V-Note Organic Wine Bar & Vegan Bistro
V-Note Organic Wine Bar & Vegan Bistro

V-Note Organic Wine Bar & Vegan Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://v-notenyc.com/about.php
  • Phone: 2122495009
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from V-Note Organic Wine Bar & Vegan Bistro
From the creator of Blossom and Café Blossom, comes V-Note, an organic wine bar and vegan bistro set in an elegant, relaxed and inviting space on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. V-Note carries a vast selection of wine and beers, all of which are vegan, organic and/or bio-dynamic and in some cases even kosher, to accompany our completely vegan menu dedicated to fresh gourmet cuisine that is animal-caring. V-Note offers a rare opportunity for vegans and non-vegans alike to enjoy a great, satisfying meal paired with a carefully selected wine and/or beer. A kitchen that is open later fills a much needed niche for vegan restaurants in New York.
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V-Note Organic Wine Bar & Vegan Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (48)neighborhood gem (40)special occasion (22)notable wine list (22)romantic (20)great for lunch (16)great for brunch (14)good for groups (12)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Terrific Restaurant!
    DebS
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    V-Note is an excellent restaurant - whether or not you are Vegan. The food is gourmet Vegan, but not too expensive. The food was really delicious, the service was outstanding, and the restaurant was quite elegant. My husband and I took our daughter there since she is a vegan. We loved it as much as she did and we will definitely be back! I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always delicious--
    MarticaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    and creamsicle dessert is divine; always love to eat hare
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Vegan Experience!
    AnnAndMikeAndDan
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our first time at V-Note and it was really terrific. We had a Groupon for $30 - the staff didn't make us feel weird for using a Groupon, but graciously showed us to our table and the service was great. We made an advance reservation, arrived a little early and got seated right away. Restaurant is immaculate - even the rest room. The food was flavorful and artistic - a real treat for vegan fare. Will definitely come here often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Good creative vegan dishes presented well. Everything was tasty and you feel virtuous eating vegan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vegan nirvana
    jmjrVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Divine vegan restaurant that will please anyone. The beet ravioli is outstanding ! Great for Lunch or dinner. Very quiet but terrific background jazz.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Vote is for V-note
    tonydani
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Dined there recently on a Sunday night with my sister and daughter. We were treated to a wonderful dining experience. The food delicious and the service attentive. The live lite jazz music was the perfect topper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 1/2 vegan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    great vegan spot , not to expensive. good wine list, liked the option of a carafe. vegan mushroom risotto was amazing !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan food everyone can enjoy!
    PickyVeganMainer
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I took my non-vegan husband to V-note. We each really enjoyed the black-eyed pea cakes and the phyllo cigars. He absolutely loved the Caesar salad and we both got the seitan cordon bleu. The food was all delicious and well-prepared. The cashew cream sauce on the phyllo cigars was incredibly delicious! We split a bottle of champagne, which was also just right. We enjoyed every aspect of our food and drink. The staff was attentive and very warm, making us feel very welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    BJim
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Very interesting combinations and innovative ideas. We were there on Saturday night and the band was very loud. Service was polite and efficient, and gave good recommndations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could be much better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I order food from V-Note often as I live in the neighborhood but each time I dine in I'm disappointed and the service is usually sub-par but the food is pretty good. To pay the prices one pays for good vegan food when dining in, we should get much better service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Friendly, excellent service . Excellent food. Great experience as usual.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vegan Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    One of the better vegan restaurants in town, catering to the higher end market (and also Kosher) on the Upper End side. Very comfortable dining settings. The accoustics are very hard -- quite noisy, but otherwise everything was great Similar (same in some case) items on the menu as Blossom.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    MehitwasokVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Lived it- trying harder to eat better- this food makes u not miss dairy or cheese. Super yummy, some dishes have a bit too much oil but overall yummmm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice and romantic
    mhost
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We found the ambiance to be very romantic, and the food choices are quite unique and worth trying. The food was very good and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cerrimcq
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wonderful from beginning to end. Everything we ordered was great. "Crab" cakes were better than the real thing. The server Joe was extremely helpful and kind. You could tell he enjoyed working there and it really made a difference with our experience. We'll be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • veganguy1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    fabulous food and service-a winner-fab menu and wine list
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan or not - try this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Incredible, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Seem to take pride in their food. It's absolutely delicious. Simple decor and art that you can't keep your eyes off of. Beer and wine list were very original - enjoyed both! Give it a try. I am vegetarian (not vegan) and I went with a meat eater - he can't wait to go back he loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bean cake appy!
