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Pure Food and Wine
Pure Food and Wine

Pure Food and Wine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.purefoodandwine.com
  • Phone: (212) 477-1010
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch served daily from 12-4pm, with additional weekend brunch menu options on Saturdays and Sundays. Dinner served nightly from 5:30 - 11:00pm. For groups of five or more guests, please call to reserve.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Organic, Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Nikki King-Bennett
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please email events@purefoodandwine.com for off-site catering information.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a private dining room that can accommodate up to 18 guests. Please email inquiries to events@purefoodandwine.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Jim Switzer (212) 477-1010
  • Special Events & Promotions: We have an onsite private dining room that can accommodate up to 18 guests. Please email events@purefoodandwine.com to book your special event!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th Street
  • Public Transit: 4,5,6, N,Q,R,W and L trains to Union Square
  • Parking: No
A word from Pure Food and Wine
Pure Food and Wine serves upscale raw vegan cuisine - food in its natural and purest state. In order to preserve the food's natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals, nothing is heated above 118 degrees. Only the freshest seasonal, organic ingredients are used to produce handcrafted flavors that rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. An extensive collection of organic and biodynamic wines and sakes are available. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful food for the table (Taco Salad, "Orreo" Cookie ice cream, Mallomar). The service was a little slow (especially since my dining guests and I were the only ones dining inside the restaurant at 12pm), but still friendly overall. Overall a great experience, as usual."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I had the fixed price menu for $30 the salad was huge and so delicious, I had the lasagne as I had heard so much about it. I was disappointed I found it too intense with so much paste however I know it is all down to personal taste, the food served to other diners around me looked great. I had the tiramisu for desert which was really good. I loved the place and would definately go back, however I thought thought the staff could have been more attentive... Ie how is your meal. I ate less than a quarter of my lasagne but nobody asked me if everything was ok with it. I had a mojito which was good and some lavender tea which was also good . Over all a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Most unique rest in NYC, with only Dirt Candy as a fellow leader. They keep breaking new ground -- this past visit: cauliflower polenta that was great and happens to be raw, vegan. You've never been so sated and energized after a meal."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food is delicious, and the staff are absolutely outstanding, BUT, while the garden seating is real nice, noise inside is loud. Don't miss Pure Food and Wine, but, weather permitting, make sure to book a garden table."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The outdoor garden patio area was enchanting ! Our server was attentive and very helpful. The food was delicious."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I went into this experience with some hesitancy - I'm a fairly traditional foodie, loving my well grilled meat. This was a lovely and artistic expression of using raw food to amazing affect. Flavor combination were superb. Wines eclectic and interesting. Our waiter was superb, enthusiastic, great advice, respectful. Hip, dark ambiance in Gramercy Park. One of the best vegetarian options in all of New York City."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • " I went here for my birthday lunch. We ate outside in the outdoor garden which was so very special and beautiful. Honestly the food could have been terrible and I would have been happy. Was I blown away by the food? No but the ice cream was divine and you will not find a better salad anywhere. Next time, I would get a salad and a sundae!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The food was absolutely spectacular! Presentation was beautiful for every course. Ingredients were not only fresh but the combination of flavors in all of the dishes was really special. I highly recommend the "nut cheeses" as an appetizer and the tamales with fresh mole inside (just the right hint of chocolatey sweetness) and cashew sour cream! We had the orange blossom cake with strawberry semifredo but the ice cream sundae at the next table looked amazing too! Can't wait to go back again! (And I am not even a vegetarian!)"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Relaxing atmosphere, great service, with a delicious vegan menu. The desserts are amazing."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Amazing Restaurant that stands out as a unique experience in a city full of wonderful places. You feel good eating hear in more ways than one. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food was unbelievably delicious. I am definitely going back. But, the service was super slow and the weird smell indoors took some time to get used to."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great dinner experience. Wanted to visit a raw food restaurant and my (non-vegan, non-vegetarian) husband totally enjoyed himself and was impressed with the food. He was worried about leaving "hungry" and in fact he couldn't finish all of his food because of how full he felt. I ordered the tamales and he had the lasagna, we also ordered the chips and guac as well as the crepe to start. Each dish was unique and like eating art! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Portion sizes were perfect. The dishes were vegan and so very delicious. I wish I could make such wonderful food like this at home. I will be back!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "INCREDIBLE, "feel-good" good. Friendliest staff of all NYC restaurants I have been to.... and all seemed genuinely happy. Wonderful food, romantic atmosphere, perfect spot to lounge or take a date."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I am from a big foodie town Chicago and Pure Food and Wine was by far some of the best Raw food i have ever eaten! The staff was super friendly and amazing. I was already a fan of Pure Food before coming to the actual restaurant. I have all of Sarma Melngailis's cookbooks and love her life story. She has done amazing things with raw food and it would even change the minds of meat and potato eaters.. Thanks again for preparing such wonderful food with much passion and love. Raw food will change the world one day!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "As more raw food restaurants pop up around NYC, I'm thrilled to have increasing options for dining out. But none of these wonderful new places even comes close to Pure Food & Wine. It is the most expensive of the raw restaurants, but you get what you pay for. And Pure's beautifully presented, throroughly gourmet and incredibly filling food is worth every penny. I have taken countless burly male friends to Pure and blown when they learn that raw does not mean rabbit food. Even my mind is blown with the chefs do with food here! My most recent visit included the date bread appetizer and the tamales. Yum!! Reservations are sometimes hard to come by last minute. I recommend sitting outside in their charming courtyard any chance you get."