Pure Food and Wine
Pure Food and Wine

Pure Food and Wine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.purefoodandwine.com/
  • Phone: 2124771010x
  • 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: Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan, 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 2124771010x
  • Special Events: 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.
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Pure Food and Wine reviews from OpenTable diners
220 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (170)fit for foodies (156)romantic (117)special occasion (105)neighborhood gem (83)notable wine list (57)great for lunch (54)good for groups (45)hot spot (43)great for brunch (42)late-night find (21)vibrant bar scene (14)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • one of my fave NYC restaurants
    HEALTHCOACH
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This restaurant is truly remarkable. Their menu is innovative and the food is delicious. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They have a beautiful outdoor space during the warmer months. Some of my favorite menu items include the mint sundae (reminds me of girl scout thin mints), kale casear sushi roll, jungle peanut cheesecake, and the tamales with mole sauce. It really is shocking this is a raw food place. SO good, do not miss out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef's Tasting was perfect!
    EmmaLea20
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went to Pure Food and Wine to celebrate a birthday. Since both of us had never been there before we decided to go with the 5 course chef tasting menu and what a great decision that was! Not only did we get to really experience the range of dishes the restaurant provides but it made it feel that much more special to have someone come out and describe each dish to us. Even though we went with this for our first time we might do this option every time we go from now on. Our favorite dish hands down was the Peach Gazpacho by the way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PF&W is the "One"
    CompassionateVegan
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We are always on the "Seek and Destroy" mission for some awesome raw vegan goodies, and nothing tops this place. The amazing raw superfood "Fuel" this place offers has me always begging for a Reload. Every time my fiancé and I need a "Battery" recharge, we enjoy a couple hours in the back garden area. I can't lie... The food is so good, I can barely hear the words my fiancé is speaking. I'm just keep wondering "For Whom The Bell Tolls"?... Is that my next course?! And when the plate arrives, I always have to remind myself to share "...and Justice for all", otherwise no one would get a taste of my entree. Nothing better than the satisfied feeling you get after enjoying a meal at PF&W... I just "Fade to Black" after that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvthisplace
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Very good food and service although not for everyone. Love this place but cannot go more often because just too expensive. Food is beautifully prepared and served. Service is excellent provided you get there when place is not full. Desserts are to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who knew?
    MothersNDaughters
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We shared three lunches and found the raw food absolutely amazing!! The spicy sesame salad, the zucchini and greenhouse tomato lasagna and the tortilla wraps ~ between the 'mummm' and 'scrummy' and 'it tastes SO clean and delicious' we all agreed to come back. The spicy sesame was such a hit that the two daughters each ordered it 'to go'. Desert was the chocolate ganache tart and the classic sundae. OMG. We would return just for the sundae. I'm not sure which cookbook ~ Raw Food Real World or Living Raw Food ~ the other mother bought but I am hoping for an invitation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomally creative
    Chowowa
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This restaurant redefines raw and vegan as an elegant, healthy, artistic way to dine. Plus it is comfortable and atmospheric. It wass one of the best meals i have ever had based solely on vegetables. A must-try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and delicious
    MomOfAStrictVegan
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Unique menu, Brazilian nut croquettes a great choice. The tiramisu is to die for! Upscale vegan fare, good service and garden dining made lunch a very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant
    Sarah22
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Pure is my first stop when I travel to NYC. Gourmet raw food in a romantic atmosphere. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    jonathansalomons
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    If you like raw food, or want to try it, this is the place to go. The pear and crape salad is delicate and light, the mix of the two come together so nicely. I had the lasagna, which is a dish they are known for, made with zucchini in place of the pasta, it is simply delicious. Also, a great wine list with some organic wines as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I can't believe its Vegan!
