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La Grenouille, Lincoln or Scarpetta - with a vegetarian?

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Olive123 Apr 10, 2012 02:28 PM

Looking for someplace for dinner for myself (vegetarian) and my husband. We have had a few disappointing dinners recently at different places, and would love to try someplace new but am cautious. I really want to avoid the vegetarian-dishes-as-afterthought issue. I have a reservation for Scarpetta for now, but have already eaten there. I did enjoy their vegetarian menu. We loved Per Se when Chef Benno was there, so Lincoln seems a good choice on that basis. Their current menu seems to have quite a few tasty-sounding choices that would be suitable for a vegetarian. La Grenouille has a separate vegetarian menu, but I wonder if it rises to the level of their non-veggie food? I have reserved and canceled there a couple of times (with plenty of notice) because I was worried about being stuck with mediocre lentils for dinner. Or do you think we should just stick with Scarpetta? I didn't even try the polenta last time, so there would definitely be that to look forward to.

Husband will pretty much eat anything, by the way.

Thanks so much for thoughts.

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    Olive123 Apr 11, 2012 01:42 PM

    I switched Scarpetta to Lincoln for now. And both the eggplant and mushrooms sides had already caught my eye!

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      Sneakeater Apr 11, 2012 08:31 AM

      I'd say Lincoln (which is lightyears better than Scarpetta, BTW) -- with the clear understanding that you should not expect anything approaching per se in style or quality.

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        H Manning Apr 11, 2012 08:33 AM

        The vegetarian side dishes at Lincoln (eggplant parm, roasted mushrooms, etc.) are excellent, so order a few for the table.

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