After spending nearly 13 years in New York City trendiest neighborhood, Tribeca, creating and specializing in Vietnamese cuisine, we lost our lease and were forced to set up a new restaurant elsewhere. With our parents getting older and their desire to live in a warmer climate, our choices were limited to a few cities. We embarked on a month long quest for a suitable location for our new restaurant and searched for places to set up in California, Houston, Dallas, Florida and Atlanta.
We ultimately decided on Dallas.Opened in late February 2006, the restaurant is named after the then youngest addition to our family, Alexander Please join us, as Chef So H. Bui takes you on a culinary journey with unique dishes created from the inspiration of various regions of Vietnam.
Went to a Vietnamese wedding here. Nothing is spectacular about the exterior but once you walk in the decoration for the wedding was very shocking! It was set up beautifully! They used large curtain like drapes to square off the reception area. This totally made the space look/feel a lot fancier/elegant than it really was.
Now for the food...very mediocre...even compared to other Vietnamese restaurant weddings. There was nothing special about any of the dishes and this also showed in the taste, flavor, and presentation. Idk where they store their wayer bottles but my fiancé and I tried to drink it straight from the bottle and it had this really gross and unsettling taste...we determined it was from the bottle itself...seems kinda unsafe if you ask me...
Overall, besides the layout and decoration of the reception area, this is just another Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant; a far one at that! There are plenty of other closer and better tasting options out there.