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JNice Jan 18, 2008 04:11 PM

I love Ten Tables b/c it's romantic, personal, and a great wine list plus they are vegan friendly. I am quasi vegan, meaning I do eat fish. I would love to find another place to go to besides Ten Tables. Any suggestions?

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    marilees Jan 19, 2008 06:50 PM

    A new place, VeeVee, will be opening in JP and should be vegetarian/seafood, and Grezzo is a raw foods/vegan place opening in North End. Both come in February, I think..

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      JNice Jan 23, 2008 01:57 PM

      I'm so excited for Grezzo to open. VeeVee sounds great - please keep me posted! :)
      (P.S. I don't feel like revisiting joebelt's topic, so I will simply state that it is possible the chef was in a very good mood the night I went there).

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        joebelt Jan 23, 2008 03:16 PM

        So what appetizer, entrée and dessert did you have that night?

    2. Chris VR Jan 19, 2008 06:59 AM

      I had a lovely meal at Craigie Street Bistrot last night and if I was vegetarian, I'd be very interested in their vegetarian tasting menu. (Even as a non vegetarian it was tempting!) However, it wouldn't work for vegans- they had ricotta gnocchi, for example.

      Your description of your eating profile is a bit confusing. So, are you saying you don't eat meat, do eat fish, don't eat eggs/dairy/honey? That's going to be a pretty tough call in these parts, especially for a place that is also romantic with a great wine list.

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        JNice Jan 19, 2008 11:37 AM

        Ten Tables made me a lovely vegan meal last Saturday night - yum!

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          joebelt Jan 19, 2008 11:47 AM

          Why are post answering his question being deleted? Can one not recommend a place anymore?

          Check T.W Foods or Craigie Street Bistro.

          Also for future potential customers of Ten Tables reading this post, please note that JNice is talking about vegetarian when he refers to "vegan friendly". Ten Tables does not cater to a strict vegan diet. They do cook beautiful vegetarian cuisine however.

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          JNice Jan 19, 2008 11:45 AM

          Thanks so much for the suggestion of Craigie Street Bistrot; I'll have to check it out. My eating profile may sound confusing but you are right on! :) I will eat honey although I prefer agave. Plus I say I'm quasi vegan b/c once in awhile I'll make an exception for dessert. Also, the omega's from fish are too healthy to pass up so I do eat fish but try to limit my fish intake to once a week.

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            The Chowhound Team Jan 19, 2008 11:52 AM

            Folks, please keep the discussion focused on restaurant recommendations and not on vegetarianism/veganism.

            The Chowhound Team

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              joebelt Jan 19, 2008 11:55 AM

              OK. I do think however that for the sake of potential vegan customers, the record needs to be set straight that Ten Tables is not a vegan friendly establishment. I'd hate for a vegan to make the trek to JP for nothing. :)

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                Chris VR Jan 19, 2008 01:05 PM

                ... except that JNice points out he/she DID have a vegan meal there. So it sounds like potential vegan customers can continue to consider Ten Tables. Probably best to call first- perhaps the same for Craigie Street Bistrot as well. While the amuse bouche wasn't vegan, perhaps the other menu items were.

                Helmand has the atmosphere, and is good for vegetarians, but I recall a lot of dishes with yogurt- so perhaps not vegan-friendly.

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                  joebelt Jan 19, 2008 02:11 PM

                  yeah he had a "vegan" meal with possibly fish and dairy product in his dessert. I don't think that would flow with any other so-called vegan. Ten Tables' vegetarian menu offerings are not vegan.

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                    Chris VR Jan 19, 2008 02:24 PM

                    What are you talking about?! JNice says he/she had a vegan meal. No mention of fish or dairy. The way it was phrased, I get the impression it was a specially prepared meal. Perhaps JNice could clear up the situation.

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                      JNice Jan 19, 2008 03:10 PM

                      It was a specially prepared vegan entree. I love Ten Tables b/c they are very accomidating.

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                        joebelt Jan 20, 2008 08:00 AM

                        FYI for vegan customers. Ten Tables does not have a vegan dinner option as a walk-in option. You can call in advance and see (like most restaurants) if they will be able to accommodate a vegan meal (excepts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays when they don't even accommodate vegetarian requests)

                        Over and out.

                        1. re: joebelt
                          Chris VR Jan 20, 2008 11:58 AM

                          JNice didn't mention arranging his/her meal in advance. JNice, did you need to arrange in advance or was it a spur of the moment thing?

                          There are many restaurants who can specially prepare meals that aren't on the menu, and don't require advance notice to do it. I haven't read anything yet to lead me to believe Ten Tables can't do it.

                          joebelt, do you have some sort of insider knowledge that you're not disclosing? Because otherwise I can't figure out why you are making such an issue of this.

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                            joebelt Jan 20, 2008 12:39 PM

                            We once inquired about bringing a vegan to Ten Tables and that is what "management" (whoever was taking reservations) told us. They told us to call ahead for a vegan request to make sure they could accommodate.

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