I live near Boston. The Grasshopper is in Allston. Its a completely vegan restaurant. Sooooo good! I'm not vegan anymore but I still adore it. They make wicked good curried eggplant and bamboo shoots. If you ever go there, everybody says to get the No Name. It's apparently fantastic. Dessert wise, Finale is this wonderful dessert place open only at night I believe. Also, Fire + Ice is this great restaurant where you choose your own food for a stir fry. Its really neat. Not sure if they have it in other cities?