Nam 110 Reade St. (Church St. & Broadway)
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Save those frequent flyer miles because all you’ll need to feel like you’ve been transported to Southeast Asia is a trip to this handsome Vietnamese restaurant. The dim lighting and dark wood and bamboo décor make this exotic eatery date-friendly. And if your knowledge of Asia doesn’t extend past that Leonardo DiCaprio film, strike up a conversation about the pendulum-like lights hanging on the walls that feature family portrait-like photographs of Vietnamese families while you wait for a table. On a good night, the wait is lengthy, so sip on a lychee martini before sampling Vietnamese staples such as jasmine rice, sautéed shrimp and beef, and noodle dishes (entrées cost between $12 and $20). Instead of cute belly-baring waitresses, though, you may get an Asian metrosexual.