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
6,799 reviews
Amazing food, great service and beautiful decor. A+++++
95 people mentioned the Calamari
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Andina

$$$$·Peruvian·
Pearl District
7,870 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
One of the two women sitting at the closest table next to us was foul-mouthed constantly swearing. Otherwise a great dinner.
96% recommended
102 people mentioned the Pisco Sour
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Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink

$$$$·Vegan·
Downtown
604 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
The food was excellent the service was excellent he really truly enjoyed ourselves. We will be going back
96% recommended
6 people mentioned the Burritos
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Bar Bombon

$$$$·Vegan·
Center City
921 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
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

Beatrix - River North

$$$$·American·
River North (Chicago)
3,700 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Healthy
Delicious food and great service
95% recommended
104 people mentioned the Caramel Pie
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Bistro Aracosia

$$$$·Afghan·
Palisades Northwest
1,421 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Spent my birthday here. Food is AMAZING, especially vegetarian options! My fave restaurant in DC area.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
22 people mentioned the Dumplings

BLACKOUT - Dining in the Dark

$$$$·American·
The Strip
1,568 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
  • 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
91% recommended
Best Service in The Strip
1 people mentioned the Celery Salad

Blind Faith Cafe

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Evanston
994 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Overall food was good and service was good. I had the curry, which had nice flavor.
96% recommended
Healthy in Chicago / Illinois
16 people mentioned the Thai Peanut

Blossom on Columbus

$$$$·Vegan·
Upper West Side
981 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Multiple locations recognized, including: Blossom on Columbus, Blossom on Chelsea
96% recommended
10 people mentioned the Mushroom Ravioli

Brewery Bhavana

$$$$·Brewery·
Raleigh
2,346 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Awesome experience loved the dumplings!
98% recommended
141 people mentioned the Dumplings

Cafe Gratitude - San Diego

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Little Italy
640 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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
88% recommended
6 people mentioned the Kombucha

Catch LA

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
5,918 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
I love it here
Seafood in Los Angeles
26 people mentioned the Lobster Mac Cheese

Charlie was a sinner.

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Center City
1,511 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
Unbelievably great vegan food that tastes better than most non plant based meals.
95% recommended
Healthy in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
28 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Chauhan Ale & Masala House

$$$$·Indian·
The Gulch
2,738 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Nashville
93 people mentioned the Masala

Delice & Sarrasin

$$$$·Vegan·
West Village
788 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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
97% recommended
Healthy in Manhattan
13 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,802 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Fantastic service incredible food! Perfect place to impress hah!
90% recommended
Most Booked in Portland / Oregon
37 people mentioned the Crispy Pork Belly

Dirt Candy

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lower East Side
2,884 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
What an amazing 9 course + feast. Our party luv'd each course which was expertly presented by servers who had passion about their wildly inventive vegan cuisine.
94% recommended
140 people mentioned the Hush Puppies
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Divya's Kitchen

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
East Village
620 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
One of the best restaurants I know in NY. Excellent quality fresh organic food. Just love it.
99% recommended
Healthy in New York / Tri-State Area
10 people mentioned the Vegetable Curry

Double Zero

$$$$·Italian·
East Village
621 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
Anton was a wonderful server, and we were very glad to be seated and safely distanced indoors. Well done!
95% recommended
Healthy in Manhattan
42 people mentioned the Vegan Pizza

Ema

$$$$·Mediterranean·
River North (Chicago)
2,575 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Best restaurant in Chicago. Hands down.
93% recommended
39 people mentioned the Falafel
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Equinox - DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,854 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
Went to celebrate a birthday and had called ahead to ensure that a dairy allergy was accounted for. They did a great job with that. The service was outstanding and attentive. We goRead more
96% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
37 people mentioned the Fritters

Farmer's Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Boca Raton
4,469 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Very pleasant experience .... we dined on the patio about 20’ away from any other table, so we felt very safe .... our server, Mike, was friendly & attentive plus he wore his mask Read more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Palm Beach County
85 people mentioned the Short Rib

Farmers & Distillers

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
6,030 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • 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
83% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
118 people mentioned the Dumplings

Farmers Fishers Bakers

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
9,465 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
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
4,674 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Such beautiful surroundings and delicious food! Great service and such inventive and amazing cocktails! Never forget to enjoy a cool cocktail at The Farmhouse!
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orange County
29 people mentioned the Short Rib

