We did not think we would ever again find a vegan restaurant as incredible as Millenium in SF. We were wrong. This place is absolutely divine!
So many dishes sounded so delicious that we had to sample several. The first was one that we did not have our eye on - the red beet tartar. The waiter sold us on it anyway though, and we're so glad he did! It blew us away, WOW! We also tried the chicken fried seitan with mashed potatoes and gravy (yummm), and the asian tacos (quite unique). For dessert, we couldn't decide between three items. We asked the waiter which one we should choose, and he dutifully let us know that we had to get both the flourless chocolate cake AND the cinnamon creme brulee. We weren't disappointed. Food scores a 10.....a truly remarkable dining experience.
Our waiter (I regrettably cannot recall his name) was incredibly helpful and amicable; fully deserving of his 30% tip. Service scores a 10.
Like the previous reviewer, I am docking one point solely based on location. I, however, am not saying they should open up a location in Hollywood or LA, like every other vegetarian restaurant. They have enough, for God's sake. There are many wealthy people in the Newport Beach area who like to be healthy, and Madeleine's would no doubt thrive in such a location. While I am a vegan, I recognize that the "v" word unfortunately sometimes carries a negative connotation to the unenlightened, so Madeleine's marketing of healthy, organic, gourmet would work perfectly in Orange County. PLEASE OPEN UP A LOCATION IN OC!!!