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Mon-Thu 5pm-12am Fri 5pm-1am Sat 11am-1am Sun 11am-12am

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amex, discover, master card, visa
Neighborhoods:
Downtown Manhattan, East Village
Categories:
Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Take Out Restaurants, American Restaurants

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04/04/2011
Good Vegan

I'm a vegan and pretty picky when it comes to my food but this place did it right. Prices are reasonable depending on what your getting but not too bad. Thanks to the new chef I have to say that this place is an excellent vegan spot that I will returning to shortly.

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05/28/2010
Wonderful Evening

Had a terrific meal at Counter tonight. Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend the beet and arugula salads. Pomme frites were top notch paired with a harissa mayo and homemade ketchup; especially loved the raw cheesecake dessert. Prices are reasonable and am very fussy about coffee and theirs is the best! Service was attentive yet not intrusive and our server, Kirstin was knowledgeable and h... view more

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03/22/2010
Lots of counter space

I had first visited Counter as a vegan while in college, many years ago (vague, as I am not trying not to date myself), and I must admit, because of this previously underwhelming experience, I was hesitant to return. However, upon hearing that they had a new chef and revamped menu, I decided to try it again, now as a vegetarian. Honestly, I felt stupid for not trying Counter sooner, after sampling several amazing "... view more

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03/07/2010
Sustainable In Name Only

What self-respecting vegetarian who cares about animal rights, ""organics"" and ""sustainability"" would eat in a restaurant that covers all its furniture in dead animal skin? Uch! I mentioned the seemingly perverse ""oversight?"" of universally leather-upholstered furnishings to the host and he simply giggled, shrugged and muttered something like, ""Well, maybe its fake leather."" Wink wink. Is this place a soc... view more

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01/28/2010
Bland and Overpriced

I came here with a friend who thought I might enjoy the food because of the menu (I'm vegan). But I found the food boring and way too ""earthy"" for me. The service was just ok and the wine was limited - this life-long vegan rather go to a steak house with friends and enjoy a dry baked potato & a good glass of wine.

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01/20/2010
Great Place for Groups

What a great place to unwind the knots that were so tightly bound throughout the week...I was in need of a big glass of anything alcoholic and some food to fill the longing belly after a few stressfilled day. Although my arm was just about to give up after 2.5 hours of straight writing, I pulled it together to come here with ~11 awesome individuals. \r \r Counter was not expecting such a large group of people on a ... view more

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01/20/2010
Best Vegetarian in Manhattan

Awesome quality vegetarian cuisine. Great organic / sustainable wine list. Attentive service. Interior of the restaurant is beautiful. A truly amazing experience!

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09/01/2009
Great Food!

I love the food here. Everything is fresh and healthy and prepared in interesting and creative ways. The flavors are spot-on. Their desserts and especially their cocktails merit mention as well. I have heard people complain that the portions are on the small side and the place is a bit pricey. All true,. However, That's when you remind yourself that there is a cost to cooking totally FRESH food from LOCAL ORGANIC pro... view more

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08/26/2009
horrible as ever!!

Tried Counter for the last time the other night. It was my birthday night and I was eaten alive by bites on our legs in the seats.... yeah- and after my friend told me they were leather!!!!!!!!!!! leather seats in a vegetarian restaurant??? By the rash on my legs and my experience with bed b_gs before... I think the restaurant has an infestation. The food was fine (although whom I found out later was the o... view more

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07/30/2009
Cudos to Counter

I don't know how I happened upon Counter? I live in upstate NY and rarely venture to New York City. My friends live in the East Village and on a hot sweaty night we popped into Counter and had a wonderfully surprising evening. Most vegetarian restaurants have very little alcohol, which I love, and unimaginative food, but Counter had both in abundance. I dream about their heirloom tomato and watermelon salad. Ch... view more

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