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Nix is a new restaurant from Michelin-starred chef John Fraser, drawing on his personal passion for cooking with vegetables. The menu features an array of affordable and seasonal dishes, largely sourced from the Union Square Greenmarket, along with an innovative list of cocktails and wines. Nix is open for dinner nightly, lunch on weekdays and brunch at weekends.
New York, NY 10003
Hours of Operation:
E. 11th Street & University Place
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are a few garages located near the restaurant. Icon Parking is on 8th Street between 5th Avenue and University Place, as well as on 10th Street and Broadway.
We are conveniently located a few blocks away from Union Square, which the N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 and L trains are all located.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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Nix Ratings and Reviews
Took my teenage daughter here for a wonderful lunch. Food was outstanding. We both had the garden tour tasting menu. Though some of the tastes were strange to a teen, there was a sense of shared adventure that you will never find in the suburbs where we live. Waitress was very attentive. The glass of Super Tuscan was a nice smooth red.
The food at Nix was mixed and the price a bit higher than I would expect for food made entirely of vegetables. The best dish we had was an appetizer "Delicata squash & mushroom dumplings, kohlrabi, ginger & scallion oil" - the flavor was great and they kind of melt in your mouth (but it was $17 for 5 dumplings, so...). The main dishes were less satisfying and not filling. The "Spicy tofu, chanterelle mushrooms, kale & szechuan pepper" was crazy hot and even though I was still hungry I could not eat more than about 1/4 of it. The "Bamboo rice stir-fry, lily bulb, edamame & farm egg" was very tasty, as was the side of rice ($6!!) we got with the spicy tofu to calm the burning (and we eat spicy often, this was just crazy and with no warning on the menu or from the server). Overall, I think if you are looking for "fine dining" with a Michelin Star restaurant, check this place out. If you want a great vegan or vegetarian place, there are many more options in this city.
Best vegetarian option hands down. Had the raw veggies with the avocado dip. Was presently surprised at how much I liked it- I am not want to like vegetables. Followed it up with the brussels sprouts and the beetroot salad. The dishes were average. For our main course we had the cauliflower tempura and the spicy tofu. The spicy tofu was ok, could have been a little bit more spicier in my opinion. The star of the meal though was the Cauliflower tempura. It was absolutely delicious. For dessert we had the puffs which were decent. Over all it was a great experience and would recommend this place.
Really wonderful service, amazing food. The roasted pineapple for dessert needs to be ordered at the beginning of your meal and it will not disappoint you! It is phenomenal. I have now been here for brunch and dinner and they totally different vibes for each. Brunch is really bright and fun, dinner is definitely more romantic and soft.
Certainly among New York's best vegetarian restaurants, Nix offers a well-balanced selection of small plates—best shared among the table. It's particularly accommodating of gluten-free patrons, even offering a subset of menus with a strike through gluten dishes. (My table of five ordered all remaining options, which was delicious and perfectly portioned.) Highly recommended!
The food was all excellent except for yuba pockets (cold, unappealing) and the roasted pineapple dessert (burned, noting special). The service started out great but at some point during the meal, for no clear reason, the waitress's attitude shifted and she became significantly less interested in attending to our table, and less friendly. That soured us on the experience, but the food was really very good and otherwise would have earned a much better review.
The food was excellent as always, the ambiance very pleasant and the service was also very good except that they didn't do anything in reference to my boyfriend's birthday even though I let them know from the time I made the reservation that we were going to be celebrating this special occasion and I reminded them when I arrived at the restaurant. That was a bit disappointing, especially since they assured me they had noted down the occasion when I came in.
NIX is amazing!
I am not a vegetarian. I generally think vegetarian restaurants are inferior in taste to those without such limitations to their ingredient lists. I generally find vegetarian restaurants try and fail to make alternate versions of meat dishes, that are shadows of their original dish.
NIX is different and superior. Its by far the best vegetarian restaurant I have eaten at, and more importantly, it is one of the best restaurants I have eaten at, period. I would recommend it to any and all purely for the great cuisine they offer with the bonus of ambiance and service.
In my mind the accomplish this by creating unique cuisine designed around the ingredients versus finding ingredient substitutes for formerly meat dishes. Every dish we had was a powerful unique experience of flavor and texture.
I greatly look forward to my next visit!
Our new favorite vegan/vegetarian restaurant in the city! So close to Union Square, it's going to be our go-to for pre-movie dining! The food was fantastic, and our waitress was so helping in choosing the best of the best courses. So much fun. Will def be back!
This place is FANTASTIC and saved me!!! I had to impress a foodie vegetarian friend and this place did not disappoint. She was amazed by the high quality and taste of every dish. The food was absolutely incredible, with many great choices. If I could eat like this every day, I would be a vegetarian in a heartbeat. Absolutely, the best vegetarian restaurant in NYC. Don't go elsewhere. Go here.
The restaurant was quiet and nice. The food was a few bucks overpriced for what it was. I found mine to be in need of salt which they do not provide on tables. Additionally it was just way more expensive than comparative restaurants which provide more value. I think if they dropped the price from $20 for cauliflower to 16 they would still make money but provide better value. Spent about $40 bucks on dinner and got some tempura cauliflower and a half an avocado with sesame seeds and garlic aioli. There is just better value elsewhere in this big city. Even for vegetarians.
We did call Nix in advance who did think well in advance that they were offering a Restaurant Week menu. They were not in fact. Nonetheless, we tried the three different dips with the bread. We tried interesting chewy dumplings and delicious cauliflower tempura dishes. Everything was colorful, tasty and hearty. My only criticism is that both of us found the selections a tad heavy. This was surprising. I think next time we would ask for more guidance in the selections.
Although the food was excellent, we definitely felt as though we were rushed to eat and leave. Our food came out super fast, was removed immediately and the next course served right away. It was not a relaxed environment that encouraged us to relax and enjoy our time there. Considering the cost of the meal, it was an incongruity
From a friendly welcome to a cordial thank you, and everything in between, this was a great experience. We shared the three dips which were luscious, the fried cauliflower pockets, slightly spicy, cooled by a smooth sauce, the lemon dessert .... all unique and delicious.
Along with good service and a great design, this made for a lunch place that we'll want to return to many times.
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