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Gone are the days where those who choose not to eat meat are relegated to mediocre sides and salads — OpenTable's 2018 list of the 50 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in America highlights the most popular veg-forward restaurants, all across the country. The menus at these vegetarian, vegetarian-friendly, and vegan restaurants feature vegetables front and center, creatively presented with expert technique and serious attention to flavor. The list of honorees is based on an analysis of 12,000,000+ reviews of more than 28,000 restaurants across the country—all submitted by verified diners.

Restaurants:ABC Kitchen, Andina, Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Peruvian, Vegan
Neighborhoods:Gramercy / Flatiron, Pearl District, Downtown
$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
6,529 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Amazing food, great service and beautiful decor. A+++++
88% recommended
95 people mentioned the Calamari
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$$$$·Peruvian·
Pearl District
6,965 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The sommelier helped us choose an excellent wine, and the waitstaff was very attentive.
94% recommended
Most Booked in Portland / Oregon
102 people mentioned the Pisco Sour
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$$$$·Vegan·
Downtown
369 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
the food was really, really good! The young lady that took our orders was extremely friendly and knew the menu top to bottom. she had a great attitude and a big smile! we all leftRead more
93% recommended
Healthy in Los Angeles
6 people mentioned the Burritos
$$$$·Vegan·
Center City
656 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Tapas
Bar Bombon was a great introduction to vegan cuisine for a friend that I brought. The speed of the meal was perfect and the restaurant itself was flexible in taking my reservation Read more
93% recommended
Healthy in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
20 people mentioned the Cuban Sandwich
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$$$$·American·
River North (Chicago)
2,961 reviews
  • Casual
  • Healthy
  • Great for Brunch
Great as always! Excellent service and food, and delicious specialty cocktails!
92% recommended
Most Booked in Chicago / Illinois
104 people mentioned the Caramel Pie
$$$$·Afghan·
Palisades Northwest
704 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Very pleasant decor, building well upon its predecessor, a French restaurant, and now with Afghan cultural touches. Upscale, white tablecloths, attractive servers, dignified hospiRead more
98% recommended
Best Food in Washington, D.C. Area
22 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·American·
The Strip
676 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
Awesome place with awesome food. Dining in complete darkness makes you focus on your other senses and sit back and enjoy the taste of your food. Our waitress Niki was fabulous and Read more
91% recommended
Healthy in Las Vegas
1 people mentioned the Celery Salad
$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Evanston
789 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
First time there. Went for dinner. Onion tart and seitan fajitas fantastic!! Desserts great! Looking forward to going back again real soon ... and to try it for breakfast.
95% recommended
Healthy in Chicago / Illinois
16 people mentioned the Thai Peanut
$$$$·Vegan·
Upper West Side
653 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Multiple locations recognized, including: Blossom on Columbus, Blossom on Chelsea
95% recommended
Healthy in New York / Tri-State Area
10 people mentioned the Mushroom Ravioli
$$$$·Brewery·
Raleigh
1,485 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Fantastic meal and great service to go with it. Would highly recommend for a date or a nice night out.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill
141 people mentioned the Dumplings
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$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Little Italy
499 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
We enjoyed the Whole and Evolve bowls. Delicious and very fresh ingredients. Excellent service, comfortable booth, and we were able to store our luggage with the host during our meRead more
90% recommended
Healthy in San Diego
6 people mentioned the Kombucha
$$$$·Organic·
Upper East Side
4,142 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
Candle 79 is hands down my favorite vegan restaurant EVER! The creative dishes, cocktails and fresh drinks never disappoint. I am the only vegan in my family but have brought my huRead more
94% recommended
49 people mentioned the Dumplings
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$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
3,593 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
All was great except they rush you through. You feel like they are moving you along.
88% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
26 people mentioned the Lobster Mac Cheese
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$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Center City
1,000 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Our daughter is vegan and we like going to Charlie was a sinner because the food is so good for both vegans and non vegans alike. The place is small but very cozy. With the small pRead more
95% recommended
Healthy in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
28 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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$$$$·Indian·
Downtown
2,021 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Everything was phenomenal. The food , the service, the restaurant itself. I'm gluten free and the server was so sweet to get the chef to indi on my menu what was safe and what dishRead more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Nashville
93 people mentioned the Masala
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$$$$·Vegan·
West Village
457 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
In one word: AMAZING. I have been a vegan for two years, and even I was a little skeptical of vegan French cuisine. But D&S is just exquisite. The menu has so many options, and is Read more
93% recommended
13 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin
$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,182 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Amazing as always. Every drink was perfect, every dish was delicious, and the service was outstanding per the usual. Some of Portland’s finest.
90% recommended
Hot Spot in Portland / Oregon
37 people mentioned the Crispy Pork Belly
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$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lower East Side
2,357 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Creative Cuisine
Wonderful food and service. The presentation of the food was delightful, such a wonderful experience.
94% recommended
Contemporary American in Manhattan
140 people mentioned the Hush Puppies
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$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
East Village
369 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Everything was delicious—coconut chips, asparagus soup, roasted veggies.
98% recommended
Healthy in New York / Tri-State Area
10 people mentioned the Vegetable Curry
$$$$·Italian·
East Village
427 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Double Zero is fantastic. I’ve been her a dozen plus times since it’s opened. I will continue to go as long as the food, service, and ambiance stay the same.
91% recommended
42 people mentioned the Vegan Pizza
$$$$·Mediterranean·
River North (Chicago)
1,655 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Healthy
Fun environment-great service-big windows to outdoors-contemporary but cozy furniture. Mediterranean food with quite a few options for small plates to share.
95% recommended
Mediterranean in Chicago / Illinois
39 people mentioned the Falafel
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$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,388 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
Todd and Ellen are wonderful. They have created a great environment with outstanding food.
93% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
37 people mentioned the Fritters
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$$$$·Contemporary American·
Boca Raton
3,195 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Local Ingredients
Nice for lunch. Food is good and service is always excellent
92% recommended
Healthy in Miami / Southeast Florida
85 people mentioned the Short Rib
$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
3,797 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Great for brunch on Saturdays/Sundays. The restaurant is part of the Founding Farmers family of restaurants. The decor is very welcoming. The fresh homemade doughnuts are a big pluRead more
90% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
118 people mentioned the Dumplings
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$$$$·American·
Georgetown
7,308 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
Great food service and atmosphere. Really something for everyone here .
87% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
157 people mentioned the Crab Dip
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$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
2,474 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
My bestie’s Birthday We love coming several times a month and always enjoy fun special occasions as well!
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orange County
29 people mentioned the Short Rib
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$$$$·American·
Foggy Bottom
25,172 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
Multiple locations recognized, including: Washington DC, Tysons Corner, VA
88% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
644 people mentioned the Beignets
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$$$$·Mexican·
Mission
765 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Great flavors, friendly neighborhood spot with communal dining. Should be on every vegan / vegetarian to do list!
91% recommended
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
13 people mentioned the Pozole
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$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
8,458 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
As a vegetarian of 35 years, I've been to a lot of vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants. Greens is the upper tier of what I have experienced, both in terms of the qualityRead more
93% recommended
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
47 people mentioned the Grilled Peach
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$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Wallingford
482 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
Amazing food, served by an enthusiastic staff. Clever uses of local veggies to create a delicious experience.
100% recommended
Best Overall in Seattle / Eastern Washington
3 people mentioned the Cashew Cheese
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$$$$·Afghan·
Mt. Vernon
1,831 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Helmand NEVER disappoints for ambiance, excellent service and outstanding food. We recommend it to EVERY one of our friends
98% recommended
Best Value in Baltimore / Maryland
151 people mentioned the Pumpkin Appetizer
$$$$·Contemporary American·
Raleigh
3,348 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Live Music
  • Vegan
My husband and I enjoyed date night. The live music was a bonus. The singer's voice was as delicious as the food. Would love to live closer and make it a regular venue choice. HaveRead more
96% recommended
Healthy in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill
52 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sarasota
498 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Great fresh food. Lots of veggie choices. Great service. Nice setting.
