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50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America for 2018

As Voted by OpenTable Diners

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

ABC Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
6,788 reviews
Amazing food, great service and beautiful decor. A+++++
95 people mentioned the Calamari
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Andina

$$$$·Peruvian·
Pearl District
7,690 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Amazing experience and service. Met all my wife’s food allergy needs. Made our 30th anniversary an amazing experience. Thank you
95% recommended
Most Booked in Portland / Oregon
102 people mentioned the Pisco Sour

Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink

$$$$·Vegan·
Downtown
541 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Creative Cuisine
It was beautiful, amazing amazing food and great service and the restaurant is super pretty.
98% recommended
Healthy in Downtown / South and East LA
6 people mentioned the Burritos

Bar Bombon

$$$$·Vegan·
Center City
842 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended
Healthy in Philadelphia
20 people mentioned the Cuban Sandwich

Beatrix - River North

$$$$·American·
River North (Chicago)
3,551 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
We were visiting Chicago last week and we luckily stumbled upon Beatrix. We went for cocktails and they were amazing. I ordered the fries and when they arrived they couldn’t have lRead more
93% recommended
Most Booked in Chicago / Illinois
104 people mentioned the Caramel Pie

Bistro Aracosia

$$$$·Afghan·
Palisades Northwest
1,240 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Bistro Aracosia is simply outstanding in all respects.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
22 people mentioned the Dumplings

BLACKOUT - Dining in the Dark

$$$$·American·
The Strip
1,244 reviews
  • Fun
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
92% recommended
Best Service in Las Vegas
1 people mentioned the Celery Salad

Blind Faith Cafe

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Evanston
915 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
Great classy vegetarian food.
96% recommended
Healthy in Chicago / Illinois
16 people mentioned the Thai Peanut

Blossom on Columbus

$$$$·Vegan·
Upper West Side
912 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Multiple locations recognized, including: Blossom on Columbus, Blossom on Chelsea
92% recommended
10 people mentioned the Mushroom Ravioli

Brewery Bhavana

$$$$·Brewery·
Raleigh
2,163 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great Beer
We absolutely love this restaurant - the food is always amazing:)
98% recommended
Best Overall in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill
141 people mentioned the Dumplings

Cafe Gratitude - San Diego

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Little Italy
607 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Good for a Date
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
86% recommended
Healthy in San Diego
6 people mentioned the Kombucha

Candle 79

$$$$·Organic·
Upper East Side
4,554 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
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

Catch LA

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
5,097 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
We went to Catch La for the second year on a row on Thanksgiving and for the second year in a row the meal was outstanding. The turkey and stuffing was very moist and flavorful
81% recommended
Seafood in Los Angeles
26 people mentioned the Lobster Mac Cheese

Charlie was a sinner.

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Center City
1,306 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
good vegan fare
97% recommended
Healthy in Philadelphia
28 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Chauhan Ale & Masala House

$$$$·Indian·
The Gulch
2,488 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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
96% recommended
Most Booked in Nashville
93 people mentioned the Masala

Delice & Sarrasin

$$$$·Vegan·
West Village
681 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
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
92% recommended
13 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,606 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Food and service terrific. Very reasonably priced. We were there during Happy Hour. Will be back for sure
89% recommended
Hot Spot in Portland / Oregon
37 people mentioned the Crispy Pork Belly

Dirt Candy

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lower East Side
2,798 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Creative Cuisine
Fabulous experience! Our first visit won't be our last. And Wesley was wonderful at explaining everything and answering our questions.
96% recommended
Contemporary American in Manhattan
140 people mentioned the Hush Puppies

Divya's Kitchen

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
East Village
539 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Exceptional food and wonderful service. Can’t say enough about the tastiness and quality of dinner that night. Paneer protein is extraordinary. Vegetable bowl with tahini dressing Read more
100% recommended
Healthy in Manhattan
10 people mentioned the Vegetable Curry

Double Zero

$$$$·Italian·
East Village
566 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
Every morsel of the pizza was amazing! I went for the gluten free crust and it was worth the 40- minute walk!
98% recommended
42 people mentioned the Vegan Pizza

Ema

$$$$·Mediterranean·
River North (Chicago)
2,412 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Great selection of food, everything tasted great. Great selection of loose leaf tea too.
93% recommended
Mediterranean in Chicago / Illinois
39 people mentioned the Falafel

Equinox - DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,678 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Creative Cuisine
Highly recommended. Everything we ordered was well executed and tasty
89% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
37 people mentioned the Fritters

Farmer's Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Boca Raton
4,017 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
  • Organic
Terrific outdoor patio and the service was great. We had just gone through a major family transition and it was a perfect place to look around and be happy. I will definitely makRead more
93% recommended
Healthy in Miami / Southeast Florida
85 people mentioned the Short Rib

Farmers & Distillers

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
5,376 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
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
87% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
118 people mentioned the Dumplings

Farmers Fishers Bakers

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
8,712 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Great food service and atmosphere. Really something for everyone here .
83% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
157 people mentioned the Crab Dip

Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
3,582 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Wonderful food and scenery!!!
96% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Orange County
29 people mentioned the Short Rib

Founding Farmers - DC

$$$$·American·
Foggy Bottom
28,192 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
Multiple locations recognized, including: Washington DC, Tysons Corner, VA
83% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
644 people mentioned the Beignets

Gracias Madre - SF

$$$$·Mexican·
Mission
992 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

Greens Restaurant

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
9,221 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
I love Greens! It's always a treat to go there! Especially on a beautiful day! The food was FAB!!! Especially the rolls. Our Salad was spectacular. So fresh! I love that everythinRead more
93% recommended
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
47 people mentioned the Grilled Peach

Harvest Beat

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Wallingford
659 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Local Ingredients
  • Organic
Delicious vegan food. Even my meat eating husband was very happy with the food. The tasting menu is good for trying many items, but of course some are even more delicious than otheRead more
98% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington
3 people mentioned the Cashew Cheese

The Helmand Restaurant

$$$$·Afghan·
Mt. Vernon
2,044 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Helmand NEVER disappoints for ambiance, excellent service and outstanding food. We recommend it to EVERY one of our friends
100% recommended
Best Value in Baltimore / Maryland
151 people mentioned the Pumpkin Appetizer

Irregardless Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Raleigh
3,866 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
One of our favorite restaurants in Raleigh!!
94% recommended
Healthy in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill
52 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Lila

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sarasota
639 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
First time there. We were looking for Vegan options and wow! Excellent choices and delicious food. We will definitely be trying them for breakfast too!
96% recommended
Healthy in Tampa / Central Florida West
13 people mentioned the Buddha Bowl

Linger

$$$$·International·
Highlands
5,386 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Linger was fabulous! Because the menu is SO eclectic, we were a little worried that the food wouldn't be great — but they somehow manage to absolutely nail every unique dish from sRead more
89% recommended
Most Booked in Denver / Colorado
79 people mentioned the Duck Buns

The Little Beet Table

$$$$·American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
1,448 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
  • Gluten Free Options
Delicious as always
96% recommended
36 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

Modern Love

$$$$·Vegan·
Midtown
1,694 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
Multiple locations recognized, including: Brooklyn, NY; Omaha, NE
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Nebraska
25 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Nix

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Greenwich Village
1,890 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Creative Cuisine
We showed up on time for our reservation and then waited 10 minutes for a table. Ok I get it they had a few tables who had paid but were lingering. What I do not understand is thaRead more
93% recommended
39 people mentioned the Dumplings

Oliver's

$$$$·Vegan·
Montecito
602 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
I dined here with my husband and mother for my 40th birthday. We shared four small plates and a flatbread. The food, service and ambiance was phenomenal. My mother called ahead andRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in California Central Coast
14 people mentioned the Pad Thai

Plant Food + Wine Venice

$$$$·Vegan·
Venice
747 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Organic
Great experience beautiful venue and friendly/great staff. Will definitely come back 😃
89% recommended
Healthy in Westside
12 people mentioned the Dumplings

Planta

$$$$·Vegan·
Miami Beach / South Beach
644 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
We loved Planta and will definitely be back!
86% recommended
Healthy in Miami / Southeast Florida
10 people mentioned the Dumplings

Rasika

$$$$·Indian·
Penn Quarter
8,630 reviews
Multiple locations recognized, including: Peen Quarter; West End
591 people mentioned the Chaat
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Root Down

$$$$·American·
Highlands
6,535 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Wonderful food, service and atmosphere.
96% recommended
American in Denver / Colorado
97 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Sage - A Plant Based Bistro

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Culver City
674 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good for a Date
  • 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.
90% recommended
Vegetarian / Vegan in Los Angeles
14 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Ravioli

Shaya

$$$$·Israeli·
Uptown
2,792 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food! Can’t wait to go back when I’m next in Nola
97% recommended
Best Food in New Orleans / Louisiana
240 people mentioned the Pita

True Food Kitchen - Atlanta

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
1,368 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
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
94% recommended
Healthy in Atlanta / Georgia
14 people mentioned the Quinoa Burger

Ulele

$$$$·American·
Tampa
7,073 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Had the burger and fries and loved the home made Ketchup. Wifey had the Tourandos JimmyChurros And loved the flavored mashed potatoes. Great ambiance.
93% recommended
American in Tampa / Central Florida West
117 people mentioned the Okra Fries

Urban Vegan Kitchen (a.k.a. Blossom on Carmine)

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
West Village
467 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Visited from London, best vegan food we have had in a very long time!
92% recommended
11 people mentioned the Mac Cheese
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XYST NYC

$$$$·Vegan·
Gramercy / Flatiron
271 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
Best vegan restaurant we have been to in a long time.
88% recommended
Healthy in Manhattan
12 people mentioned the Falafel

Zahav

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Old City
7,135 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
Amazing food. the lamb was cooked to perfection
97% recommended
202 people mentioned the Lamb Shoulder
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Zaytinya

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Penn Quarter
15,168 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
great food. but Way too LOUD to talk with my friends!
93% recommended
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
477 people mentioned the Mezze