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Dec 25, 2012 05:29 AM

Special occasion tasting menu dinner (Regular + vegetarian) - Bouley, Picholine, Corton, Jean-Georges??

Hi, I was trying to narrow down a restaurant for a special occasion dinner for 2, one of whom is a vegetarian. I've done some research and was hoping to get some feedback on that.

Based on what I read, I'm leaning towards Picholine, the reasons being,

- Corton seems like it is a more cutting-edge kind of place designed to surprise you and I wanted to keep this meal a little more traditional so decided against it
- Bouley also looks good BUT at that price point (dinner) I feel that I might as well go for EMP.
- Jean-Georges - How is this in comparison to Picholine and Bouley? I wasn't able to find a lot of info about veggie experiences here. The signature dish tasting menu does look good though. But, like in the case of Bouley, I feel that paying a little more for the EMP experience might be a better option.

To me, Picholine seems like a better deal but I wanted to make sure that the food there was as good as (or better than) the other places that I considered.

Comments, suggestions?? Thank you.

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  1. Picholine has a superb vegetarian menu and cheese selection is one of the best in the city.

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      1. I have had the best experience contacting the restaurant directly, re a vegetarian/vegan tasting menu. The best can always accommodate.

        1. Based on my experiences.
          Jean-Georges was best including atmosphere.
          EMP would be a good second choice .
          Corton I would not consider.
          Bouley based on my experience i wouldn't do, although it is a "special" atmosphere. Calf's review of Bouley was exceptional, however.
          Jungsik- although excellent, like Kyo Ya ,,is far from traditional. probably not a good choice.
          Picholine I have not been to.

          1. Picholine is fantastic for vegetarians, My GF is vegetarian, I am not, and she has always enjoyed our meals at Picholine.

            FWIW, Jean George is another excellent choice and has also been very good to her when it comes to vegetarian courses but I have always been sure to advise then beforehand.