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Sit-Down Meal for Dieter

FoodieFemme Aug 5, 2008 12:18 PM

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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    lanadai Aug 5, 2008 12:29 PM

    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. c
      City Kid Aug 5, 2008 01:27 PM

      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?

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        RGR Aug 5, 2008 01:54 PM

        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
          City Kid Aug 5, 2008 02:07 PM

          Grilled octopus would not add too many calories, either!

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          kobetobiko Aug 5, 2008 02:35 PM

          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
            RGR Aug 5, 2008 03:37 PM

            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
              ideabaker Aug 8, 2008 09:13 PM

              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!

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              small h Aug 5, 2008 02:47 PM

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


              1. f
                FoodieFemme Aug 8, 2008 12:54 PM

                Thanks for all of the responses. I usually try to order healthy stuff at regular restaurants but sometimes it still comes out greasy and drowning in sauce. These were all very helpful suggestions though! Thanks again

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