Le Bistrot and Le Terrace is a popular Italian restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand. And it serves a Tuscan-influenced menu with subtle Thai influences. Thanks to its chill outdoor dining space, Le Bistrot Italian Restaurant Chiang Mai attracts not only hotel guests. In addition, many passers-by can’t resist stopping by for a drink or something to eat. And one of the key draws is undoubtedly that foot-tapping live music after dark.
The Back Story
Chiang Mai was the second stop on my two-month sojourn through the Land of Smiles. And Le Bistrot & Le Terrace was one of two food and beverage outlets at the third hotel on my four week stay in Thailand’s second largest city.
While I enjoyed the buffet breakfast on all four of my mornings at the hotel’s other F&B outlet. I enjoyed a sumptuous dinner at Le Bistrot and Terrace on my second night. at the hotel.
Le Bistrot and Le Terrace are two restaurants in one. In fact, they serve the same menu. But one features an outdoor dining space. And the other offers indoor eating.
Moreover, they are both located adjacent to each other within the Movenpick Suriwongse Chiang Mai, a four-star hotel in the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai.
Located in the same hotel, Fueng Fah serves an Interntional breakfast buffet. And at lunch and dinner, the menu features local specialties.
The hotel also has a lobby lounge and a pool bar. Complimentary Movenpick chocolates are served to hotel guests from 5 to 6 each afternoon during Chocolate Hour.
Let Bistro & Terrace serves a short but well-chosen menu of mostly Italian favourites. To start with, there are snacks, salads, a cheese board, and soups, making it the perfect place to enjoy a light snack.
Next, there are five pizzas and nine pastas. And carnivores will be tempted by the 10 main courses, which include three seafood choices.
To clarify, main courses are accompanied by a selection of side dishes: sauteed spinach, baked potatoes, French fries, grilled vegetables, and mashed potatoes.
Make sure to save room for one of three decadent desserts. And wash it all down with a carefully selected list of cocktails, long drinks, wines, Italian sodas, beers, and soft drinks.
I enjoyed a mouthwatering three-course dinner at Le Bistrot Italian restaurant Chiang Mai. And it started with a yummy caprese and avocado salad. The salad was both refreshing and delicious!
For my main course, I chose the seabass fillet steak, which was perfectly cooked. And I selected grilled vegetables as my side dish, which was the perfect accompaniment.
For dessert, I selected the panna cotta. which was absolutely decadent. And it proved to be the perfect end to a scrumptious meal.
Finally, I washed it all down with a delectable ruby red cocktail, which was served with a stick of cinnamon.
The cocktail was suggested by the waitress. And I liked it so much, I returned several times after checking out of the hotel to order one as I enjoyed the captivating live music.
The restaurant has an indoor dining space called Le Bistro. And it has a fine-dining ambiance. In addition, it has an outdoor dining space called Le Terrace. And it is more like a sidewalk café.
The outdoor dining space proved to be by far the more popular of the two options. Could there be a reason?
If Le Terrace has a unique selling proposition, it would have to be the live music. To clarify, it it seems to attract as many passers-by as it does hotel guests.
Afternoons in Chiang Mai were a simply too hot to sit outside during my stay, which ran from late February to early March. But thanks to Chiang Mai’s relatively dry climate, things cooled off considerably by evening, making this the perfect spot to chill.
During my one month stay in Chiang Mai, I often found myself in the neighborhood. And I dropped by several times for a cocktail and to listen to the live music at Le Terrace.
I absolutely loved Le Bistrot & Le Terrace. My dinner was delicious, the staff were friendly and professional. And the atmosphere was hard to beat.
Most importantly, I loved the live music. The songbook was overwhelmingly American pop music. But the talented musicians tried to cater to the nationalities of the guests in attendance.
For example, one night there was a table full of Japanese tourists. And they sang several Japanese songs, which was much appreciated.
They also sang a few Chinese tunes to the enjoyment of some Chinese-speaking guests, who were dining at the restaurant on a subsequent night.
Le Bistrot and Terrace – Movenpick Suriwongse Chiang Mai, 110 Chang Klan Road, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The restaurant is located short walk from Anusarn Market, which must be the largest night market in Chiang Mai.