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Upscale Vegetarian

JEdward | Dec 11, 2006 02:11 AM

Any suggestions on good restaurants that can respond to a vegetarian request? I often have dinner with a friend in Dallas. We eat Thai and Indian often, but when we treat ourselves to a slightly finer restaurant we inevitably find that there is no vegetarian option on the menu. This is common everywhere and in many cities a simple request is seen as an opportunity to be a little creative by the kitchen. In Dallas, I've found that the best the chef will generally come up with is a plate of vegetable side dishes that are otherwise on the menu. In Chicago, New York and San Francisco this has never been a problem and we have eaten excellent vegetable torts, polentas, risottos and the like as a result. In Houston, We hit about 50/50--Mark's has always whipped up some wonderful things, but the otherwise excellent Cafe Annie has sent out an uninspired couple of roasted vegetables that in no way resembles the other dishes in the care of preparation. In Dallas, however, we have yet to find a place that really does anything more than put together a couple of sides on a plate and call it a meal. Any suggestions?

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