Long Provincial Vietnamese
1901 Second Ave
Sunday through Thursday, 11am-midnight
Friday and Saturday, 11am-2am
Happy Hours: 4-6pm daily
Friday and Saturday 11pm-2am
I'll just come out and say it, Long Provincial is my favorite restaurant. When Tamarind Tree announced they were opening a second restaurant downtown, it felt like they were doing it just for me. Tamarind Tree actually has cooler bathrooms, but everything else is either the same or better at Long Provincial.
This photo from one of the (two, unisex) bathrooms really sums it all up. The whole restaurant is elegant, dark, and gorgeous. Even a little mysterious.
The ceramics they use in the restaurant are available for sale; I wish they also sold bathroom fixtures.
The menu is huge enough that anyone will find something they'll like and something they've never heard of. I personally recommend bringing at least one friend so you can have multiple appetizers. The squid satay the Tamarind Tree rolls are my two current favorites.