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The V-Spot

Food: 3.793.79
Atmosphere: 3.833.83
Service: 3.673.67

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156 5th Avenue
Brooklyn   NY 11217
(718) 928-8778
The V-Spot website

Veg level:

100% Vegan

Price Range:

$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $10-$15)

Accepted Payments:

  • Cash Only

Hours:

Monday 5-9pm with special $10 entrees, Tuesdays 5-10pm with gluten-free specials, Wednesday 5-10pm, Thursday-Sunday 11am-10pm (with brunch menu from 11am-4pm.)

Directions:

between Douglass and Degraw Streets.

Delivery notes:

The V-Spot delivers.

$10 minimum.

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User Reviews of The V-Spot

Averaged user ratings:

(1 star = lousy; 5 stars = great)
Food: 3.793.79
Atmosphere: 3.833.83
Service: 3.673.67
  • Review by NotBuyingIt! on May 4, 2011:

  • Well, I have been back to V-Spot since my last review and whenever I had the chance on a semi-regular basis. My husband and I really enjoyed the food and the casual atmosphere there before we moved away from NYC. Everything we ate was delicious and the service was much more attentive than in my last review. My personal favorites are the Bandeja Paisa and Nachos with Gaucomole. If your in Park Slope, you don't want to miss out on this!
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 44
  • Review by beanmail on January 17, 2011:

  • I can't figure this place out; the food can be outstanding, so why do they continue to allow the mediocre service to ruin people's opinion of the place? Instead of being so generous with samples (over 1,000 free empanadas served at the Veggie Pride Parade), I'd love to see them put the effort into what needs fixing & I'm happy to be a paying customer.

    Do try the empanadas & the tostadas; they are fantastic.
    http://a-soy-bean.blogspot.com/2011/01/v-sometimes-hits-sometimes-misses-spot.html
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 22
    Service: 22
  • Review by Vegan Master on December 13, 2010:

  • Best Vegan food in the city IMO.

    Delicious
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by sewster on September 14, 2010:

  • I've tried...really. I've gone back several times even after being disappointed. But the service is abysmal (five tables were waiting for food at lunch time while the hostess/waitress sat at her computer, and 1 group just got up and left without paying for their drinks). When our food did finally arrive it was just okay, but not worth the 1/2 hour wait. No more.
  • Food: 33
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 11
  • Review by JanetG on June 14, 2010:

  • The food at the V-Spot is amazing, but on previous visits the service has been poor. I'm delighted to report that, at least as of yesterday's brunch, service is remarkable--correct orders, received promptly.
    The "3" for atmosphere is because a TV has been installed in the back of the restaurant. I'll be eating outside until it gets cold again, at which time I hope that the TV won't be on during the dinner hours.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 55
  • Review by bigolgirl on May 1, 2010:

  • Ugh, pre-PACKAGED. Crack is whack!
  • Review by bigolgirl on May 1, 2010:

  • Oops, I meant to give higher ratings! Someone's been hitting the crack pipe too hard. Meant to add that their prepackeged food is awesome!!
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 33
  • Review by bigolgirl on May 1, 2010:

  • Sad to report, but V-Spot did not hit my G-spot... and I was expecting some serious food orgasms. My boy told me that it was an off day and everything is usually better so I will go back. Everything was a bit too greasy for my liking, and the service was not good; though I think the owner was serving us instead of the waiter. If you go during happy hour, stick to bottled beer; the wine in my glass was almost nonexistent.
  • Food: 33
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 22
  • Review by Sam C on December 28, 2009:

  • Kuddos to V-Spot for being all vegan. On the other hand, the menu is a snooze, and my food was pretty bland aside from the hot sauce. Very simple stuff made with less-than-perfectly-fresh ingredients assigned Manhattan prices. Aesthetic choices on the menu and in the restaurant aren't my dig, but maybe someone else would like them?
  • Food: 22
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 44
  • Review by VKat on September 16, 2009:

  • I love the V-Spot. I have been going there pretty much since they have opened. The food is great, I love that they switched to Daiya "cheese" though they haven't gotten the melting process down.

