Dependable Vietnamese fare served in the speed of sound in a casual yet elegant setting. Huge menu offers its share of exotic fare. The "peppered'' dishes are outstanding and Kim Son's noodle bowls boast bulging portions.
Vibe: Could be better if the greeters didn't feel compelled (who knows why?) to segregrate the Vietnamese patrons from the non-Vietnamese diners.
Alison Cook says: Purists turn up their nose at the Vietnamese restaurant for being overly Americanized; others just can't get enough of the sautéed crab with black-pepper sauce. Good dim sum at the Stafford location; arrive early before the rush and service slack off. Sleek, simple interior.