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xtgirl Apr 7, 2008 05:52 PM

Can you please recommend some restaurants that have a vegetarian tasting menu? I'm looking for a mid-range restaurant (less than $100/person) rather than a Daniel or Per Se. I prefer something with a nice atmosphere, and while not a must, prefer ethnic cuisines (Indian, Thai, etc.) Thanks!

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    edintern Feb 3, 2009 12:35 PM

    two cheap indian restaurants: gaam on 30th between 5th and broadway, or vatan, on 3rd between 28th and 29th.

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      chadradchad Feb 4, 2009 04:12 PM

      Any of the higher end restaurants that are on open table?

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      shivohum Jan 29, 2009 04:10 PM

      It's small, cozy, and a little eccentric... Graffiti has excellent Indian fusiony food and a vegetarian tasting menu. The owner, Jahangir Mehta, is very flexible, too, as to how many courses, whether wine would come with them, etc., and all for a relatively reasonable price.

      1. thievery Jan 29, 2009 07:53 AM

        Tabla has a vegetarian tasting menu ($59) with a wine pairing (+$39 i think). Went there this weekend and my vegetarian friends loved it. The service was off for a high-end place and the portions won't leave you stuffed (if that's a problem)... but fits the bill otherwise.

        1. misnatalie Jan 28, 2009 04:43 PM

          Sugiyama has a Vegetarian Kaiseki for $58
          Advanced reservation is required for it according to the website

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            cimui Apr 8, 2008 05:18 AM

            Aquavit (Swedish) has a very interesting vegetarian menu (also building in lots of seasonal ingredients). Scroll down to see the menu: http://www.aquavit.org/pdf/diningroom...

            It's $90 without the wine pairing.

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              chadradchad Jan 28, 2009 04:02 PM

              Any other ideas for Vegetarian Tasting menus? I am going in March and looking to use an open table certificate. One fish eater and one pure vegetarian!

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                david sprague Jan 28, 2009 04:05 PM

                cafe boulud. a former s.o. was a pure veg. and always enjoyed. they have several menu options (my fave being the seasonal) and all are ace.

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              kobetobiko Apr 7, 2008 08:20 PM

              For ethnic choice, Devi's tasting menu can be done in non-vegetarian or vegetarian style for $65 ($110 with wine). They also have prix-fixe menus which are even cheaper.

              For new American, my pick will be Blue Hill. With all the great spring vegetables appearing in the market, I can't think of a better place to enjoy vegetables than Blue Hill.

              1. scarlet starlet Apr 7, 2008 08:14 PM

                Devi has a great vegetarian tasting menu; I haven't had it since their reopening, but when I had it a little over a year ago, I loved it, as did my entire family. It doesn't seem to be on their website now, but I'm pretty sure they still offer it - just call and check.

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                  kathryn Apr 7, 2008 06:55 PM

                  The vegetable tasting menu at Gramercy Tavern is $88 and highly delicious, and I say this as a meat eater! Chef Michael Anthony does wonderful things with vegetables (the mushroom ravioli is amazing, and I still think about that delicious carrot soup from time to time). The tasting menu is a vegetable tasting menu, and not strictly vegetarian, but can be made vegetarian upon request (I'd call ahead).

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