Although not entirely vegan, Hugo's has some of the best vegan food I've eaten, and I look forward to going back to L.A. just so I can try it again. We went there for dinner, and had their bruschetta for starters, topped with red pepper hummus, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, spinach, and pesto. It was more flavorful than most variants of bruschetta I've had over the years. My entree was the Earth Stew with butternut squash, mushrooms, greens, and assorted vegetables, hearty and rich in flavor. It is unfortunately not that common to find a vegan restaurant that does a great job of cooking vegetables (as opposed to imitation meat), but Hugo's is one of them.
Finally, the dessert is what will keep me coming back to Hugo's no matter what. I had a huge slice of the chocolate fudge brownie torte with the vegan chocolate frosting. I'm quite happy that I live in a city 400 miles away, because if I lived close enough to eat there regularly, I would do myself damage by indulging too heavily and too often.