38 E. 19th St. 

Vegetarian $$$

Resy 31 days in advance

Walk-ins with texting 

My favorite of the "abc" restaurants (and I am definitely not a vegetarian) for its unique menu and presentation.  The hardest to get a reservation and sometimes they don't take walk-ins depending on how booked they are (on a Wednesday for three people it could be a two hour wait).  Menu highlights: green chickpea hummus (ask for extra pita), avocado lettuce wraps, roasted cauliflower (crowd favorite), and spinach spaghetti.