Chiang Mai has not only turned into a hotspot for some of the best Thai food in the country, but it also has a culturally diverse culinary scene. Home to a large French community, which means visitors can get a taste of the outstanding cuisine of France. Browse our list of the city’s top French restaurants, you are in for a treat.
Located on the bustling Loi Kroh Road, La Terrasse serves authentic French cuisine bringing a piece of Paris to this Asian city. Under headchef Jean-Jacques Thine, the enchanting restaurant, which has been decorated in the style of a Parisian bistro, offers an extensive menu consisting of classics that are complemented by a selection of Spanish tapas and Italian pastas with a French twist. A solid wine list features imported wines from France as well as Italy, Spain, Chile and Argentina. Within the romantic setting, visitors can enjoy a sumptuous dining experience for affordable prices and will be treated attentively by the professional staff. La Terrasse has earned its reputation as one of the finest French restaurants in the city for its quality fare and its intimate atmosphere. Address: 69/5 Kotchasarn Road. T. Changklan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand, +66 83 762 6065
DK David’s Kitchen at 909 opened its doors in 2013 and quickly becoming a raving success and an established member of Chiang Mai’s fine dining scene. The elegant restaurant combines modern French cuisine with Thai influences resulting in novel flavors. Visitors can choose to be seated in the elegant dining room, in the peaceful garden or the scenic terrace. A large part of the ingredients used to craft the extensive menu are organic, ensuring that guests are able to enjoy the healthiest and tastiest fare possible. The skillful team has recently joined forces with Chef O, a former chef at the Mandarin Oriental, bringing renewed creativity to the kitchen. DK David’s Kitchen, with its innovative take on popular French classics, is one of the most exciting places in the city to sample French cuisine. Address: 113 Bumrungrad Road, Wat Kate Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand, +66 91 068 1744
Farang Ses at the Dhara Dhevi Hotel not only offers some of the best French food in the city but also in the country. The Dhara Dhevi, just outside of Chiang Mai, is spread out over 60 acres of landscaped gardens filled with traditional Lanna-style villas and colonial mansions. The setting is truly a sight to behold and it alone is worth the trip. The hotel’s French restaurant, Farang Ses, serves up the finest modern French cuisine prepared by the most skilful chefs using premium ingredients. Aromas of the French countryside are combined with light butter sauces providing a feast for your eyes as well as your tastebuds. The sophisticated restaurant, with its scenic outside terrace and the authentic Thai décor in the elegant dining room, features an a la carte as well as a set menu with a varied price range in order to allow all visitors to enjoy its marvelous dishes. Farang Ses is a culinary revelation and makes for a magical visit. Address: 51/4 Moo 1, Chiang Mai – Sankampaeng Road, The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand, +66 53 888 888
Le Crystal excels with its quality dishes as well as a marvelous setting. Situated on the river banks, the dazzling building with its wooden construction and high-ceiling glass walls makes the restaurant the perfect destination for a special occasion. They serve up delicious French dishes that are best accompanied by one of their outstanding wines. The extensive wine cellar is home to numerous delicious drops and the acclaimed set menu offers a great insight into the variety of skillful cooking that Le Crystal provides, but an a la carte menu is also available. Creamy foie gras and traditional sorbets are only a few of the many culinary highlights that await the restaurant’s guests. Kick back on the charming alfresco terrace and enjoy the romantic scenery with a quality glass of red. Address: 74/2, Sai Pa Ton Road, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand, +66 53 8728901