Diamond in the East Side Rough
Not surprisingly it comes from the creator of the excellent Blossom and Cafe Blossom restaurants. It's an intimate, but not tiny, storefront that feels warm and uncluttered when you enter. I went on a Thursday evening and it was less than a quarter full, great for noise but perhaps not a great sign for V-Note. My only complaint was the overhead lighting which felt unnecessarily white and bright until they dimmed it eventually. Beyond that I have only praise. There are too many appealing choices on the menu and you can't order everything. I started with the Black-Eyed Pea Cake and had the Tofu "Salmon" entree. My friend had the Crispy Pinenut & Basil Seitan. Both were outstanding. And a nice seleciton of organic wines.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great all vegetarian option
The food was very good, and served quickly. The soda, wine, and drinks selection was interesting. Good place for a comfortable vegitarian dinner.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Vegan Food in Manhattan
Really, I have been a vegan fir 25 years and I know what is available in Manhattan - this is some of the best vegan good in Manhattan. Wait staff is hip, not granola. Best vegan eggplant Parmesan I have ever sampled, and I have tried it at what seems to be every vegan restaurant in the US.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a young, very nice
We had a young, very nice and helpful waiter. Should have asked his name. He was great.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good spot for vegetarian couples
Very good food - excellent appetizers, especially the Cape Cod Cakes and the tiramisu was excellent (not a fan of the fondue, however). Very nice vegan wine and beer list as well. And good service.
Not inexpensive; about $30-$35/per person for dinner, plus wine/beer. But worth it.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly, unpretentious, nice waiters and everything was yummy. I loved the barbecue tempeh- omg.. So Good. and the tirimisu and the carrot cake. Everything. I can't wait to try more stuff on the menu.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Vegan Fare
This was our first time at V-Note and we loved it. The food was absolutely delicious - the menu is extensive, innovative, and has something for everyone. The service was courteous, friendly, and efficient. I had the seitan marsala and my girlfriend had the tofu "salmon." YUM! We'll be back!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
best Vegetarian meal I ever
best Vegetarian meal I ever had. If you like a very spicy dish try the stuffed poblano chiles. We love the calamari appetizer as well as the lentil rings.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a vegetarian, I love being able to look at a menu and be able to order anything I want without asking, "Sorry, but is this vegetarian?". It was excellent dining here because the food combinations were very inventive and they used an interesting array of spices and herbs. The entrees were sometimes priced as high as a steakhouse steak so I was a bit weary of that. Other than the cost, the food was delectable and I would certainly dine here again. The wine list was exciting as well!!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere & attentive servic
The curried unchicken salad was great. Barbecue tempeh not so good.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vegan Bistro - 2 thumbs up!
First time coming to this cozy vegan bistro. Nice deco and a great selection of vegan dishes. We took most of the waiter's suggestions and was fantastic. Had a great time.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vegan without the pain
This a consistently good value with creative flourishes for vegan diners. Non-vegans - BYO bacon and Roquefort crumbles!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Vegan Place!
My husband and I dug up this place online when we were planning our trip to NYC. They had some really creative dishes and everything was absolutely delicious!! Many of the dishes would have even the biggest meat eater fooled! It was awesome - we'd definitely go back! Especially for the lasagna!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Won my meat eating husband over!
I am not vegan or even vegetarian but tend to avoid meat most of the time, so I figured VNote would be right up my alley. The food was delicious and my skeptical husband loved it. He had the seitan cordon bleu and I had the crispy pinenut basil seitan. Both were delicious although very rich. We will definitely go back but may split an order of the seitan and pair it with something lighter. The vegan ice cream with espresso was fantastic and the organic cabernet was great as well. Our waiter was nice and informative and the service was prompt and attentive. Overall a great experience.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Foodie Heaven
Seitan Cordon Bleu was perfection as was hickory tempeh with horseradish creme fraishe. Wonderful wine list. Waiter was lovely. Just a fantastic meal.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant!
