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Cool place for a meal with my 21 year old daughter

elgordo Dec 7, 2007 06:06 AM

We're visiting Manhattan for a week's vacation in February. I'd like to take her to a really cool vegetarian restaurant for lunch/dinner.What do I mean by cool? Well good decor, friendly service and some (not necessarily live) music ... not forgetting interesting choice of food!
Any suggestions?

  1. b
    bouffe Dec 7, 2007 06:15 PM

    Pure Food and Wine is great, especially the tasting menu. Candle 79 is also enjoyable - but these are also "upscale" vegetarian dining places. I am not sure if they are "cool".

    1. h
      hungryinny Dec 7, 2007 09:02 AM

      Pure food and wine on Irving place is certainly interesting and cool, though I dont think there is music. It's vegan and everything is raw.

      1. e
        EBT Dec 7, 2007 08:13 AM

        Counter on 1st ave and 7th

        Candle cafe on the ues is good too, though not really very cool

        1. JungMann Dec 7, 2007 06:30 AM


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          1. re: JungMann
            piccola Dec 7, 2007 04:49 PM

            Definitely Gobo. And it's in a cute area, too, so you can walk around before/after.

            1. re: JungMann
              BW212 Dec 8, 2007 05:13 AM

              For fabulous vegan food in a hip looking room, I'd definitely go to gobo (I think you might want to drop the "live music" part of your request, as offhand I can't think of a place for it).

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