Pure Food and Wine
Simply the BestI'm a raw vegan from Seattle and this food was prepared and presented at a level I've never experienced before. The food was art! The atmosphere chic and vibrant. The staff was welcoming and professional and most important, we never felt rushed and the room was packed!
I can't wait to take more friends there to introduce them to excellence5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMagicalGreat food. Healthy and delicious. Guilt free desserts. Amazing wine. All around great experience5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite, but...I feel like we eat at Pure Food and Wine once a month, although it is probably more like six times a year. We always love the food! However, on this trip I found the hostess to have a bit of an unecessary attitude and we were seated next to the door to the patio. It was a cold night plus they had some kind of an AC unit blowing air into the restaurant and onto our table. We will absolutely go back often, but hope they focus some renewed attention on the finer points of service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat creative vegan cuisinePure Food and Wine has amazing creative vegan cuisine with so many wonderful dishes I have never seen at other vegan restaurants in the past. The cocktails are amazing, the food is innovative, and the desserts are works of art.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLove!Great choices. Even better ingredients. The sangria, oof duh...delicious! The desserts alone, oh my stars! Vegans, Vegans, Vegans...welcome! I'm planning my already for when I can come back to experience the "Chef's Choice 5 Course Meal"...very reasonably priced! Bravo! ...and, thanks!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty, upscale healthy foodMany hesitate to go to a vegan restaurant, but even the non-vegans in our group loved the their food. It was taste, filling and interesting. The room is also cozy with good acoustics.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful courtyardGreat food; had the 5 course tasting menu accompanied with a Argentinian Malbec. Very romantic and peaceful setting in the outside courtyard.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI thoroughly enjoyed my meal!I thoroughly enjoyed my meal! My partner is definitely a meat eater, and he went into the meal insisting that we would have to get him a steak afterwards, but by the time dessert came, he was already full!
The portions were generous - larger than I had expected (especially for the price!) -- and everything was fantastic. I've been gluten-free and dairy-free for several years now (allergies), and soy-free for a few months (by choice), so it is rare that I am able to find restaurants that not only satisfy my requirements, but offer a delicious and exciting menu that satisfies my taste buds. The ice cream and the ricotta were both particularly excellent.
My thanks, too, to the wonderful staff for their warmth and hospitality!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPurely AmazingThe food, the service, the atmosphere all made this an evening to remember. I will absolutely be back!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingSarma takes simple ingredients & elevates them to a 5 star experience. Non vegan, non raw foodists would LOVE this place5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMamazingI loved this place, it had a vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere.
The Lasagne was very tasty and the fig starter that my friend had was the best starter she had ever tasted! I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anyone who just simply loves food! I am not really a particular fan of cold food but this was amazing and I will be returning there next time I'm in NYC for sure!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing vegan food!the superb quality of materials and the great creativity of the chef
combines into amazing dishes!! one of our nyc must go places!!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply incredible!My second time here and the food doesnt dissapoint in the least. In itself it`s great, and then the fact it`s raw and vegetarian makes it even more incredible. We tasted two different sauvignon blancs (from the most expensive bottles ... granted they were only $60) and those weren`t up to par with the food.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved the fact that thisI loved the fact that this restaurant sits on a quieter street of the city. The uniqueness of the organic raw menu was experienced to a far greater degree by trying the five course tasting menu. The food was so delicious, I had to pause with each bite just to savor all the flavors that had been so creatively combined to perfection. I look forward to my next trip to the city just so I can add this wonderful restaurant to my day's itinerary!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch creative and deliciousSuch creative and delicious food, not to mention drinks. The desserts were truly awe-inspiring, I had the mint sundae and the ice cream was somehow creamier than regular non-raw ice cream. The vegetable lasagna was so flavorful and delicious even though I was a little nervous when I first saw it. My friend's Hen of the Woods dish was also delicious. The deck was open and, although my group decided to sit inside, the outdoor seating looked so romantic and peaceful, like a little oasis in the city. Inside was beautiful and somehow spacious feeling. The servers were so attentive and kind. I was impressed by how unpretentious it was especially conisdering we were a group of unimpressive young twenty something's. Such a great place!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMabsolutely fantastic! Gorgeous,absolutely fantastic! Gorgeous, beautiful atmosphere...Food was amazing!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI can't say enough wonderfulI can't say enough wonderful things about this place. The flavors were unmatched.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the food here. It'sLove the food here. It's gourmet, but you feel so good even when you splurge!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat outdoor space, creative foodThe food was very creative, tasty, and surprisingly filling. I brought my meat and potatoes boyfriend here and he loved it as well. Raw, vegan food may take some getting used to if it's your first time. The backyard is super cute, but a kareoke bar next door kind of ruins the mood if you're on a date. Overall a really great experience. Service and wine list also a plus. The pink sangria was a little too fruity for me but I saw some great sustainable wines on the list!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time eatingThis was our first time eating raw food and went there pretty sceptical. The food was amazing the different textures and flavors were unique and surprising I had the lasagna and the macadamia pumpkin seed ricotta was delicious a d the texture do remained me of milk ricotta. The service was attentive without being obnoxious. Would definetly eat there again. The only reason I didn't give it all five stars was the noise level. All hard surfaces makes it hArd to hear.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM$19 for 5 tiny pieces of pear$19 for 5 tiny pieces of pear "ravioli" was a bit much, but at least the food was delicious! Try the but "cheese" plate for a good time.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat birthday for me becauseGreat birthday for me because I talked my husband into going here while on whirlwind NY vist,and though he is a major carnivore. he loved it, too!
