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Blue Velvet 1929

227 First Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.73099 -73.982869
Between 13th and 14th Sts.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-9807 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


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Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups


  • Beer and Wine Only




This venue is closed.

The premise at Blue Velvet 1929: packaging the wonders of Vietnamese food for an East Village crowd. You know -- trendy music, blue-tinted lighting, and a hip signature postcard. Reading the glowing but dated reviews posted in the window, you assume the place must have delivered at one point. Two years after its opening, however, the formula is failing. The Crispy Skin Duck has no crisp; the grilled eggplant saw almost no cooking; the crab summer roll is virtually crab-free; and that standard measure of Vietnamese food, the mighty beef soup Pho, has no flavor whatsoever. For the real deal, you still have to hoof it to Chinatown. Chloe Osborne

Recommended Dishes

Lemongrass chicken ($10.50).