    My only issue is that when the owner has the day off, the staff could give less of a damn about you. I went with my parents this Saturday and I had to listen to them singing, watch them dancing, swearing and talking non stop while we sat sweating and starving with nothing but our warm glasses of water. We still had a great time but it was a little embarrassing with my parents there. They still love it though.

    Make sure Danny is there if you go! He rocks and keeps everyone on point, plus he's super cute! Also, the patio is wonderful and completely relaxing.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 33
  • Review by IainG on July 28, 2009:

  • We dined here during our honeymoon in May 09. Really enjoyed the food & organic wine, and as it was a nice evening we got to sit outdoors at the back, which was really pleasant. The only thing I could fault them on was that our main course was delivered before we'd finished our starters. We'd love to go back if we make it to NY again.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 44
  • Review by amko on July 11, 2009:

  • V-spot is one of my favorites. Their staff is great and everything I've ordered has been delicious. I love their sweet potato fries and the portabello-candied walnut salad. I've brought several friends here and all have enjoyed it as well. It's definitely worth a try!
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by alf-redo on June 12, 2009:

  • giving vegan food a bad name. what kind of restaurant has to have a fundraiser for themselves btw? Blueberry pancakes were frozen blueberries in large over cooked misshappen pancakes. Their empanadas taste frozen reheated and half filled with non seasoned veggies/'meat,' generally all I have tried there is devoid of flavor and completely lifeless - kind of like a vegan family chain - a vegan bennigans if you will- but not a chain. Also if you are a vegan restaurant (like not fast food) you should make your own desserts
  • Food: 11
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 22
  • Review by DavidG on June 4, 2009:

  • V-Spot rocks my world! I love it here. I've been coming to the V more or less since they opened, and I must say, this place started off excellent only gets better. I'm also VERY picky with food, and I don't like most things… lol. As any worker at the V can tell you, I always go for the chicken parm sandwich with garlic mash potatoes and gravy. OMG! Let me tell you, the mash potatoes, may be the best in the whole city of NY! They make it from scratch as well as the gravy. I don't know how they make the gravy so good, but I have a feeling that if they told me, they'd have to kill me, and we don't want that. Also, the chicken nuggets appetizer are like crack. It always leaves me wanting more. I always have to try my friends food! I really have to stop myself from being rude, and eating everything because its just that good. The chicken burrito is amazing if you're into the Mexican feel, and the grilled chicken salad just fits the bill if you're watching your weight. See, they REALLY do have something for everyone. I'm sure your mother in law would love this place too. The service is always good, and the workers stay the same long-term, for the most part. It must be a good place to work! And you know what they say? Happy employees make happy customers!

    This is the ONLY 100% vegan restaurant in Park Slope. If more places were like The V-Spot, I'm sure people everywhere would be happier, and we'd have more vegans around! Good job, and keep up all the good work!!! :)
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by champurrado on May 31, 2009:

  • Overall this place was great. You can't go wrong with the nachos, empanadas, butter pecan milkshake, and brownie cheesecake (Vegan Treats) for dessert. The guacamole is perhaps the best guac in NYC (San Diego quality). I didn't love the chix burrito, but I did love the outdoor patio seating. They also get extra points for being all-vegan.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by veganed on May 25, 2009:

  • It's nice to have a 100% vegan restaurant in Park Slope. Unlike some other veg restaurants in the neighborhood this place sells NO animal products (yeah i'm calling out S'Nice for profiting off animal suffering) and is owned and operated by a vegan. I support this place because they're an ethical business, the food is good and varied and the outdoor patio is beautiful. Is the food as good as Candle 79 (the 5 star standard imho)? Not quite, but it's half the price, very tasty, and it's in Brooklyn!
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by Red Lurcher on May 25, 2009:

  • For the first year or two this place was open, I kept giving them second chances because the location was convenient and I was glad they're 100% vegan. But the food was usually bad, the service was usually atrocious, and the prices were bumped up every time I went.

