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Special occasion restaurant reco needed, vegan friendly!

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I need to find a restaurant in lower Manhattan (below 23rd street) or Brooklyn that is very special occasion, preferably has a tasting menu, and is very friendly to vegans. Only 1 of the 4 of us is vegan, so it needs to work for the omnivores and the vegan. Also it must take reservations!

I had my eye on Dirt Candy, but they are full the night I want to go (April 13), and Kajitsu is temporarily closed. Pure Food and Wine is an option, but they don't start taking reservations more than 1 month in advance (it's too soon still).

Thanks for your recommendations!

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  1. What's your budget?

    If you can go somewhere that's on 23rd St, the EMP vegan tasting menu looks great:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/864156

    1. Kathryn, budget is up to $150/person. Hopefully less though! I'll check out EMP, thanks.

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      1. re: roryrabbitfield

        Also give Public a call -- their menu is vegetarian friendly and can be modified. I know that they are happy to do off-the-menu vegan tasting menus as well.

        1. re: kathryn

          Thanks, Kathryn. I think EMP is going to be too pricey, but public looks like a good option. thanks!

      2. Picholine will accommodate vegan restrictions.

        1. Brushstroke. They have 3 different tasting menus. One is vegetarian and really very good. I think it would be considered vegan.

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          1. re: foodwhisperer

            Wow. This looks perfect. My top choice. Thanks. I have to wait, still too early to make my april reservation. Thanks!

            1. re: roryrabbitfield

              enjoy,,,you'll love it

          2. My vegan daughter loves Han Gawi

            1. If you're willing to spend that kind of money, any of the NYT four-star/top three-star restaurants will go out of their way to cater to vegans if you give them advance warning. I used to date a vegan, and the top restaurants used to pride themselves on creating menus for her. But, of course, these are very expensive restaurants.

              OOPS -- reading down I see these are out of your budget range. Sorry.