The Top 52 Restaurants For Vegetarians, According To OpenTable

OpenTable best vegetarian restaurantsIn celebration of World Vegetarian Day and Vegetarian Awareness Month, OpenTable unveiled the 52 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Of the vegetable-forward food movement, Matthew Kenney, renowned chef and CEO and founder of Matthew Kenney Cuisine and culinary academy added, "The market is blossoming all over the world for plant-based cuisine. It's just expected now that all progressive restaurants will have a vegetarian tasting menu or vegan items on the menu."

2015 52 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America

A Single Pebble – Burlington, Vermont
Agrodolce – Seattle, Washington
Al's Place – San Francisco, California
Blind Faith Cafe – Evanston, Illinois
Blossom-Chelsea – New York, New York
Blossom on Columbus – New York, New York
Cafe Clover – New York, New York
Cafe Gratitude – San Diego, California
Cafe Manna – Brookfield, Wisconsin
Candle 79 – New York, New York
Candle Cafe West – New York, New York
Charlie Was a Sinner – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Civico 1845 – San Diego, California
Crossroads – Los Angeles, California
Departure Restaurant and Lounge – Portland, Oregon
Dirt Candy – New York, New York
Dovetail – New York, New York
Encantada Restaurant – Baltimore, Maryland
Equinox – Washington, D.C.
FARMiCiA – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Firefly Restaurant – San Francisco, California
Flora – Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar – Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Gadarene Swine – Studio City, California
Gather – Berkeley, California
Gracias Madre – West Hollywood, California
Green Zebra – Chicago, Illinois
Greens Restaurant – San Francisco, California
The Helmand – Baltimore, Maryland 
The Herb Box-Old Town – Scottsdale, Arizona
Irregardless Cafe – Raleigh, North Carolina
Kajtisu, New York, New York
Mi Lah Vegetarian – Ambler, Pennsylvania
Mizuna Restaurant and Wine Bar – Spokane, Washington
Modern Love – Omaha, Nebraska
Moosewood – Ithaca, New York
Natural Selection – Portland, Oregon
Pala – New York, New York
Plant Food and Wine – Venice, California
Ravens Restaurant-Stanford Inn by the Sea – Mendocino, California
Sage-A Plant Based Bistro – Culver City, California
Saha – San Francisco, New York
The Springs – Los Angeles, California
Sticky Rice – Baltimore, Maryland
Sublime –Fort Lauderdale, Florida
SunCafe – Studio City, California
Sweet 27 Bar and Restaurant – Baltimore, Maryland
V-Note Organic Wine Bar & Vegan Bistro – New York, New York
V Street – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Vatan Indian Restaurant – New York, New York
Vedge – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wassail – New York, New York

The OpenTable data science team used natural language processing techniques to identify all semantically related phrases that refer to the concept of a vegetarian or vegetarian-friendly restaurant. For each restaurant, they then identified reviews that contain these key phrases (qualifying reviews). A final score was assigned to a restaurant based on a combination of three scores: the percentage of qualifying reviews, a score based on the sentiment expressed in the relevant portion of these reviews, as well as the "overall" star-ratings associated with these reviews.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 52 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-restaurants-for-vegetarians-and-vegans-in-america/.

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