After a large New York breakfast, we often had a late lunch. We selected Pho Pasteur after a wander through China Town. My daughter and I have had Vietnamese food before, and loved the combinations of flavours and the attack on the senses
I wanted to like this place. It did seem like a family run place, with an extensive, authentic looking menu and we ordered. One shared starter arrived and then my families main courses. My order of Tay Cam was delayed, when we saw the cooks come and sit out for lunch it seemed terminally. However, this was only confirmed when I asked when it would be coming...
It did however generate a ear bashing for someone, I don't speak Vietnamese but I know a telling off in any language.
What I tasted of my families food seemed ok. It was not a bad meal, but more westernised Chinese food than Vietnamese. I would have expected a family run place (especially in NYC where there is so much competition) to have made more of an effort to say sorry. It's the first time I have had a whole main omitted. Easy mistake to make, but to be given the impression that it's somehow your fault, and not even offered a discount. Poor in my opinion.
Given the positives seen other reviews, perhaps I caught them on a bad day. Would I go back? NYC is a big place and there is lots of choice, so probably not.