Thursday, August 30, 2007
For French dining in Bangkok, I always rate Le Bouchon (Soi Patpong II, off Surawong Road) the No. 1 home-cooking bistro, Philippe (Sukhumvit Soi 39) the no. 1 family dining, Le Normandie (the Oriental Hotel) the No. 1 fine dining, and Le Beaulieu (Sukhumvit Soi 19) the No. 1 hip dining, young and energizing. The gang-of-four is my favorite French restaurants in Bangkok.
Enter to Le Beaulieu we are welcomed by a cathedral-like foyer and blue-sky-alike ceiling, seaside-feel dining room and glass separated see-through kitchen, it has a hint of Provence, one of France’s best bets for seeing rural life lived to the fullest.
Le Beaulieu is about Provence of France, Mediterranean and French cuisine. Le Beaulieu is about wine, cheese, and chocolate. Le Beaulieu is about celebration and indulgence. Oops, celebration doesn’t have to be with a big group, I always do it alone, simply enjoy a great meal to mark a great day!
My favorite dishes are Mediterranean Sole in Muniere Sauce (B1,700++), Artichoke Soup with Half Artichoke (B390++), and Bouillabaisse Marseillaise (B750++). Of course, desserts in Le Beaulieu are definitely not to be skipped, along with good selection of cheese.
Reservation is a must unless you want disappointment! Don’t worry about wine, Le Beaulieu has an excellent selection in town that won't let you down.
Our Ratings (1 to 5 the higher the better): Le Beaulieu has [4.0]
(Ratings are based on Food, Service and Ambience, with Price taken into account in relation to Quality) Food =4, Service=4, Ambiance=4, Money Worth=4
Price range for two without drinks (incl. local water) in Thai Baht = BBBBB
(B=below 200, BB=201-500, BBB=501-1,000, BBBB=1,001-2,000, BBBBB=over 2,000)
Details: open daily Lunch 12-3pm, Dinner 6-10:30pm
Le Beaulieu Cuisine by Herve Frerard, @ Sofitel Residence, 50 Soi 19 Sukumvit Road, Bangkok 10110; Tel: 02-204 2004 http://www.le-beaulieu.com/