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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
6,790 reviews
Amazing food, great service and beautiful decor. A+++++
95 people mentioned the Calamari
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Andina

$$$$·Peruvian·
Pearl District
7,697 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
As always, an excellent meal with outstanding service. We try to eat at Andina every time we are in Portland.
96% recommended
Most Booked in Portland / Oregon
102 people mentioned the Pisco Sour

Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink

$$$$·Vegan·
Downtown
542 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Creative Cuisine
Inspired vegan cuisine that was fresh creative and delicious.
98% recommended
Healthy in Downtown / South and East LA
6 people mentioned the Burritos

Bar Bombon

$$$$·Vegan·
Center City
845 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
93% recommended
Healthy in Philadelphia
20 people mentioned the Cuban Sandwich

Beatrix - River North

$$$$·American·
River North (Chicago)
3,570 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
Super yum and quick
94% recommended
Most Booked in Chicago / Illinois
104 people mentioned the Caramel Pie

Bistro Aracosia

$$$$·Afghan·
Palisades Northwest
1,255 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Amazing good service and ambience
97% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
22 people mentioned the Dumplings

BLACKOUT - Dining in the Dark

$$$$·American·
The Strip
1,256 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
93% recommended
Best Service in Las Vegas
1 people mentioned the Celery Salad

Blind Faith Cafe

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Evanston
916 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
Great classy vegetarian food.
95% recommended
Healthy in Chicago / Illinois
16 people mentioned the Thai Peanut

Blossom on Columbus

$$$$·Vegan·
Upper West Side
915 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Multiple locations recognized, including: Blossom on Columbus, Blossom on Chelsea
95% recommended
10 people mentioned the Mushroom Ravioli

Brewery Bhavana

$$$$·Brewery·
Raleigh
2,183 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great Beer
Great server! Already booked our next visit!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill
141 people mentioned the Dumplings

Cafe Gratitude - San Diego

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Little Italy
608 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
83% recommended
Healthy in San Diego
6 people mentioned the Kombucha

Candle 79

$$$$·Organic·
Upper East Side
4,572 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
5,121 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
My first time there and did not disappoint! Immediately became one of my fav places in LA! And the star treatment was a nice bonus;))
Seafood in Los Angeles
26 people mentioned the Lobster Mac Cheese

Charlie was a sinner.

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Center City
1,307 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
Best vegan restaurant in Philly, hands down
97% recommended
Healthy in Philadelphia
28 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Chauhan Ale & Masala House

$$$$·Indian·
The Gulch
2,500 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
97% recommended
Most Booked in Nashville
93 people mentioned the Masala

Delice & Sarrasin

$$$$·Vegan·
West Village
687 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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
91% recommended
13 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,619 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
It was so lovely! The servers were clearly well trained and knew what they were doing - they were kind and friendly and welcoming. They also did not rush us to leave, even after weRead more
87% recommended
Hot Spot in Portland / Oregon
37 people mentioned the Crispy Pork Belly

Dirt Candy

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lower East Side
2,804 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Creative Cuisine
So happy to have experienced a vegan tasting menu in NYC ever since they shut down our only one in Houston. I love the concepts by the chef and owner, and the creativity was off thRead more
95% recommended
Contemporary American in Manhattan
140 people mentioned the Hush Puppies

Divya's Kitchen

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
East Village
544 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
570 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
delicious veggie/vegan food....amazing pizzas that are so tasty--baked in wood burning stove visible at the back....nice place, great service...
98% recommended
42 people mentioned the Vegan Pizza

Ema

$$$$·Mediterranean·
River North (Chicago)
2,426 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
We had a wonderful meal with friends. Enjoyed starters and vegetable dishes - they were all delicious.
93% recommended
Mediterranean in Chicago / Illinois
39 people mentioned the Falafel

Equinox - DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,684 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Special Occasion
This was my third time attending the vegan branch. The service was outstanding. The overall atmosphere very pleasant and personal. The food was tasty, the soup delicious and mosRead more
89% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
37 people mentioned the Fritters

