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Oct 25, 2010 03:15 PM

Theater District Restaurant to take a vegetarian to?

We are going to see a Broadway show, and are then headed out for dinner. We nee to find a good restaurant in the area that has good food, nice decor / atmosphere and (most importantly) can accomodate one of our guests who is a strict "doesn't eat anything with a face" vegetarian. So somewhere with a few good vegetarian friendly options would be perfect. We had booked at the Lamb's Club, but that has NOTHING for vegetarians!

Any suggestions?


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  1. Are there any style of cuisines that are a no-go? Most of your best options will probably be some ethnic spots: Kyotofu (Japanese vegetarian), either Meskerem or Queen of Sheba (Ethiopian), or Thai (many spots, ie Pam Real or Wondee). There is also pizza at a new spot, Zigolinis, if you like Neapolitan style pizza.

    Queen of Sheba
    650 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    468 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

    144 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

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    1. re: orthorunner

      Thanks for that - I was thinking of somewhere maybe a little more upscale than that, if possible... Do you happen to have any other thoughts?

    2. Take a look at Toloache, the Mexican restaurant on 50th near 8th. It's more upscale than the Ethiopian or Thai suggestions, and it has a vegetarian menu (separate from its regular menu).

      251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

      1. Although I agree with the Kyotofu recommendation (GF is a vegetarian and she likes that place), I'll offer this suggestion, Vice Versa. Nearby, upscale feel (albeit somewhat stark), very good food (not life changing), and the prices are pretty good.

        144 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

        1. Davrish, Mediterranean/Greek/Turkey on 47th near 7th Ave. We went there last month for their brunch buffet and found it reasonably priced, delicious, filling, and they were able to accomodate a special diet in our group. Nice atmosphere (locals and tourists) and attentative waitstaff.

          1. I'll second Toloache - they're not super-fancy, but they're quite good for the area.

            Italian is usually a good choice for vegetarians - there's always a face-less pasta or two. Alto could be a good call. I haven't been to Insieme since Canora left, but they could be worth a shot. Anyone been more recently?

            DB Bistro Moderne generally has at least one veg app & entree on the menu - not much to choose from, but whatever it is it'll probably be good. Might be a pasta, though, in which case you might as well go Italian.

            251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

            DB Bistro Moderne
            55 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

            777 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

            11 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022