Thursday, July 12, 2012

Restaurant Review Of Village Tavern (For Vegetarians)

OK! So me and Hubby are 'good food' hunters! Thank God for our mutual love for all type of food(only vegetarian), we don't mind exploring all the restaurants in our vicinity. But being Vegetarians(VG) and being in US, you do not have myriad foods to savor . But the good and best part is that with almost every restaurant having atleast one or two vegetarian dishes to offer, you get to taste and enjoy foods from different cuisine. So I finally thought of making this section of restaurant reviews to help all my veggie friends out there.
Should have started this long time back, but like they say 'Better Late than Never'.

Review of Village Tavern (For Vegetarians):
We had been to this restaurant on july 4th for lunch. This is located in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Not many branches do they have in US.

The feel of the restaurant is very cozy, but there wasn't much so village-y about it though. Like most in US, the service was pretty good. Though the one thing I do not like in any restaurant for that matter is that they are always in a hurry to take away the menu as soon as they get the order  !!

Coming to food, We ordered Sweet Potato fries for starters. It tasted pretty good, but it wasn't seasoned with salt or pepper which we can always season it according to our taste.My very  picky eater of a son also liked it!
The other starters for vegetarians on menu were Bruschetta (which is one of my fav dishes) , Spinach tortilla dip, freshly fried potato chips. Good number of options are available in starters. The only salad available for VG is Greek Salad.

For our main course, we ordered Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini. This was some kind of a preparation with broccoli , cauliflower, shaved zucchini and squash, tomatoes and pine nuts. It tasted wonderful on it's own, low calorie food. My biggest problem with this was the price. It was priced a big $13.50. I do not mind paying that much money if it had a good portion size. But this dish had no protein of any kind, nor were there any whole grain, only the good taste. It wasn't worth the price!

The other main dish was the small sized, pretty thin crust Margherita Pizza made with mozarella, reggiano parmesan ,tomatoes and basil. Though simple it looks, the taste was very amazing. Priced at $8.75. 

The other main dishes on the menu were veggie burger, portbella mushroom sandwich. Me not a fan of burger, hence did not order that. There were also other side items like corn, beans, mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach, asparagus, loaded baked potato. Lots of good choices of beers and cocktails available. You can also see a variety of desserts on the menu.

So yes, there were quite a few good options for us VG's.The 3 dishes we ordered were enough to fill our small tummies. I still felt the price is high considering the portion sizes. The taste , service was very good. 

Will I visit this again?
Definately, when my wallet feels heavy! Occasionally ,yes . Regularly, No.


Next review: Olive Garden.

1 comment:

Rashmi said...

Olive garden in my favorite place to go!!!!