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HELP!!! B-day vegetarian dinner

EllenMM Jan 9, 2010 11:21 AM

I'm wracking my brains for a good spot to take my adult vegetarian daughter for her b-day dinner tomorrow. Oleana is fully booked. Only other place I can think of with more than one veggie option is Helmand. Italian is okay, but "not boring red-sauce, Mom..." and no Japanese.

  1. yarm Jan 11, 2010 09:06 AM

    A little late, but adding on to the list for others:

    VeeVee in JP. Half their menu is vegetarian and the other half is fish.

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    1. re: yarm
      MC Slim JB Jan 11, 2010 02:58 PM

      Though it is worth noting that Vee Vee is not averse to the occasional pork dish.

      Also, Rendezvous in Central Square always has an imaginative, non-insulting array of apps and entrees for vegetarians, like their veggie antipasto.


      1. re: MC Slim JB
        hotoynoodle Jan 11, 2010 04:30 PM

        ditto the blue room and rialto.

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      EllenMM Jan 11, 2010 08:08 AM

      Thanks to you all. We ended up at Helmand - good food,fun atmosphere, awful service. The birthday girl was happy and that was my goal.

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      1. re: EllenMM
        justbeingpolite Jan 11, 2010 02:46 PM

        For the future: the veggie platter of the day at the East Coast Grill is always fabulous. Not suggested for your request 'cause I think they were having "hell night" that night.

      2. MC Slim JB Jan 10, 2010 09:24 AM

        UpStairs on the Square is celebration-dinner worthy, and is generally good to vegetarians/vegans. Myers & Chang is more casual and fun, and always has an excellent, big slate of options for vegetarians.


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          lgss Jan 10, 2010 07:23 AM

          Hope you read this is time...

          Grezzo (raw, vegan) grezzorestaurant.com,
          Veggie Planet (Harvard Square) www.veggieplanet.net
          Martsa on Elm (Tibetan in Davis Square) http://www.menulizard.com/restaurant/229/
          Asmara (Eritrean/Ethiopian in Central Square) asmararestaurantboston.com
          Elephant Walk (Cambodian/French with locations in Porter Square, Waltham, and Boston) www.elephantwalk.com.

          If you want to go farther afield there's Life Alive in Lowell
          or Organic Garden Cafe in Beverly.

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            Parsnipity Jan 10, 2010 06:38 AM

            Ten Tables has a good vegetarian tasting option, very reasonably priced. You may both need to order it though, but as a non-veggie myself I would highly recommend it. In fact, of the times we've been to Ten Tables, I think we agreed the veggie tasting option was the best meal we had.

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              MarsGirl Jan 9, 2010 11:54 AM

              Grezzo in the North End is a very nice raw/vegan restaurant.

              1. c
                Canadian Tuxedo Jan 9, 2010 11:41 AM

                How about Craigie On Main for their Chef's Whim? They always offer a vegetarian version and it is generally fantastic.

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