Founding Farmers - DC

$$$$·American·
Foggy Bottom
29,344 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
Multiple locations recognized, including: Washington DC, Tysons Corner, VA
88% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
644 people mentioned the Beignets

Gracias Madre - SF

$$$$·Mexican·
Mission
1,049 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Great flavors, friendly neighborhood spot with communal dining. Should be on every vegan / vegetarian to do list!
89% recommended
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
13 people mentioned the Pozole

Greens Restaurant

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
9,470 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Excellent meal, service, and atmosphere. We have been there before, and plan to return in the near future.
90% recommended
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
47 people mentioned the Grilled Peach

Harvest Beat

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Wallingford
745 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Vegan
  • Good for a Date
fantastic food and great atmosphere. can’t wait to come back
96% recommended
Healthy in Seattle / Eastern Washington
3 people mentioned the Cashew Cheese

The Helmand Restaurant

$$$$·Afghan·
Mt. Vernon
2,096 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Helmand NEVER disappoints for ambiance, excellent service and outstanding food. We recommend it to EVERY one of our friends
98% recommended
151 people mentioned the Pumpkin Appetizer
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Irregardless Cafe

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Raleigh
4,037 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
Great food.
95% recommended
52 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Lila

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sarasota
714 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
Amazing place with fantastic vegan 🌱 options
100% recommended
Best Overall in Tampa / Central Florida West
13 people mentioned the Buddha Bowl

Linger

$$$$·International·
Highlands
5,842 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
The pork belly bun and lemongrass dumplings were great; as was the sangria.
94% recommended
Most Booked in Denver / Colorado
79 people mentioned the Duck Buns

The Little Beet Table

$$$$·American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
1,554 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Gluten Free Options
Great vibe, food and people - triple threat!.........
93% recommended
36 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

Modern Love - Omaha

$$$$·Vegan·
Midtown
1,786 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
Multiple locations recognized, including: Brooklyn, NY; Omaha, NE
98% recommended
25 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Oliver's

$$$$·Vegan·
Montecito
816 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Great food, service and atmosphere!
97% recommended
Best Overall in California Central Coast
14 people mentioned the Pad Thai

Plant Food + Wine Venice

$$$$·Vegan·
Venice
870 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
The food is always so good there and arrives in a timely manner. Our server was so awesome. She knew the menu and was detailed with describing them. I also appreciated her calm Read more
89% recommended
Best Ambiance in Los Angeles
12 people mentioned the Dumplings

Planta

$$$$·Vegan·
Miami Beach / South Beach
764 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
This was an incredible experience. I explained I have an autoimmune and the manager and staff were quick to put us in a private dinning area. They made sure I felt safe and constanRead more
96% recommended
10 people mentioned the Dumplings
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Rasika

$$$$·Indian·
Penn Quarter
8,652 reviews
Multiple locations recognized, including: Peen Quarter; West End
591 people mentioned the Chaat
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Root Down

$$$$·American·
Highlands
6,959 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Great food and atmosphere!
97% recommended
Healthy in Denver / Colorado
97 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Sage - A Plant Based Bistro

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Culver City
713 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.
95% recommended
14 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Ravioli

Shaya

$$$$·Israeli·
Uptown
3,023 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Absolutely amazing! Already can't wait to go back. The fried chicken hummus is to die for.
99% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
240 people mentioned the Pita

True Food Kitchen - Atlanta

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
1,584 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Organic
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
90% recommended
Healthy in Atlanta / Georgia
14 people mentioned the Quinoa Burger

Ulele

$$$$·American·
Tampa
8,031 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Lovely and food delicious. Server, Jerri, took good care of of us.
96% 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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Zahav

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Old City
7,136 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
15,820 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food, great service, and fun atmosphere !
95% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
477 people mentioned the Mezze

Candle 79 - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Organic·
Upper East Side
4,603 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
96% recommended
49 people mentioned the Dumplings
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Nix

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Greenwich Village
2,023 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Amazing food. Took our food allergies very seriously and took great care of us.
92% recommended
39 people mentioned the Dumplings
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XYST NYC

$$$$·Vegan·
Gramercy / Flatiron
333 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
Best vegan restaurant we have been to in a long time.
85% recommended
12 people mentioned the Falafel
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