    I finally tried them again after a long break because several people had told me they got much better, especially for brunch.

    Well, the service was better. The service was totally fine. But the food (pancakes, empanadas, breakfast wrap, a few other things I forget) was lousy. Sorry V-spot: I have to give up for real this time.
  • Food: 11
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 44
  • Review by unwiredben on February 19, 2009:

  • They've recently cut out their weekday lunch hours due to the economy -- they're only open for dinners on Tue-Sun and brunch on the weekends.
  • Review by ariela on February 18, 2009:

  • I'm surprised by how many negative reviews there are of this place! I've been here quite a bit since the last time I wrote a review so figured I'd write another one since I've tried more dishes now. The Crispy Chicken Nuggets are really tasty and the grilled chicken wrap has probably become my favorite thing to order, the sauce that it comes with is so good! The Chicken Parm sandwich is really good too! (i had tried the one at red bamboo & hated it so i was nervous about trying this one but I love it) Both the chocolate chip & strawberry pancakes are really good during brunch hours, very filling, I always wind up taking some home. & as I mentioned in my other review the lasagna and breaded chicken cutlet are really good too. As for dessert, the heated brownie with ice cream is amazing. Oh! and this is the only place where I actually like their coffee, I think because they add cinnamon to it, makes it taste so good! The service is always quick & the waiters are always friendly! so I highly suggest for those who have had one bad experience here, to give this place another try!
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by PlomeekSoup on December 5, 2008:

  • There are a few things I order from V-Spot that are perfect every time: buffalo chicken, spinach burrito, chicken cutlet hero and garlic mashed potatoes. I stay away from the fries, which tend to be thick-cut, greasy and soggy and I don't bother with the brunch because I was disappointed with the steak & scramble the one time I had it.

    Overall, I'm happy this restaurant exists, especially in Park Slope, and I plan on continuing to support them as a business by ordering the items I know they do well.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 33
  • Review by JasonB on November 21, 2008:

  • I figure I should leave a review for this place since I eat from here about once a week. I pretty much always have a good meal here. It's definitely not perfect, but honestly, there are very few vegan restaurants that are, in my opinion.
    Their nachos are incredible, and I love their chicken burrito. For brunch, their tofu scramble is awesome, as well as their pancakes and sausage. I agree with some past reviews about their homefries. They seem to be hit or miss (sometimes undercooked and underseasoned). As far as their entrees, I really like their sauteed veggies and I'm digging on two new ones they added, the tacos and the pad thai.
    I also can see what people say about the service. Everyone seems nice, but if the owner isn't there, the service can get real slow.
    That being said, they're definitely trying to get better all the time and I've talked to the owner before and find him to be a friendly and sincere guy. On top of that, I'd say at least 80% of the menu is truly really, really good vegan food.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 44
  • Review by squirrely on November 15, 2008:

  • i went here for brunch a few weeks ago and found it to be really disappointing. the coffee was awful (totally burned-tasting, like bad diner coffee). i thought maybe it was just the bottom of the pot, but the refill tasted the same. i ordered the tofu scramble, which was fine, with sausage, toast, and potatoes. instead of sausage, i was given tempeh bacon, which was mediocre and i think was just that stuff from a package. the potatoes were inedible because they had so much paprika on them, like they were covered in the thick layer of powder. the toast also came plain, no butter or jam. it was a pretty sucky breakfast, and it was not cheap. the service was equally terrible, i think because i was sitting outside; we never got the water that we asked for and after waiting 20 minutes after finishing to get the check, we ended up just cashing out inside. what a bummer.
  • Food: 22
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 22
  • Review by brookeLYN on November 15, 2008:

  • I go here pretty much once a week. The service is sometimes off if the owner is not around. however, the food is really amazing. try the subs, the philly cheesesteak, the thai curry, nachos! i know some people have given this a bad review, but i think you should give it another try. they've really improved over the past year. we've taken non vegans and they are impressed.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 44
  • Review by unwiredben on September 26, 2008:

  • I had a nice lunch there today on my first visit. The lentil soup was very tasty, although it was more brothy/less thick than I expected. The chipotle seitan wrap was nicely grilled with hummus and some good crunch. Service at 1PM was fine; water brought out quickly, no rushing, check when I needed it.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by food! on May 7, 2008:

  • I eat their chocolate chip pancakes with a side of tempeh bacon almost every weekend and they are great. I wish I was eating some right now. Yum.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 44
  • Review by keramel on April 21, 2008:

  • I love it here. I definitely recommend the Latin and Italian dishes.

