Nix

4.7
1120 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Vegetarian
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  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Dinner

Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-11:00pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm-10:30pm

Brunch

Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm

Lunch

Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

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Phone number
(212) 498-9393
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Fraser
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E. 11th Street & University Place
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
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.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.7

Nix is a grown-up, entirely vegetarian and vegan establishment, in an area near Union Square previously lacking in both such kinds of places.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 1120 People Are Saying
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B
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately an inept waiter with attitude to spare served our table leaving much to be desired. It was late in the evening, well past prime dining time yet there was an unacceptable wait between courses.
The actual food, however was outstanding. But it’s more than food that makes for a memorable restaurant experience.

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. You will want to come back to try more things on the menu!

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G
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service was impeccable, atmosphere is chill.

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ND
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Fabulous food. Superb service. But the noise level made conversation near impossible. This is a potentially great, totally unique restaurant undermined by the room’s designer. What a shame!!!

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredibly creative and had fantastic flavor overall. Would 10/10 recommend!

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AT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything we ordered was delicious. It was an expensive restaurant, but I (usually one to opt for cheaper fare) loved every bite and would gladly buy it all again! The gnocchi is a must-try, and the cauliflower bao was also amazing.

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RR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The restaurant was pleasant and quiet - but bear in mind we did go for a very early dinner. The staff was a little pretentious and not very attentive. The starter was lovely. Nothing special, a small piece of naan-bread and some mashed eggplant. Pretty simple for $13. The pea dumplings were tasty though not memorable. We ordered the gnocchi as our main course. I’m guessing there were seven small gnocchi on the plate for $25. It actually looked like an appetizer portion but it was the main course. They were very tasty, creamy and lemon added a nice brightness. But the portions were absurdly small. The portions were something out of a Saturday night live skit. If a big dude went in there for dinner, he probably have to order two or three of everything to be full. I appreciate and innovative take on vegetarian cuisine this did not make the cut.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautiful presentation, creative menu

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NM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

came here for a date night and had an awesome time! drinks were delicious and so was the food and dessert ! great vibe and ambiance with the candles and dim lighting

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently great and creative food.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. From the service to the food to the atmosphere. My friend Dean and I have a regular get-together each month, and we make it a lunch at Nix. I'd run, not walk if I were you.

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KS
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was our first trip to Nix. We were welcomed and the woman at the front desk had notes prepared about my dietary restrictions. Our server also had them and he was nice enough to indicate on a menu what I should not be ordering and what fit within my restrictions. The first two courses were absolutely delicious but I was disappointed by the chocolate mousse. My friends loved their desserts and their drinks. I was not pleased by my bourbon drink.My guess is that they used Dolin Rouge and it was too peppery to stand up to the bourbon they used.

The restaurant was crowded and noisy but by 8 PM, the crowd had thinned down. Definitely worth a second visit. The first two courses were absolutely super and the service was attentive. I was surprised that they had run out of certain dishes by 7 PM and by the rather cavalier was of bringing dishes out when they were ready, meaning that some people were half way through their second coursed while others were just getting theirs. Very strange.

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MW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Nix. Vegetarian menu is very varied and creative!

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SH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars here, and it never disappoints. Great vegetarian/vegan food, pleasant staff.

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SF
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had inventive vegetarian tastes, Not usual bland, boring vegetables!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vegan dishes are amazing!!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nix is great. I have been twice and would be happily recommend as an upscale vegetarian option. Their service is wonderful and the food is delicious.

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LS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were really surprised by the amount of flavor in your dishes. Delicious food, we truly enjoyed every dish. Thank you.

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MC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative vegetarian food. I can't wait to go back so we can taste everything on the menu.

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K
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menus- there are vegan and vegetarian ones. Food is delicious! Especially loved the miso honey glazed avocado surmounted with a mound of black truffles as well as the cauliflower tempura served with pickled cucumbers, radishes, carrots and sauce- yum!
The drinks were also good- had a non alcoholic one myself- pear and cardoman soda-great!
Service was also excellent!

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RL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nix is a place you explore your taste buds
It is the best upscale vegan place in NYC
An amazing experience
Salute to the Cheff
John Fraser
Looking forward to our next visit

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OT
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Prep presentation food well done. Yum those roasted beets!!! Hot night in NYC and AC not functioning well made eve somewhat uncomfortable and did not encourage lingering.

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A bad day for Nix: the AC was broken on this hot, humid evening, and the room was warm and uncomfortable.

