The Citiblog

A Tropical Escape at Brasserie Vietnam in the West Village
June 8, 2023, 6:57.34 pm ET


From fabulous cocktails to stunning food, Brasserie VietNam is making itself known in the West Village. Head Chef Ray Huang trained at renowned restaurants across Vietnam and is now bringing modern touches to classic Vietnamese cuisine, while supporting chef Joel Wu (Le Bernadin) is adding French technique to the menu.

Visitors will find dishes like the Bánh Mì Slider, a traditional Bánh Mì sandwich that replaces ham with filet mignon and black truffle pate on a Vietnamese baguette; Crispy Red Snapper which is presented in cubes within the fish's original form served with a distinctive green mox sauce; and Ribeye & Oxtail Pho.

Other offerings include Bone Marrow topped with a salty, sweet and spicy Vietnamese sauce; Crab Meat Fried Rice, and Summer Rolls prepared with grilled salmon instead of shrimp.

Inventive cocktails include signature drinks like the Tipsy Forest (Shochu, pandan, coconut, and lime); Hot Lips (Shochu, lychee, pineapple juice, chili, ginger, and lemongrass); Mekong Night (Shochu, cucumber, elderflower, and butterfly flower juice); and Saigon Sunset (a blend of banana syrup and grenadine, creating a delightful watermelon flavor, garnished with a dry lemon).

Photos: Brasserie VietNam

The space also evokes the lush tropical environment of Vietnam with palms, luxurious bar with exposed brick and brass accents. Also featured are two illuminated works by illustrator Richie Fawcett depicting Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam’s most populous city, more commonly known as Saigon. The welcoming space could easily accomodate large groups, as well as an intimate night out.

Brasserie VietNam is located at 282 Bleecker St, New York, NY. For more information, visit