Modern Vietnamese is showcased at this East Village spot focusing on the flavors of Hanoi and Saigon. The space features white-washed walls, comfy banquettes, and cocktail bar. The signature drink, The Van Da, is a mix of vodka, lemongrass, tomato water, cilantro and palm sugar. Other cocktails include the HoChiSmokey with Mezcal, Thai chili, mango, aperol, lime and a shiso salt rim. On the menu, look for traditional street foods like Red Curry Corn Fritters and Pho Short Rib Grilled Cheese, along with Pho Beef Dumpling Soup, and Lemongrass Beef Tartare. Desserts include Black Sesame Funnel Cake.
- Thomas Rafael