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RichardNYC Feb 19, 2012 12:49 PM

We're planning to take my parents (who are getting on in years) out for a special meal. They live in St James, so I'd like something within reasonable driving distance. One of the party is a vegetarian, so steak houses, sea food or the like isn't ideal

What would you recommend?

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    jnab121 RE: RichardNYC Feb 20, 2012 09:52 AM

    Without a question I'd chose Kitchen A Bistro if you can get a reservation.

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      Scott_R RE: jnab121 Feb 20, 2012 10:41 AM

      I'd considered suggesting them also, but their vegetarian-friendly items are sorely lacking, especially if seafood is off limits.

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        RichardNYC RE: Scott_R Feb 20, 2012 02:15 PM

        Agreed - the menu doesn't really work.

        Any view on these:
        - Kitchen A Trattoria
        - Ragazzi
        - Mauricio's Orlando II
        - Mosaic (menu doesn't work, but web site says options for dietary restrictions always available)

        They used to like Mirabelle, but don't like it in the new location

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          Scott_R RE: RichardNYC Feb 20, 2012 02:30 PM

          Just a note on Feelgoods Cafe:
          http://www.feelgoodscafe.com/
          very good food and certainly vegetarian-friendly; it falls short, however on the "special meal" side of things in that it's a counter service sort of place.

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          mcf RE: Scott_R Feb 23, 2012 06:10 AM

          I am pretty certain that a call ahead might find them willing to accommodate a vegetarian. There's usually some sort of pasta/grain/bean thing going on there that they could adjust or use the components of. It'd be my pick, too.

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          dixdiner RE: jnab121 Feb 22, 2012 08:53 AM

          And don't forget Mirabelle, just up the road in Stony Brook.

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            coll RE: dixdiner Feb 23, 2012 02:07 AM

            I'd second Mirabelles. Took my Mom there and she was raving for weeks. But if they don't like the location, at least you have some nice options.

        4. Motosport RE: RichardNYC Feb 20, 2012 02:42 PM

          Zar Cafe is excellent and has many non meat choices. Middle Eastern with an intimate vibe and great service.

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