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Zenith

Food: 4.14.1
Atmosphere: 33
Service: 4.24.2

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311 West 48th Street
New York   NY 10036

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Veg level:

Vegetarian (mostly vegan)

Menu did not indicate vegan items

Price Range:

$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $5-$10)

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Hours:

11:30am-10pm daily.

Delivery notes:

Zenith delivered.

$8 minimum.

Notes:

This is a vegetarian establishment, but they share their space with a sushi bar that serves fish. As a result, the front part of the restaurant kind of smells repulsive.

Bookmark and Share The information on this page was last updated on June 15, 2009.

Shared Memories of Zenith

Averaged user ratings:

(1 star = lousy; 5 stars = great)
Food: 4.14.1
Atmosphere: 33
Service: 4.24.2
  • Review by Chartchecker on August 10, 2010:

  • I know it's been closed for a while but I really miss this place. The schnitzel was my favorite mock meat dish hands down. Anyone know why this placed closed? I know the ambience went downhill after they switched from the main avenue to this sub-floor location and the sushi bar in the front didn't help, but the food was excellent. I read a few reviews that said it was expensive, but I thought the food quality was worth it. The owner and staff were really nice too. If they weren't doing well in that location, they should have just moved. What's even more perplexing is how nearby Zen Palate is still in business.....their food has become so processed and tasteless, it's inedible.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 55
  • Review by beanmail on February 3, 2009:

  • On principle alone I wasn't going to dine here b/c of the fish restaurant in front. I should have listened to my first instinct. It smelled so fishy that I couldn't taste or appreciate the desserts my party shared- for quite an expensive bill, I might add. Not worth it; too stinky.
  • Food: 22
    Atmosphere: 22
    Service: 33
  • Review by arimoore on March 4, 2008:

  • We've been here twice, and last time, got super attentive service by the owner himself! Really nice guy. The space has a very fine-dining kind of atmosphere, and the food is very beautiful, as well as delicious.

    Sharing a space with a dead-fish restaurant is a little weird, but I didn't notice any smells or anything coming from that area, and sort of hustled through it so I didn't see anything, either - so, it's avoidable.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 55
  • Review by Mary Rachel on February 9, 2008:

  • I had the cabbage rolls and spinach crepes. The cabbage rolls were delicious, but the soy crepes were bland. The service was excellent.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by voodoo lady on January 24, 2008:

  • I thought the restaurant share was a little weird, but the vegan food was delicious. I can't remember what I had but I was definately impressed.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by animalfriendly on December 23, 2007:

  • WARNING: The info here in this listing is misleading. The average entree is only less than $10 if you're having a lunch special, which might be a halfway decent deal.

    I was a bit surprised to see how much the prices had gone up for dinner, though. Entrees ranged from $16-$17.

    This skewed my opinion of the food, I fear.

    Regardless of the price, the Fragrant Chicken was probably a bad idea. It looked like half of a dead bird, the way surface of it had been texturized (please slice it or shred it, people!), and the plain steamed veggies were cold. I did like the sauce, though. And, once you get past the rubberiness of the "chicken", it had a decent flavor.

    More successful was the Pumpkin Stuffed Ravioli. If it wasn't $16.95, I'd have it again and again.

    Bottom line: This place priced itself out of my range. Maybe it's the location or the recent remodel, or both, but I can't justify paying these prices for reasonably good food when better food can be had elsewhere for the same price, or even similarly good food can be found for several dollars less per entree.
  • Food: 33
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 44
  • Review by keramel on December 16, 2007:

  • I think the food here is really good. I have favorites: the fragrant "chicken" and the vegan chocolate cake (basically, a flourless chocolate cake--really dense like fudge).

    It's too bad it shares the space with sushi. I'm not big on the super fried stuff, but my friends love the schnitzel (sp?).

    I love the portions (big!) and the food is pretty healthy (right mix of protein, veg, fat). I would never turn down an offer to go to Zenith.

    I order from them a lot, too. Their delivery is great.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 22
    Service: 44
  • Review by elainevigneault on December 15, 2007:

  • I love this place. I've eaten in the restaurant a few times and ordered delivery lots of times. It's always excellent food and the people are always really nice. The only negative is the restaurant is a little old, dingy and weird. But it's such great food. This is a great place to go if you're seeing a show on Broadway.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 44
  • Review by JBMvegan on October 10, 2007:

  • I was pleasantly surprised by this place. I had never heard of it before and did not have high expectations when my husband brought me here for lunch before a matinee. It's certainly a good place to go for a vegan meal prior to hitting a Broadway show. Everything we had was tasty, though I echo what the first reviewer said about the surprise veggie ham. I'm not sure why that was necessary in a scallion pancake anyway.... If you can deal with the smell of the sushi, you can have a very enjoyable meal here.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 44
  • Review by Olivia Lane on November 19, 2006:

  • I recently had the Wonderous Pumpkin dish as a lunch special. It was good--not the best food ever--but the fact that Zenith is the only faux meat spot in the area made it even better. I think their menu could be a little better about describing the food (for example, there was veggie ham in my dish but the menu didn't note this), but knowing this, next time I'll just ask the server for details.

    One wonderful thing about this place--if you dine in and spend at least $10, you get a free bottle of wine!
  • Food: 33
    Atmosphere: 22
    Service: 33

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