Potala is an incredibly beautiful food-as-art-form place. I always thought macrobiotic would be dull (I'm paying how much for beans and a pickle?) until I wound up on a trip to Paris eating at a couple of astoundingly good macrobiotic places. So that won me over. And Potala is as good as any place I ate in Paris - the food is both down-to-earth and exquisite.
You can get a full plate of food for $13.95 (it's worth a little extra!), a smaller plate for $11.95, or a simple plate for $8.95. It's always the food of the day, something different every time...a set of dishes arranged to go together perfectly. It doesn't really describe it to say that we had mung bean veggie with tahini soup, followed by a plate composed of a little mound of some kind of tender quinoa with carrots and parsley that had been cooked in a broth and surrounded by piles of a melting slowly cooked vegetable medley (broccoli, carrots, burdock, cauliflower), some kind of weirdly divine kidney bean in sauce, steamed collard greens in a luscious basil parsley sauce, a little bit of some kind of pickle, and a mixed green salad with "vinegar dressing." Then a little pudding-like thing of yam and carrot that was quite good too.
This place is a winner!Pros: Kind waitstaff, delicious food, feel great afterward