La Terrasse

La Terrasse

A firm family fave for special occasions

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So with Huay Tung Tao being our recommended Sunday afternoon spot, and Grandma’s khao soi‘ our default lunchtime eatery, this French restaurant logs in as a firm family fave for birthday evenings and special occasions. Not that La Terrace is at all expensive (but you know … a Travelfish.org bloggers’ wages …), which is why we like it and what motivated owner, chef and old buddy Jean-Jacques to set the place up last year.

Travelfish says:

Chiang Mai already has a fair range of French establishments among its eateries, but as Jean-Jacques points out they are mostly either upmarket like Le Coq D’Or, in the cheap and cheerful category as per Chez Marco’s or else situated well away from the centre of town, in the case of the otherwise very good Chez Daniel.

Classy looking but affordable prices

Pernod please!

So good location and quality food at reasonable prices is the blend that La Terrace aims for and we reckon they’re successful — plus we’d add a mention of their friendly service and a decor sympathique, as our Francophone amis would say.

Bistro style decor

Only the smoke is missing.

The decor is Parisian bistro, while the menu is classic French. The attention to detail stands out, and you’ll be served good quality, generally locally-grown products often supplied by the Doi Kham shop. Bread is freshly made daily on the premises and particularly recommended are the patés, also house made.

The classic coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon are their signature dishes though according to Jean-Jacques snails and frog’s legs are consistent winners with the Thai customers. As we say, for the quality of the food, the prices are very reasonable. A set menu costs 295 baht or if you order a la carte, expect to pay 300 to 500 baht per person for a starter and main course. The set menu is a particularly good deal — changing daily with a choice of two entrees, two main courses and two desserts, with one choice always being a vegetarian option.

You could be in Paris!

Like Paris, only Chiang Mai.

La Terrace is located in a small, quiet square off Loi Kroh Road right next to Wat Pan Tong, approximately a five-minute walk from the moat end of Loi Kroh.

Bon appetit!

Contact details for La Terrasse

Address: 69 Kotchasarn Rd, Loi Kroh

T: (083) 762 6065 

https://www.facebook.com/laterrasse/
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º59'36.58" E, 18º47'5.13" N
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Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.

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