This place is great. The food is beautifully prepared, the restaurant itself is very attractive, and the service is friendly. Too bad it's so far from all the veg folks on the East and South sides.
I love how accommodating and very willing to ask the kitchen questions the waitstaff is to see what's vegan. The portions are huge, the food is great, and the menu is absolutely beautiful, offering full descriptions of each entree, and clearly marking which items are vegan, gluten-free, and raw!
For my first time here, I dined with my vegetarian mother and meat-eating uncle, and we all loved the place. We shared the coconut cashew hummus appetizer, which was pretty good but I felt the coconut made it too sweet. It was beautifully displayed and came with a ton of crackers, slices of bread, and veggie slices for dipping. The waitress even brought me some raw flax crackers since she wasn't sure if the pita chips were vegan (turns out they were, but she thought they contained honey). We also had the limonade, which was very refreshing.
My uncle ordered the vegan chili, which came in an enormous bowl. I'm a bit of a chili snob, but I thought it was pretty good, and he thought it was wonderful. My mom ordered the Middle-Eastern vegetable stew, which we all thought was outstanding. It had tons of veggies and beans in it, and had a slightly Indian curry sort of flavor. Delish. I ordered the Jamaican-spiced lentil burger with roasted veggies. We all liked the veggie burger, although I would have loved some extra sauce on it. The roasted veggies were fabulous and had much more flavor than I was expecting. I also got a side of wasabi spinach potato salad, which was good, but didn't have a strong wasabi flavor.
There were two vegan dessert options, a fruit crisp, and a fig pudding, which wasn't marked as being vegan on the menu, but the waitress assured us it was. I'm glad they offer those, but I'd love to see some vegan cake on the menu.
My second time here, I went with my sister, cousin, and great aunt (all are meat eaters) and they all enjoyed it. While my sister and I thought our dishes were very well prepared (I got the shepherd's pie and she got the tofu and portabella sandwich), we both thought that each dish could have used more flavor, be it spice, garlic, onions, chipotle in the vegan mayo or avocado for the sandwich, or tomato sauce (or even ketchup) on the shepherd's pie.