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We came in a little early and were greeted by a friendy hostess. We had reservations and didn't need to wait at all. The open floor layout didn't provide for much privacy, and the tables were a little close together, but far enough apart that you weren't left with the feeling you could eat off your neighbor's plate. The bread was amazingly good, fresh, crusty outside and warm inside, a good sign of things to come. The spring roll appetizers were tasty but spare, but the soup was perhaps the best I've had in ages. It came prepared in a bag (yes, gift wrapped soup), although not sous vide (I asked). I didn't see the soup again on the menu online, but it is worth asking about. The Asian spiced beef tenderloin ordered rare to medium rare was a highlight, and I would recommend it to anyone. The red snapper was also well prepared and fresh. Overall, the flavors were unique and interesting, and I would recomend the restaurant for those who enjoy French Vietnamese. Far better than Pasteur was in its heyday.

Posted by John Laiuppa on 09/27/2006 at 9:32 PM

Recent Comments

I think this place is closed and should be de-listed...

Posted by laiuppa on 12/07/2009 at 10:57 AM

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