My husband and I LOVE V-Note. We love the service and the food. The employees are wonderful....they are quiet and polite. They are always helpful but you never really know they are there. The wine is amazing, and so is the beer. We love the black eyed pea cake! Who needs crab cakes?! :)
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vegan at its Best
We not vegetarians but really love this place. The food is delicious and just special. The wait staff is outstanding
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
I will definitely go back.
I will definitely go back. The food was delicious and I was not the vegan of the group, my friend was. The staff are very friendly and it is truly a find.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service & wine
We love Blossom (same owner) and read good things about V Note so we took the bus from the East Village to check it out. Worth the trek! Staff were warm and welcoming and the online reservation we made about an hour before had already been received. The vegan wine list appeared to be pretty well curated (a challenge I have encountered before) and our server was knowledgeable about it. For food, definitely get the Lentil Rings and the Tofu "Salmon".
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
So good a carnivore loved it!
I say, we came to V-Note because my wife has a dairy alergy and this was a great option for lunch while visiting the Met. A quick cab ride over and back to V-Note. I had Sietan for the first time. Now being a meat-eater (don't hate me it was how I was raised) this burrito was fabulous! My wife's "burger" was great too. And the sweet potato fries were crisp and delicious. This could be the best meal we had in NYC over our Labor Day vist. Lastly the wine we selected went great with the food - suggested by our waiter. He was right and we enjoyed it all. Way to go V-Note.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was wonderful, food was tasty and filling, and I couldn't have asked for a nicer birthday experience. Yelp reviews were right: the Pine Nut & Basil Seitan was amazing.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and nice ambience
The food was very good, and our service was fantastic. The energy of the restaurant was quite vibrant, but not too noisy. I have been there for dinner and for lunch and I enjoyed both visits very much. I will return.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We LOVE V-Note! This time we took 2 non-vegan friends and they absolutely loved it, too. The service was impeccable as always.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best part was takig a non vegetarian and having them say how good it is!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place where a vegetarian/vegan can eat EVERYTHING on the menu!!! Wonderful service, excellent food - we will be back until we've tried the whole menu!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food; you don't need
Amazing food; you don't need to be a vegetarian to enjoy! Eggplant Parm melts in your mouth!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
i'm not a vegan but my friend is, so for her birthday we went to V-note. I have to say it was very good, we could not choose from the items on the menu (fyi they also have a gluten free menu with yummy items) so we decided to have most of the appetizers. they were delicious and filling. for dessert we had an outstanding vegan cheesecake and the chocolate/ peanut butter flour-less cake. both were so good. as a Non Vegan - I was surprised and will definitely go back to try the entrees and the other desserts!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good dining in the neighborhood,
The food was excellent and the service efficient and friendly,
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
V for Very Good!
We have not been disappointed here. Inventive vegan food that will satisfy anyone who enjoys flavor. The aced live music was a very nice surprise.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here for a friend's Birthday. The food was great and the wine fabulous. The waitress was prompt and attentive but not very personable and didn't know much about the community.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came here Saturday afternoon with my mother. I am a vegetarian myself and I only eat Morningstar vegetarian products. I decided to give this place a try and it was not that bad. I am a very picky eater when it comes to vegetarian dishes so my food rating may be a bit bias only because of that reason. I ordered the butterfinger shake and a chicken cutlet sandwich with French fries. The chicken cutlet was fair and the shake was delicious. My mother ordered the tofu styled salmon which I had a bite of. Did not like it only because I hate tofu. I recommend this restaurant for anyone who is a vegetarian. Many options to choose from and the atmosphere was pleasant!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Vegan Food!
My sisters and I really enjoyed the food. It's hard to find a really great vegan/vegetarian restaurant, but V-Note was delicious.
