Major progress at the new Vietnamese restaurant and bar coming to Ashburn’s north side. The sign has gone up at Saigon Outcast Eatery & Taproom and the owners have given The Burn a sneak peek of their new menu.

Saigon Outcast is coming to the University Commerce Center off George Washington Boulevard. The casual restaurant will feature food service from a counter, a lounge like atmosphere and a large outdoor patio for the warmer months.

Saigon Outcast is the brain child of a trio of local businessmen. Jason Fisher is a prolific restauranteur from the Arlington/Alexandria area. Saigon Outcast will be his seventh establishment. He  is teaming up with entrepreneurs Anthony Catselides and Hoa Lai. Lai is the owner of Four Sisters Grill in Arlington. And yes, that means it’s related to the famous Four Sisters Vietnamese restaurant in Falls Church. (Another Lai brother owns the Four Sisters Snack Bar in Ashburn.)

Outcast will offer dozens of beers on tap plus wine, cider and even sake — all in a self-serve method. Customers will have a card or bracelet that allows them to load it with money and then serve themselves anything from a small sample to a large glass.

Image: Saigon Outcast

Meanwhile, the menu (below) is full of traditional Vietnamese banh mi, noodles, soup and rice. Saigon Outcast is hoping to hold a soft opening and start welcoming guests the second week in March.

appetizers

A1. Chả Giò/Chả Giò Chay $5.25

—Crispy Spring Rolls, Pork or Vegetarian

A2. Gỏi Đu Đủ Tôm Thịt $9.95

—Green Papaya Salad with Shrimp and Pork mixed with Cilantro, Lime Juice, Chili, Fish Sauce and Peanuts

A4. Gỏi Cuốn/Gỏi Cuốn Chay $4.75

—Fresh Garden Rolls, Shrimp and Pork or Vegetarian, Served with Peanut Sauce**

bánh mÌ

B1. Bánh Mì Thịt Nướng $7.45

—Grilled Pork

B2. Bánh Mì Thịt Nguội $7.45

—Cold Cut Combination with Pâté*

B3. Bánh Mì Gà Nướng $7.45

—Grilled Chicken

B4. Bánh Mì Bò Nướng $7.45

—Grilled Beef

B5. Bánh Mì Chay $7.45

—Tofu

noodles

N1. Bún Thịt Nướng $9.45

—Grilled Pork**

N2. Bún Gà Nướng Xả $9.45

—Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

N3. Bún Bò Nướng Xả $10.25

—Grilled Lemongrass Beef

N4. Bún Đậu Hủ Chiên $8.95

—Shredded Fried Tofu

N5. Bún Tôm Thịt Nướng $10.95

—Grilled Shrimp and Pork

N6. Bún Tôm Nướng $10.95

—Grilled Shrimp

N7. Bún Chả Hà Nội $10.75

—Ha Noi Style Grilled Pork in Fish Sauce and Chili Paste

rice

R1. Cơm Sườn $10.50

—Grilled Pork Chops (2)

R2. Cơm Thịt Nướng $10.15

—Grilled Lemongrass Pork

R3. Cơm Gà Nướng Xả $10.15

—Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

R4. Cơm Bò Nướng Xả $10.95

—Grilled Lemongrass Beef

R5. Cơm Đậu Hủ Xả Ớt $9.75

—Tofu sautéed with Lemongrass and Chili

R6. Cơm Tôm Nướng $11.25

—Grilled Shrimp

R7. Cơm Cá Chiên $11.75

—Fried Fish Filet

R8. Gà Nướng Tiêu Đen $12.25

—Grilled Black Pepper Chicken

R9. Bò Nướng Tiêu Đen $13.95

—Grilled Black Pepper Beef

soups

S1. Phở Gà (R) $8.75

—Rice Noodle Soup with Chicken (Regular)

S2. Phở Tái (R) $9.50

—Rice Noodle Soup with Eye of Round Steak (Regular)

Image: Saigon Outcast