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Vegetarian Recs on a Monday night in SF

singleguychef Feb 19, 2008 10:00 AM

I have a friend visiting in a few weeks and she'll be staying at the Four Seasons. We're going to meet for dinner on a Monday night and she's a vegetarian. Any recommendations? FYI, I'm not a vegetarian so if you recommend a vegetarian restaurant, hopefully it offers something substantial.

Anyone tried the Millenium recently? Haven't heard much about them since they moved to Geary St., but met chef Ken Tucker awhile back and he seems like he knows his stuff.

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    rahir Feb 20, 2008 01:24 PM

    Millennium is wonderful, and the chef (Eric Tucker) is always doing something new. The food is substantial, and you'll leave feel full and content! I've taken friends and family, many who aren't vegetarian, and they've all really enjoyed their experiences. It's really the place to go if you're a vegetarian, and you can't go wrong.

    I visited All About Herbs recently, and the service was slow. Food was ok, but I'd prefer to go to Millennium over AAH.

    I've enjoyed my dinners at Luella, but you'd need to take a cable car up to Russian Hill and back. Colibri offers a small array of veggie options, and it's near Union Square.

    Personally, as a vegetarian, I love trying veggie restaurants or at least having more than 1 option for my entree. Go with Millennium!

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    Luella
    1896 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

    Colibri Mexican Bistro
    438 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102

    All About Herbs
    704 Post St, San Francisco, CA

    Millenium Restaurant
    580 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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    1. re: rahir
      Robert Lauriston Feb 20, 2008 01:29 PM

      Is Millennium making some non-vegan dishes these days? I notice "black truffle butter" and "smoked pimenton cream" on the menu.

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        rahir Feb 20, 2008 01:39 PM

        Most likely it's "butter" using a soy or other non-dairy "milk" base. Same thing with the "cream." I was at Millennium a few weeks ago and had a vegan "creme" brulee. It tasted a little more like flan, but still, it was yummy. Regarding vegan vs. vegetarian items, It never hurts to ask!

        1. re: rahir
          Robert Lauriston Feb 20, 2008 02:37 PM

          Last time I was there I thought the chef had gone overboard with a combination of vegan and low-fat, but that's four years ago.

    2. Robert Lauriston Feb 20, 2008 08:08 AM

      Do you particularly want someplace in that neighborhood?

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        singleguychef Feb 20, 2008 08:47 AM

        Yes, I should have been more clear. Around Union Square or SOMA neighborhoods would be more convenient since we both don't have access to a car.

      2. Windy Feb 19, 2008 09:15 PM

        Sultan would be perfect. Sens probably offers reasonable choices for both of you.

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        1. re: Windy
          singleguychef Feb 19, 2008 09:39 PM

          Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

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          ceekskat Feb 19, 2008 08:46 PM

          Whenever someone asks for vegetarian recs, I immediately think of ethnic restaurants. In addition to Dosa, perhaps you can look into Aziza or The Helmand. Saha would be another choice but they are not open on Mondays.

          http://www.aziza-sf.com/dinner_&_sweets.html
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/443405

          1. Lori SF Feb 19, 2008 08:18 PM

            This is too late but this place is very good- All About Herbs
            http://www.chow.com/places/18690

            Dosa would be another recommendation

            My friend had a good dinner at Greens recentlty

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