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Dec 29, 2006 07:42 PM

Vegetarian Restaurants

Looking for recommendations for a vegetarian restaurant to take a client out to (so something nice with good food and good atmosphere). Haven't been to any of these, but here is what I have come up with:

Pure Food and Wine
Candle 79

Any thoughts / suggestions? Thanks.

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    1. re: pisces

      There is only one word to describe the food at the 9th Av. Zen Palate: horrible!!

    2. Gobo is my favourite but if it's an upscale business dinner then I'd go for one of the great restaurants that do vegetarian tasting or something, aureole or something. Worth calling a few to see what the options are

      1. If you're looking for a fancy veggie place, check out Han Gawi. Korean. Beautiful. Delicious. Transportative.

        1. My vegetarian friend swears by Counter at 105 First Avenue.

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          1. re: erica

            Counter is a wonderful restaurant for an evening with clients. Not only is their food great, but they have organic wines, beers, and cocktails.

            1. re: Restless Reader

              I was just going to suggest Counter. Although Hangawi, Franchia and Radha are good options too, if your companion likes "ethnic" food.

          2. Pure Food is a step beyond vegetarian in that it is vegan and serves "raw" food. The one dish worth having there is the lasagna, which my husband and I, both carnivores, thought was sensational. Everything else, not so good.

            Instead of going to a strictly vegetarian restaurant, I would take the client to Cafe Boulud. This may be 4-star chef Daniel Boulud's second-tier restaurant, but the superb cuisine is first-rate!! What make it a really good choice in this particular case is that one of the 4 a la carte menus, "Le Potager," is devoted to vegetarian dishes. Service is polished, yet cordial, and the space has stylish contemporary decor.