Situated along the vibrant Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street lies one of Saigon’s most beautiful luxury boutique hotels, Hôtel des Arts Saigon. The opulent hotel is part of Sofitel’s global MGallery Collection, and features a few of the city’s trendiest hotspots, including its acclaimed restaurant, Social Club Saigon.
The lavish lounge and restaurant was designed by the renowned Japanese design firm Super Potato. The decor transports the diners back to 1930s London, an era when the art of drinking and eating was specially reserved for those with aristocratic tastes. Those “in the know” would meet in private gentleman’s clubs tucked into hidden corners of the city where they would sink into club chairs, smoke cigars and sip fine wines in privacy.
At Hôtel des Arts Saigon, the gentleman’s club idea has quite literally been elevated to another greater heights. From the vantage point of the 23rd floor, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city while luxuriating in the same warm tones, wooden details and opulent fabrics of the nostalgic past; all while appreciating the 21st-century comforts and standards provided by this high-class hotel. Social Club Saigon’s authentic, vintage Victorian bar—a treasure that was picked up at a London auction—completes the stylish scene.
Social Club Saigon serves an array of European and international dishes. The menu is curated by Executive Chef Egidio Latorraca, an Italian chef whose cooking has also been featured in top hotels in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Bali.
The restaurant is open every day, but one of Social Club Saigon’s most popular events is its weekly Sunday brunch, coined as the Hôtel des Arts Saigon “Brunch Club”. Decadent fare such as Wagyu beef and lobster, truffle risotto and gently grilled foie gras with mango or passion fruit coulis create an explosion of flavours that marry perfectly with the option of free-flow champagne, wine or Social Club’s expertly crafted cocktails. One thing is certain, an afternoon spent at a Hôtel des Arts Saigon brunch will not be your typical eggs and toast type of Sunday.
In addition to its Brunch Club, Saigon Social Club hosts another weekly event, Delicatessen Night. Guests can enjoy free-flow of the restaurant’s premium wines and cold-cuts, Italian grissini and cheeses hand-selected by the kitchen.
Mr. Marcel is the patron saint of the event. He was a delicatessen who lived across from a swank Gentleman’s Club in London, England. Each evening, Mr. Marcel appeared at the club with his best gourmet wares, which he paired with the establishment’s own tipples. Mr. Marcel’s imported meats and cheeses paired with old-fashioned cocktails and top vintage wines are said to have launched the gourmet food scene across Europe.
Each week, the event staff will escort visitors back in time to turn-of-the-century Europe, where, in spirit of Mr. Marcel, the Social Club Saigon hosts a night of nostalgic indulgence.
Follow the Social Club on Facebook to learn about other culinary evenings with Michelin-starred chefs, top wineries as well as exclusive invitations to brand events and musical soirees. There is always something on at Saigon Social Club.
For special occasions, the venue also offers three private rooms and a separate party room. Buffet dinners for large groups can be arranged upon request.
Every Sunday from 12 pm to 3 pm, for VND 1,988,000++ per person, enjoy the most exclusive brunch in town
Gather like-minded gourmets together and mark your calendars for Social Club Saigon’s Delicatessen Night every Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. For VND 588,000++ per guest, go back to Mr Marcel’s good old days with a top-notch selection of charcuterie, cheese and wine.
Every third Thursday from 10 pm, premium wine and spirits complement sweet and savoury snacks for an evening even Sinatra would have adored.
Tales of Modern Jazz
Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Exuding sophistication and elegance, The Social Club Restaurant is the place to be if you’re looking to enjoy jazz music while soaking in the views of magnificent Saigon from 23rd floor.The hotel’s in-house jazz band "Plug n' Play" will take you on a nostalgic journey through soulful performances.