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That Dam Wine Bar and Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
European, Wine Bar
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That Dam, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place! Very delicious Salad Bri with glass of White Wine made my evening:-) French chanson would be better then just a chillout music

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Thank Лора К
Nakai, Laos
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is attached to a wine cellar that has a great selection of European and new world wines. Prices aren't too bad for Laos where one expects to pay more for imported wines (all wines are imported of course). In the restaurant they provide the wines, many from a chiller, at cellar prices so that's a big plus. The... More 

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Thank StephenInLaos
Laos
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

I confess to being a regular of this place for many reasons. You can nick next door and pick up a great bottle of wine, some harissa or whatever other exotic ingredients they have there, you can usually get a parking spot unlike the rest of this choked up city, the stupa is after all this time still complelling, you... More 

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Thank MelodyLaos
Manila, Philippines
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I actually think it's good value for money. For $12, I got seafood spaghetti (with shrimps and squid and lots of veggies), fried rice with seafood (ok, I like seafood) and caramel cream (or crème brulee). Yes, that is a bit expensive compared to other local restaurants but if you think of its ambience, location and compare with other western... More 

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Thank lexieroo25
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Westernish setup, hence a certain expat-cum-tourist (small) crowd with wealthy Laotians that rightly isn't everyone's cup of Beerlao. I found the place slightly unpleasant, with sultry, unsmiling staff that felt disturbed by customers, as they wanted to continue their renovation work. My steak with cheese sauce was decidedly underwhelming; my colleagues' dishes as well (Spaghetti Carbonara really weak and not... More 

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Thank Aethelred
Vientiane, Laos
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I do enjoy being al fresco! The paved garden here, languishes in the shade of mature trees and bamboos, and you are just across from Vientiane's most historic monument, That Dam, or the Black Stupa. Where nature doesn't provide sufficient shade, the restaurant has invested in excellent shades. The menu is diverse and the food is always good. I love... More 

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Thank mikelao
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Very good food with nice wine with a lovely ambience in the heart of Vientiane. Great western menu, great steak and meat dishes to savour.

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Thank RMKok
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

If you can stand the same Nat King Cole song/record being played over and over again (or come to think of it, even once) then this is definitely the place for you, but the dreadful music detracted from what would otherwise have been a very pleasant evening. Apart from the music this was a lovely quiet spot, the service was... More 

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Thank David E
Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

The restaurant was recommended by our guide. We had a nice quiet lunch in the garden. Good service and decent food.

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Thank Ingrid P
Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This is nice place for business dinner, sitting outside at a non bussy roundabout, with old stuppa, quite nice. Food is excelent wine list us long, but unfortuantely they dont have all listed. But all wine in fridge so perfect for drinking. Staff is rather good and knows about service Will come back, epecially for fish with tamarind souce.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: That Dam, Vientiane 0100, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?