    loveggies
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Very good food. Skip their juice, warm and not worth $7. But all else is delish!l
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Delight
    Allanah2000VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great place for the freshest of food I've ever had Service was great and the decor was a delight
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We come back again and again
    befitter
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food here is amazing. Me and my husband are both vegan and we bring our non vegan friends. They all say if someone could cook for them like that they would go vegan. All the wines are organic so if you indulge it's minus the headheach and the deserts are so good. We love to indulge here some of our favorites are the Caesar salad with Tempe bacon the beet ravioli and the salmon tofu. My husband loves the risotto All the pleasure at this place without the guilt. The staff here are so welcoming and we love seeing Joe and Eric who always take exceptional care of us ,every one who we have told about this place always comes back saying the same thing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Vegan Meal
    VeganEatin
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The delicious and unique vegan choices - love the Tofu "Salmon" - and excellent service made my anniversary dinner with my vegan partner wonderful. Tiramisu was out of this world. The waitstaff was very helpful with menu selections as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Great Food with Some Shade
    ERod
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Who knew a vegan restaurant could be so hip and delicious. Must try the eggplant parmesan. Only issue was that my last glass of wine was a swap. I was drinking a beautiful spicy warm Pinot noir and my last glass was a thin no taste merlot (?) They probably figured I wouldn't notice or ran out of mine and didn't tell me but I was sure charged the higher price. I didn't want to embarrass my host but will speak out next time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Vegan!
    VEGANEATING
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was so great it is hard to believe that it is vegan! Do not miss the sietan schnitzel!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Delicious pancakes, milkshakes, and tofu benedict!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegetarian done right
    Skyelement
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This vegetarian restaurant continues to shine, with sauces and visuals worthy of the 5-star upscales.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a Vegan: but would go again
    namitap
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    and again and again!!! Their cordon bleu was spectacular. I am a meat eater but even I have to admit they mastered that dish. The brilliant use of truffle oil was what put it over the top though. Everything I had was amazing and we will be going back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Options!
    yesse17
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I loved the variety of menu options and the food was very tasty. I often find desserts lacking in vegan eateries but the chocolate peanut butter ganache was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine-dining meets healthy eating
    PassionateVeghead
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Menu option offers a variety of selection. We enjoyed the cape code cakes appetizer, good portion-size for two. Salmon and Cordon Bleu entrees were very tantalizing to the palette. The ambiance was cozy and the service was pleasant and timely. Overall experience was very satisfying.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Gets Better
    panterVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had friends come in from the West Coast who had not been to NY in many years. We wanted to give them experiences outside the normal restaurants and picked V-Note. They are not vegeterians but were willing to give it a try. They thought it was one of the best meals they had while in NYC. This is a great restaurant no matter what your food preference.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect vegan
    jmjrVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The vegan restaurant that keeps on giving. Perfect plant strong food. Many wonderful options!9
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was amazing. I would definitely eat here again. I am recommending this restaurant to my vegan and non vegan friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful vegan food
    natnat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    amazing food with great flavors. lots to choose from and everything was delicious. i especially liked the vegan tiramisu. service was excellent and waiter was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    A great find for vegetarian food with a twist. Very friendly team and very welcoming. Good prices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Nice ambience but food lackluster
    Pkumar26
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We ordered 2 appetizers - the sweet potato gnocchi and black bean cake - the former was chewy and not flavorful while the latter was tasty and the chipotle aioli added a good punch. For the main course my friend and I decided to order just 1 entree as the portion size was big. We ordered the eggplant lasagna - which had a few pieces of eggplant & broccoli as garnish and no veggies in the lasagna. This dish was a disappointment and we did not finish it. The filling (soy I believe) of the lasagna was chewy again. When I go to a vegetarian restaurant I want the vegetables to take centerpiece. Overall lots of other good vegan restaurants in the UES ( gobo, candle cafe, etc) so I won't be returning to this place.
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  • Hit all the right notes
    happy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It was our daughters birthday & she chose to celebrate at V-note. She is the only vegan in our family of 5. The rest of the family was apprehensive. We were ALL very pleased with our experience and look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    NewToVegan
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I received a gift certificate and brought my daughter. We had the most delicious meal. The eggplant appetizer was amazing. I had a seitan dish that was fantastic. The food was beautifully presented. The menu offered a wide range of choices. It really was hard to decide what to get. The carrot cake was a delicious way to end the meal. All in all we had a fantastic experience and will be back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uninspired
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    There are great vegetarian restaurants in NY and many, like V Note that are going through the motions. The food was bland and tired and the overall experience felt flat and somewhat dingy.
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  • Consistently wonderful!
    MONYC1999VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We have dined at V-Note several times, and have never been disappointed; this time was no exception. The food was fantastic as was the service. Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions for both wine and menu items. Nobody in my party was vegan, and everybody was thrilled with the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent as always
    MarticaVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    how new and varied bean dishes? NOt just black beans (sigh) how about fava, lima, mung, adzuki, etc. More bean options, not so much tempeh/tofu/seitan--give us the real unprocessed stuff
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  • A vegan (and non-vegan) paradise
    sdvegan
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Delicious food that vegans and non-vegans will enjoy. Nice ambience. Warm service. The food is creative, in a very good way. The lentil rings and tiramisu stood out but we cleaned our plates on all courses. Not the most inexpensive place but definitely worth it on occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 272 reviews are from the V-Note Organic Wine Bar & Vegan Bistro reviews archive.