My daughter and I had a truly enjoyable meal at this new place on Rte 50 where Secert Garden used to be and in the same shopping strip as Baskin Robbins and the JV bar.
But it took some persistence on our part.
The place looks great with some of the fine woodwork of the previous tenant, plus they installed beautiful tables and a gorgeous fountain with live Vietnamese water plants and little fishies. Neither for eating.
After we selected our dishes from the limited menu, the waiter frowned and gave us one of the biggest "you no like" that I've ever encountered. After we stuck to our guns, then it was the manager's turn to persuade us to change our order. True, we each ordered a soup, which might not make a great family-style meal, but they were sure we wouldn't like what we ordered. We adored both dishes.
My daughter (9) found a palpable hit with the watercress and minced pork soup. The broth for this was killer. I ordered off-menu and chose the Bun Bo Hue, aka Hue Spicy Beef Noodle Soup. The soup also had beef bone, shrimp pate, and blood pudding. On the side they brought a variety of herbs, sprouts, and lime. Not as spicy as most versions but the beef, bone, and blood all added deliciousness to the soup
They said that don't have a full menu yet, hence the limited selection. Also off menu was a Duck Noodle dish that sounded promising.