiration for Vietnamese people. Plenty of French restaurants are implemented here, but you always go to the same restaurants, when there are many more that deserved to be known.
For French cuisine, La Maison is one of them. When you get to 201B Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, you will need to go through a small alley to get to this indoor and outdoor restaurant. The outdoor terrace is charming and you feel a bit like in the south of France. The ambiance makes you really feel like in French province because they have a small band singing French songs; as well as the cobblestones, the chairs and tables, and the window displaying the Pata Negra. There are not many restaurants serving good French food and having a terrace; therefore you should definitely visit La Maison.
The owner is French or speaks a perfect french and service is excellent. They offer a large choice of traditional french dishes and wines at very competitive prices. You can enjoy an oyster blade for 250,000 VND with mac and cheese. It is really good and really not that expensive for what it is. If you would like to know more about where to have beef without breaking the bank, you can read this article. The 6 oysters costs 120,000 VND including taxes and service. You can have a look at the full menu by clicking here.
Finally, La Maison is just the perfect place to have French food, good wine, romantic dining outside in a quiet place. Also, if you have been there already and like it, you can try Huyen’s Kitchen on Vo Van Tan street. It is a good address in district 3 that serves both French and Vietnamese food at competitive price.