Respond to Review of Mi Lah Vegetarian
Review: Great service here from an enthusiastic vegan waitress who gave excellent descriptions of the food. Tiny, with ochre and celery-colored walls and candlelight, Mi Lah is romantic and all vegan now, so don't be confused by the name, although I can see why you would be! We love that it is BYOB and feel this place gives Horizons a run for its money, though why shouldn't there be more than one upscale romantic vegan place in a city like Philly? Why shouldn't people crave vegan like they crave sushi, even if they are not eating this way for ethical or health reasons? Loved the carrot coconut soup. He had the roasted brussel sprout dish, and I had the pot pie. I can never get pot pie because it's usually all meat, so I was very excited and wondered how they made the crust. The downstairs can be a bit crowded, but I don't mind sitting close with people who care about eating this way. :-) We noticed that the upstairs was indeed cold, but it was closed for seating. You just have to go up there to use the bathroom, and they had a portable heater going. Vinum O-style water glasses were a classy touch, and our wine was handled quickly and well. We had a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc called Errazuriz which went beautifully with the food. We were too full for desserts but will be back. Nothing we had was spicy or hot or *too weird* for omnivores, just flavorful comfort food that shows what a creative chef can do with vegetables -- so that vegetarians don't have to rely on the old boring salad or pasta, which we can get anywhere. I hope other restaurants can take some good ideas from places like these.