    The nachos are amazing.

    The "chicken" burrito is out of this world.

    And the mint chocolate chip shake is . . . heavenly.

    I've never ordered a "miss" dish. My friend, however, didn't love the raw pasta dish he ordered. I'm not a raw foodie, so I wouldn't have ordered it.

    The patio seating is a bit sunny depending on where you sit. If it's a full sun day, wear a big hat and enjoy!
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 44
  • Review by lyra_silvertongue on March 9, 2008:

  • We stopped in here for a quick lunch before going to the Brooklyn Museum. We only had nachos and coffee, but I was very pleased with both. The faux meat/salsa on the nachos was very tasty and the tortilla chips were delicious. The coffee was very cinnamony and nice. Our server was pretty chatty and spent a little too long chatting with other patrons, but it wasn't a huge deal. I wish we had had room for dessert because the brownies sounded awesome.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 44
  • Review by catres on February 13, 2008:

  • I know some of you are looking at my star rating and scratching your head. here's the thing, I've ordered from and been here a lot. I agree there are some "miss" dishes which some folks seemed to mention above, but they have a lot of good stuff too. Nachos, fresh rolls, portabella salad, really good fries, chicken cutlet hero, the meatball parm sub is the best vegan one I've had in fact any of their parm subs are pretty good. Also where else can you get a hero, with a small side of mixed greens and fries for $10 including tax? They recently also started serving Baby Cake cupcakes in addition to Vegan Treats. The owner has really been trying to improve things, the mixed greens have been fresher, he's been working on service, and trying to be innovative to improve the place. He's open to feedback so if you see room for improvement help him out!
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 33
  • Review by NotBuyingIt on February 9, 2008:

  • Been here only once. The style of food is very different from other veg restaurants, nice. The appetizer was delicious, the entre, well, I have had better. That does not discourage me from going back when I'm in the vicinity. Service was OK, I think because they could only afford one waiter. Again, What a menu because I can't wait to try everything!
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 33
  • Review by robyn on January 20, 2008:

  • i had an order delivered to my office- imagine my suprise when i opened the soup and there was a dead roach in it- i called the restaurant and they said it wasnt them!! well who was it? they offered my money back and that was all- no apology-- will not go back
  • Food: 11
    Service: 11
  • Review by keramel on December 18, 2007:

  • I loved it here. I brought three omnivores and it was the first time we ate here.
    One friend got the spaghetti and "meat"balls and he practically licked his plate. I got an assortment of things that came with faux meat sausage and yams and rice. It was amply spiced and the flavors were delicious.
    One friend got a lasagna and he practically licked his plate, as well.
    The only one that didn't work was a stir fry of some kind. I think it was a sweet and sour. There was too much sauce and the flavor wasn't right.
    We had the buffalo wings to start, and devoured those. They're wonderful.
    And we had the carrot cake for dessert, which was also wonderful.
    I liked the food, and my organic wine was also quite good.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 44
  • Review by JonG on November 28, 2007:

  • The worst vegan meal I've had in NYC, barring Planet One Cafe. The only redeeming feature is the availability of Vegan Treats cakes in Park Slope. The first time I went they'd just opened, and so I forgave them their terrible food, being out of everything, poor service, lack of decor, and slow service.

    Everything on the menu is food that inexperienced cooks could make at home. Which is also true of 80% of Foodswings' food, but at least there it tastes good. Food is often absurdly separated (the almost-true joke amongst my friends is that spaghetti and meatballs are served with spaghetti, meatballs and sauce in three neat piles on the plate). All the problems they had at opening were still occurring almost six months later.

    I'm tempted to try it one last time since there seem to be some solid recommendations in here, but I'm going alone, so I don't subject my friends to it.
  • Food: 11
    Atmosphere: 11
    Service: 22
  • Review by Vegan Cookie on November 18, 2007:

  • I have a new favorite restaurant, it's called the V Spot and you must go there... NOW! It's in Brooklyn and is well worth the trek if you think it's too far away. It's a cozy joint with a big selection and get this, a friendly wait staff (something you're hard pressed to find at pretty much ever other vegan restaurant in NYC). The two times I've been there I've gotten the same thing to eat, the fake chicken burrito. Holy crap, it's so amazing that I can't bring myself to try anything else. It's currently my favorite thing to eat and I could, without a doubt eat it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, linner, dinner and dessert... yeah, it's that good. I've tried a number of other things that are equally amazing. I can definitely reccommend: the chicken parm, and penne ala vodka as well. The guac and chip appetizer is hands down the best guac and chips I've ever eaten, and believe me I'm quite the expert.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by knuckles on November 13, 2007:

  • OH BAAAAARRRRFF! Blech blech blech. How anyone could give this place anything higher than a one for food makes me think that maybe your tongue rings are getting in the way of your taste buds. I had the sesame seitan once and it was nasty. I felt bad and tried again, this time the red wine seitan. So disgusting. It tasted like someone poured a bottle of cheap red over the seitan and didn't even bother to cook it. My dining companions weren't pleased either. They had a panini with "cheese" that didn't melt and a gross veggie burger and some "chorizo" grossness. Just some of the nastiest food I've had in a long time. I pity you, Brooklyn.
  • Food: 11
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 44
  • Review by debya on November 10, 2007:

  • I've been to V-Spot twice in the past week and both of my meals were great. Tofu panini special last weekend, fruit empanadas for brunch today. I've never understood the complaints about service as I've always felt service was friendly and efficient. (Perhaps I have exceptionally great luck?)
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by bitchinvegankitchen on November 3, 2007:

  • Please do not order the tofu thai curry. I thought it was a safe enough pick at a vegan restaurant with a sort of boring menu, but how very wrong I was. Big chunks of plain bland warm tofu on a bed of dry quinoa and not any sort of curry or sauce to speak of... I couldn't even eat it. I didn't really even notice the service especially, so I guess it was fine...
  • Food: 11
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 33
  • Review by r..bees on October 23, 2007:

  • Man, I hate to bash vegan establishments, but dang the food at the V Spot is no good. I went with 3 friends, and not one of us was happy. If our meals were half the price, I probably wouldn't complain, just grumble to myself. There is a lot of ways to make vegan food DELICIOUS; I can't get with restaurants that prove the vegan haters right, that our food is flavorless and boring.
  • Food: 11
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 33
  • Review by IsaChandra on July 16, 2007:

  • I was so pissed off at the V-Spot when they first opened and the worst of the worst that has been said here was absolutely true. I even walked out of there not once but twice because service was so slow.

    BUT.

    Since it's a vegan establishment I kept going back in hopes that it would improve. The owner is actually receptive to constructive criticism and does make changes. I now go maybe once a week and haven't had any problems. The food is good, I mean, it's no Candle Cafe and it's not even Snice but if you are looking for a veggie burger and some fries or mashed potatoes, you can't go wrong. Their plantains even border on excellent.

    If I'm going for an entree I avoid the fake meat stuff, just because, blah, I'm sick of it and don't want to pay 12 bucks for it. But if you get an arrangements of sides to form an entree it's always good, like get the grilled seitan (caveat: it's sauteed, not grilled) with plantains and beans and a side of sauteed spinach, it's perfectly lovely.

    I'm maybe a tougher critic than some, but the pancakes are okay (could be fluffier) and the scrambled tofu could be a bit more flavorful, but their brunch is decent. Oh yeah, the homefries could be crispier, too. The guacamole is always perfect and fresh so that is appreciated.