91% recommended
Healthy in Tampa / Central Florida West
13 people mentioned the Buddha Bowl
$$$$·International·
Highlands
4,721 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
So yummy as always! The devils on horseback and New Saigon are to die for. My husband and I tried a dish we had never ordered before, the Chicken B’Stilla Bites and they are my newRead more
96% recommended
Most Booked in Denver / Colorado
79 people mentioned the Duck Buns
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$$$$·American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
1,098 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Gluten Free Options
The food was phenomenal. Simple, healthy and perfectly prepared. I will be a regular!
94% recommended
Healthy in Manhattan
36 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes
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$$$$·Vegan·
Midtown
1,293 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
Multiple locations recognized, including: Brooklyn, NY; Omaha, NE
97% recommended
Best Food in Nebraska
25 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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$$$$·Vegetarian·
Greenwich Village
1,395 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
Absolutely outstanding food. Tables a little close for such an upscale restaurant. Service was great also.
94% recommended
39 people mentioned the Dumplings
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$$$$·Vegan·
Montecito
392 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
It’s wonderful to have Oliver’s as an addition to dining out in Montecito!!! The food is exceptional! The service is friendly attentive and positive.You feel like you’re with frienRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in California Central Coast
14 people mentioned the Pad Thai
$$$$·Vegan·
Venice
545 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
One of the most creative and delicious restaurants I have been to in any city, Vegan or not. We started with the Artisanal cheese tasting- sublime, the wild mushroom sandwich was sRead more
97% recommended
Healthy in Los Angeles
12 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Vegan·
Miami Beach / South Beach
379 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Great experience, great food, and amazing service. Best Vegan food we have ever had. And the staff was five star, they went above and beyond to make our anniversary so very specialRead more
90% recommended
Healthy in Miami / Southeast Florida
10 people mentioned the Dumplings
$$$$·Indian·
Penn Quarter
8,421 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Multiple locations recognized, including: Peen Quarter; West End
94% recommended
Indian in Washington, D.C. Area
591 people mentioned the Chaat
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$$$$·American·
Highlands
5,971 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
I’ve eaten at the root down location at DIA and looked for the address of this one when I was going to be in Denver for a couple days. I am very glad I did because I love the seafoRead more
95% recommended
Healthy in Denver / Colorado
97 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Culver City
530 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
We love this place for our vegan friends and it’s amazing menu. I had the veggie plantains black bean burrito which is deliciously sweet and wholesome and the avocado adds umami.
91% recommended
Healthy in Los Angeles
14 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Ravioli
$$$$·Israeli·
Uptown
2,168 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
For me it’s all about the lamb. Best in town Great food. Great service. Great place for delicious food.
96% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
240 people mentioned the Pita
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$$$$·American·
Buckhead
892 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Great for Lunch
Multiple locations recognized, including: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Bethesda, MD; Boca Raton, FL; Denver, CO; Chicago, IL; Fairfax VA; Houston, TX; King of Prussia, PA; Naples, FL; Read more
96% recommended
Healthy in Atlanta / Georgia
14 people mentioned the Quinoa Burger
$$$$·American·
Tampa
5,648 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Service and food were good, except my Ulele burger was ordered medium rare and came out medium well.
96% recommended
American in Tampa / Central Florida West
117 people mentioned the Okra Fries
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$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
West Village
453 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Comfort Food
Very good place. Maybe a little pricey for what you get, but overall a very good experience. I had the lasagna and it was nice. I’d like to try other stuff too.
96% recommended
Healthy in New York / Tri-State Area
11 people mentioned the Mac Cheese
$$$$·Vegan·
Gramercy / Flatiron
240 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Best vegan restaurant we have been to in a long time.
87% recommended
Healthy in New York / Tri-State Area
12 people mentioned the Falafel
$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Old City
6,747 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Wow. Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow. Get the tasting menu. Wow.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
202 people mentioned the Lamb Shoulder
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$$$$·Mediterranean·
Penn Quarter
13,704 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food; great service; not rushed. We didn’t realize it was restaurant week, so even greater value.
95% recommended
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
477 people mentioned the Mezze
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