345 Greenwich St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Jay St.
By nhaquang on 4/9/2009
I met my friends Barbara & Alan to introduce them to some Vietnamese. After they saw this place and had a couple glasses of wine, it was the beginning of a nice evening. Few Vietnamese restaurants do it the old fashion way by cooking their own stock from scratch (which you can see boiling behind open kitchen bar). It's nice to eat out in NY city and be able to see how your food is being prepared. We started with an order of Mien Ga to split as an appetizer (a soup that is hard to find), the Lotus Salad, and the Sesame-Marinated Beef roll. For the main course, we shared 3 other dishes, the Tamarind red snapper, the Vietnamese Steak Frites, and the Chili Tofu. This was so different then any previous experiences my friends had at other restaurants. They just thought that all there was to Vietnamese is the beef soup (pho bo) and fried spring rolls (cha gio). We top this off with a chocolate mouse cake, a banana flan, and some Vietnamese coffee. We throughly enjoy this restaurant, it's nice ambiance, and will be back to try their other dishes.
By outandabout on 3/30/2008
I went here once for a drink and I've been back many times since for the food and service. I always make a reason to pop all the way downtown to come here with my friends.
By kraisins on 2/1/2008
I went to Viet Cafe with a group of friends and had an awesome time. The food was authentic and creative (banh mi was awesome, great duck and noodles) and the cocktails were yummy. I loved that the space was big and that I didn't have to strain to hear my friends. The decor was nice too. I'm definitely going back!
By traveler on 6/17/2005
I attended a birthday party at the Viet-Cafe gallery and it was wonderful.While enjoying our dinner, we were surrounded by beautiful art. We had the chef's tasting dinner and it was excellent and very satisfying.The wine was Tortoise Creek Chardonnay/Viognier and Wishing Creek Shiraz which were excellent. The service was great and they were very attentive to their guests. I highly recommend this restaurant.
By kabasan on 2/8/2005
Food is too small & unsatisfying. Space & decor is nice but food doesn't match up.