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
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
Amazing food, great service and beautiful decor. A+++++
92% recommended
95 people mentioned the Calamari
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Andina

$$$$·Peruvian·
Pearl District
7,870 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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.
100% recommended
102 people mentioned the Pisco Sour
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Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink

$$$$·Vegan·
Downtown
604 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
The food was excellent the service was excellent he really truly enjoyed ourselves. We will be going back
100% recommended
6 people mentioned the Burritos
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Bar Bombon

$$$$·Vegan·
Center City
973 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
97% recommended
Healthy in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
20 people mentioned the Cuban Sandwich

Beatrix - River North

$$$$·American·
River North (Chicago)
3,721 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
Every menu that I tried was just beyond my expectations! Local Burrata was so fresh and perfect combination of each ingredient, and chicken enchilada was sooooo delicious.
90% recommended
104 people mentioned the Caramel Pie

Bistro Aracosia

$$$$·Afghan·
Palisades Northwest
1,455 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful restaurant and service!!! The food is consistently great with interesting choices.
100% recommended
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
22 people mentioned the Dumplings

BLACKOUT - Dining in the Dark

$$$$·American·
The Strip
1,765 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
Best Service in The Strip
1 people mentioned the Celery Salad

Blind Faith Cafe

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Evanston
1,010 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Great for Lunch
We love goin to the cafe. The foods is awesome and so is the service!
98% recommended
Healthy in Chicago / Illinois
16 people mentioned the Thai Peanut

Blossom on Columbus

$$$$·Vegan·
Upper West Side
981 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
Multiple locations recognized, including: Blossom on Columbus, Blossom on Chelsea
100% recommended
10 people mentioned the Mushroom Ravioli
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Brewery Bhavana

$$$$·Brewery·
Raleigh
2,394 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Decent food. Good Ambience.
100% recommended
Best Ambiance in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill
141 people mentioned the Dumplings

Cafe Gratitude - San Diego

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Little Italy
640 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
6 people mentioned the Kombucha

Catch LA

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
6,111 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
the service was amazing !
84% recommended
Seafood in Los Angeles
26 people mentioned the Lobster Mac Cheese

Charlie was a sinner.

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Center City
1,618 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fit for Foodies
More portions would be nice. Maybe more drink options.
94% recommended
Healthy in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
28 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Chauhan Ale & Masala House

$$$$·Indian·
The Gulch
2,853 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Nashville
93 people mentioned the Masala

Delice & Sarrasin

$$$$·Vegan·
West Village
838 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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
98% recommended
13 people mentioned the Coq Au Vin

Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,814 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
If you want to truly impress your Portland guests, bring them to Departure. Classy, funky-chic vibes with a luxurious clean feel. Food, drinks and service are remarkable as well.
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Portland
37 people mentioned the Crispy Pork Belly

Dirt Candy

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lower East Side
2,885 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Tasting Menu
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.
100% recommended
140 people mentioned the Hush Puppies
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Divya's Kitchen

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
East Village
654 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Organic
Perfect customer service delicious food everything was fantastic.
100% recommended
10 people mentioned the Vegetable Curry

Double Zero

$$$$·Italian·
East Village
640 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vegan
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Wonderful service and food! Very warm under the heat lamps.
87% recommended
42 people mentioned the Vegan Pizza

Ema

$$$$·Mediterranean·
River North (Chicago)
2,578 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
I absolutely LOVE Ema! It's my favorite restaurant in the city. I've been having my birthday dinner here for the past few years, and I frequently bring friends to Ema because it's Read more
100% recommended
39 people mentioned the Falafel

Equinox - DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,895 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
We had 2 evenings in Washington DC and felt really lucky to have chosen Equinox for our last evening. The food was delicious and the service was even better. It has a homey atmosRead more
96% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area
37 people mentioned the Fritters

Farmer's Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Boca Raton
4,652 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Healthy
  • Fit for Foodies
I met a friend who I haven’t seen in quite a while. We needed a restaurant that was vegetarian friendly, and this was just the place. We both ordered what we wanted and enjoyed ourRead more
91% recommended
Healthy in Miami / Southeast Florida
85 people mentioned the Short Rib

Farmers & Distillers

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
6,211 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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
84% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
118 people mentioned the Dumplings

Farmers Fishers Bakers

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
9,718 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
Great food service and atmosphere. Really something for everyone here .
81% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
157 people mentioned the Crab Dip

Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
5,012 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Memorable food and setting. Don’t miss it. Plus garden shopping that is extraordinary.
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orange County
29 people mentioned the Short Rib

