Brooklyn >Food & Dining > The V Spot Cafe
156 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.678067 -73.979479
Monday 5pm-9pm, Tuesday-Wednesday 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
By Far the BEST Vegan Restaurant in NYC... no, REALLY. – I work in downtown Manhattan, and while I have an array of vegan eateries at my disposal I continuously choose to make the trip to The V Spot in Park Slope, Brooklyn. After visiting the V Spot a few times, it quickly became my favorite restaurant, hands down. Not only does the V Spot have amazing and unique vegan food (I HIGHLY reccomend the chicken burrito, the guac and chips, the penne ala vodka and the chicken parm) but they also have an incredibly nice staff.
My experience at just about every other vegan restaurant in the city has been the same: an uppity, rude, bored waitstaff who could care less about proper customer service. Not at the V Spot! Everyone is always extremely helpful, attentive and courteous.
I can't say enough wonderful things about the V Spot. Bottom line: vegan or not, go there for the incredible food and you'll feel welcomed.
friendly, comfortable chill place... – been eating at the vspot for a couple months and i think the food is great. i like that the menu has so much to choose from and i dont think the prices are too bad considering the neighborhood its in. i would definitely recommend the california burger and the raw pesto pasta. i really love the whole vibe of the place, it could be a bit more fun but the people are nice and i've always had great service.
Good neighborhood spot – I just moved to the neighborhood and I don't eat meat or dairy (i'm not a true vegan though, I do eat fish) I decided to try this restaurant because it is totally vegan and I can order anything! The food was very good, I thought the 'chicken' was better than most meat substitutes that I've had. It was quiet in the restaurant and the bill was not too high. The service was kind of blah and the space could be a little happier but overall, I would definitley go back
Service just gets worse and the food has yet to get better – I've tried giving this place many of chances, but it keeps getting worse and worse. 4 out 5 times I tried placing a delivery order I've either been put on hold FOREVER or hung up on. This evening I tried ordering and the person who answered didn't even know how to say hello or ask what I want. After finally asking for my phone number, he abruptly set the phone down for 7 minutes (yes, I watched the clock) as he carried on a conversation with another employee. Finally, I hung up (they never called back...guess they just have sooo much business). But don't think delivery is the only crappy service, try actually going there. Despite the owner's brother's roommate or whoever the hell he says he is, the service is still slow even with a full staff and the food is mediocre at best. It's always oily, under spiced or in the case of their french fries, soggy for days. The only thing going for the place is they sell Vegan Treats. No, they don't make their own desserts...thank god! I guess I should be thankful that there's a vegan place in the slope, but I'm not. I'd be thankful if they went bankrupt and someone who knew a thing or two about the restaurant business took over the place. The food is not worth the headache and crappy service. Plain and simple...STAY AWAY!
Unimaginative – Everything on the menu is fake meat! As someone who is not vegetarian, I don't want to eat fakin' bacon or reconstituted soy protein instead of a real, juicy hamburger. My complaint about V Spot is the same as other veggie restos - whatever happened to making vegetable-based food? Why fake it with processed cr@p? Sure, you might appeal to veggies and vegans, but not to us meat-eaters! I'd have thought a veggie restaurant would use its menu as a way to show carnivores alternatives to meat - not substitutions.
Vegan food in Park Slope – The appetizers and desserts at the V-Spot are phenomenal, but the entrees are just so-so. Still, it is nice to have a vegan restaurant in Park Slope.
Not A Vegan; Am a Carnivore; Ate There and Loved It! – Let Me Keep it Simple.
I Love Meat. But I have Friends who are Vegetarians and Some Are Vegan. So we see this New Restaurant called "The V Spot", and we decide to try it.
Let me start out by saying that It was the first time that I heard of "IMMITATION MEATS" and was very skeptical about eating anything on the menu.
But Nevertheless I ordered a Chicken Parmigian Wrap and had an appetizer of Sliced bread with meat-like sauce. And I must say that I Enjoyed it. For a person who likes meat, I don't necessarily recommend it over other places that serve meat, but it was good food and the service was great.
Waiter was very Personable and was able to recommend dishes on the menu which my friends enjoyed.
Ok, not the most professional service, but the food is quite good and the staff is nice – Go there for the food -- it's very good vegan. I started with brunches (very, very yum), moved onto desserts (out of this world -- made by that heavenly vegan bakery in Philly I believe) and now I have tried dinners (great veggies, amazingly flavored seitan dishes, icky instant brown rice). I have tried a variety of things and, aside from the rice, they have all been good enough to go back for often. And when something in the order was wrong (and yes, that certainly does happen), they are quite happy and very good about fixing it quickly and abundantly.
Truly don't go there if you are not in a laid-back mood. The crew is young and not very professional (read: sometimes really slow and inattentive), but they are very nice about it. It's not service with a poor attitude, it's just simply not the best service.
I am happy to fully recommend the place, and I go there often. So go enjoy the good food, knowing in advance that you might be waiting a bit. Look at it as a way to practice your yogic breathing and meditation mantras, with a very yummy reward at the end.
Terrible service, just not worth it – 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.
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.
fabulous for vegan/vegetarian or carnivores! – the dishes deliver exactly what the menu promises: outstanding vegan dishes with a lot of flavor. the prices are reasonable and dishes are well sized. the restaurant is quite beautiful, with a somewhat calming quality to it. our waiter was wonderful as well. i will definitely go back here and feel comfortable taking any meat eating friend.
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