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Non-vegetarian restaurant that does great vegetarian?

SuperFineSugar Nov 16, 2011 11:17 AM

Can you recommend a non-vegetarian restaurant that has pumped up veg-offerings on the menu? Something that would easily entice a meat-eater to order it and not feel like they're missing the meat? Thank you!

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    jhinky Nov 16, 2011 01:14 PM

    If East Bay / Berkeley is okay, I think Gather fits the bill perfectly.

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    1. re: jhinky
      epicurious_sf Nov 16, 2011 01:45 PM

      ...as does Camino. There a always three entrees for the evening - one meat, usually one fish, and one vegetarian.

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        singleguychef Nov 16, 2011 04:10 PM

        Also Plum in Oakland

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        j mather Nov 16, 2011 01:01 PM

        Here's a recent thread:

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          ceekskat Nov 16, 2011 12:34 PM

          There are only a few places in SF I order veg. mains & not feel that I'm "missing" meat. One is Perbacco, love their gnocchi. Another would be DOSA, an upscale South Indian restaurant where the specialty is of course, dosa. Actually, I feel this way about any S.Indian restaurant where dosas are prepared well. Lastly, a pizza at Pizzeria Delfina.

          If price is not an issue, then...


          Not sure

          230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

          Pizzeria Delfina
          2406 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115

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          1. re: ceekskat
            bdl Nov 16, 2011 04:04 PM

            If I were only looking vegetarian, I would choose Udupi palace over Dosa. Equally good food (if not better) at a fraction of the cost. Also at Firefly two out of seven entrees are always vegetarian, well thought out and executed.

          2. Robert Lauriston Nov 16, 2011 12:32 PM

            Two of my favorite places for vegetables are Cafe Rouge and Incanto, both of which are generally regarded as meat-centric.

            I've had great vegetable dishes recently at Cotogna and Barbacco as well. Barbacco's farrotto is one of the best vegetarian entrées ever.

            Incanto Restaurant & Wine Bar
            1550 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131

            Cafe Rouge
            1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

            230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

            490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              hyperbowler Nov 16, 2011 01:42 PM

              Wow, I hadn't even considered that the delicious farrotto was vegetarian. The ingredients list parmesan and mushrooms, two items whose high glutamate content can satiate any carnivore.

            2. wolfe Nov 16, 2011 12:22 PM

              Here's a similar request with an unhappy result.

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