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Hello,

We are celebrating a bachelorette in NYC in July and the bride-to-be is vegan so we decided that all our evening restaurant choices should be vegan/vegetarian. I know of Candle 79 in the UES, but I'm wondering if there are any others. We are trying to look for fun places. Please let me know if you know of anything! We want to stay in Manhattan, and the budget isn't really an issue. If you know of a great Indian restaurant (that isn't a hole in wall type place, but more like a mid to up scale place, we would love that!)

Thanks!

Natalie

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Candle 79
154 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021

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  1. Back to Kajitsu...two star Michelin...amazing food!

    www.shrinkinthekitchen.com

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    1. re: scotty27

      Agreed that it's an excellent place, but it's far from lively. Relaxing, though.

      1. re: coasts

        Ah, lively. Right. Well, fun? Relaxing can be fun, I suppose.

        1. re: coasts

          I'm not really looking for a relaxing type place. We are in NYC for a bachelorette, and we aren't a quiet group, so the goal is to have fun and eat great! But thanks for the suggestion!

          1. re: Natt

            Kajitsu would be an awful choice for a bachelorette. The room is unbelievably quiet.

      2. Blossom Restaurant, in Chelsea I think, is also very good.

        1. I really like Bhojan on Lexington for vegetarian (and kosher) Indian food in a classy setting.

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          Bhojan
          102 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

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          1. re: eatthisny

            Reviews for Bhojan seem so-so, do you know any other great Indian restaurants?

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            Bhojan
            102 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

            1. re: Natt

              I really enjoyed everything about my experience at Bhojan. I've also read good things about Saravanaa and of course Blossom.

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              Saravanaas
              81 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

              Bhojan
              102 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

          2. I'm new here so I hate to jump in, but if you don't want Kajitsu, possibly Pure Food and Wine? It's upscale, and definitely not relaxing. It's vegan, and the food is very good, IMHO. There's also Candle 79?

            As far as Indian, unfortunately, none of the more upscale Indian restaurants that I know of are vegetarian. I love Saravanaas, but it's not much for ambiance...

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            Saravanaas
            81 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

            Candle 79
            154 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021

            Pure Food and Wine
            54 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

            Kajitsu
            414 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009

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            1. re: vegivore

              Do you know of any upscale indian restaurants at all? They would probably have veg/vegan options. I want to please the rest of the girls that aren't necessarily vegan! Bhojan seems to have a fun ambiance, that's the type I'm looking for!

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              Bhojan
              102 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

              1. re: Natt

                I loved Tabla, but they recently closed. Devi would have been perfect. But the chef left, and I've heard the food has gone downhill.

                There's also Tamarind, Amma, Nivarna, and Dawat. Unfortunately, the only one I've actually been to is Tamarind, and I, personally, found the food a little bit under spiced. But that could just be me. Also, Tulsi recently opened with the former chef from Devi, and is supposed to be very good.

                I'm pretty sure they all have vegetarian choices. But I'm not at all sure about vegan, so, depending on how strict your friend is, I would check to make sure. Indian food is generally cooked in ghee...

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                Dawat
                210 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022

                Amma
                246 E. 51st Street, New York, NY 10022

                Tulsi
                211 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017