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Posted by nyfoodie on 12/05/2013
As a longtime and loyal customer, I have seen this place morph into what it is today, and it is a far cry from the more welcoming environment it used to be. For instance, the tables now are T-I-N-Y, cramped, and very awkward. It appears utilitarian, cold, and uninviting. Between the water bottle, cup, and silverware, there's not much room left over for the food. Speaking of food: While the food still maintains its integrity, quality, and taste, the staple menu items I've grown to love are mostly gone. No more noodles? I used to love the soba noodles in a peanut sauce, topped with crushed peanuts and crystallized ginger. I have seen the restaurant go from being overly crowded to not having anyone in at rush hour. It's sad. This place can once again be fantastic. But the owner has to remember that people WANT and NEED to feel comfortable when dining; provide for some consistency and longevity on the menu; all while providing additional daily specials. But at the end of the day, this place is no longer very special. And that is too bad. As a personal request, please go back to your roots and bring some charm, warmth, and comfort back to your dining room. You'll see some additional familiar faces, I promise.
Posted by Lisa G. on 12/22/2012
I had the biscuit and gravy, which includes a tofu scramble, greens, and a small salad on the side, all tasty and enjoyable. French toast was nearly drowning in a blueberry sauce that was fresh tasting and not overly sweet, and crispy underneath. Waffle was delicious with the fresh fruit and coconut cream, maybe a little dry. Coffee was absolutely wonderful. Service was attentive. Restaurant was pleasantly decorated but the table itself was a little small and the benches narrow. I would definitely try it again when I'm in the area.
Posted by From A to Vegan on 05/31/2011
Before meeting up with the lovely Our Hen House ladies for an interview, we stopped by Sacred Chow in New York’s West Village for a bite to eat. Earlier that day, we had eaten at V-Note so we weren’t very hungry; but we also didn’t want to waste the opportunity to check out an institution like Sacred Chow. It’s quite a skinny little space they have, and you can’t see the kitchen space at all unless you walk to the back of the restaurant. There were two other diners when we walked in and several more showed up shortly after we sat down. Their menu is different than standard restaurant offerings. They have tapas (divided between plant protein plates and complex carb plates), heros (sandwiches also known as subs or hoagies in our part of the country), salads, beverages, and desserts. I had heard about the food from my friend Lauren, so I knew I had to at least try some tapas to get the full experience. Jim and I decided on the orange blackstrap barbequed seitan with spicy onions, the root vegetable latkas with Indonesian date butter, and cold sliced ginger soba noodles with sweet and spicy peanut sauce. Rebecca ordered a 4 Seasons salad, which had greens, beets, carrots, apple, strips of yuba, and a Dijon vinaigrette (which was technically a small and quite large). She also ordered the Very Berry smoothie with apple juice. Needless to say, we ended up with some spicy vittles! The barbequed seitan had a thick and tangy sauce that just lingered on my tongue until I took a bite of latka, which balanced out the spice. The ginger on the soba noodles was just right for me, but Jim was already stuffed and didn’t care so much for the spice at that point. Rebecca loved the smoothie and snorfled down the whole thing in just a short bit of time (and she’s one of those slow eaters). We had enough left over to wrap up and take home with us. I really liked being able to share my food this way, family style; it offers a more simple alternative to a structured restaurant environment and the food is just as tasty. I so wanted to get some of their poundcake or velvet triple chocolate brownie to go—but I was stuffed already and didn’t want to bulk up anymore for our interview. I was so satisfied, in fact, that I really didn’t need any dessert at all and was fine until we ate breakfast the next day. I would highly recommend Sacred Chow. It’s inexpensive, centrally located in the Village, and has a diverse menu and fantastic food.
Posted by Jah on 04/21/2011
Let me start off by saying that I love meat. I eat meat at least once a day and could never imagine eating a meal that did not have some sort of meat on my plate. Going out with my best friend usually means eating bland vegetarian food at some overpriced restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food was tonight, and how much I did NOT miss the meat. I had the Shiitake Mushroom and Spinach Salad, and I couldn't have been happier! The mushrooms were so meaty and flavorful, and the spinach was well seasoned and the dressing was absolutely delightful. The Soy Meatball sandwich was delectable and throughout the meal, I couldn't help but comment on how good the food was. Definitely a place I will be frequenting!
Posted by Mik13329 on 04/19/2011
We ate here yesterday and everything was very good. The Baby Root Vegetable Latkes w/Date Butter, & Shiitake Mushroom & Spinach Salad w/toasted sunflower seeds were delish.
Posted by Us3rN4m3 on 08/21/2010
The wife and I had several appetizers and a salad. Every bite worse than the last. The only thing I would ever think of having at this dive is the juice. But you can't really mess up juice can you? We felt taken advantage of because of our dietary and lifestyle choice. Vegetarians should demand better. If I could give this place zero stars I would. Horrible.
Posted by Reviewer on 04/30/2010
Cute place, great food!