This casual, cozy, friendly vegetarian café (with a couple of fish options on its menu) rounds up the usual suspects of herbivore cuisine: vegetables steamed or sautéed; salads; grilled-tofu sandwiches and simple macro plates. Stick to these most basic entrées—paired with one of the organic wines, beers or teas from an impressive chalkboard list—and you’ll be fine. More complex fare, such as the layered tempeh-vegetable napoleon, tend toward excessive oiliness. And beware: the blaring staccato rock music here is often a jarring intrusion on your meal.
The Organic Grill
|Venue name:||The Organic Grill||Contact:|
123 First Ave
|Cross street:||between St. Marks Pl and E 7th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–10pm; Fri noon–11pm; Sat 10am–11pm; Sun 10am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave; L to First Ave; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $10. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|