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my girlfriend's birthday is coming up. We're both lacto-vegetarians (no meat, fish, poultry or eggs, other dairy products are fine). I wanted to take her for dinner on a friday night to either a restaurant with an amazing view (shes a sucker for skylines) with vegetarian/vegan options, or to a classy, romantic vegan restaurant. Looking to spend anywhere between $30-$90 pp.

We've already been to:
Candle 79, Caravan Of Dreams, Hangawi, Pure Food and Wine, V-Note, Blossom, Wild Ginger, Kajitsu, Dirt Candy, Gobo, Graffiti, Angelica's Kitchen and a few more.

I was looking at The Park, Franchia, ABC Kitchen and Asiate.
Franchia and ABC Kitchen seem to have vegetarian options, but I'm not sure about The Park or Asiate.

Other suggestions and recommendations would be great!

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  1. Not sure when the dinner would be but if you can make it a Monday I would strongly suggest lookng in to Dovetail, they have a special vegetarian menu on Monday nights. My GF, a vegetarian, really enjoyed it. I think it is $45 for 3 courses.

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    Dovetail
    103 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024

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    1. re: Spiritchaser

      sorry forgot to mention that I was planning on taking her on a friday night.

      1. re: unequalcoyote63

        No you mentioned it, I just missed it.

        1. re: Spiritchaser

          Do you know if most of the dishes on the vegetarian menu are prepared with eggs? i know the vegan ones obviously aren't.

          1. re: unequalcoyote63

            That I don't know, my GF is okay with eggs so I've never really paid attention.

            1. re: Spiritchaser

              I spoke to them and they said they can accommodate it. Thanks for the recommendation!

              1. re: unequalcoyote63

                Oh excellent, I think you'll enjoy it, please report back.

                1. re: Spiritchaser

                  The dinner was awesome! she really enjoyed it! We had the turnip ceviche and saffron fennel (its not on the website menu) to start with and the butternut squash risotto and the mizo glazed daikon for the main course. They were all good but we really enjoyed the ceviche and the daikon. They couldn't really prepare any eggless desserts, so we just had the sorbet (it was good!). Overall a great experience! Thanks for the recommendation!

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                  Dovetail
                  103 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024

    2. Franchia is completely vegetarian, and is a sister restaurant of Hangawi. Franchia is more about the tea and Hangawi is more of a complete restaurant.

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      Franchia
      12 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

      1. Scarpetta has a separate vegetarian menu. No view though.

        http://www.scottconant.com/restaurant...

        For something more casual, Franchia is quite nice.

        Cafe 2 at the MoMa also has a nice selection vegetarian antipasti and main dishes (but too informal for a celebration).

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        Franchia
        12 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

        Scarpetta
        355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

        Cafe 2
        9 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

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        1. re: H Manning

          leaning more towards scarpetta. Thanks!

          1. re: unequalcoyote63

            Just be aware that the bread basket includes stromboli which contains some hidden bits of meat.

            On the vegetarian menu, the polenta and the spaghetti are signature items. I've also enjoyed the crispy vegetables and the farro risotto but you really can't go wrong with any of the selections. Desserts are also very good. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful meal.

            1. re: H Manning

              Thanks for the heads up! Will keep that in mind. Also, do you know if they use eggs to prepare any of the dishes or desserts? Neither of us have eggs. thanks!

              1. re: unequalcoyote63

                Not sure about eggs. It would be best to call Scarpetta before making your reservation.

                Picholine will also accomodate vegetarian and vegan requests according to their website.

                If you're okay with cheese, Empellon also has quite a few delicious vegetarian items which I think are egg free.

                1. re: H Manning

                  But I think Picholine would break their budget, but a great choice if it works.

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                  Picholine
                  35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023