Executive Chef and Co-Owner: Guy Wong
🙂 = Convenient location on the Westside with a few free, reserved spaces in the adjacent parking garage. Elegant décor reminiscent of Southeast Asia’s French colonial era. Extremely friendly and attentive staff. Well thought out menu featuring authentic Vietnamese staples (pho, vermicelli dishes, spring rolls) along with a few inventive Asian-inspired dishes. Carefully considered wine and cocktail list that’s perfect for stressed out mommies and daddies. High chairs available. Sinks in bathrooms are just high enough for toddlers.
🙁 = The food is a little pricey – don’t come here expecting Buford Highway or Pleasant Hill prices. Also, Le Fat has only been open for two weeks, so it’s difficult to determine what type of crowd the restaurant ultimately wants to draw. The sophisticated décor, expertly designed dining spaces, and impeccably dressed staff suggest Le Fat is meant to be a place where grownups can enjoy high quality Vietnamese cuisine in an environment that’s more upscale than anything Buford Highway has to offer. But the larger, family-style servings suggest that Le Fat has an interest in remaining true to the Asian tradition of making mealtime a moment of togetherness. Right now we think Le Fat is best for grownup time or date night; but we’re looking forward to seeing how the restaurant will evolve over time. Note: Currently Le Fat only serves dinner, starting at 5 PM. However, a reliable source told us they’re going to start serving lunch in May, and the lunch menu may include banh mi. We can’t wait!