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Third Date Place for Vegitarian

noahdavid Jul 10, 2006 03:31 PM

Hello All!
New to CH, looking for guidance. Third date with a great girl. Looking for someplace fun and relatively quiet/romantic. She is a vegitarian, so take that into consideration. Maybe Mexican food (she loves it). Area-wise, preferably lower than 14th street. West Vil or TriBeCa would be ideal, SoHo would also work well.

Let me know!

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    sam1 RE: noahdavid Jul 10, 2006 05:03 PM

    my girlfriend likes cafe el portal on elizabeth. i think the food is okay but its a nice spot on a tiny street in nolita. shrimp tacos are actually quite good but their specialty is mole sauce (not my thing).

    we usually start the dinner with a glass of anejo...and end the night at double happiness on mott off broome...preferably their private area to the left of the bar...

    feel free to try that.

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      jungirl RE: noahdavid Jul 10, 2006 05:27 PM

      if she likes indian, vatan is a great choice. it's all you can eat vegetarian indian, but not buffet style. i have suggested to many of my vegetarian friends, and they all love it. i'm a meat eater but really liked the food i had there. it's a cute ambience too, sort of super kitschy indian disneyworld. it is above 14th though. but not too far. fun date place.

      1. NAtiveNewYorker RE: noahdavid Jul 10, 2006 06:54 PM


        1. Wilfrid RE: noahdavid Jul 10, 2006 07:36 PM

          Blossom is more romantic than Counter, and it is West Village. The garden at Pure Food & Wine is another possibility.

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            NAtiveNewYorker RE: Wilfrid Jul 10, 2006 09:02 PM

            Blossom is good, but above 14th Street

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            dbird RE: noahdavid Jul 10, 2006 08:52 PM

            Savoy meets your atmosphere/location requirements, is very moderately priced, and has one of the nicest vegetable menus around. I am a reformed-vegetarian carnivore but rarely able to get around to the meats at Savoy because the vegetables are so interesting and well executed (though a few days ago I did have a brilliant duck confit/ duck liver salad).

            For your next date, consider Cafe Boulud!

            1. thursdayclubjason RE: noahdavid Jul 13, 2006 05:37 PM

              Try Kate's on Avenue B.

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