many publications rank nyc near the top of "best veg-friendly city" lists (another list here), and there are certainly plenty of vegetarian options on nearly every corner of manhattan and brooklyn, but none of our favorite meals have occurred during a nyc visit. this is not to say that you can't find good food; chances are, though, that you won't be overwhelmed. (full disclosure: we're hardly authorities on food in nyc, as we're often more likely to choose a slice of pie than we are to sit down in a restaurant.)
we had a nice lunch here, for sure, but everything seemed just a bit too tame. we'd have liked more spice on everything. still, the space is tranquil and the food is healthful. combine that with some delicious tea, and you have yourself a nice retreat from the manhattan streets.
prices are fairly reasonable for an upscale manhattan restaurant, and the all-vegan menu is as diverse as you'll find in this area. it's awesome that all of their ingredients are local and organic. we recommend the grilled seitan burger.