Blossom Restaurant

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187 9th Ave (at Midtown/Chelsea, Manhattan), New York City, New York, USA, 10011

New York vegan restaurant in the neighborhood of Chelsea. Fine dining with menu featuring blossom pouch and black eyed pea cake, porcini crusted seitan filet, and pumpkin gnocci, and other gourmet vegan cuisine. Brunch is served on weekends. Chic elegant interior with a fireplace and antique-style banquette. Reservations recommended. Open Mon-Sun 12:00pm-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 5:00pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, International, Organic, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Fusion, Gourmet

106 Reviews

First Review by cassius

Delicious but Pricey - Edit

The food here is delicious, but it is really pricey. It's a once a year event for me, unfortunately. I'd go more often if they made the prices more reasonable. I think restaurants charge a lot in NYC to help pay the rent, but they charge so much that the majority of the people who would go there can't afford it on a regular basis.

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Fabulous vegan food - Edit

We visited Blossom last night after finding it through my Happy Cow App. What a delightful restaurant. Our waiter was extremely helpful and friendly. He gave great recommendations. We started with the chefs tasting plate for two, it was a taste extravaganza, yum. I had the pine crusted eggplant dish for my main and couldn't have been happier. It was delicious.
My chocolate dessert was also divine.
The restaurant was popular and had a buzzy atmosphere. We booked and did see people being turned away.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

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awesome spot - Edit

Delicious food and great options to choose from.

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Excellent NYC choice - Edit

Had a wonderful meal here. If you can only have one expensive vegan meal in NYC though, I would recommend Candle 79. However, this place is fantastic.

Updated from previous review on 2012-09-05

Pros: atmosphere, large menu, taste

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Vegan Fine Dining at its Best - Edit

Blossom is an upscale restaurant with beautiful ambiance and great service. The best table is the one in the secluded alcove by the window. My husband and I have been here for brunch and dinner and both were outstanding. The pasta and picatta are both excellent. For brunch we loved the French toast and country breakfast of tofu scramble and soy sausage. The prices at Blossom are high, so my husband and I go to Blossom on special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. Blossom should definitely be on your bucket list.

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-16

Pros: Food, Ambiance, Service

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The BEST!! - Edit

We had such a fabulous meal here that we made reservations for the next night. Exceptional service, food, ambiance, everything!! Don't miss the opportunity to visit this restaurant!

Pros: food, service, romantic

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daaaaaammmmnnn - Edit

The food is absolutely way too delicious! I had the Cape Cod Cakes, Trumpet Mushroom Scallops and Raw Passion Fruit Mousse! Those scallops literally are the end of me. I need them in my life every day. I don't know how I'll be able to go on without them. I live in LA!! 😭

Pros: food, atmosphere, service

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great food, service and atmosphere - Edit

Vegan food with full dining experience

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Bliss in Chelsea - Edit

What can I say. They hit it out of the park every time. My non vegan bf loved it too. Had the fried pickles, special empanadas, sietan piccata and tiramisu and strawberry milkshake!

Pros: Romantic, Can't order wrong , Ambiance

Cons: Small menu

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Great brunch - Edit

Love the food! Have had brunch and dinner and have not been disappointed.

Pros: Nice staff, Nice brunch crowd

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hip/high class restaurant - Edit

this place is a bit fancier price wise as well as food quality, consider massaging your taste buds here and pay accordingly! if you are looking for really nice dinner place you may book a table beforehand and enjoy your evening here, but just for quality food there is a lot cheaper and more easygoing places to choose from in NYC - maybe this is just me and when i grow up ill come back and rate this place heavenly! ( :

Pros: delicious food, nice staff, the place to go to enjoy dinner

Cons: pricey, crowded

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Excellent choice! - Edit

Amazing burger! Best vegan food I've ever eat. The desert was very good as well.

Pros: excellent food, good environment, excellent service

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Happy birthday to me! - Edit

My family (non-vegans) let me pick the restaurant while we are visiting NYC. After looking at many sites and reviews I picked Blossom. So happy I did!
They had fried pickles, salads, and sides. I had the lasagna. So yummy!!
We each had a different dessert to share. Favorites were the apple cobbler and chocolate ganache. They brought mine with a candle and the whole restaurant joined in as my daughters sang "Happy Birthday!"
I left very happy!

Pros: lasagna , chocolate ganache

Cons: no kids menu

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Simply the best vegan restaurant in NYC - Edit

We've tried them all in NYC: Candle 79, Dirt Candy, Modern Love, Eats by Chloe, Champs Diner, V Note, etc. But year and after year, we come back to Blossom Restaurant. That's always where we have the best experience, the best food and the best memories. Check it out next time you are in NYC. Everything on the menu is fantastic.

Pros: relaxed atmosphere, high quality refined food without pretention, great friendly service

Cons: none

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Nice food - Edit

I came here as a birthday treat. We had an entree, main and dessert. The service was quick and the waiter was helpful.
I enjoyed all of the options but I didn't think that any were incredible and I've had nicer vegan meals in NYC for half the price. I thought the servings were small too although dessert was fine.

Cons: expensive

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Elegant restaurant with delicious food - Edit

Had lunch on a Tuesday and got the last table, so probably good to book in advance. The place serves delicious food - try the Cashew Cream Ravioli, it's amazing! The lasagna and quiona salad were also really good. A bit pricy but higly recommend this place.

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Really enjoyed it - Edit

The place is not so big and the atmosphere is great. Very cozy and gave me a positive feeling. The staff was very nice, the portions were very big so it was worth the price.

Pros: Big portions, Good atmosphere, Friendly staff

Cons: Expensive

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One of the things I like to come to New York for - Edit

Blossom Vegan Restaurant (9th Avenue Chelsea) is among the best vegan restaurants in the world. I like traveling to big cities, and one of the things I like to do is try different vegan and vegetarian restaurants. I don't think any city in the world has the choice of quality vegan restaurants that New York City does (I don't mean falafel joints, fast food places, juice bars, and the like, or those health places that serve you a bowl of grain and beans or stewed vegetables - I mean creative attractive cooking). And in New York City, there are several excellent vegan restaurants, Blossom being among them. Given that I have to restrict the carbohydrates I eat, I am, nevertheless challenged to find what to select from the menu, but I ended up choosing two first courses, rather than a main, and enjoyed them very much, and I got to try different dishes that way. One of them was the raw zucchini rolatini, which was tasty and served beautifully. The service was excellent, as well.

Pros: Upscale chef-quality food, All vegan, Excellent service

Cons: Somewhat expensive, Would like more low carbohydrate choices

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Pretty Good Lasagna - Edit

I finally got the chance to have lunch at what I was told was one of the top vegan restaurants in New York City.My waitress was very kind and helpful.After carefully looking at the menu, I decided on the lasagna. The portion size was perfect for me, as I was hungry. I thought it was good, but I have had better vegan lasagnas. I felt it was a bit too heavy and I think it would have been much better had they put tomato sauce all over the dish. I did enjoy the taste.I'll have to try the other dishes when I go back.

Pros: nice atmosphere

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nice atmosphere, but the food..... - Edit

Nice atmosphere, good service, but the food is not at the level of the cost. We had a autumn tower with tempeh well balanced but the cauliflower au poivre (suggested by waiter because daily fresh) was totally untaste with cauliflower not cooked at all (I love not too cooked vegetables but when is not cuttable with a knife becomes umbarassing) and out of sense (heavy oiled) french fries; cost = $25! Last but not least berries with cream with berries more cooked (because not fresh) than cauliflower. it's lost opportunity. Pitty.

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Fake meat... - Edit

I treated myself to a meal here last summer, it was a bit pricey for me but I did enjoy most of my meal, but again the menu is very heavy on the seitan/ soy side for me, I couldn't really find a dish without it and I don't really enjoy the meaty texture to my food so that was a tad disappointing. I really enjoyed the kale and mash potato, which were very heavy due to the truffle oil, but I enjoyed the slightly unhealthy treat and they most definitely delivered on the flavour side for me, but I didn't really touch the seitan part of the meal, gave it a try, but it's really not for me, really enjoyed the starter and dessert I had though! I'd recommend it for a evening out and the atmosphere was just right.. Especially for a date night! ☺

Pros: Lovely atmosphere, Date night written all over it

Cons: Too much fake meat for me, Bit pricey

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Vegan but not the healthiest - Edit

I wanted to love this place, as I'm always supportive of vegan restaurants. I'm a Happy Cow ambassador, so whenever I'm in a different city, I love trying different vegan/vegetarian places. Blossom has a nice atmosphere, though tables are a little tight. I follow a low fat, plant-based diet and was hoping that the chef might be able to make me something without oil. However, the server was very clear that all their main dishes have a lot of oil in them. They even put oil in their mashed potatoes! They steamed me some bland greens, and I ordered the potatoes anyway because I was really craving them, but they were so full of "truffle oil" that they were inedible (why ruin mashed potatoes by putting oil in them?) From the dishes I observed being served, this is the equivalent of a vegan greasy spoon diner - fatty and fried comfort foods made meatless. If you just want to have a meatless meal, it'll probably be fine for you. But if you're looking for something healthier, better go elsewhere. It's disappointing because one would hope that vegan/vegetarian restaurants would offer healthier, low fat options.

Pros: Vegan , Nice Atmosphere, Good service

Cons: Unhealthy food, Expensive

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worth a night out - Edit

We had the appetizer plate which is suggested for 2 but in fact was enough for 4, plus a main each and a drink. With tip it came to about $50 a head so that's the range you are looking at for what is a good quality restaurant. I think some of the main course dishes could be a little more adventurous but frankly there is plenty here to keep just about anyone interested. Not the kind of place I'd eat at every week but certainly worth it for a night out.

Pros: pleasant atmosphere, good range of starters

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Very disappointed - Edit

I've been here today for New Year Eve with my 2 kids. Our table was booked for 7pm. Before going I checked their website and the menu looked nice even if too rich in soya and seitan. Once there I had the surprise of a only prix fixe menu very expensive: $ 60 for a starter, an entree and a dessert (???) No way to have any choice from the normal menu - as the prix fixe menu was too 'sofisticated' for the children. This was not mentioned on the website, as many other restaurants do, and I wish it was because I wouldn't have gone. I asked to share the menu and so we did. I was charged with extra $10 for the kids just to be seated + tax + gratuity 20%. In total I paid more than $90 for one 3-course menu which is ridiculous. Not only it is very expensive, portions were small!
As a chef and a person who visits quite a lot of vegan restaurants I was not impressed by the food and really cannot understand why this place is so expensive. Will not go back.
Updated from previous review on Thursday December 31, 2015

Pros: Romantic

Cons: Very expensive, Small portions , Food was nothing special

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Very soy and gluten based adorable place. - Edit

I was going for vegan, gluten free and soy free and my options were limited to curried lentils and sweet potato gnocchi. Both okay, but not calling me back. Berries with cream had an amazing subtle flavor mixed in. I'm giving it a four because the couple next to me really seemed to be enjoying all of their dishes and the restaurant is tiny and adorable.

Pros: their menu is labeled, so you always know what pot

Cons: wish they expanded their menu beyond soy and glute

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good lunch! - Edit

Stopped in for a late lunch with 2 non-vegan family members. They both had the Soy Bacon Cheeseburger and fries - and said it was very good. I had the Tofu BLT which was delicious. A little pricey lunch but it was good food.
Waiter was very nice

Pros: Good Food, Cute atmosphere

Cons: pricey for lunch

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great staff, average food - Edit

Waitress was fantastic, but the food was not as great. We ordered the eggplant parmigiana which was delicious however we had to send it back because it was ice cold in the middle. They made another but it was still cold in the middle :-; not sure why. Also ordered a sampler of four sides that were only average (curried sweet potato, truffle mashed potato, escarole and beans and garlic tofu.

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