Georges Vongerichten of AbcV is the first top chef to create a vegetarian restaurant in Manhattan.

It’s green haute cuisine in a super-cool space. Plant-based, non-GMO, sustainable and organic where possible – what’s not to love?

His fashionable, shareable plates prove that food that’s good for you (and the planet) can be just as flavour-packed as any served in NYC’s most competitive fine dining restaurants.

The setting

Based in Flatiron’s ABC Carpet and Home Store, the space is as glamorous as the food.

It features an open kitchen, a bustling bar with seating and take out options, plus there’s a dining room with reservable seats.

The decor is all white with pops of neon colour plus dramatic chandeliers hang overhead adding urban glamour. We sat in the table in the window watching New York go by.

The little things

We loved the decor. The lighting was fresh and stylish. And we were fascinated by their juicing machines.

The fresh juice test

We tried two juices: the Greenglow organic pressed juice, a zingy mix of spinach, kale, green apple, citrus and the Root Reboot a spicy combo of beetroot, carrots, ginger, lemon, orange.

However, AbcV is also famous for its signature superfood smoothies.

At $12 a pop, they’re not cheap but they are packed with nutrients. We tried to the yogurt, berry, and bee pollen power trio, designed to give your immune system a boost.

What else?

You can also take-away the food, juices and smoothies.

What we ate

We went for the gluten free almond pancakes, with banana,  whipped cream and a mini jug of maple syrup on the side.

Delicious!

Then we tried the filling sunny side up eggs with a side of market vegetables, herbs and pickled chilli.


The bill

Pancakes $18
Sunny side up eggs, $15
Organic pressed juices $13


What made us glow

The location, the decor and the food.

It’s a must visit when you are in New York followed by a walk along the beautiful High Line.

 

ABCV

38 east 19th Street
New York 10003

212.475.5829
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