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bobbob911 Jan 18, 2013 10:21 AM

Just looking for some ideas of good/great restaurants that are not vegetarian but offer a complete vegetarian menu? (ie. more than one starter, more than one main that aren't just the regular menu items minus the meat)

Two examples would be Woodlot and the new Daniel Boulud restaurant.

Thanks!

  1. MissBingBing Jan 18, 2013 10:50 AM

    Cafe Boulud has a vegetarian menu?

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      bobbob911 Jan 18, 2013 11:22 AM

      Yes - one of the four quarters of the menu "Le Potager" is vegetarian.

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        MissBingBing Jan 21, 2013 09:07 AM

        "Le Potager" is not vegetarian. There's definitely ham in the beet salad.

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          bobbob911 Jan 21, 2013 12:28 PM

          You're right - I never noticed that! Odd choice since I believe the translation for Le Potager is "The Vegetable Garden"!

    2. biggreenmatt Jan 21, 2013 01:45 PM

      Yours Truly does a veg tasting menu that's well-priced and excellent.

      Vegetarian Haven on Baldwin is full veg, but excellent no matter how you slice it- even carnivores would like it.

      1. happycamper Jan 21, 2013 04:01 PM

        Tabule.
        Lee.
        Parts & Labour (informal nibbles)
        Khao San Road

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          Toucan67 Jan 22, 2013 08:13 AM

          Can confirm Yours Truly is very veg friendly.

          Ursa usually has one of four mains specifically tailored to vegetarians. I was also given the impression before my first visit that it wasn't beyond them to take special requests, I suppose with notice. There was more than one eligible starter on the menu, too.

          1. Ediblethoughts Jan 22, 2013 09:21 AM

            Banock had some interesting veg choices.

            1. jlunar Jan 22, 2013 01:26 PM

              Maybe look at Woodlot? They had a lot of vegetarian dishes or alternates, but it's been a while since I've been.

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                autopi Jan 22, 2013 01:40 PM

                not exactly a whole menu, but Fabarnak has a vegetarian version of their "square peg" lunch deal.

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                  markdsgraham Jan 23, 2013 06:30 AM

                  George does a great vegetarian tasting menu.

                  Two vegetarians I know are always very happy at Origin (King St. location) - not sure I entirely understand that but they are! More of a function of being able to make up a meal out of small plates though, rather than having great vegetarian mains.

                  Don't know if this goes in your category of "nice" but Ethiopia House on Irwin is a great spot for vegetarians (I'm not one but when my wife and I go we just order the vegetarian "one of each kind" platter and it is good).

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                    bobbob911 Jan 24, 2013 08:22 AM

                    Thanks for all the responses. I guess what I was really asking for are examples of restaurants where veg options are neither the primary focus, nor an afterthought - rather a restaurant where both myself (a meat eater) and my wife (a vegetarian) can be presented with a menu with equal thought put into it.

                    George tasting menu is great - and that is a good example. But not every dinner out can be a tasting menu :-)

                    Thanks for the heads up on Yours Truly - looks interesting!

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                      MissBingBing Jan 24, 2013 09:17 AM

                      Wasn't there an article about that in the Now a while back?

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                        Toucan67 Jan 24, 2013 09:42 AM

                        October 25, 2012.

                        http://www.nowtoronto.com/food/story....

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                          bobbob911 Jan 24, 2013 01:39 PM

                          Thanks - exactly what I was looking for!

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