Ummmm....so this just might be one of my new favorite places! There's a lot of vegetarian and vegan restaurants out there, but very few have a fun theme or special atmosphere to them that set them apart from other restaurants and can actually draw in non-vegetarians because it's so fun. Saturn has this weird, cooky, fun, charm to it that anyone would enjoy.
I am NOT a salad person, but I'd been stuffing my face with vegan junk food all week so I went with the Sante Fe salad, which actually sounded good - not just "good for a salad" good, but genuinely "good", good. :) I had them leave off the non-vegan cheese and didn't go with the vegan option since 1) they charge extra, and 2) they use Follow Your Heart, which is fine when melted, but not all that great raw. The salad came with avocado, fried tortilla strips, and a cilantro dressing. It was supposed to come with vegan chicken strips, but they forgot to add them. I think this would have made it even better but I didn't even notice until I left the restaurant, so I enjoyed it as it was.
I also got a half order of the nachos that everyone raves about. The raving is well-deserved! I'm not a fan of restaurant dishes I can easily make at home and nachos often fall into that category. Saturn, however, has something magical about it's nachos so I was wishing I had gone with the full order! All of the toppings were good but nothing spectacular (guacamole, tomatoes, vegan cheese, vegan crema, jalapenos), but what really made the dish great were the chips. I don't know if they are homemade or if Saturn just found some amazing brand of tortilla chips that crisps up perfectly in the oven. Amazing!
My friend got the vegan burger with avocado, which was good, but nothing spectacular. Saturn offers more interesting burger options that I'd be willing to try if I return. The fries it came with were also really good. I learned later that Saturn offers "skinny" and "steak" fries. While the skinny fries were good, I couldn't help but drool over the fat fries a nearby table ordered. :)