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Pauline's NYC Restaurant List

Pauline Kenny

These are my restaurant notes for New York. We are boring vegetarians and not "foodies" - so keep that in mind. Also we stayed near Union Square and spent our time there or the Village or Soho.


Cafe Florent, Sunday brunch til 4pm, eggs florentine, 69 gansvoort in meat packing district

Cupping Room, Broome & West Broadway, breakfast until 5pm, real maple syrup, pancakes, waffles, eggs florentine, espresso eggs

L'Express, French place at Park&20 (weekends eggs florentine, pancakes until 4pm, weekdays eggs until 11am)

Balthazar, 80 Spring @ B'way, restaurant with great bakery, breakfast


Souen, 28 E.13 (btween 5th & University), 627-7150, also in Soho (210 Prince at Sixth Ave. www.souen.net The best Macrobiotic/vegetarian restaurant in NYC, IMO (Macrobiotic).

Ozu, 566 Amsterdam @ 87th, tofu or ozu croquettes too rich, fish great, burdock great, mabo tofu is a very large dish, great menu (Macrobiotic).

Zen Palate, Union Sq E @16, 501-7768; 663 Ninth Ave., 582-1669; B'way & W 76th, 501-7768. The Union Square location has a more expensive restaurant upstairs (very nice) and a cheaper place downstairs (still good).

VP 3, 33 Mott

VP2 & VP2GO, 144 & 140 W.4, 260-7130


Angelica Kitchen, 300 E.12, 228-2909

Spring Street Natural, 62 Spring, 966-0290

Vege Vege II, 544 Third, 679-4710


Sant Ambrose, 1000 Madison at E. 77th St.

Cafe Reggio, 3rd and MacDougall in the Village

Caffe Roma, 385 Broome at Mulberry in Little Italy (great), coffee and desserts and gelato

Caffe Napoli, 191 Hester at Mulberry

Ferrara, 195 Grand (between Mott and Mulberry)


daUmberto, 107 W 17th St, 212-989-0303, expensive, but great food (Italian)

Pitti, 268 sixth n of Houston, great espresso and tuscan food

Olives, 120 Prince, sandwiches

Little Italy Italian restaurants, Mulbury closed b'tween Canal and a few blocks up, lots of great restaurants

Pomme Frites, 123 Second Ave. @ 9th (St. Marks, east Village) - Belgium style french fries

International Soup Kitchen, on W. 55th, Al Yeganeh, soup nazi from Seinfeld

Bistrot Margot, 26 Prince St. (east of Broadway), great for salad for lunch.


Queen, 84 Court at Livingston, Italian, 718-596-5955

Other Recommendations

Il Mulino 86 West 3rd St.
Steve F. from NY, Fall 2001: If you are in the mood for one of New York's finest Italian restaurants (but also one of the most expensive), you have to try Il Mulino, a gustatorial treat!!

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