Mid-City Vietnamese restaurant Pho Tau Bay (1565 Tulane Ave., 504-368-9846; www.photaubayrestaurant.com) reopened for lunch May 5, following months of renovations to the space.
The restaurant closed its longstanding Gretna location in February 2015 after the building it occupied was slated for redevelopement. Before Hurricane Katrina, the restaurant had several locations, including the spot on Tulane Avenue, which has been closed since the storm and has undergone extensive renovations.
The restaurant has had a loyal group of regulars since the original Gretna location opened in 1982. The spot is best known for its use of fresh ingredients and authentic Vietnamese fare, including bun, spring rolls, pho and banh mi. According to an employee at the restaurant, most of the menu has stayed the same.
For now, the restaurant is open for dine-in customers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is open till 7 p.m. for takeout. The owners plan to extend dine-in hours.