Gambit's 2018 winter restaurant guide: Vietnamese_lowres

Spicy beef bun bo Hue is served with hot sauce and fresh herbs at Pho Michael.

Dong Phuong Bakery & Restaurant

14207 Chef Menteur Highway, (504) 254-1568; www.dpbanhmi.com

Ga roti banh mi features roasted chicken dressed with cucumber, jalapeno, pickled carrot and daikon radishes, cilantro and aioli. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. $

Doson Noodle House

135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7286; www.facebook.com/dosonnoodlehouse

Bo xao rau features beef and vegetables in brown sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Checks accepted. $$

Frosty's Caffe

2800 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 361-9099; 3400 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-9600

Com ga roti is deep-fried Cornish game hen with white rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $

Le's Baguette Banh Mi Cafe

4607 Dryades St., (504) 895-2620; www.facebook.com/lesbaguettenola

A banh mi is filled with five spice barbecued pork belly, sliced pork, pate, pickled carrots, cucumber, cilantro and jalapeno. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

Lilly's Cafe

1813 Magazine St., (504) 599-9999

Rare flank steak and brisket pho comes with a basket of basil, bean sprouts, onions and jalapenos. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $

Mint

5100 Freret St., (504) 218-5534; www.mintmodernbistro.com

The pho Mint combo is topped with New York strip, brisket and meatballs and served with herbs and jalapenos. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $

Namese

4077 Tulane Ave., (504) 483-8899; www.namese.net

Shaken pho includes sauteed meat (beef, chicken, oxtail or seafood), beef bone marrow broth, noodles, onion and garlic. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $

Nine Roses

620 Conti St., (504) 324-9450; 1100 Stephens St., Gretna, (504) 366-7665; www.ninerosesrestaurant.com

Char-grilled pork tops a vermicelli bowl with lettuce, cucumbers, bean sprouts, mint, peanuts and fish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. $

Pho Cam Ly

3814 Magazine St., (504) 644-4228; www.phocamly.com

Bun ho Hue is spicy beef soup topped with brisket and served with cilantro, onions, bean sprouts, basil, lime and jalapenos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $

Pho Hoa Restaurant

1308 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 302-2094

Shrimp pho is served with a basket of sprouts, basil and jalapenos. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $

Pho Michael Vietnamese Cuisine

3559 18th St., Metairie, (504) 304-4301; www.phomichael.com

Beef tenderloin pho features beef broth, herbs, spices, filet mignon, white rice and noodles. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $$

Pho Noi Viet

2005 Magazine St., (504) 522-3399

Pho tai chin is topped with rare beef and brisket and served with a basket of bean sprouts, cilantro, basil, onion, jalapenos and lime. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. $

Pho NOLA

3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com

Pho nam is topped with brisket and served with scallions, cilantro, bean sprouts, basil leaves, lime and jalapenos. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. $

Pho Orchid

1401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 301-3368; 3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 457-4188; www.pho-orchid.com

Bo ne is Vietnamese steak and eggs served with a baguette, butter, pate and salad. Reservations accepted at Houma Boulevard location. Houma Boulevard: lunch and dinner daily. Airline Drive: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $

Pho Tau Bay

1565 Tulane Ave., (504) 368-9846; www.photaubayrestaurant.com

Bun bo Hue is a spicy soup with beef and large rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. $

Rolls-N-Bowls

605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; www.rollsnbowlsnola.com

The Rocking beef plate includes sauteed cube steak and onions over rice topped with a sunny side up egg and comes with salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

Saigon Noodle House

925 Behrman Highway, Suite 9, Gretna, (504) 393-8883; www.facebook.com/saigonnh

Char-broiled lemon grass chicken fills a banh mi with pate, cucumber, pickled carrots, jalapenos and cilantro on buttered French bread. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. $$

Thanh Thanh Restaurant

131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678; www.t2restaurant.com

Crab Rangoon dip combines cream cheese, lump crabmeat and bacon and is served with fried wontons. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. $$


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