Vietnamese if you please...

  • August 20, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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Ok that's a lame title, but this place is anything but lame. Mai Lee is consistently regarded as THE best Vietnamese food in St. Louis. They have a HUGE menu that consists mostly of Vietnamese fare, but also includes several options of Chinese and Thai items. They are very well known for their Pho, which is a type of Vietnamese soup, and it comes in a very large portion that actually could pass as an entree itself. The prices are very reasonable, here's the website if you would like to peruse the menu: maileerestaurant.com

The restaurant is co-owned by Qui Tran and his mother. I have met Qui and he is one of the nicest people - very approachable and very passionate about his restaurant and the whole food scene is STL. If you take a look at the menu, you might feel very overwhelmed. One hint to eating here: tell Qui, or one of the many friendly waiters/waitresses, what you have an appetitie for (shrimp, catfish, curry, noodles, pho, etc.) and they always have a great suggestion(s).
Mai Lee does NOT take reservations (unfortunately), and they are consistently pretty crowded, so I'm choosing a weekday meetup here at an early time to hopefully avoid a large crowd and long wait-time. Right now, I'm going to cap it at 6. If much more than that are interested, I will HIGHLY encourage someone to volunteer to be a co-organizer and opt for another table.

This will be a tasty one! Not-to-miss if you are a Vietnamese food fan!

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  • Abby

    Nice to meet everyone!

    1 · August 21

  • Rob Maurer, JD, M.

    I had a nice time. The food and lychee martini a were great. Nice to meet everyone.

    1 · August 20

  • Rob Maurer, JD, M.

    I had a nice time. The food and lychee martini a were great. Nice to meet everyone.

    1 · August 20

  • Leslie

    Food was excellent! Great to meet new members!

    1 · August 20

  • John B.

    Thanks for inviting me from the waitlist, however, I can't go anyway because I'm sick. :(

    August 20

  • Leslie

    Ok everyone the restaurant is pretty empty right now. We are in luck!

    August 20

  • Dana S.

    thank you, I was thinking of just showing up, hoping someone would cancel

    August 19

  • Leslie

    Hey guys! I say the 3 on the waitlist should go ahead and cone tomorrow. I picked an early time in an effort to lessen wait time for a table. Of we can we'll get table for 9, but if not we can split up. No reservations here but I the cuisine is so delicious I say cone on and join us!

    August 19

  • Don O.

    I do love this place,but i have another event to attend.Have a great meal.

    July 24

  • Michael S.

    Wednesdays are not good for me

    July 22

  • Dan W.

    probably wont make this one, but we've already eaten at this place a few times in our 3 weeks in STL - it is great! have fun everyone

    July 22

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