    I think if you're in the neighborhood you should try it and that you should talk to the owner about improvements that can be made. I really don't want to lose this place since there is no other vegan restaurant in Park Slope! I know if you've been wronged there you might feel silly for giving it another chance but honestly, it's getting better! And the atmosphere is constantly improving as well.

    My ratings are based on how it is now, not on cumulative experiences.
  • Food: 33
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 44
  • Review by obscurite on July 13, 2007:

  • This review is based on two consecutive birthday meals - it's also a bit of a story. Last year's birthday was a larger affair with about 8 family members. The nachos and chicken parm were the big winners, with most other dishes being so-so, and the service being a bit disorganized. Even back in their early days they had Vegan Treats cakes, which are always scrumptious. Fast forward one year - the decor and layout have improved and the menu has changed thrice. The nachos and chicken parm are still fantastic (especially the homemade tortilla chips!). Now they have some decent beers including Delirium Tremens. When I first visited the place, I discovered the owner was someone I went to junior high with many years ago, so it was nice to come back this year and say hello again. The service has generally improved. Some inside information - this kid was always smart and ambitious, so I'm betting the restaurant continues to improve and sticks around for a while. Also impressive is that the owner works there as a waiter and chef - a good sign. The only place in Park Slope you can get Vegan Treats. Nuff said. :)
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 44
  • Review by vegand on July 12, 2007:

  • Went with the EatUp (13 ppl) last Saturday - the food portions were quite large, and seemingly tasty from what I had and who I spoke to. They could get more spicy, sexy or "grandma" in the kitchen, sure. Service was a bit aloof (though Pukk still wins that award by far), yet attentive, thoughtful and constant. My expectations were so low, I thought I might have to go somewhere else after - no dice twas all good, and I'll go back.

    Alas, I may now skip Taft from the report.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 44
  • Review by nancycola on July 10, 2007:

  • I've only been there once. It was for lunch with two others and I gotta say it kinda sucked. They had just opened up for the day and had already "run out of" some items. The service was a little dismissive and the food mediocre to bland. I think they should slim down their menu items (there are way too many for a new restaurant to trust) to the favorites listed on these reviews. They could then use the extra money for more quality ingredients and waitstaff.
  • Food: 33
    Atmosphere: 22
    Service: 11
  • Review by jdx on July 7, 2007:

  • The V Spot has the worst service of any restaurant I've ever been to. Ever. I will NOT be going back. The guys may be "friendly" but they are incompetent. The first time I went I was so excited to have a vegan restaurant in my neighborhood. They had no idea what they were doing. They were out of half the items on the menu & they were soooo slow.

    It took 2-1/2 hours for dinner for 2 people & the restaurant wasn't busy. We figured they were still new, growing pains, etc. Waited a few weeks & went back for brunch. The service was still very slow, but the food is only average. It's expensive & tastes like anything I could make at home, using regular vegan products like Gimme Lean ground beef and Tofutti sour cream.

    Nothing special.

    The third time was several months later, a friend was in town & we took him for brunch. Same story.

    The fourth & final time was July 4. It was 2pm, there were 5 full tables, & we waited for 27 minutes & no one even took our order. So we left. And we were the second table to leave.

    I don't think they even noticed.

    I'm a reasonable person, I am vegan, & I have never walked out of a restaurant before. But the V Spot is run by kids who have no courtesy, no respect for their customers. No one apologized, no one tried in any way to accommodate us, so we simply left. On the way out I told a couple considering going in not to bother. There's no justifiable reason to make people wait that long, seated with menus, when the restaurant is not busy, & not even take our order. Frankly, I was offended. If it'd been the 1st time, I'd write it off as a fluke.

    But the service has been consistently BAD. Like I said: THE WORST!

