Le Botaniste

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 37 reviews )
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917-262-0766
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833 Lexington Ave, New York City, New York, USA, 10065-7416

Plant-based cafe and wine bar est. Jan 2016. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Western, Beer/Wine, Take-out, European, Fusion

37 Reviews

First Review by mmmichael

Relaxed and delicious - Edit

This place is a gem on the Upper East Side.

Pros: Entirely vegan, Friendly staff, Serves wine

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Casual sophistication - Edit

I just made my first visit to Le Botaniste on the Upper East Side, near Bloomingdale’s department store. Now I am sorry that I waited so long! This is a causally sophisticated spot, for either a quick lunch, or to linger over coffee & dessert or wine. Soups, summer rolls, sushi, dips and spreads, salads, ‘bowls’ of various kinds, chili,cheeses, juices, desserts, beverages hot and cold - this place has it all.

Pros: 100% vegan menu, Healthful fare, Wine

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Good for a quick lunch - Edit

Love this place. A good selection of fresh and delicious hot dishes (tagine/curry/pasta etc) served in a bowl sides if desired and a small range of sweet things. You queue up, get your food and then find a table. Don't miss the young coconut ceviche as a side if they've got it. Great list of wines too.

Pros: Hot tasty food. Young coconut ceviche. Great wine

Cons: Rather uncomfortable seating.

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Lovely! - Edit

I walked in and everything looked and smelled delicious. I had the Vegetable Tajine and it was so fresh and flavorful. Definitely worth the price, which was already pretty inexpensive. The sitting area was beautiful. Service was fast and great since I was in a rush. Hope to come back soon! Omega 3 brownie was yummy too! More muffin-y, than a brownie, but I enjoyed it.

Updated from previous review on 2018-03-23

Pros: Quick but still fresh, Healthy without tasting like it, Well priced

Cons: Take-out containers are weak but sustainable

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excellent downtown and uptown - Edit

I highly recommend delicious healthy excellent food including desserts I can’t seem to find it on the downtown nap to give it five stars but both locations are wonderful you have to learn the rules figure it all out it’s a little different how they operate the staff is nice and will help you

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Now I Want To Go To Belgium! - Edit

I understand that the original Le Botaniste is in Ghent. If so, this restaurant may be the best Belgian import since chocolate. The ambiance is casual, but the food is fresh and the choices very creative and tasty. The bowls are very filling, too, so don’t over order.

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superb - Edit

100% percent vegan restaurant and wine bar . Cute and elegant very friendly staff . I had the spicy chili was absolutely amazing. I can't wait to go back. You must stop by if in the area.

Pros: totally vegan

Cons: it's just mostly bowls no sandwiches

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Spicy Chili sin Carne - Edit

First time here, having Spicy Chili sin Carne, which is delicious. Nice atmosphere, cozy place.

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fantastically!!! - Edit

Love this place!

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AHmazing!!!!! - Edit

We tried just about everything and it was all so good! LOVED the tangine, and the curry!! So delish what a find!!!

Cons: not expensive

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fantastic place! - Edit

Love everything on the menu, fresh and healthy ingredients! Must try!

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healthy, tasty, and quick - Edit

You pick a base (rice, quinoa, potatoes, salad, pasta) then pick a topping (chili, stew, veggies, curry, etc), garnishes and sauce. They have some bowl ideas on the menu or you make your own. You pick your bowl items at the counter as they make your bowl, then pay and find a table. There were a decent amount of tables unlike some really small vegan restaurants we visited in NY. They also have desserts. The brownie pudding was delicious, rich but not overly sweet. They also have a good wine selection. This place is casual but has a nice atmosphere.

Pros: quick , healthy

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Great food & wines - Edit

Le Botaniste is more a café than a restaurant, and the food options are not many.
But they are sophisticated and amazingly tasty. I recommend the bowls and the veggie sushi, they are very creative.
The place is quite nice, a bit upscale/posh, so prices are a bit high but not indecent.

Pros: Creativity, Tasty, Location

Cons: Prices

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Simply the best - Edit

My go to lunch spot and my favorite vegan restaurant in the city. Whole-food based, so much flavor and comforting at the same time.

When you walk in, you feel good. The atmosphere is pleasant. Well lit and decent size for Manhattan. Clean and tastefully decorated.

The staff genuinely seems to enjoy working there and are excited about the food. My favorite is the Chili Sin Carne, but I usually get it with quinoa instead of brown rice. Appropriately spicy and tangy at the same time. And the wine … very well selected and environmentally friendly.

