Nix

4.6
1332 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Vegetarian
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.
*Please Note 'Drinks Menu' is going through some changes. Please see restaurant's website for most current menus. http://www.nixny.com/#menu
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 1332 People Are Saying
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Must try the steamed buns with cauliflower tempura!

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

Food at Nix is always great! Service always wonderful.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We loved the food. But the service was spotty, inattentive and a bit smug. Glasses and plates were left uncleared on the table, water and wine service were sporadic. Had to request attention a few times.

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious vegetarian your carnivore friends will love it too!

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E
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time at Nix was as good as I remembered the first time being. Creative and often labor intensive use of vegetables to make delicious dishes. Don't miss the jicama, the cauliflower or the mushrooms with polenta. Waitress made thoughtful and useful suggestions to help us make tough decisions and was attentive without being intrusive. Hefty price tag raises a question of value but I will probably be back.

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DL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service are always amazing. You have not lived until you have had their cauliflower tempura. The roasted pineapple for dessert is orgasmic, I'm not kidding

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S
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was able to enjoy Nix twice over three nights while in New York, that's how amazing this spot is - don't miss it.

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KC
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. One of the best meals I have ever had in my life. Everything amazing.

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LN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was Delicious! And we even went with non-vegetarians and they loved it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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HR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great vegan and vegetarian brunch options. The cocktails were delicious as well, although they only offer a select few for brunch. It is now on top of my list of NYC restaurants, and i am looking forward to going for dinner!

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BN
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

* Follow-Up *
The owner of Nix contacted us and apologized for the poor service we received. He explained that a “the manager (fairly new to our team) panicked in the face of a surge of waiting, impatient guests and tried to clear tables to accommodate them. How he did so is not our procedure or style... spoken to the manager in question and we are confident that this will not happen again.”
We appreciate the apology and the swift response. Thank you.

One person ruined our entire experience! He needs to be dismissed at once. It is because of this man that we have spread the word to all our traveling friends and all our acquaintances in NYC to avoid this place like the plague.
We made reservations via OpenTable well in advance and arrived on time. Our party of 4 ordered 3 items per course and the special dessert as recommended by our waitress. The food was good. The spicy tofu dish and the gnocchi were amazing! The food was presented as it was ready from the kitchen. We were constantly provided with clean silverware and plates as courses changed. We ate as the food was presented and did not linger over any course.
However, the ink was not dry on our receipt before this manager-type man told us we needed to leave as others were waiting for a table. This is a Michelin starred restaurant! Get rid of him for sure, and get rid of their star. Appalling!!!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful meal we had! Our server Anya was especially helpful and we chose incredible selections from every category. When my wine unfortunately fell the waitstaff immediately cleaned the mess, poured me a new glass and made me feel like it was no big deal. On my way to the restroom I noticed the dessert special of the evening and chatted with the patrons who offered me a taste of the grilled pineapple with incredible vegan whipped cream! We ordered it too

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 10th anniversary lunch and we loved the food and the hospitality! Awesome cocktails!

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My best friend and me had a great experience at Nix...we loved all our dishes! I'm pretty sure a meat eater could appreciate all the dishes as much as a vegan. I'm not vegan, but tend to be vegetarian. But I didn't miss any dairy products, neither eggs. The service was perfect too. I'll definitely come back next time I'm in NYC!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were both impeccable! Details were well thought of and made a big difference. Will definitely be dining here again!

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was tasty, but I felt it was a little overpriced.

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NC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third trip to Nix and a revelation in meat-free dining from the hummus and the jicama salad all the way to the hearty mushroom entree it was excellent with efficient and friendly service. The bartender was also excellent at guiding my wine selections. Once i took a friend who had never considered a plant based meal and he truly enjoyed the experience.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love all the food at Nix!

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MJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A couple of guests felt like the portions were really small. There was one dish we ordered that was really small, ridiculously small. I think it was egg dish. Everywhere else in the city, if you order an egg dish like that, it is at least 4 portions (two sliced eggs), not just one, especially for the price.

