Pho 33, a ready alternative to the sandwich-heavy fare rampant in the Carlyle neighborhood, has closed its doors for good. The Vietnamese café was in service as recently as last week, but over the past few days, would-be customers were greeted with only a sign saying the restaurant was closed permanently.
The restaurant, which opened in spring of 2014, served as a welcome respite from the delicatessens and coffee shops that permeate the neighborhood, particularly for the hundreds of employees of the Patent and Trade Office and its neighbors in the area. Open for dinner as well, Pho 33 also catered to the residential set after the 9-to-5ers commuted home for the day.
Calls and emails to Pho 33’s management have gone unanswered as of press time.