The Best Restaurants with Vegan Options in New York City

The OpenTable Team

There is no doubt that NYC is one of the top culinary capitals of the world. This pulsing, hectic concrete jungle has an endless variety of restaurants in nearly every cuisine possible. The city also has a huge selection of eateries that cater to people with special dietary preferences, especially vegans. There are many restaurants in New York that serve up high-quality, animal-free fare. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best restaurants with vegan options among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:Tamarind - Tribeca, ilili, Indochine
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Indian, Lebanese, Vietnamese
Neighborhoods:TriBeCa - Downtown, Gramercy / Flatiron, NoHo

Tamarind - Tribeca

$$$$·Indian·
TriBeCa - Downtown
3,490 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Vegan diners who like Indian food should head to Tamarind Tribeca. This gorgeous restaurant's menu has plenty of vegan options to satisfy your craving. Tamarind was once Tamarind RRead more
97% recommended
Indian in New York / Tri-State Area

ilili

$$$$·Lebanese·
Gramercy / Flatiron
6,286 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Head to the Flatiron District in NYC to et at ilili, which serves some of the best vegan in New York. The restaurant is Lebanese-fusion, and they feature dishes that combine elemenRead more
90% recommended

Indochine

$$$$·Vietnamese·
NoHo
1,873 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Indochine opened in the 1980s, but that doesn't mean the restaurant is outdated. In fact, they are one of the best vegan restaurants in the city, and they offer a quintessentially Read more
91% recommended
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Vic's

$$$$·Italian·
NoHo
1,050 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
In 2014, Victoria Freeman, Marc Meyer, and Chris Paraskevaides opened Vic's. This trio was the mastermind behind two other successful restaurants: Cookshop and Hundred Acres. Vic'sRead more
88% recommended
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EN Japanese Brasserie

$$$$·Japanese·
West Village
2,293 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
Head downtown to EN Japanese Brasserie for a take on Japanese food that's vegan-friendly. The chef of the restaurant is Abe Hiroki, and he cooks up a fresh, inventive menu that chaRead more

Felidia

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown East
5,508 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Felidia is an NYC Italian classic. Their menu also includes some of the best vegan in New York. Lidia Bastianich opened the restaurant in the early 1980s, and they have been going Read more
81% recommended
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Little Park

$$$$·Contemporary American·
TriBeCa - Downtown
1,041 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Hotel restaurants can get a bad rap. This isn't the case for Little Park, an elegant little gem of a restaurant located inside the Smyth Hotel. Andrew Carmellini is the chef of LitRead more
86% recommended
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Masseria dei Vini

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown West
1,829 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
For diners that love authentic Italian food, there's no better spot than Masseria Dei Vini. This gorgeous Italian restaurant offers delicacies made vegan-style, like eggplant cakesRead more
92% recommended

Santina

$$$$·Italian·
Meatpacking District
1,433 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Another great Italian option for vegans in NYC is Santina. Located downtown on Washington Street, Fantina features more coastal Italian food instead of traditional pizzas and plateRead more
87% recommended
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Lil' Frankie's

$$$$·Italian·
East Village
746 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
While we're on the subject of Italian, Lil Frankie's in the East Village is an excellent option for vegan diners downtown. It's not technically a vegan restaurant, but the menu feaRead more
93% recommended
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Lincoln Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Upper West Side
5,629 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Lincoln Ristorante is a restaurant in Lincoln Center, and it has excellent, artfully-prepared vegan options. Tables at Lincoln offer great views of the surrounding entertainment coRead more
94% recommended
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LArtusi

$$$$·Italian·
West Village
2,404 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Located in the West Village is Artusi, a restaurant that shines for its wine list as much as its food. Vegans can enjoy the spaghetti with garlic and chilies (hold the parmesan), oRead more
96% recommended
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Freds Madison at Barneys New York

$$$$·American·
Upper East Side
1,846 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
Shopping in NYC can be exhausting. So, browse all of the racks at Saks, Bloomie's, and Bergdorf, then head to Barneys on Madison Avenue to shop and grab lunch at Freds. Enjoy veganRead more
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Casa Enrique

$$$$·Mexican·
Long Island City
913 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Looking for vegan Mexican food in NYC? Then look no further than Casa Enrique, a standout Mexican restaurant that is lively, bright, fun—and delicious! The menu at the restaurant iRead more
87% recommended
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The Polo Bar

$$$$·American·
Midtown East
699 reviews
Ralph Lauren doesn't just make clothing and home goods. He also has restaurants, like the Polo Bar, in midtown Manhattan. Picture a Ralph Lauren Polo restaurant interior—and that iRead more
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Shuka

$$$$·Mediterranean·
SoHo
2,308 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
Shuka is one of New York City's most outstanding Mediterranean restaurants. Located in Soho, on legendary MacDougal Street, they offer a cozy, quintessential downtown New York restRead more
93% recommended
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ABC Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
6,799 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
One of the best restaurants in NYC for vegans and non-vegans alike is ABC Kitchen. Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the legendary Alsatian chef who launched countless successful restauraRead more
92% recommended
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ABC Cocina

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Union Square
2,543 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for Groups
Like ABC Kitchen, ABC Cocina is a Jean-Georges restaurant located in ABC Carpet and Home. The atmosphere is similarly upscale, elegant, and romantic. However, the menu is differentRead more
91% recommended
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Nix

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Greenwich Village
2,023 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Get ready for an experience that is awe-inspiring at Nix, one of the best vegan restaurants in the area. The team behind it (Nicolas Farias and John Fraser) is also the team behindRead more
92% recommended
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