tried bacchus on atlantic avenue, with a vegetarian in tow. we called in advance to see if they had vegetarian dishes, and they said they did. we were promptly seated upon arrival and received decent service for the first 10-15 minutes. french onion soup (for the carnivore) and citrus salad were quite good. there were two vegetarian entrees on the menu, mushroom ravioli and "vegetarian pasta." our vegetarian skeptically tried the "pasta" (it was obviously a less creative, less thought out meal than the meat dishes) only to find that it was essentially bow tie pasta from a box with diced zucchini dumped on top. the meat-eater's monkfish was better than the pasta, but relatively flavorless, though the sides were good. but the big question is, why does this restaurant confine vegetarian entrees to amateur hour? why no savory vegetarian crepe? they serve a hamburger--why not a good veggie burger? that would have been an improvement. even a more sophisticated pasta dish would have helped.
ok, enough of my rant. are there any upscale restaurants in brownstone brooklyn that ARE vegetarian friendly, without alienating the meat eaters?