If you're looking for some great pho -- noodle soup -- and are near Boston Commons, this is THE place to go. Jackie (scuba_girl) suggested this as a lunch stop for our VT walk along the Freedom Trail (with rowangbr and dracko). Great choice!!
scuba_girl reports that the Pho Pasteur location we went to has since shut down. There are, however, a couple other locations still open and she assures me they're good too.
Favorite Dish: The Seafood Noodle soup was deeelicious.
Pho Pasteur has several locations in the Boston area including 137 Brighton Ave., 119 Newbury Street, and 36 Jfk Street.
With a semi-authentic feel, the restaurant does a better job of making one feel like they're eating in a Vietnamese restaurant than most others. The menu is pretty large and the food is good and cheap. The servers are very friendly, and ... well... once again, the food is good and cheap.
Don't be fooled by the picture. Ellen tries out her first Vietnamese dessert and gets a little freaked out by the leche.
Favorite Dish: pad thai, or any chicken dish with curry
In the heart of China town is the best Vietnamese restaurant around. Pho Pastuer is one of the first Vietnamese places to pop up in Boston, and their Pho is second to none! Best of all is that it is located near many great places to visit in Boston, including the Theatre District and Downtown Crossing. It's worth going a little out of your way to eat at this great ethnic restaurant.
There are several Pho Pasteur, restaurants. Go to the original in ChinaTown!
Favorite Dish: The Pho (noodle soup in broth, with various meats). If you are new to Vietnamese food, try Pho Tai or Pho Tai bo Vien.
That's my buddy Biju (VT member Zack01) on the right and me on the left enjoying a great meal (good Vietnamese food).
The location makes this place very desirable. We would have loved to have sat outside on the cafe style tables on Newbury Street, but the wait was too long. Pho, if you don't know, is a light Vietnames soup specialty that is filled with various meats or vegetables to your specifications and served with fresh basil and sprouts.
Favorite Dish: The food was really good here. The chef goes for a Vietnamese fusion style with a great deal of success.
When it's 5F and you're really, REALLY cold, there're few things better than a nice hot bowl of soup. And if you're in the vicinity of the Boston Common, you owe it to yourself to swing by the Pho Pasteur on Stuart St. They specialty are soups (Phos), but they also serve a number of main course dishes. The soups are excellent. They're served in huge bowls, with just the right amount of spices and greens, and lots of thin noodles. Haven't tried the rest of the menu, but was assured by a regular that everything else is just as good. All this, and the lunch prices are very cheap as well - expect to pay $7-10 for lunch and feel stuffed!
This Pho Pasteur is one of the newer restaurants in the chain of 4 or so all over Boston.
Favorite Dish: The seafood soup that I had was great. Huge bowl, the broth was not greasy at all, and tasted delicious. Lots of different seafood parts (squid, crab, shrimp, etc.) and lots of tasty noodles. Topped off with lots of greens, including some fresh basil and other trimmings that you can add to taste.
Pho Pasteur has excellent Vietnamese food for a good price. There are a few locations in the Boston area (Harvard Squ, Chinatown, Newbury St, Allston/Brighton). The BEST one is the one in Allston/Brighton. It`s always crowded & I see alot of Vietnamese people there (so it`s not just me who thinks this restaurant is great!).
DON`T GO TO THE ONE IN HARVARD SQU! THE SERVICE IS TERRIBLE THERE & THE TASTE IS NOT AS GOOD!!
Favorite Dish: Order fresh or fried spring rolls & pho (noodle soup). The dish of pork chops & rice w/ fish sauce is delicious as well. Also order the durian shake!
I found this place while strolling along Back Bay. Very cosy & nice place to stop for a short rest after all those walking around the city.
Favorite Dish: Vietnamese Spring Rolls (#2).
Pho Pasteur has several locations around the greater Boston area, but this particular one is my favorite. I really think the broth in their Pho tastes better here (I have been to their Chinatown and Cambridge locations
Favorite Dish: PHO hoac MI....especially on a cold day or whenever I am hungover or feeling a little under the weather...
Boston can't compare with NY when it comes to dining. But it'll impress you with the diversity of dining options. When it comes to food, I like practically anything. But being Vietnamese, I still think of Vietnamese first and foremost. The restaurant we frequent the most is the Pho Pasteur in Brighton; it sits at the corner of Brighton Ave and Harvard St. This area itself is very lively with restaurants, bars, live-music cafes and abounds with college-types from BU just down the street. However, if you don't have a set of wheels, you may opt for the another Pho Pasteur in the chain in Chinatown or the one on Kennedy St in Harvard Square.
One may wonder why a restaurant is named after a 19th-century French scientist. Well, the original Pho Pasteur has always been on Pasteur Street in Saigon's District 1. It's still there now.
Favorite Dish: The chain specializes in the Vietnamese soup, Pho, which can be customized with different types of toppings. Vietnamese people loves soup, of which there are several varieties besides Pho. If you're not into soup, the vermicelli with grilled meat and spring rolls may be another option.