They kindly accommodated a last-minute guest. Thank you!

Service was sweet but sporadic, food arrived at varied times.

Food was all high quality, but met with mixed reviews at our table. Small plates were a bigger hit than the "Bolder" main courses. a special dessert, grilled pineapple, sounded better than it tasted.

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AS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food - very impressed with the use of ingredients to create interesting and tasty vegan and veggie dishes. Loved it - thought it was a bit pricey though - will make it unaffordable for a lot of people.

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s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything we ordered was delicious and the serving staff was very sensitive the individual likes/dislikes of our table alerting us to dishes that might not work for us or bringing us something on the side so that those who had no problem with a particular ingredient could add it to their particular serving. The flavors were full and rich. Our vegetarian friends were duly impressed.

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KH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food! Had a great waitress - Irish girl. Awesome!

We will be back.

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O
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a native New Yorker living in LA, I was looking for great new restaurants to take my boyfriend on his first trip to NY. As soon as I saw the Nix menu I knew we had to try it! Nix was by far the best meal we had on our 5 day trip, and that is saying a lot based on the other restaurants we ate at during our stay. The ambiance is great, cozy and clean, but not pretentious. Staff was attentive, knowledgeable and overall just lovely. For the food: YOU MUST GET THE CACIO E PEPE. It is their take on the dish served with mushrooms and polenta. Unreal. Other notables: Cold Miso Ramen, Tandoor Beets (A+), Tofu Skin pockets. The drinks were also delicious, I had the New Amsterdam which was so light and delicious, and my BF had Albion and loved it. I will definitely be back!

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PS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Surprising. Unexpected. Delicious. Also Vegetarian and Vegan, but you'd barely notice, it's so good. It's the playful and nuanced mixology of ingredients that is such a pleasure. Rigorous attention to detail. Interesting downtown melange of people--creatives, artists, Zen Buddhist monks. The space opens up to a room with plants and light, banquettes in a corner. I highly recommend this restaurant for food & atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

A really amazing dinner, so creative and just what our group needed.. our hats off to the chefs.. I have allergies and my waiter took care of everything, which we really appreciated it. Only issue we had was the first the lady who greeted us, she was very rude and was only interested in checking her phone and chatting to the other waiters. I think if you’re wanting to create a experience for your patroons, a simple smile and an interest in who’s coming to
your restaurant would really work.

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b
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Always a treat-a little more uneven on this visit than last (some items under-salted, others over) but so creative with the use of vegetables. All the omnivores in my group walked away having forgotten they got no meat!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The menu is unique as it relates to other restaurants. The food is always served quickly and the service is accommodating and very good.

I wish they’d have the dumplings on the menu for lunch on the weekends! They are so good that it’s disappointing when they are not the menu.

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t
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is outstanding. The food is also very good and well diversified, even on the vegan menu. Pea dumplings are light, with lovely tendril shoots and marinated radishes for color. The spicy tofu is bathed in a richly layered broth with just the right amount of spice. The roasted carrots were dry without a sauce and were the one misstep for us. But overall very good; will return!

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter is a vegetarian and called this the best meal she has ever had. I would agree, and we would definitely return with the carnivores in our family! The food was innovative and completely delicious. The staff were amazing. The host desk texted us to tell us that the table was ready early if we wanted. The waitress was warm and with fabulous dish suggestions when we asked. We can't wait to return!

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RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Came for my birthday and tried so many of the small plates, as well as a few of the heartier dishes. Only negative thing I would say is they instructed us to order too many dishes for 4 people, but it was a special occasion and it was wonderful to get to try as many things as we did! Have already returned twice!

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R
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious all fresh and vibrant, but it is extremely expensive and even without wine or drinks you are looking at $100. It is a gem and for a special occasion I’d thoroughly recommend it. A special treat and well deserved of its Michelin star. X

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this place. For me, it’s the best vegetarian in nyc. Actually the best restaurant in Nyc. The food is amazing and really creative plates.

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal food and great ambiance in a low key space. Excellent service. Highly recommended!

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KC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nix is a wonderful addition to the fabulous restaurants found in NYC. The dishes are creative and delicious and offer a variety of different flavors. Its wonderful to order family style even if its just for two and share. The drinks are also amazing!

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere at a great location. Waitress was very helpful with suggestions. Everything that our group ordered was delicious

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t
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

delightful and happy spot...server so enthusiastic...welcoming.
thought the pancake was exceptional...eager to return to order
another.

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