Responses to VeganHeights's Review

Respond to Review of CLOSED: Mary's Secret Garden
by VeganHeights

Review: When I became vegan 28 years ago, it was very difficult to find vegan food, and vegetarian restaurants were ALWAYS a HUGE disappointment. I had to learn how to cook for myself, and worked in vegan restaurants in London, Paris, Oslo, New York, Boston and Los Angeles. In it's "Top 32 Vegetarian Restaurants in America" article 10 years ago, Vegetarian Times said of the restaurant I worked at, "Country Life takes American Comfort Food to its vegan heights." I have been called "The World's Most Talented Vegan Chef". Having said all that, I humbly tip my hat to Mary. My sister took me there and it is the most I've ever spent for a meal ($60 for two persons!). However, IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY. We started with the "Chicken" Caesar Salad, and WOW... I thought, "It can't get any better than this". The dressing was absolutely wonderful, and the presentation (shredded Romaine lettuce) was great. We then had Mary's Secret Burger (I had the special, with avocado), and it was just one of the best meals I've ever had in my life. My thought was, "Forget that this is vegetarian, vegan, 'healthy'.... WHO wouldn't like this??? It tastes GREAT!!!" Again, it was a bit pricey for my humble budget, but I don't regret it and will go there any chance I get (sadly, I live 80 miles away). It is now my FAVORITE restaurant. The only negative I have is that the slight portion of cake we purchased (and took home) was NOT worth $9. It was just "okay" in my opinion.


Posted by Hugo on Friday, February 22, 2013
Considering that everything at Mary's is Organic, I think the prices are very reasonable. For the price of one Organic item, you could get two, even three times the amount of that same item if it was Conventional. All Organic Vegan restaurants like Mary's and Shojin in Little Tokyo, L.A., offer the cleanest best possible Organic food for you. So, if it means spending a little extra for one of the best meals in a lifetime then I'd recommend doing so.
Posted by Monicaveganism on Friday, February 22, 2013
OMG, reading this it reminds me of the Secret Burger, and every other food item at Mary's and i am craving it soo much now! Mary's food is the Best, and i absolutely know that it is worth every penny, because it is all organic and you feel amazing as you're eating and after eating...
love to Mary

You must login to post a response

Login | Register (see member benefits)