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The V Spot
Posted by nacho fan on 08/15/2008
Even though I'm not a vegan, the V Spot has become somewhat of a fall back for omnivorous, vegetarian, and vegan friends alike ever since I moved to the neighborhood. I'm a nacho devotee and was taken by how good their nachos are, even in comparison to local Mexican spots. My steak loving boyfriend has suggested we go there more than a few times in lieu of the thousand other restaurants on 5th Ave.,often specifically for their Buffalo "wings." Hopefully it will stick around.
Posted by Kelvis on 07/02/2008
This is a completely middle of the road vegan place. No real outstanding dishes and slightly over priced. It's a shame, because we need good vegan places in the neighborhood. Sadly, if this one fails, it won't be much of a loss.
Posted by Happy vegan Steven. on 04/20/2008
Eating at the V-spot is always a pleasure, I've recently visited and ate in the outdoor area and relaxed by myself in the warm sun. Amongst others i sat and read this new novel I got while eating my yummy spinach buritto, brought to me by their super cool wait staff. Man, they made me feel right at home. I love this place!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/09/2008
Yes, the food was a bit hit or miss. There were four adults and one kid in our group (all of us are vegeterian, some vegan) the hits included the empanadas, jicama salad, and fresh smoothie. Plus, they have chocolate soy milk, which was a rare delight for the child, and some excellent bottled micro-brew choices. The homemade chips were great, but the nachos were not especially inspiring. Unfortunately, the main problem with the V Spot was the waitstaff. All four were beautiful, healthy young people in their early twenties, but our waiter was clearly more preoccupied with checking himself out in the mirror than checking on us. All in all, the food was passable, and it's a comfortable space to hang out with friends for a vegan meal, but I wish they had been slightly more attentive.
Posted by Local Dude on 03/09/2008
It's too bad I can't be kinder to the only strictly vegan restaurant in the neighborhood. I've been here three times, and the food itself has been somewhat "hit-or-miss" as others have described it. For one brunch, for instance, I had the tofu scramble with "sausage" and potatoes. The sausage was an alright, tasted like a Morningstar Farms or Boca type of thing, and the tofu scramble was pretty decent, but the potatoes were underdone and inappropriately seasoned. Service is equally spotty, I've been literally the only person in the restaurant and still kept waiting for some reason. I'll probably come back at some point for variety but if there were other vegan restaurants around I probably wouldn't.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/12/2008
My girlfriend and I went for the first time and we found everything was graet and we will definitely go back again soon.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/06/2008
I’d been meaning to try The V Spot for quite some time before I finally went there for dinner. I have to admit that I had high expectations, because a few of my friends had been several times and recommended it. I don’t know if they were having an incredibly off night or what, but the food was not good. To start, my boyfriend had the lentil soup. It appeared to be nice and thick, but upon spooning it into his mouth he discovered that it was fully loaded with pepper. It wasn’t the taste of over seasoning it tasted like someone accidentally dropped an entire pepper shaker in the pot and didn’t bother to start over. We also had a side of rice and beans that had no flavor what so ever. For dinner I had the Spinach Burrito, which my friend recommended, it was overstuffed, soggy, and flavorless as well. It was supposed to be “Mexican style” but just tasted like Italian style garlic & oil spinach, thrown in with black beans that came straight from the can. The faux cheese was either not on it or did not taste like anything. My boyfriend had the Fiesta Burger, which was covered in vegan sour cream, causing the bun to disintegrate. The burger itself, looked and tasted like a piece of paper. The service was not bad, as a lot of the other reviews said, just the food. It takes a lot for me to completely write-off a restaurant, but I can honestly say that I will not give The V Spot a second chance. I don’t know what my friends were thinking!