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The V Spot
Posted by tuscanynyc on 12/28/2007
I went to the V Spot today for the first time. I am a vegetarian, I've been living in Park Slope for about one year and was very excited when I found out there was a real vegan restaurant here. As much as I wanted to like it, I am afraid I was disappointed. I found no particular fault in the service or the decor, but the food was mediocre. I had "chicken" cutlets with mushroom gravy, collard green and mashed potatoes. The cutlets were hard as a brick, no better than the ones you buy in the supermarket and cook by yourself. If I hadn't known by the menu, I could have never told it was a mushroom gravy. It was like a gluey substance poured on top. The mashed potatoes were incredibly garlicky. My boyfriend had spicy chicken wings. The texture was unpleasant (very chewy) and they tasted much sweeter than spicy. Last, we ordered carrot juice, which I am pretty sure was coming right from a carton (I saw no juicer in the kitchen). And it is not a cheap restaurant: the entrees are $14 to $19 more or less.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/22/2007
I work next door, so I haven't eaten here several times. Not a good idea. Everytime I have hope that it will be better. Being vegan, I'm all about seeing vegan restaurants. But I have to say, I wish this place would just close already.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/30/2007
I wish I could stop eating at the V-Spot, but the food is too good, so I'll have to suffer the service. I have been going to the V-Spot since they opened their doors, and their service has been consistently horrendous. The servers are the least attentive I have ever experienced. On more than three different occasions my side orders have been forgotten about when eating in house (it has happened one out of the two times I've ordered take out). It takes the staff forever to finally come to the table to take the order, and when they get there, they aren't very friendly. My boyfriend and I go there enough that the staff knows us, but they hardly even acknowledge us. They also run out of food! Twice they have told me I couldn't get the mashed potatoes because there weren't any. But after all is said and done, their food is truly delicious. I would take this place over Red Bamboo, Zen Palate, or Gobo anyday. This place could be the whole package if they'd get their act together.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/19/2007
Like a lot of people, I started going to V Spot because it was the only vegan place in my neighborhood, and found it to be average. But people, let's cut them some slack for slow delivery and hit-or-miss menu items in their first year! Since then, they have GREATLY improved and I've become a regular. Brunch, lunch and dinner are ALL meals I enjoy there. The service is great, regulars are recognized, and the food has gone from average to really, really good. Definitely give them a second chance.
Posted by Vege Tarian on 11/15/2007
How thrilled was I too see a veg. restaurant in my new neighborhood. I've eaten here three times and enjoyed all three. Yes, the service can be slow, but tonight they gave me a free brownie due to the wait. Yummy veg food AND free chocolate? I'm sold!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/12/2007
What a bummer to find that the only (?) veg restaurant in my neighborhood is not worth visiting. Went here for brunch. Not good coffee. Fake-tasting maple syrup. The pancake I ordered was rubbery and had clearly just come out of the refrigerator. Barely anything on the table seemed to have been made to order, or even heated up adequately. The wait staff seemed nice enough but extremely inattentive (water glass and coffee cup sat empty for a looong time before I finally managed to flag someone down...not that I wanted more coffee.)
Posted by Anonymous on 10/11/2007
The food at V-Spot is average compared to a lot of NYC's great vegan/vegetarian restaurants, but I'm certainly not inclined to complain when theirs is the only vegetarian menu in Park Slope. However, I will complain about the delivery service, as I have tried to order a delivery on more than one occasion, only to be put on hold for ten minutes (!!!) before being forced to hang up without placing an order because I'd been forgotten about. After hanging up, I'd try to call again and get sent to voicemail time after time. I work at another vegan restaurant in the city with a much higher volume of in-house guests and deliveries and know from experience that phone service does not have to be this frustrating.