Walked by Bong Su last night and saw they are just opening so I walked in for a drink and a snack. I think I was customer #2 for the place.
Decor: They took over the Max's space and completely redid it. The decor is modern Asian with a muted color scheme of wood and modern asian influence. Bar/Lounge on the left with restaurant seating on the right, with private dining room available as well as a special with its own curtain partition. There is also a walk in glass enclosed wine storage room with a significant wine list.
Drinks: Full bar selection with asian inspired as well as traditional cocktail. Wine by the glass as well as half bottles available.
Food: I had the appetizer sampler, the food is done quite well with 2 kinds of rolls, a salad and other appetizers. The person next to me had the duck roll and the clay pot chicken. They looked good too, though both of us noticed that his appetizer and main course arrived at the same time. That is expected for opening night for kitchen timing.
They are open for dinner 7 nights a week and plan to start lunch service in another month.
Parking: There is parking around the convention center including the lot at St. Francis and across at the Club One/Museum Parc. They plan to have valet parking past 7pm.
Overall Impression: I think a lot of people will like Bong Su. The restaurant menu reminds me of Slanted Door, so I'd say if you like Slanted Door style Vietnamese cuisine, you would like Bong Su. Did not go deeply thru their wine list but it looks impressive at first glance. I will be going back to the lounge area myself.
Disclaimer: I am personally not into Slanted Door style Vietnames cuisine, so my opinion on the food is probably less steller than others may view. I think others will enjoy the dining experience.
Side Note: This actually is now my 5th restaurant opening nite without advanced planning. Oola, Osha, Roe, Ame and now Bong Su, guess it helps to help around the neighborhoold you live in at night
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