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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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  1. 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).

    1. 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.

      1. 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. 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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          1. re: cimui

            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!

            1. re: chadradchad

              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.

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

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

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                  1. re: edintern

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