Doc Nut and I met up for our monthly dinner date. This time, it was my turn to choose. So I opted for Barbao because I wanted some Asian food but with a modern twist.
We arrive to a nearly empty restaurant with just one other table filled. No one at the bar and hardly anyone at the tables. Hmm, weird even for a Thursday night. We sat and ordered anyway.
We started with some nem nuong ($10) which are pork meatballs in a lettuce wrap. The sauce tasted like vinegar and fish sauce. This was just okay. The price was hefty for the size of this dish.
Barbao's service was nice and attentive. But we were also the only people in the restaurant when we were eating. The other people had left. However, the food was so dissapointing and poorly executed that I would not go back here.
115 St Marks
New York, NY 10009