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I have a few friends coming into town for labor day weekend and they all wanted to go out to a nice dinner. We decided on Les Halles until a vegetarian friend decided to join us as well. Now we are trying to find a nice, upscale restaurant that also has decent vegetarian options.

Any suggestions?

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Les Halles
15 John Street, New York, NY 10038

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  1. Good thing that your veggie friend decided to join and saved you from eating at Les Halles. Its really not good. I'm not sure of your budget when you say upscale, but Cafe Boulud has many vegetarian selections. I'm eating there on Monday and plan to post my review, but in the meantime there are many positive reviews already posted here.

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    Cafe Boulud
    20 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021

    Les Halles
    15 John Street, New York, NY 10038

    1. Double ditto re: Les Halles and Cafe Boulud.

      C.B. may be Daniel Boulud's second-tier restaurant, but everything about it is first-rate! It's one of our favorites. Chef Gavin Kaysen is cooking some of the most delicious food you will find in the city right now. One of the 4 menus, Le Potager, focuses on vegetarian dishes. Service is cordial and polished, and the space, which was refurbished around this time last year, is lovely. It's also when they added Les Pleiades, the bar room down the hall, which is a very pleasant place to have pre-dinner drinks.

      Cafe Boulud photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

      http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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      1. re: RGR

        In the last week we have had two fabulous vegetarian meals

        One at Cafe Boulad, it was stunning especially thw vegertable caapes served as an amuse bouche

        Last night we were at La Grenouille, my aunt an duncle are in town and tehy have been dining there for 30 years on their annual visits. I had no idea they had a seperaet vegetarian menu.

        It was awesome.

        Started with a chestnut ravioli with brussel sprouts in truffle sauce that the whole table tasted and we ordered a second one to share it was sooo good!

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        La Grenouille
        3 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

      2. Another vote for Boulud but you have a lot of fantastic options. We recently had a great vegetarian meal at Tocqueville, which is well worth a trip with or without a vegetarian. Not sure how upscale you want to go, but you will do well at EMP, Per Se, Devi (but service is odd there), and Blue Hill, to name a few. Personally, I'd go with Tocqueville or Cafe Boulud and you probably won't have a hard time getting a reservation at either.

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        Per Se
        10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

        Cafe Boulud
        20 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021

        Blue Hill
        75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

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        1. re: clembeauchamp

          Have you been to Devi since Hemant Mathur left the kitchen?