Reviews written by Dilip Barman
Registered on Mar 26 03
This is my favorite restaurant I've ever been to. I was luckily reading a current issue of "Vegetarian Times" enroute to SF some years ago, and they mentioned this new restaurant. I've been back countless times since then, including to their new Geary St. location that opened in early March 2003. My recommendation for 2 - order a Pinot Noir bottle of grape juice (unbelievable!), share an appetizer (their dinners are fabulous and their appetizers may be even better!!), enjoy a tremendous main course which will no doubt have ingredients you've not heard of or at least which are being used in a novel combination, and share one of their heavenly desserts (in my 5 or so visits in mid-March, I had their Creme Brulee - made with coconut milk and agar - twice!!), and expect to pay about $35-38 per person. Well worth it for awesome food!!!
It took me a while, but now I can't understand why I didn't like this all-vegan and organic-as-much-as-possible place better when I first ate here Feb. 1999 at their original Valencia St. location. It's not gourmet like Millenium, but it's inexpensive and comes with big servings. They have a fairly good selection, though I'd like to see more hearty salads and less reliance on tofu. I would enjoy going to one of their brunches (I believe only available at their newer Divisadero location - close to the Haight district), as the brunch menu sounds great with items like French Toast and crepes. They try to provide organic ingredients, but are concerned about keeping prices low. Check it out - I like the openness of the Divisadero location better. Both are informal and offer fast service. I'd rate them a 7.5 on a scale of 10.