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Vegetarian Tasting Menus?

My partner and I are going to be in town for our Honeymoon. We are getting married in the Berkshires and spending a few days in NYC. As of now we are currently planning to do the Per Se Vegetarian tasting menu. He does not eat any fish or meat, and I eat fish. We have a $200 Open Table Cheque, so we are looking to go somewhere on OT. Any other suggestions?

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Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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  1. Would this be instead of, or along with, the Per Se vegetable tasting? If the former, I would strongly advice sticking with your Per Se reservation. Some of the best bites of food that I have ever had came off of that menu and I am not a vegetarian. If the latter, you might look into Bouley or Daniel, both of which are very accommodating to vegetarians.

    My sister and I had a meal at EMP recently and she thought her vegetarian offerings were only very good (my non vegetarian stuff was great), but others with more direct experience may point you in that direction.

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    Per Se
    10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

    1. I have heard very good things of the per se vegetarian menu, but I have not personally tried it.

      Another very interesting option might be Dirt Candy. They are a vegetarian restaurant, but apply classic french techniques, and get great reviews, even from non-vegetarians.

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      Dirt Candy
      430 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009

      1. For a tasting menu, Kajitsu.

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

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        1. re: Wilfrid

          Thanks! We may do Per Se, it is a once in lifetime opportunity and seems fitting for a honeymoon. I will check into other options.

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          Per Se
          10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

          1. re: chadradchad

            Ideal for a honeymoon (ate there the night that I got engaged and it was perfect).

        2. Congratulations!

          Do you eat seafood in general? Your husband can do the vegetarian menu at Per Se, and you can do the regular, without meat. They'll alter the regular menu for you to fit your restrictions. They have many signature dishes that are seafood based - oyster with pearls, salmon crouquets, butter-poached lobster, and their fish is expertly cooked.

          Or since you like fish (but say not seafood in general), you can do the vegetarian menu, but substitute one of the courses with the fish one from the regular.

          Per Se is on Open Table, but I've heard 2-spots are harder to book than 4-person reservations on there.

          I plan on going to Katijsu soon. Heard so many great things.

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          1. re: deepfry7

            Thanks! I do eat seafood. Love the idea of altering it, never thought of that. We don't have to make the reservation on Open Table, they just have to be on Open Table to redeem the cheque. Is it still very hard to get a reservation?

            1. re: chadradchad

              yeah, for a 2-top i would suggest calling a month to the day. you might be able to pull off a mon or tues otherwise, but not worth the risk.

          2. I haven't eaten there yet, but have a reservation for the tasting menu at HanGawi, a Korean vegetarian restaurant. They also have a less expensive teahouse, also entirely vegetarian.

            My vegetarian boss loved Dirt Candy when he ate there. They're on Open Table.

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            HanGawi
            12 E 32nd St, New York, NY 10016

            Dirt Candy
            430 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009

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            1. re: Windy

              Thank you everyone!! I will try next month. We have been to Dirt Candy, it was great!

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              Dirt Candy
              430 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009

              1. re: chadradchad

                Bummer. Found out that Per Se is closed the week we are in town. How about Daniel or Eleven Park Madison?

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                Per Se
                10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

                1. re: chadradchad

                  Eleven Madison Park does not have a vegetarian tasting menu. However, if you make a request in advance, they will be happy to prepare one for you.

                  Daniel has a regular vegetarian menu. They do not list a vegetarian tasting on the website, but I imagine they would be willing to prepare one for you. Best to call and inquire.

                  Best wishes on your upcoming nuptials!

                  Daniel's Vegetarian Menu: http://www.danielnyc.com/daniel.html#...

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