Great for vegetarians, not so much for vegans
Posted on 07 / 09 / 2011
I'd say this restaurant would be a better choice for omnivores or vegetarians than vegans. The evening my partner and I visited there were a couple of interesting vegetarian dishes that I would love to try; but sadly I was told they couldn't be veganized. The only options I had left were a chilled beet puree/soup, a warm lentil salad (both being starter dishes), and a quesadilla that could be made vegan by leaving the goat cheese out; though the server kindly minded me that it might not be as flavorful without the cheese.
That being the case, I just went with the two inherently vegan items. While the soup was very tasty and delivered a surprising depth of flavor, the lentils had nothing to write home about; it was simply a pile of brown lentils topped with diced tomatoes and garnished with some carrot rounds. My omni partner enjoyed his food a lot though.
On a brighter note, the free bread and hummus were good. They seemed to be using some kind of rye bread now, not baguette as the other reviewer wrote. Also they used organic ingredients and the cuisine was pretty whole-foody. Service was very cordial, but got a little slow when the place started to get busy as there was only one server waiting on all the tables. Decor was rustic and cute, good ambiance; although the place became a little stuffy in the end.
Because of the lack of options, I wouldn't really recommend this restaurant to vegans; but omnis/veggies should have a great meal here. Apparently they change their menu regularly, so check with them ahead to see if they will have anything substantial enough for you.
staff, healthy, ambiance
lack of vegan options, service could get slow, ventilation