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Nov 11, 2009 06:13 PM

Restaurant After A Cleanse

Hi Hounds
My date is finishing up a cleanse on Friday, and I'm taking her out on Saturday for real food. While I would want a steak after a cleanse, she said she will need easier foods. I'm thinking a vegetarian restaurant. Any good recommendations? I'm looking for a restaurant South of 14th street.
Thanks Hounds

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  1. Pure Food and Wine would be a good one.

    1. Souen Restaurant

      28 East 13th street
      New York, NY 10003
      (212) 627-7150

      28 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

        1. re: travpard

          oh yeah? would you like to elaborate on that? i'ver always had good experiences there and all the vegetarians i know love it- did you have a bad experience?

          1. re: El Tigre

            Since travpard is replying to the OP, not to you, the "gross" may refer to the idea of a cleanse, not to your restaurant suggestion.

            But I had a miserable experience brunch experience at Souen, since you asked. Stingy portions, grievously overpriced, and lousy food (in my case, a rice flour waffle that tasted like a styrofoam cup). There may be gems on Souen's menu, but I'm not willing to risk another disappointment when there are so many other options.

            1. re: small h

              i've never had a mind-blowing experience there but for that type of veg-friendly food i've always thought it fine. i recommended it beacuse i know a bunch of people who go there straight from jiva mukti and rave about it. sorry you had a bad one- that sounds awful :(

        2. Lot of it depends on how long she's been doing the fast for. If she's been on an extended cleanse (like about a week or so), I agree with Pure Food and Wine. Not a fan of raw foods, but I think this is a good idea. After a cleanse, it's easier to transition to a raw vegetarian meal before hitting up the cooked foods (even if it's vegetarian, macrobiotic).

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          1. re: Miss Needle

            Zactly. Type of cleanse would be useful to know as well.

          2. I think you should go somewhere with incredible food and microscopic portions, like Le Bernardin.

            Le Bernardin
            155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

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