vegetarian friendly restaurant needed in Midtown East (high 40s/50s)-not too $$$, not salad bar
Want to take a colleague out for lunch tomorrow in Midtown, my office is on Madison and 52nd. He's vegetarian. Any ideas for a restaurant with enough choices for a veg? Want it to be decent, but not more than $20 for entree, tops.
Dawat (Indian), on 58th between 2nd & 3d, has a vegetarian lunch for just under $20 or so. (They have several lunch specials, each consisting of a variety of dishes; one of the combo choices is vegetarian.) I have had it several times and always enjoy it very much. (Some of the dishes include dairy. The vegetarian combo lunch is not vegan.)
Also on 58th is Chola, with a lovely buffet ($14?) that includes southern Indian items, which is not as usual as the normal Indian restaurant. Very fresh, and delicious! I love this place.
The whole 58th st. block is India Uptown, so you can browse. But yes, my vaves are Chola and Dawat. I think Chola is more Veggie friendly, and with less common dishes than the norm.
In the 70s are the two Candle places, but that is out of your stated area.