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50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America for 2018

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.

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As Voted by OpenTable Diners
Updated October 23, 2018
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Bar Bombon

$$$$
Vegan
Center City
4.5
1325 reviews
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 sooner due to arriving early.

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Beatrix - River North

$$$$
American
River North (Chicago)
4.6
4408 reviews
A great location with a beautiful outdoor/indoor space, fresh and delicious food, and wonderful service. Awesome brunch!

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Bistro Aracosia

$$$$
Afghan
Palisades Northwest
4.8
2000 reviews
Outstanding as always. I am amazed how consistent the food is. It never disappoints.


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BLACKOUT - Dining in the Dark

$$$$
American
The Strip
4.7
2952 reviews
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 she made it all the more fun. All vegan cuisine was wonderful and they were great meeting all my allergy needs. Highly recommend!


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Blind Faith Cafe

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
Evanston
4.7
1230 reviews
I love this restaurant. We sat on the patio

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Brewery Bhavana

$$$$
Brewery
Raleigh
4.9
3062 reviews
Beer, food, and service were all incredible! Everyone was so friendly and fun and the space was beautiful. Especially loved the Glean mango peppercorn saison, so I got a 4-pack to go!


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Cafe Gratitude - San Diego

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
Little Italy
4.6
665 reviews
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 meal. For local, organic vegan food absolutely worth travelling to!

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Catch LA

$$$$
Seafood
West Hollywood
4.6
8205 reviews
Best sushi amazing vibes amazing view every thing is perfect

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Charlie was a sinner.

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Center City
4.7
2127 reviews
The food is so delicious, and I highly recommend the cocktails. Service was great, too. My only complaint is that it was so loud that my husband and I could barely have a conversation. We were there at prime dinner time, though, and it was quieting down a little by the time we left.

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Chauhan Ale & Masala House

$$$$
Indian
The Gulch
4.7
3966 reviews
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 dishes could be made safe. The server was very knowledgeable and made sure that we felt attended to. I highly recommend this place!

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Delice & Sarrasin

$$$$
Vegan
West Village
4.8
1224 reviews
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 so creative. The Brie cheese appetizer is divine - I never thought I’d be able to enjoy “Brie” again. My husband is a vegetarian and even he loved it (and he normally doesn’t like any cheese substitutes). We also loved the Escargot, French Onion Soup, Beef Bourguignon, and Coq Au Vin. And dessert crepe.

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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$
Unspecified
Downtown
4.6
4033 reviews
Chicken wings were incredible. Staff was very kind. Salmon overdone. Wine marked up considerably. Venue is incredible.


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Divya's Kitchen

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
East Village
4.7
862 reviews
This restaurant is a true gem. If you know Ayurveda, you can find the dishes that will balance your types, but even if you are not familiar to doshas, you will find many delicious vegetarian plates to satisfy your palate. Moreover the ambience is truly relaxing and familiar, I will keep coming to this restaurant

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Double Zero

$$$$
Italian
East Village
4.6
771 reviews
The food was amazing- and we had the best waiter.

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Ema

$$$$
Mediterranean
River North (Chicago)
4.7
3426 reviews
What a great time - server made excellent recommendations. This is my go-to place for a strong vegetarian menu!

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Equinox - DC

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.3
3109 reviews
Fantastic restaurant week offering, so glad I decided to go. A three course meal and 3 course wine pairing! Say less. The chilled corn soup was delicious as was the fried zucchini blossoms. Also had the best server ever but can't remember his name ugh! But do yourself a favor and get in here!


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Farmers & Distillers

$$$$
American
Mt. Vernon Square
4.2
8269 reviews
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 plus for the weekend buffets especially, the carrot cake doughnuts.

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Farmers Fishers Bakers

$$$$
American
Georgetown
4.2
11602 reviews
Great food service and atmosphere. Really something for everyone here .