Pros: Whole food meals, Friendly staff, Absolutely delicious

Cons: There's only one in the city

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OMG AMAZING! - Edit

Love this place! Very delicious, unusual and unforgetable experience. Quick too.
The downside is that a bit pricy but totally worth it!

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My taste buds will never be the same! - Edit

I visit NYC about once a year and I'm so happy I found this spot. Cozy, casual ambience worked out great for a quick meal before the theater. Food is all whole food, vegan deliciousness. It was my first time having coconut ceviche - total game changer! And I have no idea why green pea hummus is so good!

Pros: Delicious, Nutritious, cozy

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relish in the deliciousness of the stew. - Edit

This place is really great. First off it's beautifully done in the motif of an apothecary of old complete with servers wearing lab coats and the walls decorated in Elixer bottles. A class act. Then the food. They have preset bowls that are well complimented and delicious, including the Tibetan mama. But wait, the DIY option is to pick a base, a stew, and some relishes. Delicious pots bubble before your eyes and colorful relish enticed your pallet. Everyone needs this culinary experience.

Pros: class act, large portions, kind staff

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Beautiful Food - Edit

Delicious, wholesome, healthy food served up from colorful pots in a modern, yet cozy, space. Food is pre-made and you build your bowl with options like curry, chili, and Bolognese, among other yummy options. Tastes like the food you wish you could make at home but you don't have the kitchen space, time, or energy to pull it off.

I took my Tibetan Mama bowl to go in one of their compostable dishes and it was so satisfying and tasty. Will definitely enjoy my next meal in the restaurant, enjoying the space. A bit on the expensive side, but everything is organic and this is not cheap junk food, so the prices will be a little higher than vegan fast food joints. Totally worth it for me.

Pros: Healthy, High-quality food, Welcoming space/staff

Cons: A little expensive

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warm and friendly spot - Edit

Great experience. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Good suggestions and great food. Definitely recommend. Loved seeing non-vegans enjoying too! Offered 3 main dishes. I am guessing they change daily. Also had main stay items- build your own salad and bowls. Couldn't resist trying the small plate of cheese from local source. For my main, I tried the chickpea curry with brown rice, kimchi and greens.

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Amazing find in NYC - Edit

I visited my daughter and we found this gem. Seating is limited but that is the only negative I can say. The food was AMAZING! I am vegetarian but they only serve vegan so I was a little nervous but it was truly one of the best lunches I have ever had. Prices were very reasonable and that includes the bottles of wine. We enjoyed a nice Syrah with lunch which really made us feel like we were having a picnic in the city!

Pros: fresh food, delicious, nice atmosphere

Cons: limited seating

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delicious and fresh! - Edit

Food and service were amazing. Tibetan Mama is not to be missed! Also appreciated the humor on the menu (i.e. "Free range tofu," and "Chili sin Carne").

This place is a vegan gem. Prices are pretty fair for Upper East Side too.

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healthy and delish - Edit

Highly recommend!

Pros: affordable, healthy, options

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organic &a vegan & delicious! - Edit

I randomly stopped by this place to get a quick bite. To my surprise i found out that they are an organic and vegan restaurant. I ordered they mezze bowl which is a combination of different sides. It was so yummy! I highly recommend it, this way you can try many things.
Young coconut ceviche was amazing! ?

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neat and quirky - Edit

Tasty vegan food in a unique atmosphere. I use for a quick lunch or to bring an out-of-town friend.

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Lovely place - Edit

The food was great and the staff were courteous and friendly despite being really busy. I had the Tibetan bowl and unlike a previous reviewer I found it to be full of flavor. We got the seeded avocado for our kids and they didn't likea it so I ate that too and it was quite tasty. The kids did love the chocolate chia pudding. It's all a bit pricey but not bad by NYC standards.

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Mediocre vegan food - Edit

I was excited to try because of the reviews. New York has so many incredible vegan options. I recommend going somewhere else. I had Tibetan bowl- under cooked rice, bland sauce, bland kim chi. Wine was awful and fizzy (not sparkling).

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Fantastic vegan food, friendly staff - Edit

We came here to eat lunch just after our wedding this summer, since we were looking a place to eat close to Central Park. We found this place through this app, and also found the place to be a small oasis in the city bustle. It weren't crammed with people like some other NY vegan restaurants, the staff were super friendly and the food was even better than expected.ps. the staff noted that we just came from our wedding and served us free dessert, which was really nice of them :)

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