good date restaurants for vegan/vegetarian and carnivore?
any suggestions for good date restaurants in San Francisco where one party is vegan or vegetarian and the other is very much not? I blanch at most vegetarian or vegan restaurants but I don't want to suggest a place with just one vegan option that's basically "roasted vegetables on plate."
Check out Barbacco's menu, lots of vegetarian dishes.
I took a vegetarian to Incanto, which is perhaps the most carnivore-friendly restaurant in the Bay Area, and she loved it. The number of vegetarian dishes varies, but tonight I count five of eight appetizers, three of six pastas, and one of four entrees. The back room's probably better for a date, the front has more of a bustling bistro atmosphere.
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
I just took a mixed omnivore/vegan crowd to Tajine, which isn't exactly a date restaurant, but which made them mention how much they love Aziza. So there's a good suggestion for you that's more "Date" than "Family"
Vegan versus vegetarian matters. Most French restaurants will do vegetarian entrees on request, but not without butter. Chapeau! is a great place for a vegetarian.
Places I'd enjoy:
Helmand Palace might work; not sure if they use dairy in their vegetarian dishes.
Piccino Restaurant & Coffee Bar
1001 Minnesota St, San Francisco, CA 94107
3215 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110