Respond to Review of MacNiven's Restaurant and Bar
Review: After reading the reviews of MacNiven's, I was some what reluctant to go there. I am vegan and it seemed like this place would be vegetarian at best. I even called before going there earlier this evening. I asked the young woman who answered the phone if the vegetarian haggis was vegan. She said, "no." I asked her if it could be made vegan. She said, "no." Then I asked her if anything on the menu could be made vegan. She replied, "no, nothing can be made vegan." Pretty rude. And as it turns out pretty wrong. I am quite happy that me and my family decided to stop by MacNiven's despite this discouraging conversation. When we sat down and inquired about the food, we were pleasantly surprised. Our server was a nice young woman named Liz. She informed us that the vegetarian haggis is vegan as long as you substitute the mash potatos and sweet neep sides for either a side salad, bowl of chilli, or fries. She explained that other vegetarian items could be made vegan on the menu by requesting them without cheese. My father, brother and myself are vegans. My mother is a vegetarian. We were all very happy with the meal we had at MacNiven's this afternoon. The Vegetarian Haggis is awesome! And so was the beer, by the way. :) It is good to see that MacNiven's has made necessary improvements in response to its criticisms. The only suggestion I would make is to make sure that all the staff (especially the ones answering the phone!!!) is aware that the vegetarian haggis and other items on the menu can be prepared vegan... Also! Give Liz (she had short, dark curly hair if there is more than one) a raise or an awesome xmas bonus. What a great server! We will definitely return next time we're in Indianapolis.