Pho Grand

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83 Very Good

Pho Grand’s narrow, generic entry gives no indication of the flavorful, authentic Vietnamese food that waits inside.

277c Grand St., New York, NY, 10002


Known For

The lowdown

The speciality at Pho Grand is a hearty beef stock with cilantro and a hint of onion, the namesake soup pairing nicely with airy rice noodles and beef of six varieties — from brisket to tendon to navel. Beyond the bowl, there’s barbecued shrimp served with squares of thin noodles and thick slices of pickled carrot and radish. Sesame-marinated beef is rolled into thin strips atop a giant bowl of vermicelli. And the gravylike chicken curry has notes of ginger and sops up well via an accompanying baguette. Although a generic exterior makes it easy to overlook, Pho Grand’s flavorful cooking outsizes its Bayard Street competitors.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesXe lua pho soup; curry chicken; grilled beef on rice vermicelli.

DrinksBeer and Wine