Founding Farmers - DC

$$$$·American·
Foggy Bottom
29,622 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Multiple locations recognized, including: Washington DC, Tysons Corner, VA
89% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
644 people mentioned the Beignets

Gracias Madre - SF

$$$$·Mexican·
Mission
1,073 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
Great flavors, friendly neighborhood spot with communal dining. Should be on every vegan / vegetarian to do list!
97% recommended
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
13 people mentioned the Pozole

Greens Restaurant

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
9,512 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Scenic View
While we missed the soothing ambience and spectacular views of Greens' interior, they have created a well spaced and comfortable outside dining area. And, despite the challenges oRead more
90% recommended
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area
47 people mentioned the Grilled Peach

Harvest Beat

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Wallingford
754 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
The team at harvest beat helped me plan a proposal. They were more than accommodating, especially when it came to allergies. The food was incredible, local beautiful produce. CouRead more
95% recommended
3 people mentioned the Cashew Cheese

The Helmand Restaurant

$$$$·Afghan·
Mt. Vernon
2,096 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Pre/post Theatre
Helmand NEVER disappoints for ambiance, excellent service and outstanding food. We recommend it to EVERY one of our friends
100% recommended
151 people mentioned the Pumpkin Appetizer
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Irregardless Cafe

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Raleigh
4,112 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
Our server provided excellent service. Food was great. Aside from others patrons being loud. Great Anniversary Dinner.
89% recommended
Healthy in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill
52 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Lila

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sarasota
742 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
Had a business meal with a friend who was a vegetarian. All of us loved our healthy and tasty meals!!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Tampa / Central Florida West
13 people mentioned the Buddha Bowl

Linger

$$$$·International·
Highlands
5,953 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Drinks and food could not be better. Had the Mongolian BBQ duck bao buns. So delicious and addictive. They are our favorites but have tried other menu items and never disappoint.
94% recommended
Scenic View in Denver
79 people mentioned the Duck Buns

The Little Beet Table

$$$$·American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
1,582 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Neighborhood Gem
They were literally the nicest people I ever met. I wish they were my fiends and family. The food was amazing and healthy and the people were even better! I can’t wait to visit or Read more
95% recommended
American in Manhattan
36 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

Modern Love - Omaha

$$$$·Vegan·
Midtown
1,787 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vegan
  • Casual
Multiple locations recognized, including: Brooklyn, NY; Omaha, NE
100% recommended
25 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Oliver's

$$$$·Vegan·
Montecito
889 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Great atmosphere and delicious food. Especially loved the jack fruit tacos, the kung pao cauliflower, and the flatbread. Warm enough for outdoor eating, and the lights are beautifuRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in California Central Coast
14 people mentioned the Pad Thai

Plant Food + Wine Venice

$$$$·Vegan·
Venice
917 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vegan
Dishes are inventive, delicious and HEALTHY! Always feel good about eating here! One of my favorites in Venice...BEAUTIFUL patio and atmosphere a PLUS!
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in Westside
12 people mentioned the Dumplings

Planta

$$$$·Vegan·
Miami Beach / South Beach
766 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
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
93% recommended
10 people mentioned the Dumplings
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Rasika

$$$$·Indian·
Penn Quarter
8,652 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
Multiple locations recognized, including: Peen Quarter; West End
96% recommended
591 people mentioned the Chaat
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Root Down

$$$$·American·
Highlands
7,083 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We had an amazing experience! Jay was so wonderful as our server and made my girlfriend feel incredibly special on her birthday.
95% recommended
American in Denver / Colorado
97 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Sage - A Plant Based Bistro

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Culver City
721 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
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
14 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Ravioli

Shaya

$$$$·Israeli·
Uptown
3,147 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Dinner was excellent! My husband and I had Lamb Ragu Hummus (my husband’s favorite), crispy Halloumi, and Falafel. For dessert we had the milk and honey cheesecake. This restaurantRead more
98% recommended
Best Value in New Orleans / Louisiana
240 people mentioned the Pita

True Food Kitchen - Atlanta

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
1,657 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Healthy
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
88% recommended
Healthy in Atlanta / Georgia
14 people mentioned the Quinoa Burger

Ulele

$$$$·American·
Tampa
8,538 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Loved the food, service and the ambiance sitting outdoors
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
15,982 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
JOEL IS THE BEST WAITER EVER. 10/10 service, so attentive and delicious. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!!!!
96% 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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