Sitting on the corner of Commercial Blvd and just blocks from the beach sand is the cozy Basilic Vietnamese Grill. We’ve never had the opportunity to sit down and eat authentic Vietnamese food before. It’s always been on our to-eat list but with a full-time job, it’s hard to enjoy a weekday social life. With the help of a Groupon, we finally got our chance.
We ordered large crêpe style appetizer; Vietnamese Crepes. Filled with bean sprouts, herbs, shrimp, and pork these crepes were savory and fresh. For our main meals, we ordered the Beef Pho and the Combination Pho. The proteins for the Combination Pho were steamed meatballs and sliced grilled brisket. Man alive was it delicious. The portions were truly generous – we took half home! Also, the staff was super friendly. They guided us on how to culturally and correctly use the stacks of Thai basil, mint, cilantro and spices served with the meals. The excellent food and portions were a great value for the price as well, even without a Groupon.
Basilic Vietnamese Grill is a great place to eat authentic hard-to-come-by Asian food. The atmosphere was pleasant and not over the top and the staff was top notch. If you’re looking for some good pho look no pho-ther.