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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
Incredible food!! Didn't for a moment feel like it was a 'vegetarian' restaurant (in a good way). Very reasonably priced for the quality of food. I highly recommend it. The naan and dips were out of the world, as was the baked sweet potato covered with truffle shavings.
While the food was outstanding (everything we ordered elicited a reaction of pure joy), the birthday dinner (with reservations) we planned for a friend ended on a sour note when we were pressured to leave. We had 3 different people come over in 5 minutes to see if there was "anything else...?" we needed as we were finishing dessert, and our final "no, we're all set!" was met with the check being plunked down, and 3 more staff members coming to clear plates and wipe crumbs off the table. We paid our bill right away, and as we were taking turns to run to the bathroom before heading out (as the table was being re-set under our elbows) the hostess assured the next guests that we were "JUST LEAVING" and their table "WILL BE READY IN A MINUTE." This was not said quietly; it was shouted as she turned to face us while we scrambled for our coats. Not a fun way to end a special birthday dinner. Too bad, because the food really is a delight.
My partner and I went. It was his birthday and I know he's very particular, so right away I appreciated the clean, sleek, and not overdone look of the place. Can't recall if there was background music or not but that did not matter, as the sound of the diners was one that comforted, as it's the ambient noise of people enjoying their food, and that's the best! Oh, and the food was awesome, that cauliflower tempura is the business!
More than a meal, the serving style makes it into a full experience to share with the people you're with. Really hearty and filling food, even for a meat eater, but never too much - we had just the right amount. It's pricey but not insane, and the quality is out of this world.
My partner and I had our anniversary dinner here and had the best time. The staff were super helpful and fielded all our menu questions. We also felt very comfortable with the menu options. Everything was well timed and the food was spectacular. Definitely would be returning.
Our experience first started with the host who was inviting and warm. It continued with our wonderful server. The food was excellent. I often feel that vegetarian food is a bunch of sides, but Nix takes it to another level. Highly recommend the cauliflower dish and the Playa III cocktail. Not too sweet, not too strong but great! We are looking forward to our next meal there!
We are frequent diners at Nix but today's experience wasn't great. The coffee and food came out at room temperature to barely warm. Staff was helpful and comped one of the dishes and brought out the lattes again (still just warm). Pity since it was the first time for our friend who was with us and with all the hype we had set her expectations high and she wasn't impressed. Overall they missed the mark today.
The vegan tasting menu on New Year’s Eve was bland and unimaginative. The highlights were the flatbread with mushroom and the chocolate torte. The rest was pretty forgettable, especially the sofrita which was just plain lazy.
For a restaurant with a Michelin Star, I wanted so much more.
Dissapointed. That's how I would describe my first experience at Nix. Crowded, noisy place with uninterested staff. It felt like everybody was in a hurry. Food was ok, but not over the moon as you might expect at a Michelin Star restaurant. Missed well balanced dishes. Price was ok. But I bet you can find better places to have a vegatarian night out. Won't recommend this place, if i'd be honest.
The NIX cuisine deliciously puts vegetables as the star of the menu. It is part of the new wave of restaurants that emphasize healthy eating with shareable portions. We enjoyed everything we ate from the gnocchi, to the mushrooms and a dish with krispy kale. To make vegetables special you need to be inventive with flavoring and NIX did that very well. We did not order any of the dips because they did not seem particularly interesting. The dessert we had were these puffs with dips. They were okay but nothing outstanding. These two areas could be improved. Overall a great addition to the veg dining scene.
The food was very good, the gnocchi was AMAZING (as opposed to the well known cauliflower which was not that good). It's very expansive but I think once in while, if you want to enjoy great food and great drinks (tried 2 cocktails - we were very happy :), it is worth it!
Food was alright - nothing to rave about. Expensive as all these fancy vegetarian restaurants are. I can make a boiled egg and top it with crunchy, fried potato crisps at home (and mine wouldn't be overly salty as those were at Nix). Hubby found the experience pleasant. It was relaxed and well paced. Felt welcome, which was nice. I wouldn't go again, but it's def not the worst place one can spend an evening with friends or loved ones!
We enjoyed our evening at Nix- service is on point, the cocktails are amazing with a multitude of mixtures- I had the spiced pear, scotch based drink, and it was a light yet powerful drink. The food, the food was beyond fantastic in the amount of flavors that we experienced- we shared the mushroom dumplings, creamy polenta, and the tempura cauliflower. The Chef crafted a masterpiece by weaving the variance in spice and levels of heat throughout the dishes- simply amazing. Though we were quite full we split a molten chocolate cake that was on point. I will be back, Highly recommend to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.
We were underwhelmed across the board, but especially with our server. She was discourteous and, when we tried to order a first course, told us “we take all the food at once.” We continued to be polite throughout the night, but several other small instances made everyone in the party feel that she was not up to par. Food was decent, but not stellar. We enjoyed the ambiance.
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