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Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens

$$$$
American
Corona del Mar
4.7
7733 reviews
The Farmhouse is one of absolute favorite places to eat when visiting Newport. We love that the food is fresh and the servers are always amazing! LOVE it and will continue to try and get reservations when we come to visit!

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Founding Farmers - DC

$$$$
American
Foggy Bottom
4.4
30842 reviews
Multiple locations recognized, including: Washington DC, Tysons Corner, VA

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Gracias Madre - SF

$$$$
Mexican
Mission District
4.4
1234 reviews
Great flavors, friendly neighborhood spot with communal dining. Should be on every vegan / vegetarian to do list!

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Greens Restaurant

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
4.6
9828 reviews
Let me just start...I love Greens. It was a small birthday dinner with friends and the service, food and scenery could not have been more perfect.


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Harvest Beat

$$$$
Vegan
Wallingford
4.7
898 reviews
Lovely place, with just the right amount of fanciness for a couple who, like us, aren't particularly refined or sophisticated but want something nice without feeling uncomfortable or out of place. We were curious about what they used in the dressing and how they made the chanterelles so divinely chewy, and the head chef was eager to share their secret.

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Irregardless

$$$$
Vegetarian
Raleigh
4.8
4673 reviews
Great service and food.

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Lila

$$$$
Contemporary American
Sarasota
4.8
926 reviews
Another amazing dining experience with friends. The Vegan GF bread & butter is a must! Had a special Vegan roll which was delicious and all friends were extremely happy with their meals. Definitely recommend it to everyone as they have amazing consistent quality and many options for vegans and non vegans too.

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Linger

$$$$
International
Highlands
4.7
6543 reviews
The location is lovely. We dined on the rooftop which provided a beautiful view and less noise than dining inside. Service was fantastic and responsive. The food and drinks were delicious.


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The Little Beet Table

$$$$
American
Gramercy / Flatiron
4.6
1843 reviews
I’ve been coming here for years. I love the healthy twist on cocktails. The GF options are the best. I do miss the broccoli pizzette. Overall little beet never disappoints.

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Modern Love - Omaha

$$$$
Vegan
Midtown
4.7
1819 reviews
Multiple locations recognized, including: Brooklyn, NY; Omaha, NE

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Oliver's

$$$$
Vegan
Montecito
4.8
1393 reviews
Amazing food and service! Highly recommend!

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Plant Food + Wine Venice

$$$$
Vegan
Venice
4.8
1316 reviews
Went here again this year for my birthday, awesome service and great food and dessert. Love that it’s vegan and also healthy!

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Root Down

$$$$
American
Highlands
4.8
7386 reviews
Really loved the roasted poblano gnocchi and diver scallops!!


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Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery - Culver City

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
Culver City
4.6
815 reviews
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.

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Shaya

$$$$
Israeli
Uptown
4.8
4042 reviews
CC was our server, and she was wonderful. My wife and I have wanted to come here for years and this was our first opportunity. It did not disappoint. The fried chicken hummus may have been our favorite dish – which was recommended by our server. I would never have thought of that combination and it is spectacular. We also had the lamb which was some incredible. The only downside whatsoever is that the restaurant is a little bit noisy. (Also be prepared that the air conditioning works VERY well, so even though it was hot outside, it was icy inside). But that did not interfere with us having a wonderful evening.


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True Food Kitchen - Atlanta

$$$$
American
Buckhead
4.6
1994 reviews
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; Newport Beach, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Pasadena, CA; Plano, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Walnut Creek, CA; San Diego, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Dallas, TX; Woodlands, TX; San Diego, CA

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Ulele

$$$$
American
Tampa
4.7
10801 reviews
Always love going to Ulele, which is my favorite restaurant in Tampa!

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Zaytinya

$$$$
Mediterranean
Penn Quarter
4.7
17124 reviews
I would highly recommend dinning at Zaytinya. The service, the food, and the cocktails were great. The small plates let us try many dishes on the menu, and everything we ordered was delicious.

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