Looking for interesting, fun restaurant with lots of veggie options
My husband and I want to go out to celebrate our 5th year anniversary. We are vegetarians, but don't necessarily want a totally veggie restaurant (non veg. restaurants are more interesting) just one with plenty of options. We've already been to a bunch of the fancier veggie restaurants in the City. I am a chef and love eating out. Any suggestions? We would spend around $60-$80 per person, including drinks.
Cookies4, congrats on your 5th anniversary!
Have you heard of Spiga on the UWS? It has a good selection of vegetarian (non-vegan) antipasti and primi courses. The space is perhaps more casual than what you're looking for, but the dim lighting and warm wood interior actually make for a fairly romantic setting. The menu falls squarely within your price range.
Aquavit in midtown has a 90$ vegetarian tasting menu that looks (and smells) quite good.
Pasha, another more casual, but potentially romantic space on the UWS, has a wide variety of well-made vegetarian small plates if you don't mind eating tapas style. Also falls within your price range, easily.
And finally, Blue Ribbon Bakery in the W. Village has a good selection of cheeses, crostini, vegetarian appetizers, as well as two or more vegetarian entrees (and great bread, of course). You should be able to stay under $80 / person, there.
Ah, I should mention that Aquavit is Scandinavian (mostly Swedish); Pasha is Turkish, and Blue Ribbon Bakery is French / pan-European / American. Spiga is Italian.
65 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
Blue Ribbon Bakery
33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014
200 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024
70 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023