Vietnamese Fancy and pho may seem like oxymorons, but the traditional noodle soup dish did seem to taste even better recently at this bustling and well-appointed bistro where tasteful art and artifacts hang against vermillion walls. The menu covers the basics, from imperial rolls and “soups” to vermicelli noodle bowls, fine vermicelli platters, and clay pots. The menu dispels the mystery of the language with concise explanations of each item, so newbies aren’t in for surprises. Pho bò is the signature soup in which steak slices, meatballs, and beef tendons swim in a beef broth under cilantro and onions. The bò tái chanh—thinly sliced beef marinated in lemon dressing and spices augmented by a crush of mint leaves, peanuts, onions, and sesame seeds, is simply delicious. Specials are well worth the splurge. Serves lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat.