Reviews written by Jen08
Registered on Aug 19 07
Looking at previous reviews, what I notice is that the ratings have improved significantly in the past few years. I don't know if they have a different attitude, chef, or what, but I love this place. The food is fantastic and the ambiance is fun. Wait staff is generally very friendly. They always have some vegetarian options and some good salads--although I don't think their vegan selection is extensive. They serve locally roasted Peace Coffee--which is the best coffee in the universe. Plenty of outdoor seating when the weather is nice. Don't miss this place!
I've been to Bombay Bistro several times, and as a vegetarian it's not great. The buffet typically does not have a lot of veggie options. In addition, the last time I went there for the buffet, they were out of almost everything for about 15 minutes. When you are on a weekday lunch break, that is totally unacceptable. If you love Indian food you can find superior options elsewhere.
I went here with a group of vegetarians for dinner. Most everyone seemed to like the food. The service was quite slow, which is how things usually go at places this small. I got the baked yam crisps appetizer, which the waitress said is all the rage, for $7. It consisted of about 20 chips and a little dip. A bit pricey. The veggie burger, for $12, was more reasonable in that it included a salad. The waitress steered us away from a ravioli entree, saying it usually didn't fill people up. This resturant has only been open for 2 months, so I think it is still a bit rough around the edges. I'm willing to give it another try.
Not many vegetarian options. The obligatory one pizza offering with no meat. I ordered the morel mushroom pizza and it had no flavor at all--and no sauce. It was one of the worst pizzas I've had--a personal size for 13.95. I've had better luck with the pasta in the past--but my dining partner ordered one with a pesto sauce which he said had very little flavor. I don't plan to go back any time soon.
I really like this place. The food is consistently great and there are plenty of vegetarian options. Because it is often busy, the service can be a bit off-putting sometimes. I haven't had good luck coming here with big groups. During brunch hours try to avoid sitting near the door or counter line because you will not have a peaceful meal. The dinner hour has a much more relaxing atmosphere.
This place is a bit of a dive--that said it does offer a vegetarian a chance to pick all their own vegetables and sauces and have it cooked in front of them on a hot grill with the optional peanuts. If you are someone who freaks out if a stray chunk of meat ends up on your plate DON'T GO HERE! It's pretty casual and I can assure you they won't care if that happens.
Muddy Waters moved just down the street in 2011 to 2933 Lyndale Ave So. They have a comfortable interior and an adjacent patio with plenty of outdoor seating during the summer months. I have eaten there twice: once for breakfast and once for dinner. For my breakfast meal, I had a waffle with blueberry topping. It was OK--but nothing to write home about. For dinner, I ordered the mock duck sliders and proceeded to have the worst vegetarian meal I have ever had at a restaurant. Completely and utterly tasteless, I couldn't even stand to finish it, despite asking the waitress to bring hot sauce. I give this restaurant a "fair" rating because they do have a number of other vegetarian options I haven't tried yet. Also, when the waitress noticed I wasn't eating my meal, she did at least bring my a free dessert. Good service, good atmosphere, but I cannot recommend the vegetarian food.
This was my favorite Indian restaurant in the Twin Cities when it first opened. It is rare to find an Indian dinner buffet on Friday and Saturday night--and a tasty vegetarian one at that. But I just went there again yesterday, and the food was bad and non-vegetarian and the service was TERRIBLE!!! It was about 1:30 and they acted like they were trying to push us out the door (the place closes at 3). The buffet selection was clearly old and they brought out no new dishes. They brought our check 5 minutes after we started eating--no joke--then kept coming back repeatedly and interrupting us to get us to pay. I can't believe how fast this restaurant has gone downhill.
I dined here today with a group for the lunch buffet. The restaurant seemed to be filled with about 80-90% Indian customers, which is always a good sign. The food was all vegetarian and solidly tasty--some of it spicier than at other local Indian restaurants. I think this is probably one of the most authentic Indian restaurants in the Twin Cities area. Service was friendly but since we had the buffet there wasn't much interaction with the waitstaff. The incense smells great. Highly recommended.
First, it's the best pizza in town. Second, it's the best pizza joint in terms of vegetarian options. Third, the service is fine. Finally, the leftovers taste good the next day. Try the Ruby Rae with vegan sausage. OUTSTANDING!
I dined there with a group yesterday. The food was excellent. Good selection of vegetarian dishes. The service was very friendly, and the kitchen served it up fast. Street parking can be a challenge. Also do not park behind the building. The atmosphere is warm, but I think the bar dominates the setting a little more than it should. Overall a unique place and a good experience.
I like their food and the fact that you can substitute mock duck, veggies, or tofu with basically any entree. The rice noodle salad is one of my favorites. They are also good about modifying how spicy any dish is. I can't give it 5 stars because the service is spotty. Generally friendly and fast, but not always. I agree with the previous post that it is better as a take-out restaurant.
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