Brentwood, MO 63144
Riverfront Times' Description
The area's first Vietnamese restaurant has relocated to a bigger, better space, but its charm remains. The menu is quite long and has the rare quality of appealing to novices and aficionados alike. For example, you can order spring rolls (goi cuon) or you can roll your own. House specialties include excellent roast duck and a beguiling lamb dish with lemongrass and chiles, troo xao xa ot. Mai Lee's pho, the traditional beef noodle soup, is capable of curing a cold, a hangover or existential ennui. Mai Lee originally opened as a Chinese restaurant; a selection of Chinese dishes remains available.
Tips from foursquare
Feeding a family? Try the banh mi thit pork sandwich, banh xeo shrimp-and-pork crispy crepe, dau hu xao to tofu and vegetables, and banh hoi chao tom spring rolls with sugarcane shrimp. (Evan S. Benn)
2011 RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Vietnamese Restaurant.
Fabulous service - great atmosphere - ok food. Worth a visit!
Everytime I come here I leave happy! Not only is the service top notch, the food is fantastic. Try the vietnamese crepes, pho tai, and banana pie!!
Robust flavored Pho. Most excellent! This is my favorite restaurant in this city. Huge variety, delicious sauces, relaxed environment.
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