    Red Bamboo Brooklyn is a much better restaurant--better service, better food, better atmosphere, everything. It's worth the $5 cab fare to get over there from Park Slope.
  • Food: 33
    Atmosphere: 22
    Service: 11
  • Review by Olivia Lane on June 4, 2007:

  • I've been here three times. Two of the three times the food was mediocre. One time I ordered nachos and they served me corn chips straight from the bag with Tofutti CREAM CHEESE which was either supposed to be the sour cream or the cheese (I'm not certain which, but both were supposed to be on the nachos so either way one was missing), and some other cold stuff. It was really like they didn't even try.

    During my most recent visit, I did have a really good smoothie. The fruit flavors were really well blended and it tasted very fresh.

    The service isn't bad in a snarky, begrudging, "Get-outta-my-restaurant-and-never-come-back" sort of way; it's just bad in a "we-have-no-clue-about-customer-service" sort of way.

    Despite all this, I'd probably go back here because the location tends to be good for meeting with friends and also because I'm redirecting my masochistic tendencies from pleather meetups and into more wholesome social gatherings like working dinners.
  • Food: 22
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 22
  • Review by food! on May 30, 2007:

  • Went back for brunch with three friends the other day and it was great. We sat out on the really comfy back patio... I had chocolate chip pancakes which were seriously amazing. So good. I also had a side of tofu scramble which was tasty too. All my friends loved the V Spt too. Seriously, maybe in the past they didn't have it together, but the last couple times I've been there they've nailed it.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 44
  • Review by brookeprimont on May 29, 2007:

  • I really love this place. Be sure to order the nachos, and the penne a la vodka is super yummy too. the cute waiter/owner rounds out the experience! luckily we live in carroll gardens or else we'd be there every meal.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by food! on May 16, 2007:

  • Went on Mother's Day for dessert with mom. Sat out back, which was awesome, great patio. the Vegan Treats desserts of course, were amazing. Decided to mix it up and have some food too - the pancakes were totally good - really big, fluffy and good. The highlight were the empanadas though. They were super dooper good.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 44
  • Review by ariela on May 16, 2007:

  • been here twice so far. the first time my friends & i got the appetizer sampler, I wasn't too impressed with it. We also got the chicken noodle soup which wasn't too good either. However,last night I went with a friend & we split the lasagna and the breaded chicken cutlet and both were amazingly good!! definitely going back. the waiter was really nice & the patio was cute.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by annie on February 20, 2007:

  • The Slope would be the most perfect place for LOTS of vegan places to open up... but for now The V Spot is our only hangout! It's not alot to look at, but they're still fixing it up. It has a mellow vibe, like a small college town place. The most important thing to know is that you can ask for things to be made the way you like them. I get them to do the Vegetable Burrito without garlic and it ROCKS! The Yam Fries are perfect... I WISH they would make their own desserts though... I suggest eating stuff there, as the take-out can get soggy...
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 55
  • Review by susie on November 16, 2006:

  • I love the idea of a vegan restaurant in Park Slope. V-Spot, I don't so much love. It's pretty good but kind of boring - I'd give the food a 3.5 but inclusion of Vegan Treats adds an automatic .5 of creamy sweet goodness. Prices here are somewhat inflated: you're paying 15% for Park Slope, not for that pretty average sandwich or that skimpy, undressed side salad.

    Incident report: When I was last there, I ordered a piece of VT chocolate-covered strawberry shortcake. I took 5$ a piece including tax for a pretty good deal until I saw the tiny sliver I'd apparently ordered. I can't remember the last time I've ever sent anything back, and I swear, I really can't stand confrontation; nonetheless, I asked the manager what was up, and he brought another, slightly larger piece in addition to my first baby one. And as far as I know, nobody spit in it.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 55
  • Review by leunerj on November 15, 2006:

  • This is one of the best vegan restaurants I've ever been to. The french fries were a bit soggy and not really worth it but everything else was delicious.

    My favourite dish overall was the pasta with tomato/vodka sauce but the guacamole with homemade tortilla chips came a close second.

    The Vegan Treats desserts were delicious as always and the prices are very affordable. If I lived in Brooklyn I'd eat here all the time - Manhattanites should really make the journey... you won't be disappointed!
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55

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