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All-Vegan Middle Eastern Buffet Dinner at the Beautiful Restaurant Fifty Five

I love Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. And while Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurants have a good number of vegan dishes, it would be wonderful to have a huge selection of dishes.

Fifty Five Restaurant and Lounge is a lovely Midtown restaurant that is off the radar screen for most people despite its central location, beautiful decor and luscious food. Like most Middle Eastern restaurants they do have some meat dishes on the regular menu. But for our group they are doing something very special: they are offering us an all-vegan buffet with fifteen vegan dishes. Wow!

Not only that, but when I told their gracious owner about the great price that we negotiatied with other restaurants for some of our other buffet dinners, $25 INCLUDING TAX AND TIP, he said he could match that price. Wow! This is not something I would expect to get at this gourmet, upscale Midtown restaurant.

We'll have their gourmet versions of the Middle Eastern standards like baba ghanouj, hummus, tabouli, grape leaves, plus their own delicious vegetable couscous, fatoush salad, foule, vegan stuffed peppers, various sauteed vegetable dishes with authentic homemade vegan sauces, plus other special dishes -- at least fifteen in total! All vegan, all gourmet!

Check out this review (click here) from New York Magazine to see how beautiful, chic, and gourmet this place is.

We'll be having one seating, from 7:00pm till 9:00pm. If you get stuck at work and you can't make it till 8 or 8:15, that's fine. Feel free to arrive and leave at whatever times are convenient for you, from 7:00 to 9:00.

Where to find us: We will have the entire second floor of the restaurant for our all-vegan, all-you-can-eat buffet. Just walk to the back of the restaurant and go up the stairs.

We are thrilled that this beautiful, gourmet restaurant is being so accomodating to our group, and giving us a fantastic price!

Come hungry.

- David & Abdullah

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  • Stacey

    Had a nice time with nice people! Although was true what others said about the food being less that what was expected, the nice conversation made up for it.

    June 12, 2012

  • Jade

    Delicious food and wonderful company! Thank you, Abdullah and David!

    June 12, 2012

  • Monica H.

    The service was good, the decor was nice and the people were great but, I felt like I got a lot of potatoes for $25! No drink was included and the only dessert was fruit salad. I heard from another attendee that the regular chef had other engagements that night and we got another menu? There was not enough seating...better for meeting more people but not comfortable to have a whole meal.

    June 12, 2012

  • ethel

    Nice people. Disappointing food. Wasn't worth the money.

    June 12, 2012

  • David G.

    Fifty Five went all out for us with a fantastic buffet! And it was so fun to hang out with all our wonderful members, old and new.

    June 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Food was great!!

    June 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If the aim was to get vegetarians to meet each other it wasn't set up in a way where people could easily mingle.

    June 12, 2012

  • Casey

    Had a very nice time! Met some new people and got to hang out with some friends.

    June 12, 2012

  • Daya

    Sounds great! I'm coming with a guest.

    June 2, 2012

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