    Yanni10Va
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is my first experience with an entirely vegan menu and I was pleasantly surprised by the explosion of flavors. I could give up meat and never miss it with the variety offered at Pure Food and Wine. Every dish we had was unique, yet reminiscent of some non-vegan dish. The Kale Caesar Rolls looked and tasted like sushi tuna rolls, but better. The cornbread pudding was very satisfying, and my entree of Spinach and Picholine Olive Mezzaluna with King Oyster Mushrooms was quite tasty. The Blackberry Cobler satisfied my sugar cravings without leaving me too full. The restaurant has a funky vibe, but felt a little cramped and noisy as the rain kept us inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but service Eh
    FoodieinFL
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Didn't find the staff super helpful. We had to flag them over to our table more than once and it wasn't a busy time. The food was good and it was fun to try vegan food. Turns out it's very good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Service needs improvement
    GFgirl99
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was interesting and well presented although portion sizes were very inconsistent. Some dishes were tiny while others average in size. Patio was beautiful. Server made us feel very uncomfortable the entire meal as if waiting on us was a big, bothersome favor. One of the strangest dining experiences because of that.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's The Meat?
    HappyDiner50
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Don't be misled by some of the customer comments - or the lukewarm review written in the New York Times. Pure Food and Wine is a deeply satisfying dining experience. The dishes are creative and tasty and the presentation is exquisite. I am a meat lover - so coming here was a tough sell...but I am so glad that I did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful night
    gstar
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It was a perfect night, so the outdoor garden ambiance made it more special. The food was great and the staff was outstanding. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty!
    TheCs
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have been dying to visit this restaurant since I first got the cookbook Living Raw Food last year. I finally made it to NYC and made this my first lunch stop. I had the S&M salad, which was delicious, however I feel like it didn't really showcase what this restaurant can do, and it was mainly a giant pile of greens. The accompanying rosemary crackers were delicious; however, I should have ordered an entrée. My companion had the falafel salad (same thing - tons of greens). The falafel was delicious, the tabouli was lovely. I will definitely come back, but I will order something a bit more special...and try a juice, too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Very creative
    MichVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Loved this place. It was highly recommended by a friend and I agree that it is one of the best vegan restaurants in NYC
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CatarinaVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Some of the most creative, delicious cuisine in the city…here's a place where it's (nearly) impossible to replicate the food. Nice to see art applied to vegan/raw cuisine. Spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pure food and wine
    Delicious
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    a great restaurant to catch up with a friend, beautiful garden in the back to sit out and relax and enjoy very good food. The service was attentive and the menu creative!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rmclarkVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A Very long wait for food for our party of two. Management brought us a complimentary glass of wine and an amuse bouche to apologize for the delay in the kitchen. Attentive and polite staff, very nice environment in the rear garden. Delicious entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best!!!! i love Pure Food
    MrsP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Simple the best Raw, vegan, modern, chic and the best food of it's kind. There's no thing else un NYC like Pure Food And Wine. In my 15 days vacation i was there 4 times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pure Goodness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
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  • Great food, lovely ambience.
    Marionm
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoors
    veggienorbVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem
    MarieAM
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The outdoor garden patio area was enchanting ! Our server was attentive and very helpful. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raw food?
    atcmschroed
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salad and sundae
    Kathleen
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal I've had in ages
    JerseyGurlinthecity
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Kate
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Relaxing atmosphere, great service, with a delicious vegan menu. The desserts are amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and Wonderful
    foodie2301
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, weird smell
    BrooksVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Lovely Food
    Capezionk
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing!
    Delishveggies
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new favorite spot
    southernfoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Best Raw food!
    JSTOKER
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Superb
    bellanyc
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for Raw Vegan Food
    DoctoRVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great place for Raw Vegan Food. Notable Organic Wine List.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant!
    Peggy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We love Pure Food and Wine! We have two favorite restaurants in NY, and this is one of them.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unfreakingbelievable awesome
    bariVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    fabulous raw food. large portions. excellent drinks. romantic outdoor seating. perfect dinner. loved it! raw lasagna and cheese plate were awesome.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    ripebanana14
    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!!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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