Good for Vegan friends
great place for my friend who is a picky vegetarian vegan eater. Portions are large and food is tasty
7/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
Initially, service felt very
Initially, service felt very rushed, bringing one of the two appetizers, and while awaiting the second appetizer, they brought the salads. We reminded them of the appetizer that we were awaiting, and before we even finished the first appetizer, with the salads to the side, they brought the entree. We sent the entrees back and asked them to slow things down a bit. They complied, and the meal was completed at a leisurely pace that was quite enjoyable. The food was well prepared, seasoned nicely, presented artfully.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I live in DC, my friend lives
I live in DC, my friend lives in NY, and we met halfway in Philly to catch up. We met at to Mi Lah for the vegan brunch on Sunday, and it was outstanding. My friend got the beer-battered tempeh and waffles, I got the tofu benedict, and we shared a side of vegan bacon. Each of the plates were ginormous, and the tofu benedict came with a huge side of roasted sweet potatoes and braised kale. The kale was sooooooo delicious that I've been obsessing about kale dishes ever since. My friend also loved her food and we both cleaned off our plates.
Will definitely be back for brunch the next time I'm in Philly.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Incredible vegan restaurant
Incredible vegan restaurant with a large variety on the menu and delicious dishes! I tried the dinners of everyone I was with and I would order them all again in a heartbeat, I couldn't pick a favorite!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have just begun our vegetarian
We have just begun our vegetarian adventure and Mi Lah has helped convince us that we are on the right path. The food was beautiful and delicious! We will be back.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Huge Portions at Brunch + Delicious
Portions at brunch are perhaps the largest, most generous in all of Philadelphia. That the food is delicious and colorful and fun makes brunch at MiLah one of the best values. I cannot justify eating brunch elsewhere...!
PS. Order the ridiculously ample $6 French Toast!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really fabulous. Already
Really fabulous. Already plan to go back as there were at least 2-3 other dishes I want to try. Absolutely delicious.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious vegetarian food!
This was REALLY tasty food. Menu had a bunch of creative options that all looked great. The lunch special is really a deal (soup, appetizer and entree for reasonable prices). It was also not too loud so it was a great place to catch up with friends. I highly recommend this for those seeking vegetarian food that is different.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very creative menu. Well executed.
The menu here is very unique and creative. I had the brussel sprouts, roasted butternut squash and cashew-bean cake. The food was superb .I also had the Seared African Sweet Potato Patties with Cabbage and Crushed Peanuts Salad- wow- so fresh and a great combo of savor and bright flavors I love this place and if I was in Philly again would definitely go back. Great, great menu!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
As good as any vegan haute cuisine
Everyone in Phila. loves Vedge, and Mi Lah doesn't provide its romantic tablecloth experience but the food at Mi Lah was as good as any I've eaten in Phila. and across the US and Europe. The salads here were just ok, really interesting tasting but not as beautiful or complex; and we were too full to try the sweets. But the rest, fantastic. My omnivore friend still can't stop talking about his experience. PS the noise level was quiet to medium. I can't get the open table site to change that,
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is amazing. Very fresh ingredients and a gourmet menu items. We went for brunch and I got the veggie sausage which was delicious! My kids got the pumpkin pancakes. Yum! You will not be disappointed!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time dining at this restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The spices used in all of the dishes we tried were exceptional - Every dish had a great combination of flavors. We will definitely be back!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for vegans!
Great place for vegans and vegetarians. The food is outstanding. Bring a bottle of wine and make it an event, can't wait to go back!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, whether or not you're vegetarian. The service was fine, friendly and a ail able waiters. We didn't experience any of the negatives in service that some of the other reviews mentioned.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some of the best, reasonably
Some of the best, reasonably priced vegan food I've had; wonderful selection, well prepared .. an overall great experience.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vegetarian recommend Vegan approve
We ate well and ate vegan! We ordered a lot of apps and each had an entree- all took home a doggie bag!
Everything was very tasty and healthy portions. The prices are very reasonable and we look forward to going back here to try more dishes!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find if you eat plant-based foods. Dishes are tasty, and the service is great. Location is central and easy to find.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Asian Cuisine
The food and service were excellent. Friendly accommodating staff. As a non-vegetarian sometimes you feel you lose something when you have a vegetarian restaurant meal. This was clearly not the case.t the flavors were great and the ingredients were fresh. My only disappointment was the Seitan was chewy then I like.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday brunch with mom
I went to Mi Lah for my mom's birthday because she is a vegetarian. I had the vegan omelet with spinach,wild mushrooms,vegan sausage and cheddar. It comes with a side of home fries. I enjoyed it very much and had a great time.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Favorite Vegetarian Restaurant!
