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Aug 5, 2008 12:18 PM

Sit-Down Meal for Dieter

I notice that many of the health food restaurants in NYC are take-out or delivery only. Can you please let me know any suggestions for a sit-down restaurant for someone on a (low fat & calorie) diet?


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  1. I'm on a diet and I've been eating a lot of sushi. Also Josie's is suppose to be diet friendly but I've never been.

    1. I'm a bit confused: can't you just go to a regular restaurant that has stuff like fresh fish and salads and order that?

      1. I agree with City Kid that you can go to many restaurants and find things on the menu that will fit your diet. For example, Ethos, the Greek taverna-style restaurant, on 3rd Av., b/t 33rd & 34th Sts., has a selection of whole fish displayed on ice. The kitchen will expertly grill you chosen fish, and your server will filet it for you tableside if you prefer. A little squirt of lemon is all that is needed. Start with a Greek salad (equest dressing on the side and go easy on the feta), and you're golden.

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        1. re: RGR

          Grilled octopus would not add too many calories, either!

        2. Hi FoodieFemme,

          If you like seafood, you can go to Aquagrill. First, the raw food like oysters and clams are amazing and very fresh. For cooked fish, you can specify the way you like it to be cooked (grilled, poached, etc.) and what to go with it. That way you may be able able to control the input to your meal if you are afraid of those hidden sauces or dressing or bacon fat and stuff.

          Also, Pure Rood and Wine has mostly raw food, so I guess it should be pretty healthy?

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          1. re: kobetobiko

            They use lots of ground nuts to simulate cheese in the signature lasagna. Seriously delicious, but nuts are very high in calories.

            1. re: kobetobiko

              I second kobetobiko on Aquagrill, great food, family owned and warm, personable service; also easy on your waistline because they will customize your order to your liking. Enjoy!

            2. Hangawi is strictly vegetarian, and the food is generally very light and healthy.