Pho 79

There was a pho 79 back in Saigon (the number referred to the street address), and those who remember that place find solace in the pho (beef noodle soup) at this offshoot, where the broth is light and perfumed with star anise. It’s easy to gorge on the bún thit nu’ó’ng (charbroiled beef on vermicelli with dried onion), and the tender bo luc lac (filet mignon with onion on rice) is a full-flavored introductory dish for Vietnamese newbies.