Delice & Sarrasin

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20 Christopher St (at West Village, Manhattan), New York City, New York, USA, 10014

European restaurant and creperie in Manhattan. Makes vegan French cuisine and crepes both sweet and savory (galettes). Fully vegan since Jan 2017. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Beer/Wine, Take-out, French

42 Reviews

First Review by ChristopheC

Excited !! - Edit

Hi there,

My name is Chris, I am the owner of D&S.
This is a family business, my mom Yvette Caron is your chef, and we are so excited to start offering vegan french dishes.
For those that traveled to France, you probably know how complicated and almost impossible to find vegan food... everything is egg or cream based...

We worked for 14 month, trying to recreate traditional french dishes, it took a lot of time and efforts but we are finally ready!

If you wondered what a boeuf bourguignon, a foie gras or coq vin tastes like, now you can find it here!


We are very happy to finally make that big step, for us (vegan) and for the animals, the planet and the future...

Stop by, and let us know what you think. And hopefully, we cross fingers that you like it and will come back!

Updated from previous review on 2016-09-07

Pros: family business, homemade french cuisine, organic

Cons: availability may vary

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Amazing! Would return to NYC just for this place. - Edit

I have been meaning to review this restaurant for almost a year. Where do I start?

My first and only trip to NYC was made for the purposes of seeing Derren Brown, who I think is completely amazing. It pains me to say that his show was disappointing. BUT. My visit to Delice & Sarrasin made the entire trip worthwhile.

My carnivorous friend and I made a reservation for a Saturday night. We both loved everything we had - except our entrees. I think if we picked different ones next time, we'd be happy. However, everything else was out of this world. For appetizers, we had the "cheese" plate, the escargots, and the foie gras. My friend was incredibly impressed, as was I. The escargots were, OMG, my mouth is watering now just thinking about them. The "cheeses" were all fantastic (and I am a true connoisseur and have tried many many MANY vegan cheeses). My friend said the foie gras tasted like the real thing. I have never had it so I can't say... but the thought of what is was meant to replicate turned me off so I let her have the whole thing. She happily (greedily) took me up on the offer.

I had the coquilles saint jacques for entree. It was ok. I believe she had the aiguillette de canard a la moutarde et petit pois carotte, but am not sure. Whatever she had, it had green peas and carrots and she didn't like it.

I ordered two desserts that were both amazing: the chocolate mousse and la francinette crepe. My friend had the banana crepe. All amazing.

We also had a glass of red wine each that was fantastic.

I truly would return to NYC (not a cheap trip!) just for this restaurant. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.

A vegan French restaurant? Who'd a thunk?

Pros: delicious, amazing, out of this world!

Cons: very small; tight squeeze

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Vegan French food? Wow! - Edit

We were so happy to find this place when we arrived in NY for a birthday weekend. The cheese plate is AMAZING, best one we've had. They make their own meat from pea protein and it was fantastic. Love the atmosphere and the service. They recommended the perfect wine to go with our meals. The entrees we had were good but too salty, almost to the point of being inedible-- coq au vin and cassoulet. We would go back again but would try different entrees.

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Très bon !! - Edit

It’s piece of Le Marais on Christopher (appropriate). Great, calm, intimate place without fussiness. Just excellent food that could be served in the best bar à vin or bistro minus the animal suffering or health concerns. Dishes like the foie gras or the cassoulet are just divine and authentic. It’s like channeling a vegan French grandmother’s kitchen. The staff is superb and friendly. They do kick you out if you linger so they can accommodate other patrons (that part is not très français). Overall, this place is a gem.

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Amazing! - Edit

One of if not the best vegan restaurants in the city! My partner and I have been coming here for all of our anniversaries and we are always amazed by how wonderful the food is. The cheese plate and the tagliatelle are musts.

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New favorite restaurant! - Edit

We FINALLY made it to NYC last week for the first time since being vegan...We'd originally thought we would go to Candle 79 for our fancy NYC dinner but after I looked at their menu I wasn't super excited by it so I kept looking at other options - and then I found Delice & Serrasin. When I saw their menu online I got SUPER excited and we decided that our fancy NYC dinner would be here instead -- and I'm so glad we made that choice!

The restaurant is really small as others have mentioned, but it's cozy. They seemed to have their reservation timing down really well because when we arrived it was only a couple minutes until one of the tables freed up, and I saw the same thing happened when other diners arrived while we were there. The French music that's playing adds perfectly to the mood!

We splurged and got SO MUCH FOOD. Shared the French onion soup, the escargot (minced mushrooms with garlic and herbs, super flavorful), and the cheese plate - all so, so good. Then I got the duck entree and my fiance got the steak and we both like our meals, although if you don't like peas do NOT get the duck because it comes with SO MANY PEAS! (Not a problem for me though - yum!) Then I got the banana crepe and my fiance got the lavender infused rice pudding...and you guessed it: they were awesome. Right then I made a 2018 goal to learn how to make vegan crepes myself.

We're both vegan for the animals, not being we didn't like the taste or texture of animal-based foods, so being able to have a meal that was reminiscent of that but without the cruelty and everything terrible associated with animal-based foods was very exciting for us. Thank you, Delice & Serrasin!

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Simply the best - Edit

The positive reviews are warranted. This restaurant blew us away. The food was incredible. The restaurant itself is small and the tables are close together Reservations are a must. We saw several people get turned away at brunch and dinner time because they didn't have reservations.

We ate two meals there - once for brunch - the other time for dinner. If you are vegan and avoid soy, this place is heaven.

I adored the french onion soup. The beef bourguignon was delicious (this was the best example of vegan comfort food I could think of). The crepes were delicious.

The service could be a little more attentive but besides that one of the best meals we've ever had.

Pros: Incredible imaginative and delicious food, nice location , lots of soy free vegan options

Cons: restaurant itself is small , tables are very close together

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VEGAN CREPES! - Edit

I couldn’t believe that we found an all vegan french restaurant. It was soooooo yummy, a little on the pricy side, but worth. The crepes were massive and super rich.

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Cozy restaurant w/ true French taste - Edit

True European food in a super small, cozy restaurant straight at Christopher St. Watch for lunch deals: significantly cheaper than regular price. Extremely good taste, friendly staff, cute room. No fake, no fat, no giant sized dishes. Crème brûlée from almond & coconut milk. Good wine, good coffee. Food is freshly prepared. Diamond standard f/ vegan restaurants.

Pros: Fresh, friendly, authentic, cozy, no fake

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terrible food, nice waiter - Edit

My friend ordered the French toast and it was old white toast with sugar. The galette I got was loaded with a melted cheese that completely overwhelmed all other flavors, but it was overall bland; The ham was pretty tasteless. The crepe itself (dough) was good. The capuchino was watery. The sweet crepe was tasty.

Pros: waiter was very nice, cute place

Cons: bland food, over priced

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Loved it - Edit

This was such a special event for me. I was on holiday and I’d always wanted to go to a small French restaurant but I’d never been able to eat anything. I highly recommend the escargot. I also had the boeuf bourguigon and the creme brûlée. Both were delicious and the service was great. Highly recommend!

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Amazing French Food! - Edit

What a treat to have a vegan French restaurant in NYC. The crepes are fantastic. If you love crepes, there are tons of sweet and savory options and I can't get enough of them. Other favorites include the cheese plate and the truffle fries. I can't wait to explore more of the menu.

The atmosphere is a super cute, cozy, and charming little cafe. Nice staff that doesn't rush you. I definitely suggest a reservation for brunch. Word is out about this place. And the word is good.

Pros: Food! - Exquisite, Atmosphere, Menu Variety

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I love this place! - Edit

French cuisine at the highest level and vegan! What a delight. Every dish was perfect and after nearly 12 years as a vegan, at last I could have the experience of brie cheese again (vegan)! This place is a total winner.

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such an amazing experience - Edit

Went here on a whim while in the neighborhood. Nothing but wonderful things to say, cute, small spot with great ambiance. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable, and French speaking ;-). The food was ridiculously good and there were two many things to choose from! The steak was made out of a trip of burgers and was very consistent with the real thing, the French fries were the best I've had, the stew was scrumptious, and the cheese platter was ridiculously good, especially the blue cheese. Dessert was right up there as well! You just visit! It's a culinary experience!

Pros: delicious, well priced, attentive staff

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OMFG - Edit

First off this place is TINY! It was adorable but probably the tiniest restaurant I’ve ever dined in so it was a little cramped. The food was AMAZING. When I’m in the city I normally dine at Candle or Blossom but this place has literally stolen my heart. The WORST part about this place was they were out of the Brei and so I couldn’t try it and it broke my heart. But I’ll get it next time!! I had the cheese plate (blue green cheese was my fav) and froi gras (so good) and then for dinner steak tar tar, duck seitan, chicken leg stew and scallops. Dessert we had two different crepes, chocolate cake and mousse. The only thing I wasn’t too impressed with was the crepes, they seemed a little too thick like a wrap consistency almost but that does not at all affect my general opinion of this place. This was definitely one of the best places I’ve been to and it should be a necessity to dine here.

Pros: Life changing , CHEESE, Adorable setting

Cons: Tiny bit cramped but not really an issue

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Authentic French - Edit

The Coq au Vin and the Bœuf Bourguignon were amazing. The sauce, simmered for 18 hours, was as good as any Michelin star restaurant in Provence I've ever tasted. The "chicken" drumstick, made from pea protein, texture was perfect, and even had a bamboo shoot "bone" in the middle. Worth every penny.
Tip: If you want bread (to soak up the fabulous sauce), you'll have to ask for it.

Pros: Authentic French

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Rare Treat - Edit

Dining at Delice & Sarrasin was a great experience. It was fantastic to get the chance to eat at an all vegan French restaurant, and the food was excellent. My husband and I had the foie gras (tahini based) with fig jam and bread as an appetizer, the coq au vin, and the aiguilette de canard dishes. To top it off, we had the orange creme brulee.
The dishes were all excellent. I have had basically no authentic French food to compare it with, but we thoroughly enjoyed everything. The creme brulee especially was amazing. It's one of the best things I have ever tasted.
The meal was expensive, so if I lived in NYC it would be a special treat out, but I definitely hope to come back someday. I would really like to try brunch, as the wide selection of crepes look pretty amazing.
The place is very small and I highly suggest making reservations. The service was good.

Pros: 100% vegan French food, Creme brulee!, Crepes!

Cons: Expensive, Very small space

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to die for - Edit

The coq au vin is literally the best vegan dish I've ever had in my life, the atmosphere is adorable, and the young man running the restaurant was extremely friendly. I can't wait to go back.

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Quaint, French, intimate, and delicious - Edit

Simply delicious... great ambiance (perfect for a date or intimate get-together with friends), delicious food, and a great staff!. A must visit for a vegetarian / vegan in New York.

Pros: intimate, great food and variety of options, fantastic staff

Cons: not good for groups of 12 or more

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Hands down the best vegan restaurant I've ever tried - Edit

I can't recommend this place enough! I visited in May 2017 and forgot to review until now.

Firstly the staff here are very friendly. If you have questions they will happily oblige (I asked them about any vegan French cuisine book recommendations, apparently traditional French cuisine done vegan is very rare, and this is one of the only places in the world - if not the only place - where you can try these foods made cruelty free!)

The atmosphere is very cozy and sweet. I visited 3 times during my trip to New York, and though I tried to be there are times that were not busy, I noticed both people dining solo or meeting up with friends - very flexible depending on if you want a quiet night out, or hang out with people and eat great food.

The food: out of this world!! I tried both the Boeuf Bourguignon (rich and complex flavours, you can tell a lot of time and effort was put into making it first class) and Steak Tartare (again, very flavourful and perfect cooling but filling dish on a hot summer evening.) I also had a breakfast crepe the day before I left which was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Although it was hard to choose a favourite food that I enjoyed there, their lavender rice pudding was so good I almost cried. It was so fragrant that I felt like I was standing in the middle of a lavender field! I've tried to recreate it, but I can't get it quite right.

Definitely don't miss this place, in a city filled with great vegan options it is in a class above the rest.

Pros: Best restaurant I've ever tried!, Classy, but welcoming and cozy atmosphere, Friendly staff

Cons: Absolutely nothing

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Just incredible - Edit

Went here for a celebratory dinner... it is just mind-blowingly good! Honestly some of the best food I have ever eaten. We shared the 'snails' to start: sizzling and garlicky and delicious. Then I had the 'coq au vin', which our (distractingly handsome) waiter told us had been slow-cooked for 12 hours for unbelievable depth of flavour and tenderness. The vegan champagne and crème brûlée were also delicious, and the ambience was perfect - deeply romantic, and cosy without being cramped. Expensive but worth it.

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This place kicks derrière - Edit

Frikkin excellent and the staff was tres nice:)

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My favorite New York Vegan experience so far - Edit

This was by far my most enjoyable experience during my vegan tour of NYC. The food was incredibly creative and delicious. The staff was friendly.

Pros: Creativity and flavor of food, friendly staff, Blueberry coconut cake was amazing

Cons: none

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Tasty snd sweet - Edit

Everything was great including the service and the wine. Even my 3 non vegan friends were impressed! The vegan salmon and avocado starter was amazing.

Pros: unique and quiet spot

Cons: small tables but lovely setting

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Simply Great! - Edit

Don't know where to start ... The food is melting in your mouth and you are literally waiting for their food to come out to see what they created ! Their cheese plate melts in your mouth and we ordered two of them ! Service , food and atmosphere, everything was great ! It is a bit small but hopefully they will be expanding and adding seats in the future !

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Incredible food - Edit

I was in this restaurant with my husband last month on our New York vacation. It's one of the best vegan restaurants I've been to in the world. Exquisite food, fantastic staff and quiet and relaxing space. I ate Coq au Vine: Delicius!
When I return to New York I will definitely go to Dèlice & Sarrasin.

Pros: Food, Location, Attention

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Amazing and authentic. - Edit

This is certainly my new favorite restaurant of all time. The food is creamy, rich, and bursting with flavor, while being entirely vegan and feeling like a true French experience. We tried crepes, coq au vin, creme brulee, cheese, cake, and more, and I still don't think we've even gotten close to exploring the menu.

All the food was delicious, rich, and unique to this restaurant. The coq au vin had a "chicken leg" that was the most unique, yet tasty, "chicken" I've tried (complete with a skewer as the "bone", which is a first for me), and from overhearing conversations of the servers, it is apparently cooked with just as much investment as the non-vegan equivalent. They take no shortcuts or premade ways out, and it shows in the rich flavors and unique interpretation of classic french dishes. The servers we saw on our visits were both knowledgeable about the dishes and French cuisine (and spoke French to each other when not interacting with customers, so it really does feel like they've brought a little part of France to NYC).

The desserts were as decadent as I would expect. The creme brulee is my personal favorite. I'll have to get it every time I visit the city.

Things to be aware of when you visit: the restaurant is very, very small with limited seating. We never had an issue with seating for the two of us, but a larger group should make reservations. Additionally, since the restaurant is small, tables are quite close together. Don't expect to have intimate personal conversations that you don't want others to overhear, and unfortunately if you get a raucous table at the same time, it can be a little overwhelming. The kitchen also closes earlier than closing time (the time differs depending on the night), but they do offer desserts and coffee until closing, so if you plan on a full meal, get there well before closing hours (although I think that's a fair request anyway).

The whole experience is really a very unique blend of the Greenwich Village location and French dining, so it's well worth a trip to enjoy!

Pros: insanely good food, friendly and interactive staff, feels like a very authentic french experience

Cons: can be crowded/noisy, reservations are almost a must

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