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Respond to Review of CLOSED: Dragonfly neo-v
by keillorandel

Review: I had never been to an upscale completely vegan restuarant so this was a real adventure. We called for reservations, but were never called back and then told at the door that they were not taking any more customers, but would make an exception for us. I should mention there was only one other couple in the room at the time and only one more came in while we were there. Get reservations. They apparantly think two tables is a full restaurant. This was not a good start. The place is lovely though- perfect for a romantic date. White table cloths, fresh flowers and soft lighting make this undeniably charming. The menu is an ecclectic and promising blend of classics turned vegan and a few unusual international inspired options. It seems at times descriptions are a bit more poetic than they are useful- bordering at times even on pompous. They brought out a free appetizer (amuse bouche they proudly called it),which was some sort of black bean dip that was actually very good. I wish it had been on the menu! My partner had tomato soup, which was not terribly fresh tasting. I had the signature salad which was much better. The mac and cheese entree was interesting. The mushroom topping was perfect, but the mac and cheese was a bit bland and not at all cheesy. I don't know if the problem is the kind of cheese substitute used or the lack of seasoning, but I wouldn't order this again. It would have been better if mac and cheese had been the inspiration and they had taken this dish a bit further in some new direction. Perhaps adding some root vegetable or unusual spice. As a strict imitation it does not work. If they think it does they have been vegans too long to remember the full cheese dish. My better half had some tomato based stew that was much better. This place is pricy so plan big. My only other complaint would be the constant interruptions by the servers. We had at least three people stopping to ask us something every five minutes. It made conversation difficult and romance impossible. I would recommend this place for lunch because I think it is an opportunity to try something new in a lovely setting.

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