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great place for Raw Vegan Food. Notable Organic Wine List."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We love Pure Food and Wine! We have two favorite restaurants in NY, and this is one of them."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Raw gourmet dining at its finest! Excellent food with superb presentation and the outdoor garden is splendid. Such an elegant vegan experience. Thank you!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I've dined at this restaurant before, but never in the garden. What a delight! Great service, nice wine list, and the food was better than I remember. Despite the number of people, it was pretty quiet and romantic. Perfect date spot. Check out that patio!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The 5 course chef tasting menu was amazing!!!! I'm so glad we did it! Go for it- loved everything!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Service here was amazing, and the food was very nice as well."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "While it took a while beyond our reserved time to get us seated (in all likelihood because it was a rainy night and they only had the indoor seats available), the staff was super hospitable in spirit, the restaurant comped our drinks for the wait, and my vegan pal who I brought to Pure Food pronounced it "the best restaurant in the world" after our meal and called over the waiters to tell them so. Great place in all ways."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Fantastic food! We tried the chefs tasting menu and it was one great dish after another. The waitor was very service minded and recommended a great wine."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This is the place for raw food meals, prepared to perfection. The service is very attentive and knowledgeable. Also, a great selection of wine, some organic."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We were at first skeptical about raw vegan food - especially when we saw the prices on the menu but decided to try it. The food was really great - it was really fun to figure out how they created the various tastes without cooking or using animal ingredients. The deserts were fantastic! Great ambiance - we were able to get a table in the back patio area and it was a lovely warm evening - more like a dinner party in someone's backyard than at a restaurant. Service was really poor however - no check-in to see how the food was or whether we needed anything, we had to grab our waiter's attention to order additional items, waited a long time for our bill, etc. Quite disappointing considering how much money we spent there. No tip for him!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Fantastic venue for vegans and others. Had dinner with a 'regular food' colleague who has never eaten vegan food before and she raved about it. Will definitely be back here soon."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious (especially dessert). We shared the Crepe with White Asparagus, Pear and Arugula as a first course, my husband had Hen of the Woods Tacos al Pastor and I had Sweet Corn and Cashew Tamales with Chili Spiced Portabella as an entree, and we had Chocolate and Jungle Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Blackberry Cobbler with Cornbread Streusel for dessert. The tacos and tamales were both amazing -- an array of flavors and didn't seem raw. The desserts were likewise delicious, though by way of warning incredibly decadent and rich (the cheesecake was the richest I've ever had anywhere). The costs are high, but the portions are huge - I think in our case doing all three courses was probably too much!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Made reservations two days before I landed in NYC and I was so glad that I did. Not only is raw food a great pick me up but the whole dining experience wiped away all the stress and drama from my many delayed flights!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious, and so well presented. You must have the sangria, as well as the corn pudding appetizer. I was very pleasantly surprised with how satisfied I left this restaurant. Great healthy food that is worth the $$."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Was honestly one of the best meals I have ever had! I've been vegan for 6 months now and haven't found a vegan restaurant I liked until coming there! Even my non-vegan boyfriend enjoyed it thoroughly and said it was one of the best meals he has had in a very long time. Not only was the food fantastic the cocktails were delicious! I would definitely recommended this place to anyone looking to relax and dine into some delicious food!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My sister is vegan and had been wanting to try Pure Food and Wine for a while so we decided to go for her birthday celebration. We sat in the outdoor garden and did the 5 course tasting selected by the kitchen. The good was fantastic and the service absolutely impeccable. I really can't say enough good thing about this place. Highly recommend it for vegans and veggie appreciators alike. A wondrful experience!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This is a great raw place, probably the best in NYC."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I can't enough good things about Pure Food and Wine. From the lasagna to the tamales to the desserts to the fresh juice drinks. These folks knock it out of the park. I was so impressed I went onto to Amazon Prime and ordered two cookbooks from this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "In the years I have been eating here, the food has actually evolved. Even the lasagna is better than, say, two years ago. Menu is as always wonderful. It is a favorite restaurant. And no matter what you eat, no blood sugar spikes, everything is easy to eat. Truly, a superb experience."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Delicious fresh food. Beautiful atmosphere. Friendly wait staff. I have been here three times never disappointed. Always something new to try on the menu."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food is just gorgeous, you want to try it all.... just remember to save room for dessert, the cheese cake is just amazing."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. The explanations of the dishes (we had the prefix) could have been better and more pronounced, the servers were quite timid."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Overall, the food was delicious! We each order two items on menu and ate every bite on the plate. Super good clean creative food. Love it! We be back very soon!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I've been here numerous times and love this restaurant! I'm always fascinated by the different offerings on the menu and how they are made, and I'm never disappointed with my choices. The wine list is very good also-everything organic. I just recently tried a gluten free organic dark Belgian beer, and was highly impressed with how good it was. The restaurant is not cheap, but the quality of the food makes it worthwhile. If you cannot live without meat, then do not go, but if you have an open mind and a natural curiosity, then check this restaurant out."
    Dined on 6/15/2014