Absolutely delicious, varied, and exciting, so this omnivore doesn't miss the meat at all. Lots of fun to go with friends and share. Always a wonderful surprise when the check comes, cuz this BYOB is very affordable, and the portion sizes are perfect.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Vegan Meal
Everything we ordered was very tasty and well prepared. We will definitely go again.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Several months ago we dined at Center City's premier vegetarian restaurants. Bland creations, plastic atmosphere, and a $100 bill made for a disappointing experience. Not here: we have never been treated to such a delectable assortment of well crafted dishes. My wife wanted to go in to the kitchen and watch how everything was prepared. This cozy spot was clean and the waiters were polite, welcoming, and non-intrusive. We didn't want to stop eating, but had to and left with a large doggie bag. Oh, all this for $52! Don't go because it's vegetarian, go to experience a culinary explosion! We will quickly become regulars.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved this restaurant. It was delicious. I was stuffed when I left. I cannot wait to go back. I have told everyone how amazing it is! Great selection and quick! Perfect since I had only a bit of time before catching a movie.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food at reasonable prices
Superb selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. All were prepared to a very high standard and presented beautifully. Friendly, attentive service. This is a BYOB restaurant.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best vegan restaurant I have
Best vegan restaurant I have been to in Philadelphia.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food - everyone
Outstanding food - everyone enjoyed their entree. Don't be fooled by the looks of the place. One of the best meals at an extremely reasonable price.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Vegan food
I am not a vegan nor a vegitarian, but the food was exellent. Very flavorfully and tasty.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Something for everyone
I searched for a truly creative, honestly vegan restaurant for a family dinner. Prior reviews of Mi Lah were very helpful. We found the menu expansive and very creative. Both the omnivores and the vegans in our group were able to select delicious and unusual appetizers, main courses and desserts. Everything was presented nicely, the pacing was good, and our wines were promptly opened and served. A wine bucket would have been a nice option. prices were reasonable. The restaurant is tiny but we had an early reservation and did not feel rushed or troubled by noise. I would return and do recommend this charming spot.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big plates, big flavors
The platters here offer big portions and big, and mostly good, flavors. The downside, beside having to pick kale out of your teeth afterward, is an over-reliance on fried items. But you can get around that. In all, the food, if anything has improved since my last visit. The nondescript surroundings haven't, but that's not what you come for.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely Delicious Vegetarian
Fresh, delicious, artfully-presented dishes seem to be the norm at MiLah. We opted to order four appetizers in lieu of entrees because everything sounded so good. We enjoyed the grilled Portobello mushrooms over roasted beets topped with brussell sprouts and grilled asparagus spears, caramelized tofu and cauliflower with pistachio sauce, Asian rice paper rolls with fresh basil and sesame sauce, and sweet potatoes cakes with cabbage and crushed peanuts salad. The portions are large; nearly every table left with a take-home bag.
There were 2 busy servers and a third kitchen runner all of whom offered stellar service and a friendly demeanor. What a find in Rittenhouse Square! Can’t wait to return.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
never disappointed here
mi lah never disappoints. the service was wonderful, as always, and the food - superb. if you are a vegan or even NOT, their brunch is FABULOUS. I have been a few times - this last time i got the spanish breakfast (by suggestion of the server) and it was amazing. i don't know how they do it, but it is always too good. can't wait to come back!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Non Vegan Would Not Feel Deprived
On a weeknight, we were one of a couple diners so it was a very quiet dinner. Our waitress was very quiet, but nice & did all the right things at the right times. The atmosphere was nice, but not fancy. But then the food came out & it was gourmet quality. As a new vegan, I was so excited. Squash bisque (tasty), salad with papaya, avocado, & lime dressing (awesome), spring rolls (very good), fried rolls (excellent, melt in your mouth). Then dinner was mushrooms in phylo dough, with creamy sauce, mashed potatoes, & onions for me (exquisite!). Butternut squash on risotto cake w grilled seitan & carrots for my husband (he loved it). Everything is vegan. My husband who still eats meat, never felt deprived. The portions were good.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Could Make Me a Vegan
This wonderful Asian fusion/vegan restaurant could almost turn me into a vegan. Their delightfully flavored and spiced dishes have all the umami of meat-based cuisine with great sauces and interesting substitutions in traditional dishes. Who knew that sweet potatoes, mushrooms, nuts and squash could be so hearty and tasty? Small and intimate with a friendly staff. Perfect for 'before theater' dinner or lunch during the work week. We will return
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
didn't even miss the meat
Took my vegan dad here for his birthday with my 3 friends, all of whom eat meat including myself and we all loved it!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although I am not a vegan, my lunch was delicious and dry filling
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Your non-vegan friends will enjoy!
Four non-vegans celebrating vegan son's birthday were surprised and happy with menu! Nice presentation and ample amount of food. Delicious. Fun to be able to add some champagne too our orange juice.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great vegan brunch
I went here for brunch with a party of 6. Everyone's food was outstanding and the server was attentive and helpful. I ordered the tofu benedict and the hollandaise sauce really made the dish. The potato & sweet potato home fries were excellent as well. The decor is stark and the ladies room could use a lot of updating, but the noise level was low enough to be able to catch up with friends without having to shout.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely overall experience
Excellent vegan cuisine, great service, quiet atmosphere, would recommend Mi Lah to anyone.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best vegan fare (value) in Philly!
Always a treat...rivals Candle Cafe in NYC. Food appears quickly after ordering. Hearty portions for a real meal. My only suggestion would be to rotate the menu seasonly.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I go by here all the time but never noticed this place. I found it on OpenTable and read some of the reviews, so we gave it a try, and the food was fantastic & reasonably priced. 3 of us shared a bunch of dishes and loved everything. We're not all vegetarians, but the carnivores were satisfied with the robust vegan options.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM