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Safran

88 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10011 40.739571 -73.998966
nr. 15th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-929-1778 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

safran88.com

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 14th St.

Prices

$17-$24

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

4th St. to 35th St., Fifth Ave. to West Side Hwy.

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This venue is closed.

A sleekly colorful yet soothing design scheme informs this bi-level nouvelle Vietnamese restaurant, where the lemon-lime walls are outdone only by the high-backed tangerine chairs. Fresh flowers and a reclining Buddha dictate relaxation on the upper level, while a small reflection pool generates ripples of tranquility downstairs. The menu attempts the same seamless, easygoing balance between Vietnamese classics such as Saigon noodles and European staples such as duck confit. In the final analysis, however, Safron's so-so ceviche can't compare with its vigorously seasoned Eastern dishes such as bo luc lac (tender, sweet, and tangy teriyaki-glazed beef) and grilled tofu (brightly infused with lemongrass). Sometimes it's best to stick with what you know.

Lunch Specials

The lunchbox specials, ranging from $7.50 to $10, come bento-box style and include a choice of entrée, noodles, rice, salad, and a spring or summer roll.

Recommended Dishes

Bo luc lac, $18; grilled lemongrass tofu, $14

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