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vegetarian food in high end restaurants? + my report card


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vegetarian food in high end restaurants? + my report card

spacedog | Jul 19, 2003 06:34 PM

i've been eating out a lot in the past few years at some pretty respectable places, and as a vegetarian i can count on 3 fingers the # of things i've gotten that were worth the price. all too often vegetarians are expected to eat salads or the ubiquitous mushroom risotto or basil/red peppers/portabello dish or a plate of sides from the other entrees. ZZZZZ. anyone have any advice? my bfriend's getting tired of eating at asian restaurants, but i'm getting tired of not having anything worth getting, let alone any selection. my bf and i have come to the conclusion that the way to get decent veg. food in boston (other than going to asian restaurants) is to hope on the chinatown bus and go to new york. sad, but true.

here's my report card for places i've been to:

worth it (A+):
- had a mushroom pasta at troquet about a year ago that was also savory and tasty. need to go again.
- had a vegetable plate at les zygomates that may have been made up of sides, but whatever the assortment was, it was all worth savoring. that was a while ago -- need to go back and check it out.
- just had the crispy eggplant appetizer at via matta. thick slices of eggplant, so soft and smooth, was covered with a crunchy bready crust, a light, savory tomato mixture, and thin slices of mozarella. utterly delectable. the rest of the meal was unremarkable, though.
- dok bua, not high end, but some of the best food in boston imho.

okay (C)
- metropolis cafe: had a good potato gratin
- hamersley: like the mushroom sandwich, but needs to have more than just that
- kashmir: higher end indian, but really isn't much better than most other indian places.
- parish cafe: the baked ravioli was kind of novel in its crispiness.

next to no vegetarian food, or nothing worth getting again (F):
- rouge: terrible. supposedly has a daily vegetarian offering, but none was in sight.
- tremont 647: had bad service there as well.
- franklin cafe
- sonsie: had a few things there, and all were really subpar.
- aquitaine
- cuchi cuchi and tapeo

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