Cuisine(s)
Vietnamese
Price Scale
$
Description

The rows of tiny shark maws affixed to the wall should be the first hint that this rustic dining room is more than a perfectly nice neighborhood restaurant on Jackson Street. Name aside, the Vietnamese-leaning dishes erupt with herbs and fiery spices in precisely the way chef Kenny Lee—formerly of Jerry Traunfeld’s Chinese-inspired Lionhead restaurant and Din Tai Fung—intends. From a scorching wok, Lee builds heat in dishes like braised beef cheek noodle with sharp pickled mustard greens in Sichuan chile oil, but even the green papaya salad with bird’s eye chiles packs a punch that could make you flush bright pink. The cocktail list, courtesy of co-owners Bryce Sweeney and Mario Eckert, also exceeds expectations.

Meal Times
Dinner, Happy Hour, Late Night, Lunch
Location