Sun-Wed, noon-10:30pm; Thu-Sat, noon-11pm
6 at 77th St.
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For healthy food and organic wine, V-Note does more than satisfy. Large glass windows open onto First Ave., and the menu boasts vegan, kosher, organic, and biodynamic offerings. Seitan replaces sirloin in gourmet dishes like seitan piccata or medallions au poivre, all reasonably priced around twenty-dollars a dish. Ask the friendly, conversational staff for a taste of any of the organic wines and they may even let you sample a meat-substitute. Consider this spot for a vegan-friendly date night.
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