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663 Ninth Ave. (46th St.) Send to Phone
Palate- and soul-pleasing innovative veggie cuisine.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Zen Palate Restaurant Review

: It may be vegetarian food, but don't let that put you off. This is creative, inspired fare, served in a sleek, serene gourmet shop and restaurant. Begin with starters such as spinach won ton soup, taro spring rolls or steamed vegetable dumplings. Entrées have such exotic names as Confetti-Land (grilled wild mushrooms with new potatoes with mixed peppers, caramelized onions and fresh basil leaves) and Jewel of Happiness (mini-mushroom steaks atop a bed of mashed sweet yams with Szechuan garlic sauce). The noodle and rice dishes are standouts---be sure to try the stir-fried whole-wheat noodles with soy and vegetables or the Hong Kong-style stir-fried rice fettuccine. In terms of desserts, the non-dairy banana pie tastes surprisingly rich.
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