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NY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Service could not have been nicer.
Ambiance lovely.
Food not so much. Tries too hard with mediocre results.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been wanting to come to Nix for a while and finally had an occasion when veggie friends from London came to town. It's cute and romantic and the service was friendly and the food outstanding. I was on a sobriety kick and so I didn't have any of their delicious sounding cocktails, but the 4 of us had a great meal: excellent hummus with zatar, served with crispy oily tandoori bread (yum); delicate spring/summer rolls with a delicious sauce; ginger and sweet potato dumplings (great); deep fried cauliflower (incredible) served bao style with buns and a yummy sauce (but weirdly not enough buns for cauliflower); gnocchi with fried capers and beans (my favorite and very comfort food delicious); spicy tofu with chard (with an incredible smoky flavor). We didn't have time (or tummy space) for dessert, but I'll definite be back!

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very delicious, inventive vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Great cocktails and wine list as well.

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JP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Incredible food but I felt very rushed during the entire meal by our server.

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a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I’ve been once before and found the food to be much better. It just wasn’t as tasty this time. I also feel charging someone $7 for a few chips and then charging them another $7 when they ask if you want more chips to finish the dip that cost an additional $7 is totally nickel and dime-ing. The sweet potato dumplings were yum.

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Awesome Vegan options too. Had great fun and enjoyed the weekend brunch menu

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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nix is absolutely delicious! Great option for anyone who enjoys delicious food, but it also is perfect for vegetarians, vegans, and dairy allergies. I always enjoy every dish I eat, but I especially enjoy the steamed buns and the dumplings!

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BN
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Good service. My request for a quiet table was met. Within nice space there is room between tables, which you do not often see. Food was good. Only drawback, I found it expensive for small portions.

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

fits my main criteria - delicious and I couldn't possibly make it at home. Fun, lively setting
knowledgeable and helpful staff

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V
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I am so happy New York has a vegan restaurant with a Michelin star! My Salad was delicious and satisfying. The service was a bit sluggish and I thought the noise level (music) was a bit loud - particularly for lunch. My oat milk cappuccino was good but not delicious. I feel like the entire dinning experience could be improved but overall a very nice and tasty experience.

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. And the food was top notch. Who knew you could do so much with veggies? Creative and tasty menu.

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for a date+birthday celebration. We both loved it! Food was great! Staff was also very friendly and accommodating.

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B
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch spot

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JP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service here was abysmal and in no way reflective of a Michelin starred restaurant. The server was invisible after we ordered and I had to go find her every time we needed anything, including to order more food. My birthday was only acknowledged at the end of the meal, when they brought out our complimentary birthday dessert. Which was a cold dessert in the middle of winter.

The food was uneven. The dumplings were AMAZING, the hummus incredibly smooth and creamy but a bit tahini forward for my taste, the sauce served with the summer roll was not to my taste but the vegetables were quite flavorful, and the bamboo rice was uninteresting. We opted not to order a dessert as the options were unappealing. Would have appreciated a more traditional option like strawberry shortcake.

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1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food. The music was very loud, which I don’t understand why. Not there to listen to someone’s playlist, but to talk with my friends.

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and innovative food

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was quite good but we expected more for the full course Thanksgiving experience. The service, however, was disappointing. I got my wine at the third course, soup was served without spoon and we waited to ask for the spoon till the soup got cold, we didnt get the chance to choose pie dessert because they “ran out” out of it.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner at Nix was perfect. It was like having all the side dishes and none of the turkey.

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D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to enjoy the adventure of good, good-for-you food, coupled with inventive, delicious drinks, served by attentive and charming staff. Special shout out to Cody, who treated us all like old friends; funny, warm, and human. Love him, love NIX. #WorthIt

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VE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had dinner at Nix several times and always been very happy but Thanksgiving was really something special. Often Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant can be conventional and uninspiring. Thanksgiving at Nix had ingredients and flavors that reminded us of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but was so much more. Everything we had was prepared with great care and originality. As vegetarians it can be hard to feel like Thanksgiving dinner is for us, but at Nix it felt like a real celebration.

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