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Nov 22, 2011 06:26 AM

Strange request- Vietnamese, Yorkville, Thanksgiving day lunch

Hi, my wife and I have started a personal tradition of having pho for lunch before we meet up with the rest of the family. We started this a few years ago at my sisters in San Francisco. Last year at my brothers in Portland. I am a lapsed New Yorker, and though my grandparents have lived on the same corner of 87th and 2nd for 30 years, I don't remember seeing anything up in that hood other then noodles 28 which doesn't seem to be around anymore. Due to the arrival time of other family members we don't eat together until 6ish so pho for lunch is a great idea. Any suggestions for pho between 80th and 95th East side?

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  1. noodles 28 has morphed into something called Ruby Rocks. The menu is on Menu Pages.

    Ruby Rocks
    1643 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

    1. Vermicelli on 78th and 2nd is the best of the area though that isn't saying much. The UES is not a Vietnamese food hotbed.

      If you have time you can take the 6 train or the M15 Select Bus down to Chinatown. I like Pho Viet Huong and Cong Ly. These are definitely better than anything you would get on the UES.

      Cong Ly
      124 Hester St, New York, NY 10002

      Nha Hang Pho Viet Huong
      73 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

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      1. re: MVNYC

        I figured this was the case. Chinatown is for sure the best bet, but it all depends on time. Thanks. Glad to have a Chinatown rec ready to go if we make the trek downtown.

          1. re: rose water

            Com Tam Ninh in the Bronx is good too. To the original poster, you are pretty close to the subway so a trip down to Chinatown (6 train to Canal St) or up to Bedford Park (4 train to Kingsbridge Rd) in about 25-30 minutes.

      2. Just hop on the 4/5/6 and head to Chinatown or the east village. There are a number of good Vietnamese places on 1st and 2nd Aves down near 2nd St. Check menupages.