My boyfriend learned about Chef Dennis Wilson’s delectable vegan menu online and through a New York-based vegan blogger, The Trendy Vegan (there was no photo of a vegan risotto dish) so I’ve decided to check Boston’s City Table out.
- Website: www.citytableboston.com | Facebook: facebook.com/CityTable | Twitter: twitter.com/citytable | Menu: Read Full Online Menu
- Address: Corner of Boylston & Exeter at the Lenox Hotel. Just get off the Copley stop on the green line.
- Hours: They open at breakfast, brunch and dinner. But I think the vegan meals are available during dinner. Sunday – Wednesday: 5:00pm-11:00pm | Thursday – Saturday: 5:00pm-1:00am. Please book online or call 617-933-4800 to make reservation since they have limited spaces.
- Vegan Notes: When you make a reservation online, indicate you are a vegan. You will be given a vegetarian/vegan menu at the restaurant. Please inquire which dishes can be made VEGAN. According to their online menu, their “vegetarian” entrees can be made vegan, including the house salad. I’m not too sure about the side dishes, but the fries are okay except for the whipped potatoes. Please inquire again.
Vegan Seasonal Vegetable Risotto with spinach, artichokes and rainbow chard: $17
I never had a vegan risotto in Boston, but elsewhere. While it was a bit difficult to photograph a risotto dish, I was delighted to see a gorgeous medley of rainbow chard and seasonal vegetables in the risotto. It was a bit pricey for a vegan dish at $17, but the service and the ambiance altogether was nice. The waiter at City Table Boston was very understanding with our vegan needs and consulted with the kitchen whether the side dishes could be made vegan. I left the restaurant with a satisfied tummy, neither stiff or hungry. I would like to see more seasonal vegan entrees for fall, winter, spring and summer because I would come back for a different vegan meal. I am not sure I would try it again for casual dining, but I would eat it again if I am hosting a important, small dinner party.
Vegan Wild Mushroom Pappardelle with seasonal mushrooms: $22 full dish
There was a half $12 or full dish $22: We chose a full dish because we thought the half dish would be too small like a side dish. The full dish may look small in the beginning, but you get to enjoy the infused flavors of the seasonal mushrooms, sauce and the freshly made thick and large fettuccine. I never had a vegan pappardelle dish before, so this dish was so far the most unique in Boston. I couldn’t describe this dish, but it was a beyond beautiful dish with loads of flavours. Beyond beautiful, amazing, delicious and just perfection. I’m just so happy that I finally tried vegan pappardelle! I left the restaurant with a gigantic smile.