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Amazing. The food was fresh, creative, healthy, and tasty. I ate here with four friends and we all shared dishes. Everything we had was great. The service was nice, and the atmosphere was pleasant and calm. It was the most expensive meal I've ever had in my life, and worth it.

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Horizons is an upscale American restaurant with a vegan flair. Every aspect of my dining experience was superb. The service was extremely attentive. The ambience was sophisticated and chic, without being overly "hip."

All of the dishes that I tasted at Horizons were fantastic. I started with a glass of pomegranate sangria and an order of Vietnamese Tacos, which consisted of crispy lemongrass tempeh, sriracha mayo and pickled vegetables, wrapped in a flour tortilla.

For my entree, I ordered the pacific rim grilled tofu, which came with an edamame potato puree, served in a miso broth. It wasn't as inventive as some entrees that you might find at other fine vegan restaurants, but the beauty was in the execution of the dish. The tofu had the just the right amount of thickness and it was grilled to perfection. The spicy gochujang glaze brought out the flavor of the grilled tofu without overpowering it. The edamame potato puree was subtle but it complemented the smoky taste of the grilled tofu.

The desserts were some of the best vegan desserts that I have ever tasted. I had a difficult time choosing between the options that I was presented: meyer lemon cheesecake, chocolate-stuffed beignets, saffron creme brulee and cinnamon bread pudding with caramelized apples and eggnog ice cream. I wound up selecting two desserts: the bread pudding and the creme brulee. The saffron creme brulee was possibly the best vegan creme brulee that I have ever tasted (and that's saying a lot, because I order vegan creme brulee every time I see it on a restaurant menu). The texture of the "creme" was perfect - thick and creamy, without any sort of soy aftertaste. The saffron flavor gave it a savory taste, which contrasted nicely with the sweetness of the burnt sugar.

The bread pudding was also delicious, although it was a little overpowered by the caramelized apples (there seemed to be a 1:1 ratio of bread chunks to apple chunks). My favorite part of the second dessert was the vegan eggnog ice cream, which had the perfect flavor and texture. I found myself wishing that Horizons would start selling their own brand of vegan ice cream because it's much better than anything else that is on the market right now.

All in all, Horizons provides an incredible dining experience that rivals other top vegan restaurants (Millennium, Candle 79, Blossom, Counter, Dragonfly Neo-V, etc.). It's definitely worth making a special trip to Philadelphia in order to eat here - you won't be disappointed!


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Great Service! Amazing Food! Amazing Wine. Amazing blueberry cheesecake, truffle fingerlings, amazing salt roasted golden beets with smoked tofu, avocado, onions, capers, and cucumber dill sauce. Amazing pan seared peppercorn tofu (crispy top and bottom, creamy in the middle) with creamed leeks and mushrooms. The Pacific Rim Grilled Tofu was a taste sensation! I would fly to Philly from Minneapolis as often as possible to eat at this restaurant!


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I agree with the previous reviewer about the service- we had a waitress who had very few tables and she basically paid little attention to us and the other waiter there had to fill our water, get us bread etc. She also because of high prices got a great tip.

The bread is delicious but fill up on it cuz the portions like everyone is saying are small.

Food is definitely good- but $18 for tofu over brown rice (aka pacific rim tofu), $21 for seitan, etc is pricy.

What I like about the restaurant is that the food is good- it is hard to make tofu taste quality or seitan to not be too chewy and Horizons does a great job and they use the highest quality ingredients. You may need to eat a fruit to fill up before you come here (and I'm a girl, so guys may need to eat a full meal first).

btw, the restaurant has alcohol- it is not BYOB like a previous reviewer said.


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food ranges from relatively ok to good, but the portions are incredibly small and the cost is incredibly high. after eating there (entree and dessert), i realized i was still hungry and went straight to another restaurant and loaded up on more food. sad, but true.

the waitress we had seemed to have a bit of attitude, too. which seems odd since she did virtually no work (there are very few tables there and i think we were her only table) and made a sizable tip (see high-priced food).

the deserts seem to be a better purchase than the entrees/appetizers (more bang for buck), but i probably won't go there again.


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Horizons has excellent food. I had the BBQ seitan for an appetizer which was delicious. The herb garbanzo crusted tempeh was delightful. The creme brulee was wonderful way to end the meal.

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Some of the best vegan food I've ever had in any part of the US. Everything was artfully prepared and presented with top-quality service. The golden beet tapas were succulent and its accompanying edamame puree just amazed me. The portobella carpaccio was delicate and tender. The Bourbon BBQ tempeh was filling and tasty, but I found that the Pacific Rim Tofu was tastier and had better side dishes (ponzu brocolini, edamame mash). For dessert, make sure to try their cheesecake or their chocolate peanut butter ice cream brownie, both of which were top-notch. Prices are high, but the quality of the food is five-star gourmet.


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very good vegan gourmet. my favorite is the bbq seitan. also try the mojitos. very delicious fresh mint and lime, the best in the city. deserts are hit or miss (for the prices).

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Wow, Horizons has some really fantastic food. I went there with my wife, my parents, and my aunt, and we all were raving about the food we had. This is especially impressive, given that my parents and aunt are not vegan, and were a little wary of what the food might be like. Afterward they were all talking about what they'd order next time.

Everything I tasted was really good. The entree I ordered, the grilled seitan, was delicious. I also loved the hearts of palm "paella", which was grilled rice cakes, not traditional paella. The Jamaican BBQ seitan appetizer was also excellent.

For dessert, I had the chocolate mousse, which was wonderfully rich. I wish they'd had a chocolate cake dessert, but this was nothing to sneeze at.

A previous review suggests that the restaurant is not vegan, just vegetarian, but I'm pretty sure it's 100% vegan now. Maybe they used to be just vegetarian.

The inside of the restaurant is quite nice, and the tables are not too close together. The latter fact means that they don't have a lot of seating, so reservations are highly recommended. In particular, they can't handle many groups of more than four people, so plan ahead.


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All of the dishes have an amazing layering of flavors! It is by far my favorite vegetarian restaurant and has been for years. I have brought many non-veg friends here and they have all walked away amazed and interested in coming back again! Also, the new location actually has a bar upstairs and downstairs serving beer, wine and spirits. ~Colleen


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The best vegetarian food in the world! Expensive but well worth the price. RECENTLY MOVED TO NEW DIGS IN PHILLY, AWAY FROM SUBURBIA. My name is Morty McNutt and that is all I have to say.


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Horizon's is a great place you can take anyone to. It's a very social, and can get rather loud (and busy!) on weekends. It's one of those few places that's welcoming to vegans, vegetarians, and non-veg*ans. The menu is very vegan friendly with nearly, if not all, lunch/dinner items able to be made vegan. Dessert is another issue...

Word of advice: Make reservations for the weekends. And make them for early! 7 PM reservations can still leave you waiting 30 minutes. And it's BYOB.

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