Le 39V

Restaurant ・ French

ICC’s newest French offering matches the city’s high standards for French cuisine with finesse and impressive service

Shop A, 101/F International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon

+852 2977 5266

http://www.jcgroup.hk

Overview

Lunch HoursMon to Sun, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner HoursMon to Sun, 6:00pm - 10:30pm

Dress CodeSmart Casual

ReservationYes

BuffetNo

CorkageHK$600/bottle

Private Room2 rooms for 6-12 persons

Accept Credit CardYes

Bring Your Own BottleYes

Smoking AreaNo

Review

The restaurant business can be cut throat in Hong Kong, but Le 39V has chosen the best vantage point to stand out among its competitors—quite literally. The first global offshoot of the Michelin-starred Parisian fine dining institution of the same name, Le39V by French chef Frederic Vardon is perched on the 101th floor of the International Commerce Centre, and offers unparalleled views over Hong Kong island and Victoria harbour. Food-wise, the seafood-rich menu is a nod to Vardon’s Normandy roots, and signatures such as monkfish with a trio of shellfish and ‘Dieppoise’ sauce and Nicoise-style red mullet are executed with careful finesse under the watchful eye of Nicolas Raynal, Vardon’s Hong Kong-based right hand man. Mains such as oven-grilled macaroni and roasted lamb and veal veer on the heavy side, so make it a point to save room for dessert—largely classic French confections such as Paris Brest and Religieuse given contemporary makeovers. What the cheese trolley lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality, and there’s a very studied wine list to quaff it down with, although the staff could be better trained to ask for diners’ drink preferences before going straight for a sample pour. The open kitchen and closely set tables also means that you get to overhear loud guffaws from neighbouring diners and casual banter from the kitchen team, which can be a be rather jarring on a quiet date night.