Places

Here are some restaurants I’ve been to, and others that I want to go to.  Are there places (either in New York or elsewhere) that you think should be added to the list?  Please suggest them in the comments!

(Some) Places I’ve Been:
21 Club
A Voce (Columbus)
at Vermillion
Babbo
Barbounia
Blue Hill (NYC)
Blue Hill (Stone Barns)
Bombay Palace
Bouley (second visit)
Ça Va
Celsius (seasonal)
db bistro
Devi
Don Antonio
El Parador
Eleven Madison Park (second visit)
Elsewhere [now closed]
Gramercy Tavern
Jean-Georges (second visit)
Junoon
Kajitsu
Maze
NoMad (second visit)
NoMad Rooftop [now a private event space]
Pera
Picholine
River Café
Rosa Mexicano
Tocqueville
Toloache
Tulsi
Utsav

(Some) Places I’d Like to Go:
Babbo  (review here)
Betony
Craftsteak
Daniel
Dirt Candy
Don Antonio (review here)
Govinda’s Gourmet Vegetarian (Philadelphia)
Junoon (review here)
Kajitsu (review here)
Mehtaphor
NoMad (reviews here and here)
NoMad Rooftop (review here)
per se
Picholine (review here)
Scarpetta
Tamarind
Tocqueville (review here)
Torrisi Italian Specialties
Tulsi
wd~50

7 thoughts on “Places

  1. Jessica

    Expand outside of Midtown/downtown. I’d check out Red Rooster in Harlem or Char No. 4 in Cobble Hill. Char is a great one because it’s known for having some of the best meat/comfort dishes in the city, but their vegetarian dishes (which change seasonally) always knock it out of the park. Plus, they have an amazing whiskey selection.

    Reply
    1. withoutbacon

      Yes, Red Rooster has been on my list for a while! Their brunch menu seems more vegetarian friendly than their dinner menu, though.

      Reply
  2. M

    Glad to see someone doing this.

    You should add the dining room at the Modern to your list of places to go. My wife asked for a veggie entree when she didn’t find one on the menu and they whipped up a densely layered terrine of fresh veggies that was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. Our visit to per se also resulted in some wonderful off-menu creations.

    I’d be very curious to hear how you fare at wd~50. I’ve always been a bit too intimidated to try it as almost all the most interesting things on their menus are things I don’t eat.

    Reply
    1. withoutbacon

      I’ve added the Modern to the list — I’ve actually wanted to go there for some time now but just haven’t made it.

      I have to say, when I don’t see vegetarian food on the menu, I’m often unlikely to go at all, just because I don’t know if they can “whip up” anything at all, let alone a meal I might consider “one of the best things ever”. Of course, if they just put the option on the menu it wouldn’t be an issue!

      Reply
  3. Pingback: We’re live! | Without Bacon: The Herbivore's Dilemma

What are your thoughts?