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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
  • "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
  • "Over price. Less quantity. Never again we came with high expectation shame........"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I've been to Pure Food and Wine only in the winter before. The dining room and the bar are one space, and the music is played throughout at bar volume, which means talking over the music while dining -- not my preference. The garden dining area is spacious and without piped-in sound -- just the natural sounds that arise in the area and by the diners. It is an absolutely wonderful place to eat outdoors. While we were there, we had friendly and non-obtrusive conversations with both couples that sat at the two-top alongside us -- mostly about the inventive and delicious food. And the tables are far enough apart that it was very easy to return to our own conversation. I will definitely return for fair-weather dining."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had heard great things about this, but it was so much better than what we were imagining. We passed around meals and shared different lunch items and were impressed by everything. We will definitely be returning. The garden seating alone is worth it. This is a must do for any vegans."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went with a group of four friends and had an awesome dinner there. We had been to Pure before but this time was the best it's ever been. our table was ready on time, the service was prompt but not overbearing and the food was fantastic. The date bread starter was awesome as were the asparagus crepes. My Tamales entrée was exquisite as was everything else we ordered. The desserts are also wonderful. This place really shows any doubters that vegan food can be tasty and delicious and beautifully presented. Great job!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Fantastic food, both tasteful and beautiful to look at."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The outdoor garden has a great atmosphere. The food was Spectacular! From the appetizers through dessert. We enjoyed each dish more than the last. The desserts were beyond compare!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This place is vegan, which isn't always my thing, but it's also the best restaurant in the city."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I'm a meat lover but this place compares head-to-head with my favorite joints, and there's no meat!!! I mean, that's how good the experience was. The food was fresh, tasty, varied, and satisfying. A very nice suprise & the best argument ever for this sort of diet."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Not only was our waiter very knowledgeable and interesting, our food was great. The flavors are very refined and make vegan raw dining taste like nothing I could ever imagine. I went for my birthday and returned again when my best friend who is a vegetarian was in town. I made sure to take her here and the whole group from carnivores to herbivores loved their dishes. The outside patio is beautiful. The service was great and seamless. One of my favorite places"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I have eaten in vegan and "raw" food restaurants throughout the USA and the world. This is my favorite. Raw foods taken to Michelin level treatments - it is hard to believe that all has been achieved without eggs, creme and cooking over 135 degrees. The desserts are worth the visit alone. My vegan daughter traveled to New York from afar for the fudge sundae -- and well worth it!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The salads were divine - perfectly chopped and dressed, with complementary flavors. The entree portions were quite large and both the Brazil Nut Sea Cakes and Lasagna were standouts. Don't miss dessert! The lemon bar and tiramisu were out of this world. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We were impressed by the diversity of the tasting menu and overall quality "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "You go for the food, which is fan-tas-tic. We were there on a date and they sat us a table for four. The place is always in such demand that the maitre d' just brought another guy to our table, in the middle of our dinner! The very efficient and sensitive waitstaff were mortified and eventually found us another table. All's well that ends well but we were shaken up. I will still go back, but strictly for the food. I wouldn't recommend the place unless you are a vegan foodie, in which case you will be in vegan heaven. I would't recommend it for a romantic dinner!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014