100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Rice Paper
Comments () | Published February 19, 2013
Rice Paper Vietnamese Cuisine
Address: 6775 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044
Neighborhood: Falls Church
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday 11 AM to 10 PM. Thursday-Saturday 11 AM to 10:30 PM.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Needed
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Newbies should commence their explorations at this modish dining room with polished wood floors and dangling lamps, where the 120-plus-item menu is an encyclopedia of Vietnamese cooking. The menu also rewards the food adventurer with beguiling twists on the familiar (lemongrass short ribs, thrice-baked chicken) and dishes that don’t stint on their commitment to authenticity. The staff is uneven—sometimes attentive, sometimes fumbling. Don’t miss: Spring rolls; bun thit nuong, a noodle bowl with grilled pork and shrimp; congee (porridge); shaky beef; bánh xèo, a rice-flour crepe with pork, bean sprouts, and shrimp; grilled, stuffed grape leaves; chicken salad with cabbage, gizzards, and liver; snails in coconut sauce; fried tofu with lemongrass.
Open: Daily for lunch and dinner. Inexpensive.