NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
409 3rd Avenue
New York NY 10016
Vegetarian (not especially vegan)
Menu does not indicate vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $20+)
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- Mastercard ·
- American Express
Tue-Sun 5:30pm-11:30pm; closed Mon.
Between 28th and 29th Streets.
Vatan does not deliver.
Dinner is served as an all-you-can-eat affair, so if you go hungry it's not such a bad deal! They specialize in Gujarati cuisine.
Review by msouthan on March 25, 2008:
- I have to completely disagree with pretty much everything spicetea just said. This is hands down my favorite indian restaurant in the city. I highly recommend it. Havent tried it since they moved and changed their name to Gaam though.
Review by spicetea on December 26, 2007:
- Impressive that a restaurant in New York would attract such accolades and be so incredibly disappointing, touting variety and a long history of great service, Vatan is for those who have no understanding or appreciation for quality cuisine, have no capability to distinguish fine Indian flavors and for vegetarians that would rather be impressed by volume and disregard quality.
Do not take your children, the menu is fixed and uncompromising on head count, and does not offer anything that a parent would be satisfied with, so get a baby sitter if you must go. The service is polite, stubborn and uncomfortably forceful making the surcharge painful to part with. The food was flavorless from the potato fritters, bland sev puri, tasteless chick peas to the selection of unimpressive and stale mains and the cheap ice-cream desert that had no relevance and that no child would eat.
The Indian patronage should be ashamed to assault their heritage of taste buds to such average food. New York boasts some of the best selections of Indian cuisine at better prices, service, quality and variety.
Strike this from your list if you enjoy Indian food and have a discerning wallet.