NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
307 Stuyvesant Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11233
Not Vegetarian (decent vegan options)
Menu indicates vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $5-$10)
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At Halsey Street. A,C train to Utica Avenue.
Solomon's Porch does not deliver.
There are frequent jazz performances and open mic sessions every 1st Friday of the month starting at 9pm.
Review by RealBrownstonian on July 23, 2008:
- They also have a balsamic roasted vegetable wrap with broccoli, roasted peppers, baby spinach, portabellos, tomatoes and red onions and some balsamic vinegar. It had goat cheese in it- or feta. It was really good. Not vegan though. But a welcomed surprise to the current menu!
Review by RealBrownstonian on July 23, 2008:
- Why, I must say that I had an all together different experience at Solomon's. I am a regular. I loved their buffalo wings, their moist crab cakes, mussels, etc. Now they have bbq wings that are very very good. There's not too many place in my neighborhood that I can have a glass of wine and a plate of pan seared salmon with garlic butter, spinach and portabello mushrooms indoors or out. I have eaten my dishes at the restaurant and had to-go orders. I never had a bad experience with the friendly staff or with my food. I might have had an issue or two, but it was always resolved- hence, no bad experience.
I have a positive vibe when I go to any restaurant and I usually get the same in return.
PS- There is one dish that no one has around- it's the COLLARD GREEN SPRING ROLL!!!!!! Oh my gosh-sometimes I get a craving! yummy, yummy
Review by hearmyvoice on July 15, 2008:
- Being a long time resident of Bed-Stuy I decided to check out Solomon's Porch one evening for take out. When I got home and opened the food which took nearly 45 minutes to make I was utterly disappointed. The calamari I ordered was fried so hard that it was barely edible. The fried chicken was also fried hard and it was extremely dry, the collard greens were equivalent to eating dry discolored leaves. I was so disappointed that I contacted the restaurant to voice my issues. I was told to bring the food back for a full refund ($20) however I opted for a complimentary brunch as a way to give the restaurant a 2nd chance of impressing me. I went back 2 days later as agreed upon and much to my surprise no one at the restaurant knew of my issue or arrangement with one of the managers, although I provided my name, and the date I would return. The manager present at the time called the other to check my story. I was then told that my previous bill only totaled $9 (although I was previously offered a full refund of $20). I was amazed at how the information was communicated between staff. Everything seemed perfectly fine when speaking to the first manager on the phone. In addition, the manager on site spoke so low that he was almost inaudible (I think he didn't want other customers to know about my food and service complaint). The service I received was unprofessional and I refuse to ever step foot in that establishment. I informed the manager that I was not pleased with their food, service, professionalism and that I would take my business elsewhere. Lastly, I would not recommend Solomon's Porch to anyone who inquires about a good place to eat in the neighborhood. Good luck to all of you who decide to venture inside. On a positive note, there is a nice decor and good music.
Review by Olivia Lane on May 21, 2006:
- These fools served my best friend and I veggie wraps sans hummus, so it was just mostly lettuce and a few tomatoes, mushrooms, and capers on a whole wheat wrap. When I inquired about the missing hummus, they--both the manager and the server-- were just like "Oh, we don't have any," attentions deflected; end of conversation. They never offered an alternative filling; they just acted like it as no big deal that someone ordered something off the menu that they didn't have so they served them a lettuce sandwich for $6 without saying anything.
Normally I would have just left, but my friend and I had waited well over 20 minutes for the crappy sandwich and were starving. Finally I was just like, "We need to come to some sort of compromise." Because they were also out of tofu, I asked that my friend and I have veggie burger as replacement for the missing filling. Would you believe that the manager actually said to me,"Fine. I'll do it this time, but I won't let you substitute anything again." !!!!! She should thank God I was raised Catholic!
Even though this one of the very few places in my neighborhood where you can (allegedly) get a to-stay vegan meal in good atmosphere and often listen to some jazz or poetry, I'm hesitant to go back. If I do come for an event, I'll only order tea.