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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "One of the finest dining experiences I have had the pleasure to enjoy. They do what few do, and better than the rest!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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
  • "Fantastic food, both tasteful and beautiful to look at."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "ENJOYED DINING AT "ONE LUCKY DUCK" VERY MUCH. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND THE WAIT STAFF WAS GREAT. WILL RECOMMEND IT TO FRIENDS."
    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
  • "Love Pure. Had the tamales - great twist on healthy mexican, loved the mushrooms. The lasagna tastes so real, even without noodles - such impressive and vibrant flavor. Mint sundae left me wanting more - exceptional. Loved the pieces of chocolate mints!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "For Vegans and non-Vegans alike. The food was delicious and the wait staff was attentive and considerate. Prices were a bit high, more fine dining then just a meal. Do not miss!! Especially if you're a Vegan, treats galore!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Highly recommend the philly roll and cornbread pudding for appetizers. For main dish anything with portobello mushrooms is a winner."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I love that I can eat anything on the menu and know that it is organic, plant only, super healthy plus delicious. My favourite restaurant in NYC."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I had head so much about this restaurant. I was very eager to dine here. While the waitress that served us was nice, she doubled as the bartender. She never came back for the bill payment so I had to bring it physically to her at the bar. After she processed my credit card, she never came back for the signed receipt again I had to bring it t her myself. Whyle there was only ONE waitress for the whole house who was also doubling as a bartender, there were no less than THREE hostesses all huddled at the hostess podium/station. They appeared to be socializing. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Service was wonderful, attentive and accommodating. We sat outside and when it got too cool to enjoy the rest of our dinner outside, the staff was very helpful in moving us indoors to have dessert. Food was great, loved the freshness and presentation. Can't wait to come back and bring my sister for a special meal. :)"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This place is a gem! As a raw foodist is hard to find a place that accommodates to my life style and surprises my friends. Pure Food and Wine did the job! The food was inmaculate. I had the most delicious tamales and my friends where licking their fingers. Yes, the place is pricy but is worth every penny!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "absolutely hands down fantastic! wish i could eat here for every meal"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "You would never know you were eating vegan. It's so good and makes your body feel amazing as well."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner. Staff is always great food is always good."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Tucked under the street level is a little New York gem. Simple yet sophisticated food, incredibly well prepared and delivered with the minimum of fuss. The tastes were exquisite, delicate and distinct. There was not a single thing that I would not eat here. I feel sorry for all of the people that wont go because they are put off by the raw or vegan label. I went with a self confessed Carnivore, who did not mention his lack of meat once, but kept saying how wonderful the food was!! I will be regular visitor, when I am in NY"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I'm an omnivore and usually disappointed with vegan or raw choices, but our dinner here lacked nothing to be fully satisfying - even remarkable. The dessert sunday I had was off the charts - delicious, interesting and unexpected. I never once missed my steak! And the wine choice was very broad and well-chosen. This is a really special place."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Me and my husband were celebrating. We came in at 9:30 pm. We selected one starter and two entrees from the menu.Both entrees were unavailable. I´ve been here before and I´m very much into raw food so the lasagna wasn´t an exiting pick for me but the cauliflower dish was good. Chesses for starters were great.Well into our entrees our wine glasses were empty -the waiter was no longer there. We looked around and he was GONE. We finished our meals and 10 min later the outdoor bartender took the plates away and asked if we wanted deserts.. not if we cared for another gluten-free beer or wine. We passed on the deserts. he waiter never came back so I assume his shift was over in the mid of our meal. No service whatsoever after that.DISAPPOINTING."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The food, service, and ambiance were outstanding. The price is a lil high but well worth it. The dessert alone is worth the trip!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014