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The Short Version: Little Beet Table has created a trendy space where healthy eating is easy and delicious. The menu has a variety of rich, seasonal flavors, and veggie lovers in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut, have taken notice. This restaurant is a popular date venue because it can accommodate couples with dietary restrictions and deliver indulgent flavors in every dish.
New Yorkers Andrea P. and her boyfriend cut sugar, dairy, grains, soy, and alcohol from their diets to get healthy, but that limited their dinner date options significantly. Fortunately, they discovered Little Beet Table, which has a location on Park Avenue. The restaurant hits the spot with its extensive vegan-friendly and gluten-free menu.
“I’m so glad I found this place! Decor is cute and simple, and the servers really know everything about all the dishes,” Andrea said in a Yelp review. “It’s hard to find a restaurant that doesn’t make you feel a little guilty after the meal, but this place hits the spot.”
Little Beet Table has two locations — one in New York City and one in Greenwich — where it puts vegetables front and center in every meal. From hearty brunches to savory dinners, the restaurant offers a lot of nourishment with customization options to accommodate different dietary needs and preferences.
Many couples head to Little Beet Table on their date nights to enjoy the restaurant’s cheerful atmosphere, light fare, and affordable prices.
“Little Beet Table was founded on the belief that food should make people feel their best,” said Lauren Kurtz, Director of Marketing at Little Beet Table. “We have healthy, vegetable-forward (but not vegetable-exclusive!) options on the menu that appeal to everyone.”
Little Beet Table is a favorite among young professionals, families, and couples seeking a special treat that won’t break their budgets or add to their waistlines. You don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian to appreciate this vegetable-forward restaurant.
Many regulars come to the restaurant week after week to hang out and dig in with their friends. And it’s not unusual to see couples meeting for a Tinder date.
In fact, the Director of Operations at Little Beet Table once used the restaurant on Park Avenue as her go-to spot for a first date. She got to know the staff and menu very well by continually returning for a romantic meetup. The managers knew her as a serial dater and still laugh with her about it.
“She felt it was the perfect spot where she knew the food was outstanding, set at an accessible price point, and situated in a safe and comfy farm-to-table setting,” Lauren explained. “She herself has numerous dietary restrictions, so Little Beet Table was a no-brainer as a first date spot.”
Little Beet Table welcomes people of all ages, backgrounds, and dietary restrictions. The servers and staff are attentive to the needs of diners across the spectrum. Whether they’re looking for a quick bite or a heart-to-heart conversation, Little Beet Table can offer daters a nourishing and enriching space to come together.
“The environments in our restaurant create space for friends to meet up, families to enjoy each others’ company, and first dates to turn into second and third dates,” Lauren told us.
Little Beet Table has also set aside private dining rooms for special events. Its versatile spaces can accommodate an intimate birthday party or a large rehearsal dinner. The group dining package includes a prix-fixe menu for parties of up to 15 guests, and the cocktail party option can entertain up to 100 people with small plates and drinks from the bar.
The Little Beet Table culinary team maintains that good-tasting food can also be good for you. The menu is full of flavorful and healthful dishes that make eating right feel positively indulgent.
Couples often start their meal by sharing an appetizer or cocktails as a way of breaking the ice. One of the most popular shareable dishes is the watercress guacamole with charred jalapeno-scallion pebre. If you really want to spice up your night, you can go for the restaurant’s famous spicy margaritas along with a plate of blistered shishito peppers and sunflower miso dip.
Crispy spirulina rice is a crowd-pleasing main dish that’s almost too beautiful to eat — almost. Its delightful medley includes shiitake, scallion, mojo rojo, and a farm-fresh egg in a bowl of goodness.
“Go for two sides because they’re so worth it,” said Director of Operations, Katharine Schade. “Our famous aleppo-roasted sweet potatoes are served with lemon-oil and parsley, and our newly added charred broccoli has a kick with calabrian chile and lemon.”
The menu also includes three taco options (broccoli, shrimp, and pork carnitas), sunflower seed falafel, and broccoli pizza, so diners can satisfy their cravings while eating their vegetables.
If you and your date have room at the end of the night, the staff recommends splitting a warm apple cranberry crumble. Its sweet, light, and fruity flavors make for a delicious and gooey dessert.
Little Beet Table can supply all the fixins for a delicious vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meal. The team welcomes all kinds of customizations to its dishes. For instance, the broccoli and brussels sprouts pizzetta, which is topped with pistachios, parmesan, and a chimichurri sauce, can be made on a gluten-free or non-gluten-free crust, and diners can ask to remove any ingredient.
The menu changes seasonally to highlight fresh and trendy flavors. “Since we move with nature, we try to honor the seasons through our innovations,” Katharine said. “This keeps our menus fresh and our guests coming back to see what’s new.”
Over the years, Little Beet Table has supported the health of its patrons by packing vegetables into its dishes and taking care to accommodate food allergies and dietary restrictions. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, and it had to take extraordinary measures to look out for public health. Customers can now order online for contactless delivery or pickup.
Little Beet Table quickly adapted to the new normal by instituting an array of safety protocols, including rigorous sanitation and mask requirements. Whether it’s packing a takeout order or setting an outdoor table, the team does everything possible to ensure customers feel well cared for and can maintain proper social distance.
“Even during the pandemic, we saw a lot of regular date nights and special occasions celebrated,” Kartharine said. “Little Beet Table has the reputation of being a ‘safe’ choice for a restaurant.”
The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on the local restaurant scene, but the Little Beet Team has taken positive steps to keep providing good food to good people.
Recently, a healthcare worker named Stephanie reached out to the Little Beet Table team on Yelp to express her gratitude for its lunch donations. “Thank you so much for your generosity to our ER staff during this pandemic,” she said. “We truly appreciate your kindness and the delicious meals!”
Little Beet Table has made health its top priority, and it has the ingredients for success already in the kitchen. By providing a stable environment in an unstable time, the restaurant staff can give locals something they can count on for nourishment and enjoyment.
Couples with restrictive diets or food allergies can sometimes struggle to find a restaurant that satisfies them. But Little Beet Table has a menu that can make dieting both easy and enjoyable. The restaurant features plenty of eye-catching and mouth-watering dishes (not to mention cocktails) that also happen to be vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free.
If you’re looking for a casual, affordable, and healthy meal, you can’t go wrong at Little Beet Table. This date spot provides locally sourced and plant-based comfort food that has vegans and meat eaters alike hankering for seconds.
“Our menus offer something for everyone, our cocktails are creative, and our teams make you feel like you’re at home enjoying a special meal,” Katharine said. “Every course offers something different, and no matter what you order, your entire meal will feel cohesive and exciting.”