HOME > Chowhound > Washington DC & Baltimore >
What's your latest food quest? Get great advice

Present in Falls Church

Elyssa Dec 3, 2010 03:35 PM

Hi All,

I'm going to Present tomorrow with one of my friends. I'm open to recommendations on what menu items I should chose from (although in all honesty my friend is Vietnamese and is likely the one that will be doing most of the ordering...that's the whole idea).

I was wondering if the restaurant takes credit cards or just cash?


  1. s
    Steve Dec 3, 2010 06:46 PM

    By far I think their best item is the watercress and minced pork soup. I'm sure they take credit cards.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Steve
      DanielK Dec 3, 2010 06:54 PM

      That soup is very good.

      I also like: Autumn Roll, Jewel-Green Papaya, Rich Folks Golden Crepes, Cow on the Open Field, Shrimp in the Fresh Ocean, Fried whole fish.

    2. a
      anchor Dec 3, 2011 05:55 AM

      Had such a great dinner last night so am bumping this up. I love Vietnamese food and right now Present is besting Minh's as the all-around best experience. Service was excellent. we had the spring rolls, calamari (perfect!), grilled shrimp with vermicelli and the tamarind duck. The flavors were fresh and bright. Such a gem.

      1 Reply
      1. re: anchor
        tommyskitchen Dec 3, 2011 08:47 AM

        I Second the Calamari, which if I remember you may have to ask for as it is not on the menu. We always get, and I forget exactly, but something about a "path" - It is vermicelli with crabmeat - It is one of the few dished that we have found with very subtle, but delicious, flavors.

      Show Hidden Posts