When restauranteur Eric Banh says “authentic” — he means authentic.
Straight from the streets of Vietnam to 12th Ave. on Capitol Hill, Eric Banh, the man behind the fantastically mouth-watering Baguette Box and Monsoon, has finally realized his vision for an authentic Vietnamese eatery in Seattle.
The word Ba means father in Vietnamese, and Eric Banh dedicated the Ba Bar to his father. The restaurant provides a taste of Vietnam that has not yet been Americanized in the slightest. Exotic specialties at this delicious destination include Ox Tail Pho, Vietnamese Fry Bread, an impressive selection of noodle dishes and many French-inspired Vietnamese entrées. Coffee and breakfast pastries are also available as early as 7 a.m.
If you’re craving some good libations to go along with your pho, the restaurant features 175 different bourbons and a wide variety of Asian beers and cocktails, served by Daniel Jeffers from San Francisco. These delicious drinks nicely complement the wide variety of dishes, from their small plates to their impressive selection of noodle dishes and authentic Vietnamese delicatessens.
Photos by Geoffrey Smith
If you are an avid pho pro who has sifted through the entire city for the best Vietnamese joints, this is one spot you won’t want to miss. They serve morning street eats and late night munchies — so any time is a good time to get your grub on — authentic style!
Ba Bar | 550 12th Avenue, Seattle | (206) 328-2030