The Vietnamese Grand Brasserie enticing East Coast food critics to Los Angeles.
In less than four years, Cassia has sealed its reputation as one of Los Angeles’ finest restaurants—and the first establishments to be awarded the honor of a New York Times starred restaurant review outside of the Big Apple. Housed in a 1930s art deco building in Santa Monica, the lively space is the result of a pared-back fusion between Vietnamese and Singaporean sensibilities (with French and Chinese touches), and run by husband-and-wife team Bryant Ng and Kim Luu-Ng. The menu—which ranges from pot-au-feu with pho broth to cumin-laced lamb with Szechuan peppercorns—is served up at tables split between an outdoor patio, a bar area and the main dining room, where Vietnamese bird cages are suspended from the high ceiling.
1314 7th Street