Scallops and ravioli were delicious and beautifully presented. My favorite was the classic ice cream sundae!! YUMMY!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly RecommendedI love Pure Food & Wine. It really is worth it to go when the weather is nice because the outdoor seating is lovely. The food is completely incredible and inventive. When I introduce new friends they are always shocked that raw vegan food can be so incredible!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderfully inventive andwonderfully inventive and delicious food, and you feel so good after!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe did the tasting menu. EveryWe did the tasting menu. Every course was amazing and well worth the price for what you're getting. The ambiance was cozy and intimate. We struck up a conversation with The couples sitting next to us. The tables are very close together. It is always a treat to talk about being vegan with others who are interested! We live In Upstate NY so this was a destination dinner and well worth it! Can't wait to go back. Would love to eat outside when it's warmer!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale VeganYou can indulge and still feel very healthy. We got the five course tasting menu. Standouts were the lasagna, Caesar salad, both desserts, and the soups.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPure is amazing! The menuPure is amazing! The menu is no incredibly inventive and I am a meat eater! I love the 'lasagna.'4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSplit verdictOne lunch was excellent, the other not so good. Crepe lunch dish was very small, and sweet for an entree. Was not a good choice. Consequently, asked to supplement with a side salad, and we were told not Possible. We were told that the only option was "very large" luncheon salad. that seemed rigid to us. Companion felt she would not go out of her way to return. My choice of almond crust quiche which came with a small salad was very good, and based on MY experience, I would be likely to return. All staff were very courteous.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy new favorite restaurant.We came for a special dinner with our daughter, who lives in Manhattan.
And it truly was special.
From the Pear Ravioli to the Ice Cream Sundaes,
the food was as good as we have eaten, anywhere.
The service was excellent, and the staff was incredibly
knowledgeable about everything on the menu,
and about the restaurant. We had to buy the
cookbook, because we couldn't let this experience
end with our trip to New York.
Overall, a destination restaurant for anyone who
loves great food!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMJust possibly the best veganJust possibly the best vegan restaurant we have ever eaten at! We ordered the chef's selection and we were bowled over. Two vegans and two omnivores at the table and all were not only completely satisfied at the 100% vegan meal, but amazed! The wine selection and price were also stellar. An excellent evening and we will return!!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMCanadianQTLast Friday 2 of us had the tasting menu. Combined we got to taste 10 exceptional dishes. Everything was good. I am re-inspired to eat raw foods especially when they taste so good.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBring your Vegan FriendsThe food was excellent and a great spot to bring vegetarian friends.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent as everyoneFood was excellent as everyone had suggested. The bartender Greg really helped us navigate the menu and all of the staff seemed very nice.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI could not believe how innovativeI could not believe how innovative and delicious the food is! Who knew raw food could be so fascinating? Everything was fresh and flavorful, and I can't wait to go back. The service was pleasant, friendly, and attentive -- from the hostesses to the bartender and our server. We were lucky enough to be in the private room, so it was great for conversation. While it was too cold to eat in the garden out back, the space is beautiful and probably perfect for a warm evening. I cannot recommend this place enough!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSensational!This might be THE Raw experience to have in NYC. I think that even non-vegetarians would be pleasantly surprised!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed the experience,We really enjoyed the experience, great service, interesting eating experience. Our teenager did not like the food at all though, might be too "exotic" fore some younger ones.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food! Vegan, rawExcellent food! Vegan, raw and very healthy! I highly recommend Pure Food and Wine.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite restaurant in theFavorite restaurant in the world. I have NEVER been disappointed with the food or service.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Raw Restaurant in NYAlthough one of the most expensive raw restaurants in the city, Pure Food and Wine is definitely worth the money. The food is absolutely delicious. I got the tamales, and the different flavors in this dish were unique and very good. All the desserts are really good, too. I highly recommend!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI expected more "wow" fromI expected more "wow" from the food ,based on all of the reviews...but all in all it was fine.
The portions were small and the prices were high.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great, fun restaurant.This is a great, fun restaurant. The food is excellent. The service people are charming and efficient. The vibe is bustling but without any attitude.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE SERVICE WAS EXCEPICIONAL.THE SERVICE WAS EXCEPICIONAL. GREAT PLACE. WILL BE RECOMENDED.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBeth D.Terrific creative and inspiringly food,excellent server,Llizzie who was very knowledgable . Pure Food & Wine has been a favorite of mine since it opened and it continues to get better.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is very tasty, however,The food is very tasty, however, it takes some getting used to as all the food is cold. I’d go again, but perhaps on a hot summer day versus a cold winter night.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service at this restaurantThe service at this restaurant is incredible and the food is delicious.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousThis was my first time dining at Pure, and the food was just amazing. Everything sounded so good that it was hard to decide! Service was very good. It was pricey, but worth it; the prices are out of my usual range, so I will probably only return on special occasions, but this may not be an issue for others. The only downside is that the restaurant is very noisy; though some people may like this level of "energetic" noise. Next time I will go in mild weather and see how it is to sit outside.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGod's little green acreAs I have already aid in an earlier review, this is one of the best raw vegan food establishments in the US, both Continental and Hawaii. The food is a trifle overpriced but if you have the bucks, it is well worth the visit.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBYOM :)My compaint with raw food restaurants is that they tend to over-sauce or over-flavor things. I love their lasagna but I scrape at least half of the sauce and filling off before devouring the rest of the dish.
I brought a non-veg friend here for lunch and she asked the waitress to add some meat to her salad. Ooops. Apparently the 'taco crumble' salad confused her :)3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Pure and you don'tI love Pure and you don't need to be a raw food groupie to enjoy it. There wine list is top notch as well. Just know this is not a place for quiet conversation. When iit gets. Crowded, the noise level makes shouting a necessity.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing! Will return. LikeAmazing! Will return. Like no other food experience around.2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM