Vedge
Vedge

Vedge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vedgerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2153207500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm and Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Richard Landau
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We are happy to accommodate private events for larger parties. Our private dining room can seat up to 16 and the entire restaurant can be made available. Please direct all inquiries to Joe either by phone (215-320-7500) or email (joe@vedgerestaurant.com).
  • Private Party Contact: Joe Pachella 2153207500x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered Street Parking available. Nearest lot is half a block away at 13th & Locust.
A word from Vedge
A modern vegetable restaurant by Chefs Richard Landau & Kate Jacoby, formerly of Horizons: Located in the historic Tiger Building on Locust Street, Vedge offers classical, elegant dining experiences as well as a sophisticated bar. The menu takes a fresh approach to cooking vegetables, presented in a series of mid-size plates. Think: Smoked Eggplant Braciole, Salt-Roasted Golden Beets, Wood-Grilled Maitake Mushrooms.
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Vedge reviews from OpenTable diners
397 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (340)special occasion (257)neighborhood gem (169)romantic (151)hot spot (113)good for groups (69)notable wine list (68)vibrant bar scene (56)late-night find (15)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (7)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • A Culinary Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Where do I begin? The meal was one of the BEST dining experiences I've ever had. This is coming from someone who Owns a STEAKHOUSE ! I am not a Vegetarian or Vegan, I do love vegetables but I must say that what I tasted at Vedge was Absolutely Outstanding. From start to finish EVERYTHING I tasted just blew me away! The combination of textures and flavors were Perfect. I live in Jersey City, was in Philly for my Seafood vendors Jazz Fest. My girlfriend is a Pescatarian, used to be a vegetarian. We had seen Vedge mentioned on some Food Channel show and it looked amazing so we wanted to try it. Never in a million years would I have thought that it could be THIS good. Bravo to your kitchen, our server Kate was awesome. We will be back !!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really different in a good way
    fiona
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Some of the main course portions perhaps should be like 1/3 larger.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious and fancy vegan eats!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I go to Vedge once a year during a trip to Philly and I always make a reservation to stop in. The food is some of the best I've eaten and the staff is super nice and helpful. Its an intimate and hip atmosphere and the food is always phenomenal. One of my favorite things about the city!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I Can't Remember Any of the Songs!
    Nanook
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had great expectations for this place. Waited weeks to get a table and were prepared for magnificence based on the hype. We were disappointed. The setting is very nice and the service from greeting to leaving was excellent. Our waitress was excellent and very informative. That said, the food portions were expensive and very small and the entrees not really, just big appetizers. I was hoping for big flavors out of the vegetable world. I like subtle, but not every course. Nothing that was better than veggie dishes I had had at non-vegetarian establishments and many of those were much more complex. And the wine so pricey we skipped it. In the end it was a nice foodie moment without a finish. A sweet musical without a big memorable number.
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  • Lives up to its reputation
    VAVegFoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Been wanting to try Vedge since reading review in VegNews. Totally lives up to its reputation. Food was incredible. As a vegetarian, was wonderful to take an omnivore friend and introduce them to all the incredible flavors that a vegan diet can produce. Presentation of every plate was incredible - picture perfect. Size of portions were just right to satisfy and fill, without feeling over stuffed. Wait staff was attentive without being annoying. Look forward to more wonderful epicurean evenings on future trips to Philly.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best flavors in town!
    georgia
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Even though 5:15p.m. was the only available Fri. Night booking, the enthusiastic dining crowd made it seem like prime time. (Book far ahead.). The appetizers, mains, and sides (labeled "dirt") we're unusual with delicious sauces. (Shredded, then grilled Brussels sprouts, etc.) Presentation and food were wonderful. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Great place, may try the cookbook.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Wow! Just wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Best restaurant I've been to, hands down. The food was extraordinary and you wouldn't even notice that it is vegetarian and vegan. Each plate is a wonderful surprise exploding with flavor, I recommend going there with a group of friends and and basically ordering everything on the menu. It's fantastic price for the quality!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as usual
    Out2eat
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Once again a memorable dinner. Always something new on the menu and always very inventive. Foodies should love it here... Who would know it was vegan?
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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  • djdvda
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    service was perfect. food was somehow beyond perfect...
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • For carnivores ...
    FoodieTraveller
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I'm a self-confessed foodie, and very much a carnivore ... and I love to go to great vegetarian restaurants. This is one of them. The flavor & texture combos of great vegetarian food are more than worth exploring
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  • Great Happy Hour
    ivy1
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The happy hour is great - good food and good prices. In the main restaurant, the service is impeccable, and the ambiance is very pleasant. The food is interesting, but the portions are REALLY small, so you end up with a hefty tab if you're hungry - not a surprise. I was, however, a bit surprised about the food. It's definitely unique and creative, and I'm sure the ingredients are top quality, but all the dishes we tried had so many ingredients combined that it was not really possible to tell what anything was. My experience with elegant dining has been more of the type where you have relatively simple dishes in which you can see and taste the excellence of the individual ingredients. So, it depends on your preferred type of elegance.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Vegan Dining
    BCEA1234
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My first visit to Vedge was wonderful. The creativity of the menu was outstanding the colors and flavors were beautiful and delicious. The staff was courteous, knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always terrific
    146restaurantssampledVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Vedge is always spectacular and interesting. five of us ordered everything on the menu and all enjoyed every dish. I am not a vegetarian (I don't even like vegetarians) but I always love Vedge (my daughter is a vegan so I go whenever she is in town).
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fav new place
    veganwannabe
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    my husband jokingly ordered a pork chop and that set the mood for a fun evening. He and I both enjoyed the food as we hoped based on raves from everyone who told us about it. We ordered the 3 favorites from the "dirt list" - the potatoes, mushrooms and brussles sprouts ( I don't remember the formal names) all were good but my favorite was the mushroom dish from the "hot plate list". Also enjoyed the beat dish and I'm not a beat fan. wasn't crazy about the hearts of palm dish but my husband enjoyed it. Loved the deserts. We ordered the cheesecake and the chocolate peanutbutter desert. that was amazing.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    kmc2014VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If I could give it more than five stars for every caterogy I would. Food and service were exceptional. A perfect evening from start to finish.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If I had a chef who cooked like this at home. I would be a vegan my entire life. Absolutley awesome. The dining room is really loud. Makes it hard to have a conversation.
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  • A meatless wonder
    mediatrekkerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Second time we went to Vedge. Outstanding! Not inexpensive by a long shot, but worth it. None of us are vegetarians, but we all thoroughly enjoyed the mean. Usually have interesting cocktails (my wife had a pomegranate sangria), a nice wine list by the glass and bottle, and a very good selection of beers both bottled and draft. But the food was the star. The beet dish was fantastic as well as a vegetarian deconstructed take on a reuben. There were no misses in the appetizers, main courses or side dishes. The first time we went, we had an order of the fingerling potatoes, which did not wow us. This time the custard for desert lacked flavor, but their take on cheese cake (made vegan style) with poppy ice cream, is not to be missed.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • delicious and great balance
    PaulSmulpaap
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    you start being amazed when you look at the menu: many choices and not a moment the thought: I hope that it is good meat / fish replacement. When the meal is served it looks beautiful, then it tastes wonderful, and the dishes are not too large, so that even including dessert you don't feel close to explosion. Service was most pleasant. Only (small) negatives: as the restaurant is vegan you don't get regular milk in your coffee and where we sat it was a little noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nancy0501VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We dined at Vedge on Friday night, and then went to NYC on Saturday and Sunday. I can honestly say that Vedge far outshone Butter and The National.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The menu is very creative, and everything was well-executed. The cocktails are a big hit. The happy hour at the bar is also an exceptional deal.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Fantastic
    Goodfood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    As always, everything was delicious. There's a wide variety of flavors and styles. The service was great. Our waitress was intensive, friendly, and happy to offer suggestions.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Where to begin singing the praises of Vedge? The food was wonderful; our dishes were tasty, beautifully plated, healthy. We had a "veggie skeptic" in our group who began the evening by quizzing our waiter about the gluten free beers on the menu. It was immediately clear that our waiter was knowledgeable and eager to answer any and all questions. Then, the food began to arrive and our skeptic guest was completely won over. We are already making plans to return the next time we are in Philadelphia.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    Rockrideg
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Loved everything we tried. going to get the cookbook!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Better and Better
    fall75
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food at Vedge is superb! I like that the menu changes and the selections never disappoint. My daughter is a vegan and I'm a vegetarian and we were both very pleased with everything that was available. The presentations are beautiful and creative. The service is spot on.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Held a business dinner at verge. The carnivores were very skeptical. By the end of the evening they were taking pictures of the food and raving about the quality, taste and presentation. My only suggestion would be to beef up the wine list. Overall - 5 stars
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Superb and superbly satisfying
    mackenzie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Vedge brings to fruits and vegetables the leading role they deserve in the theatre of culinary delights. Everything is delicious, from the extraordinary cocktails to the fingerling fries. If you go but once a year, it will be among your best meals of the year.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Acnd
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Vedge was fantastic. I can't believe I have lived in Philadelphia for years without going! I am vegan but my husband is not - we both can't wait to go back. Interesting and creative menu, great execution, friendly/fast service... Highly recommended to anyone and everyone!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Anniversary Dinner
    camnini
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This was our third or fourth time at Vedge. We were supposed to be bringing friends for a birthday celebration, but they had to cancel. We weren't going to give up the reservation, so we made it an early anniversary celebration. The Dan Dan zucchini noodles were amazing. My blueberry cheesecake with lemon poppyseed ice cream was also a standout.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Carnivore Foodie Endorsement
    BCDadVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've been to Vedge on 3-4 occasions and each time am blown away by how good it is. As a serious carnivore, I'm the furthest thing from a Vegan that you could get. Nevertheless, I can honestly say that Vedge is one of the best restaurants in the City. The food is always interesting and masterfully prepared. On numerous occasions, I have been in total bewilderment as to how they manage to achieve such success without using any animal products at all. I've decided to stop worrying about it...Vegan or not, this place is amazing. Foodies who dismiss this place as not worth going to because it is a vegan restaurant are missing an amazing culinary experience. Be Open Minded Folks!! This place is awesome.
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  • Fantastic as always
    Paul
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have been to Vedge on a few different occasions now, and every time I go I am absolutely floored by the quality of this restaurant. Each menu item is prepared with extreme care and nothing feels excessive or out of place on the plate. I feel that the drink and dessert menu are actually quite similar, in that they both offer refreshing alternatives to what you would find in most other restaurants. All in all, Vedge truly is one of the best restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of dining in, and while the cost perhaps limits it to only special occasions, it is more than worth celebrating your next big accomplishment here.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful, delicious & divine...
    sweetestbaboon
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Vedge has one of the most innovative & intellgent menus we've ever had the pleasure of eating from, not to mention by far the most delicious. Forget about it being vegan, it's just freakin' tasty as all get out!
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  • Perfection
    Kagoo
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had high expectations for Vedge -- and they were exceeded. Everything about it is sheer perfection: the warm greeting when you arrive; the professional, attentive (but never overbearing OR overselling) service; the setting; and, of course, the food. I am a vegetarian; my husband is a carnivore. We were both blown away. Never before have we encountered any food, let alone an all-vegan meal, on a level like this one. We loved everything: rutabaga salad, roasted carrots, fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts, grilled tofu, crepe with peas and cauliflower, and cheesecake (with no cheese -- how do they do it?). The flavors, the textures, the presentation....all superb. We simply cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vedge delivers
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Vedge deserves all its positive press. The dishes are beautifully executed. Staff are wonderfully trained. if i were to critique anything it would be that, like so many tapas-style places, the food can come out pretty fast...and keep coming fast. Overall, Vedge was a terrific restaurant experience.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best.
    repearl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything was perfectly delicious in a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere. We just keep going back.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Spot on
    TigresSKSVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Highlights in short: loved the decor (traditional with a twist), the service (attentive, but not in your face, polite, friendly, and anticipatory), and the drinks (inventive and well-mixed, even the non-alcoholic ones). Food: Could go on forever, but in sum, each course had more than one high note and altogether, Vedge inspired us all to try cooking similar dishes at home! My favorite course had to be the initial "for the table" option. My favorite dish was The Spicy Grilled Tofu. My favorite Dirt List item was the Brussels Sprouts. And dessert's Chocolate Uber Chunk was reminiscent of Marcie Turney's salted caramel budino in a smaller package with a pretzel-peanut crust. Scrummy!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Yes to Vedge!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very good food. Great service. Would definitely eat here again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scooter
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been to many vegetarians restaurants that have blown me away with the transformation of veges into something incredible and savory! However, Vedge served us just what it was - vegetables. The taste was great and the small plates were a perfect size; however, I was not in awe of them nor did I notice any phenomenal transformation from the usual appearance - that is until dessert. They served up ice cream, gelato, and a chocolate pretzel delight. The flavors were exciting and delicious. This was the transformation i was hoping for with the main platters - the sweet corn and chocolate whiskery ice cream were fabulous as was the stout ice cream. The service was fantastic. Everyone worked together and the restaurant was very busy!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Beyond Amazing.
    moniquejustine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have wanted to go to Vedge for the longest time. Last night was the night. From the moment I walked in, I loved the laid back bar area and relaxed vibe of the dining area. The service was top notch and the food was out of this world. I am vegetarian and this was the best vegetarian/vegan meal that I've had. And, one of the best meals regardless of it being vegan. The fingerling potatoes, be still my heart. The zucchini dan dan noodles were so light and refreshing. Dessert - Double yum. I will be back!!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food for food's sake
    Imwiththevegan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    For herbivores and omnivores everywhere. Even the carnivore may be pleasantly surprised at how freaking awesome the food is here. You owe it to yourself to try Vedge out at least twice. Who knows, maybe you will become a convert.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty!
    red4lima
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Yummy veggies in interesting dishes. The presentation was beautiful. Certainly tasty but not inexpensive. Also more of a small plate destination.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.