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“A terrible experience !!!”
Review of Zen Palate

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Zen Palate
Ranked #6,671 of 13,689 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between Park Avenue South and Irving Place
Transit: N, R, Q, W, 4, 5, 6 & L trains to 14th Street-Union Square.
Description: Zen Palate, "where vegetables and imagination meets" as The New York Times proclaims, and the place Zagat calls "a meatless nirvana". Since 1991, with the belief that health, great taste and a great dining experience can all obtained at the same time, Zen Palate has been devoutly and honorably serving the New York community with our fusion vegetarian fare. Our goal is to enlighten our customers through their sense of taste by offering delicious, vibrant, freshly prepared and beautifully presented vegetarian dishes, served by our passionate servers in a tranquil and modern environment. For over 19 years we have insisted on using the freshest and highest quality vegetarian ingredients (which covers more than 60 different plants and flowers from various culinary cultures) prepared by our expertly trained chefs.
Herzliya, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A terrible experience !!!”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We went for a good vegan meal and unfortunately is was an awful experience! The service was bad, the food was cold and with a bad taste! We returned a few dishes to the kitchen but keep receiving terrible food. We decided to leave the restaurant without eating and they gave us a FULL bill although we ate nothing!!

Not recommended at all!!

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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Healthy eating at its best!”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

With this restaurant voted by AOL CityGuide as both the #1 Best Vegetarian Restaurant and #1 Best Healthy Dining Restaurant in New York, we had big expectations of Zen Palate. The food was fresh, ample portions and delicious. Only downsides - pick your audience - The restaurant is uber casual and the wait staff don't speak English very well.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank LeesaSoulodre
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Fairview Park, Ohio
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Good variety on the menu and tasty food. The service is a little slow, but the restaurant is small so not as slow as to disrupt the good experience. I love all of their flavored iced teas.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank RahRah44
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A staple in my life”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

I love Zen Palate. It is one of the few vegetarian/vegan restaurants in new york that serves great tasting food. The food is always fresh and the service is excellent. I order take out all the time but also enjoy eating in their well decorated and very "zen" dining area. My favorite go to dish is the Mushroom delight entree with basil. Scrumptuous!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank vanessakate
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Just marvy”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

So delicious! We tried four different entrees, all wonderful.

Visited June 2012
Thank Pueblochick
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