There’s a constant flow of delivery workers walking into this Vietnamese restaurant on the LES. That doesn’t mean this place isn’t good for eating in though. The large space has a vaulted ceiling with wooden beams that’ll remind you of a ski lodge, and there are always open tables. You can choose from over 20 varieties of phở, but don’t overthink it. Just get the #1. The medium-rich broth is that ideal middle ground between too heavy and watered down, and we love the gelatinous tendon and thinly sliced brisket and eye round. We also like the fried salt and pepper squid that comes with smoky stir-fried veggies, and you can’t go wrong with any of the vermicelli bowls. (We’re partial to the one with spring rolls and grilled pork.) Phở Grand also has a location nearby at The Market Line.
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