Finally had a chance to try this restaurant only because KOO, my other favorite place in the neighborhood, had no tables. On a whim, we walked into Dragonfly & were seated promptly. The rooms are nicely decorated with Vietnamese hats or paintings and tables draped with white table cloths and covered with glass. The wait staff was very nice and kept filling our tea kettle and water glasses. Pre-meal you're served French bread with a dollop of pate in a tiny glass serving dish with lid. We had to have seconds of the pate & bread. The papaya salad was very tasty and yes, as stated by a previous reviewer, the beef was jerky-like but we didn't mind. The Look Luk beef dish was very good and served with a citrusy dipping sauce. The 5-spice chicken wasn't bad but I didn't like the sweet sauce (commonly served with Imperial rolls) for that came with it. Tried both the ginger steamed rice and coconut rice (both came wrapped in leaves and served in bamboo containers) and found the beef dish didn't blend well with the sweeter coconut rice, which would've probably tasted better with seafood dishes. The ginger rice was especially good with the beef dish as well as the chicken. Except for the rush job by the busboy to clear our table, one accidental slip and the dishes would've been on my lap, the meal was very good. We ended with a fried banana served with ice cream and drizzled with honey and chopped nuts on the side. The customers next to us had the crab with garlic noodles and it looked very good. Would definitely try this place again.
Pros: Delicious ginger rice and Look Luk beef dish, nice atmosphere and wait staff
Cons: parking can be difficult on weekends, hurried wait staff