Best Vietnamese that's not a hole-in-the-wall?
- pikawicca Jun 30, 2013 09:54 AM
Going to be in Boston in August and am hoping to enjoy one of my favorite cuisines that I absolutely can't get where I live.
No sure what you mean by "not a hole in the wall". Do you want high end? fancy? None of these are anywhere near that but they are clean, bright, friendly with very good food
Is Quincy too far? Food is outstanding. We eat there often.
217A Quincy Ave
Quincy, MA 02169
Randolph has Pho S 1 which has similar atmosphere. We get there every month or so.
Pho S 1
51 Memorial Pkwy
Randolph, MA 02368
In Boston proper. Haven't been in few months
177 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Le's on Brighton Ave in Allston is not a hole in the wall. Solid food. There's also one in Harvard Sq.
The nicest interior is probably Pho Lemongrass on Harvard St. in Coolidge Corner, Brookline. It's a nice restaurant, meaning clean, nice tables, nice table settings, good service. I prefer Le's for food.
re: Jenny Ondioline
We hit both of these consistently and I have to say I've found no clear winner. They definitely both can be inconsistent.
For the past six months I've given it to the Allston one based on a couple of midweek late night visits that really nailed it. But honestly I've found both Le's, Pho Pasteur, and Xihn Xihn all a wash. Just depends on the day. It's too bad Pho2000 isn't more convenient for us.
If you can't get out to Dorchester for Pho 2000 (they have beef 7 ways) or other Dot places (one has fish 7 ways but I'm blanking on the name) try Xinh Xinh in Chinatown (Beach St). I usually go to XX for Vietnamese. I'm not a huge fan of Le's in Harvard Sq. I do get takeout there since it is easy but it wouldn't be my first choice for Vietnamese.