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Pho Long isn't your typical 100-plus-selection Vietnamese restaurant. It specializes in pho, the traditional Vietnamese noodle soup. But you don't need much more than a bowl of good pho for a fast, satisfying meal. Pho Long's great: thin rice noodles, onions and scallions in beef broth, customized with your choice of meats - eye round steak or flank steak are the straightforward choices; oxtail or beef meatballs offer a heartier, earthier flavor; tripe and tendon give the full, authentic experience - fresh herbs, jalapeños and lime. Best of all, pho is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner, in hot weather or cold. Not in a pho mood? There are a few entrées, as well as appetizers and desserts
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Great Pho. I have to admit this fact. The thing that bothers me is the service double standards. I accept the laws and regulations as I have managed restaurants for over 20 years. During my first visit I was refused a beer with my meal as this was Sunday and evidently the place does not have the Sunday beer license. This is perfectly OK and I do respect that. However a party next to my table enjoyed their Budweiser right in front of us. I was told that this was the owner and his friends. A regulation is a regulation and this should not be happening. Anyway I put this behind me and granted the Pho Long another visit yesterday. This is about two years after my first experience. I entered with my wife (a Vietnamese) and asked politely if the Sunday beer is still out of question. The person serving me answered that.... well it is not recommended, but she will get me one. After a while she came back and said that she asked the owner and he said no. OK, I am being respectful to the regulations as always and ordered an iced tea instead. Just five minutes later a couple with a child came in and two bottles of Miller Lite apeared on their table. I was amazed that the restaurant's staff could be so stupid to think that I can not see it. Or were they just disrespectful to me? I am very disappointed as the food is really great, but on two separate occasions I felt insulted.
PHO IN ST. LOUIS...YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE: PHO LONG HAS THE BEST PHO IN ST. LOUIS.. Pho Long...pretty good stuff...you were able to replace my San Francisco's Tenderloin pho dive. I actually drive a while for lunch some time to enjoy the almost erotic quality of pho!
In America the beef-noodle soup pho usually rates its own category on Vietnamese restaurant menus. In Vietnam pho usually rates its own restaurant -- or simply a stall, open to the air, full of diners slurping noodles and broth. In, say, Ho Chi Minh City, a restaurant like Pho Long would be one of many pho joints. In St. Louis it's one of a kind. Yet Pho Long's uniqueness isn't the only reason to recommend it. The pho is first-rate, the broth a beautiful balance of beef's richness and... More »
Mom? There's something I need to tell you. Yes, you'd better sit down. Here -- take this box of tissues. So you know how you've always said there's nothing better than chicken soup for the common cold or a tired soul? Well, you're wrong. Try this. It's a bowl of pho from Pho Long, a tiny restaurant that specializes in the traditional Vietnamese soup. It doesn't look like much yet, just thin slices of beef and rice noodles in a dark broth -- but check out all you can toss in there:... More »
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