I don't usually like seitan, but I gave it a try, and it was excellent. I would recommend the restaurant for their service as well.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing and even my non-vegetarian, very critical, family loved the food. It was unique and flavorful-truly delightful. As an FYI for diners: I think they book tables for hour and a half blocks. So my party of 5 was rushed out at that time. I understand that's how it works so I'm not mad, but we missed out on dessert and the waiter missed out on the addition of dessert to the bill for a tip. Therefore, if you want a couple hours at dinner, let them know when making the reservation and I'm sure they'd accommodate you. The food is worth it.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
THIS PLACE IS AMAZING!
I really enjoyed the food here. Im a vegetarian and I loved EVERYTHING on the menu.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The fresh and creative use of veggies, tofu, first rate healthier carbs made for a memorable meal. A guiltless pleasure with lovely wine selections.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Perfect Birthday Surprise
I threw a surprise dinner for my lady at V-Note and while Im still a meat lover, the menu that V-Note displays is enough to make a carnivorous man as myself the most tempted Vegan with their selections. Just an awesome experience from beginning to end for a lovely spot in Uptown Manhattan. And I especially love their touch and grace bringing my sweetheart her favorite cake with a candle. They do the simple things to make the experience worth while and very affordable although even if this were a $$$$ style it would be so much worth the money. And no question i will be telling my friends.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
french meets vegan!
great food, beuatifully presented. best of all, no milk, no butter, no eggs. therefore no hormones!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Date Night Restaurant
V-Note is a MUST for vegans and a MUST TRY for all foodies! The menu is phenomenal, the setting is artsy and elegant, yet very comfortable and whether you're on a date or dining with family, you'll be impressed!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food - But Expensive!
Had a very good dining experience at V-Open. We ordered 10 items everything except the soup was very good or excellent in taste, presentation and quantity. The mushroom risoto was a quite dry but good tasting. The soy salmon was enjoyable as was the seitan and chicken salad - of course, everything was vegetarian.
We had informed via phone, email and in person that it was my daughter's birthday but still our service leader forgot. He offered to take off one scoop of ice-cream for this oversight ! Really? I expect a lot better closure as we spent and tipped a handsome amount that night.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another wonderful NYC vegan meal
All of the food was amazing! Especially the sweet potato gnocchi and the butterfinger shake.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Possibly the best vegetarian place
My meal was AMAZING! The music was cool 80's, but it was hard to hear. The restaurant was loud. Overall, it was totally worth trekking to the UES. Looking forward to going back sometime.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always delicious here
Love eating here--especially the Black eyed Pea Cake, the Lentil Rings, the green juice, the pumpkin gnocchi
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just delicious food - never
Just delicious food - never need to eat meat again!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Vegan Spot!
V-Note is my favorite vegan dining spot in the area. They have a great drink selection, and the food is nearly incredible. I would recommend V-Note to vegans and nonvegans alike.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food gets better here everytime. The faux calamari made out of mushrooms was better than the real thing. The portions are very big and we find it more fun to share and have variety. The room can get noisy but early on it is very quiet and relaxing. The plates tend to be bigger than the table can handle. This is my only complaint. Otherwise it's one of the best vegan restaurants out there and certainly rivals Candle 79 in quality.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Vegan Food
This restaurant has it all. Great service, nice decor and outstanding food. My favorite item was the chocolate peanut butter ganache cake. I highly recommend this place.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome vegan dining...a bit pricey
I recently enjoyed a date at your restaurant. We're both veg so we'd been meaning to give it a try. The food and live band made for an incredible evening. But we are both students so it's a bit out of our price range for returning often. It will remain a nice treat for now (unless they add a student discount ;)
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend (not a vegetarian) and I really enjoyed our meal. The calamari appetizer, sweet potato fries, salmon entree, vegetable crepe entree and chocolate ganache cake were so delicious. The service was very slow due to understaffing, but it was still good service and the manager/waiter made an excellent entree suggestion.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food for vegans
Everything was good. Our waitress was so nice and attentive and the food and wine was amazing. Even if you are not vegan it is worth a try.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food, as always.
Fantastic food, as always. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Staff are always helpful, friendly, and courteous.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM