• Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 10 reviews )

72 University Place (at Greenwich Village, Manhattan), New York City, New York, USA, 10003

A vegetable based restaurant opened 2016 by chef John Fraser. Open Mon-Thu 5:30pm-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-10:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Mediterranean, Fusion

10 Reviews

First Review by ElliottPina

excellent - Edit

Great food, refined. The menu is creative and delicious. However, it needs to change a little, as it’s been the same for months. They need some consistency—the crudités for the dips sometimes has carrots or other times (like the other night) it only had endive leaves (just that!). The staff is very friendly, though one always has to wait 10-15 minutes for a booked table. The noise level is terribly high, though. Nonetheless, it’s probably the best vegan place in NYC!

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not bad, but a bit disappointing - Edit

New York City has great vegetarian / vegan restaurants, so was especially interested in this place because of its Michelin star. I don 't think the food is that good ( I had browned basil leaves on my plate) to deserve the star. You would expect the extra mile for that... so it turns out expensive...

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Gourmet veg & vegan food - lovely for Thanksgiving or a special occasion - Edit

I had Thanksgiving dinner here this past year. It was my first time dining at Nix and I was really impressed!

For Thanksgiving, they offered a prix-fixe menu with both vegetarian and vegan options. It was a great way to try some new dishes I wouldn't have normally tried. I am a vegan and I was joined by two omnivores (who chose vegetarian options from the menu). This is gourmet veg food! The flavors and combinations were amazing. All three of us loved the food!

We all thought the ambiance was really nice as well. The decor was modern yet still felt earthy and relaxed. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive and, maybe because it was Thanksgiving and there were many families there, the whole place just had a lovely, relaxed and happy vibe.

It was a little pricey but so worth it for a special occasion. My omnivore sister was wondering what on earth we could do for Christmas that could top that dining experience!

Overall, a great experience and I can't wait to go back!

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly and attentive staff, Nice vibe - modern and earthy

Cons: a little pricey

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Great food, but overpriced - Edit

The food was all very good. But overpriced.

Had the tandoor bread with red pepper walnut dip, the French curry, the tofu skin pockets, and the chocolate mousse cake. Recommend them all, but as I said, not at these prices.

Ambience was very nice and romantic.

Pros: Good food., Good ambience, Vegan menu

Cons: Price is way too high.

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A delicious first dining experience! - Edit

With a beautiful menu the food matches up! The menu is set up as sharing plated. I went with one friend and the waitress recommended that we do all sharing and choose two items from each of the three categories. All items we chose were absolutely wonderful. The amount ended up being surprisingly filling but just right! The atmosphere was also an A+!

Pros: Sharing Plates , Eclectic Menu , Atmosphere

Cons: Pricey!! , Small portions

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Michelin starred vegetarian restaurant - Edit

Nix is one of only two vegetarian/vegan restaurants with a Michelin star in New York. The dining experience here is great. The service was attentive yet unobtrusive. The decor is elegant. The food is original, intense and excellent. There is a vegan menu. The menu is organized by first order, lighter and bolder. Items are meant to be shared. Depending on your appetite, you may want about two items per person.

We ordered the roasted sunchokes as a lighter item. Among the bolder, we had the delicate tofu-skin pockets. There were three, accompanied by a lovely salsa. The cauliflower tempura with steamed buns was a hearty dish. We also had roasted mushrooms and the artichoke and broccoli rabe. The special dessert was a tandoor oven baked quarter pineapple with chickpea whipped cream and macadamia nuts - unusual and nice. We greatly enjoyed dinner. My only quibble was that some dishes were too intensely flavored, but that is a matter of personal taste.

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amazing upscale dining experience - Edit

We loved our meal and the whole experience was wonderful. The food was creative and great for sharing. Most items are vegan and they have a separate vegan menu. A great wine list, and the sommelier, Andrea, was extremely helpful in selecting wines to pair with vegetable dishes.

Pros: creative vegetable dishes, great sommelier and wine list, fun atmosphere and great service

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Excellent meal - Edit

I really enjoyed my meal at Nix. Got the tandoori bread starter with the dips, the tempura cauliflower and chocolate mousse cake. Everything was so delicious. Beautiful décor. Service was very good and bathrooms were very clean. A bit pricey and would suggest having more vegan options but thoroughly enjoyed this meal.

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Poor value and service despite decent food - Edit

I had high expectations but left underwhelmed. The décor was nice and clean, simple yet elegant. The food was perfectly fine—some of it was quite tasty actually—but that's where the good ends.

The prices were grossly inflated. We ordered two dishes from the "lighter" section and two from "bolder" at the recommendation of our server, not knowing everything was meant to be small portioned. So after the four plates, we were already out $70 but still felt like it was unfinished. We paid $16 for a cauliflower "tempura" dish that was basically a milder riff on the Indian-Chinese classic gobi Manchurian, which would've been half the price, twice the portion, and three times the flavor at an Indian restaurant. The pricing of the other "bolder" item was even more puzzling. For $26, we got a chopped asparagus and mushroom stir-fry with slices of scallion pancake thrown in. It wasn't bad, just ridiculously overpriced. The total bill came to $80+ after tax and tip for just four appetizer-like plates without drinks or dessert.

Our server came off cold and uninterested. She didn't check on us even once. Nor did she bother to point out the vegan dessert options; she just put the menu on the table and went off. Not that I found anything I'd like anyway given the sorbet seemed to be the only vegan choice. We ended up walking a few blocks down to Lifethyme for dessert. And it was awesome.

Pros: decent food, décor

Cons: poor value, cold service

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Finest cuisine - Edit

Excellent ! Try the starters and the houmous.
A lot of vegan proposals. Very soft atmosphere. Many flavours, finest cuisine !

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