Farmer's Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Boca Raton
4,035 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
  • Organic
Loved the piano bar outside!
93% recommended
Healthy in Miami / Southeast Florida
85 people mentioned the Short Rib

Farmers & Distillers

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
5,398 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
8,734 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
Great food service and atmosphere. Really something for everyone here .
85% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
157 people mentioned the Crab Dip

Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
3,595 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Great Ambiance and service
96% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Orange County
29 people mentioned the Short Rib

Founding Farmers - DC

$$$$·American·
Foggy Bottom
28,260 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
998 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Great flavors, friendly neighborhood spot with communal dining. Should be on every vegan / vegetarian to do list!
92% recommended
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
13 people mentioned the Pozole

Greens Restaurant

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
9,236 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Greens has terrific vegetarian food, great service and is in a beautiful location. I am so happy it is still around after all these years.
93% recommended
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
47 people mentioned the Grilled Peach

Harvest Beat

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Wallingford
665 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Local Ingredients
  • Organic
Meeting with friend
99% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington
3 people mentioned the Cashew Cheese

The Helmand Restaurant

$$$$·Afghan·
Mt. Vernon
2,046 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • 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

Irregardless Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Raleigh
3,877 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
Great food and a lot of fun. Loved the music.
93% recommended
Healthy in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill
52 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Lila

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sarasota
642 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Delicious food! Great variety of food for vegans and vegetarians. If there is a meat eater in your group they offer adding organic chicken, shrimp, beef tenderloin, or housemade baRead more
100% recommended
Healthy in Tampa / Central Florida West
13 people mentioned the Buddha Bowl

Linger

$$$$·International·
Highlands
5,397 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food and incredible ambiance. Historic space with a story
90% recommended
Most Booked in Denver / Colorado
79 people mentioned the Duck Buns

The Little Beet Table

$$$$·American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
1,454 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Healthy
Always a great experience all around here. The best place to go for a healthy good tasting meal
95% recommended
36 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

Modern Love

$$$$·Vegan·
Midtown
1,704 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
1,901 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Creative Cuisine
Cocktails tasted over-mixed/watered down. Food was quite good, especially the tofu skin pockets. Service was attentive and kind.
93% recommended
39 people mentioned the Dumplings

Oliver's

$$$$·Vegan·
Montecito
604 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Oliver's is now one of our standard pre-concert dinner venues. The food, service, presentation, wine list and ambiance set the stage for a great evening out. The Oliver's "burgerRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in California Central Coast
14 people mentioned the Pad Thai

Plant Food + Wine Venice

$$$$·Vegan·
Venice
749 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Organic
Need more restaurants like this! Fresh, organic, plant based meals!
86% recommended
Healthy in Westside
12 people mentioned the Dumplings

Planta

$$$$·Vegan·
Miami Beach / South Beach
649 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent atmosphere and great selection of plant based dishes
86% recommended
Healthy in Miami / Southeast Florida
10 people mentioned the Dumplings

Rasika

$$$$·Indian·
Penn Quarter
8,633 reviews
Multiple locations recognized, including: Peen Quarter; West End
591 people mentioned the Chaat
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Root Down

$$$$·American·
Highlands
6,541 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Very impressed!
96% recommended
American in Denver / Colorado
97 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Sage - A Plant Based Bistro

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Culver City
675 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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
2,796 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
The waiter was knowledgeable about gluten free and I had no trouble eating.
98% recommended
Best Food in New Orleans / Louisiana
240 people mentioned the Pita

True Food Kitchen - Atlanta

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
1,375 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • 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
7,092 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Great service and atmosphere was awesome. A real treat in the downtown Tampa area.
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
276 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Best vegan restaurant we have been to in a long time.
92% 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
15,197 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Wonderful experience trying many dishes. Most were amazing! We were a bit underwhelmed by the lamb chops. The marinated octopus, goat and eggplant moussakapita were amazing.
93% recommended
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
477 people mentioned the Mezze