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Jan 8, 2007 09:32 PM

dinner in manhatten

hello there folks

My sister and I are visitng Manhattan at the end of April for a short break and wonder if anyone can let us know of a some good places to have our evening meal. We like Italian and Chinese but are keen to try other specialities. I am vegetarian, so a good vege restaurant would be useful although I will basically eat meat-free food anywhere. Many thanks.

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  1. I think if you do a search on Manhattan board you will get tons of recommendations for vegetarian meals in Manhattan. That should get your plan kicking!

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    1. re: kobetobiko

      thank you - will do. Have never been to a vegetarian restaurant before , so I am very excited about visiting one in New York!! Vegetarian food around here typically consists of a small section of a normal menu and is not usually very adventurous.

    2. You will have far more success if you provide chowhounders with details about the neighbrohood you will be visiting, how much you want to sepnd, the sort of ambiance or crowd you like. NYC has literally THOUSANDS of restaurants. You need to provide more details to get the suggestions you request.

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      1. re: chow_gal

        thanks for the advice - I am new to Chowhound. We are staying in Murray Hill but will be visiting all the usual areas. I am keen to try a vegetarian restaurant, and will search for these on this site. Many thanks.

        1. re: amandajj

          While I can understand your wanting to try a strictly vegetarian restaurant, you will be losing out on some great NYC dining experiences if you don't consider other options. For example, Devi is one of the finest Indian restaurants you will find anywhere. There are many vegetarian offerings on the a la carte menu, as well as an all-vegetarian tasting menu. They also offer the option of wine pairings. The large space on two levels has unique, elegant decor. You can dress casually.

          1. re: RGR

            Hi amandajj,

            Completely agree with RGR. There are many restaurants that offer vegetarian options. For instance, Daniel has a vegetarian tasting menu, and Dim Sum go go also serves a vegetarian dim sum platter. So when you do your search in Chowhound, you can put vegetarian or vegan and only search on the Manhattan board. Order the postings by time so the most recent ones show up first. This way you can get the most recent reviews and suggestions on vegetarian options in NYC.

            Of course if you have any questions or need to nail down to the final choices, we are all here to help! =D

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        1. thanks for the advice - I am pleased to have a couple of months before my trip so I can sort this out!!

          1. Off the top of my head, places that are specifically veg include:
            --Angelica's Kitchen (a study in blandness)
            --Zen Palate (even worse)
            --Kate's Joint (scruffy comfort chow, veggie hotdogs and club sandwiches and the like)
            --Red Bamboo and Vegetarian Paradise (next door to each other, one soul, one asian, or maybe both a combo of both. it's been a while since I was there last, but i remember tasty if not particularly exciting food)
            --Counter (more upscale, but much less so than the options mentioned by others on this thread, organic)
            --Gobo (gets good reviews here, never been)
            --Hangawi (Korean, with flowy curtains to create a serene vibe, overpriced and greasy in my estimation, but it's been a long while, and people on Chowhound seem to like the place more than i did)
            --Blossom (in Chelsea, newish, never been)
            --Pure Food and Wine (raw, the vegetable lasagna gets good reviews here; I've never been)

            I ditto everybody else's recommendation to take some time poking around old threads. Chowhound is a repository of great food information. And then, do post back with questions as they come up--the more specific you are, the more likely you are to get good info. Enjoy!