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Feb 12, 2008 05:16 PM

Pho Grand St. Louis Question

I think I am finally going to make it here on Saturday with a couple of lady friends. Since I'm a novice at Vietnamese cuisine, I'm not sure how to proceed here. I do love noodles, spicy stir fry's, and am pretty open to the whole experience. Is there anything that I should not miss? I'm pretty excited as this has been on my radar for a couple of years now. I hear there is a pretty decent martini bar across the street as well? What's the 4-1-1 on it? Many thanks in advance.

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  1. Personally, I really like the fresh spring rolls which are generally excellent.

    The menu is pretty large so you'll have a lot of options besides pho. I don't get there as often as I used to so I have no specifics.

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    1. re: jlawrence01

      I like rice crepes with ground pork and grilled pork. Duck soup with egg noodles is very good, too. For meatless, I like fried tofu bun, which is a cold rice noodle dish with lots of herbs and vegetables.

    2. The iced coffee is tasty. More of a dessert.

      1. We like the Martini Bar. Absolutely Goose'd. Eclectic clientele, good drinks.


        1. really one of the best Vietnamese places I've been to and we're talking SF to NYC and many points in between.

          1. the etiquette with the fried (not fresh) spring rolls is to take the lettuce, add the offered sides and wrap it around the roll - much easier than fork and knife or sticks and plenty of flavor with no greasy fingers. very pragmatic.

            but seriously, I can't think of a single miss I've ever had there. and it's a must whenever I'm back in town. what's really cool is in nice weather get take out lunch and go to one of the smaller pavilions in the East end of TG Park.