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137 E. 55th St. (Lexington Ave.) Send to Phone
Michael 'Bao' Huynh's elevated Vietnamese in a clubby atmosphere.

Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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: This clubby 66-seat eatery is on the ground floor of the Covet Lounge. Before descending down to the basement lounge, grab a bite of Michael 'Bao' Huynh’s elevated Vietnamese offerings. There are plenty of satisfying Southeast Asian treats on the menu, including a crab-spiked tapioca noodle stew and a salad with tender bites of steak. The minced frog appetizer is surprisingly spicy and just as good as the pad thai that inventively uses strips of cuttlefish as noodles, giving it a decidedly fishy taste but one that’s not unwelcome. Mains include a crispy Berkshire pork belly that delivers fatty, unctuous goodness and a Chilean sea bass emboldened by a broth of shark fin soup. Pichet Ong is in charge of the desserts, and it’s worth saving room for his coconut soup. There are several nice bottles of wine available, including a few good selections from Germany.
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