What Insiders Are Saying
Nix is a grown-up, entirely vegetarian and vegan establishment, in an area near Union Square previously lacking in both such kinds of places.
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.
Great food and atmosphere. You will want to come back to try more things on the menu!
Great food, service was impeccable, atmosphere is chill.
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!!!
The food was incredibly creative and had fantastic flavor overall. Would 10/10 recommend!
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.
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.
Delicious food, beautiful presentation, creative menu
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
Consistently great and creative food.
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.
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.
Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Nix. Vegetarian menu is very varied and creative!
We are regulars here, and it never disappoints. Great vegetarian/vegan food, pleasant staff.
Had inventive vegetarian tastes, Not usual bland, boring vegetables!
The vegan dishes are amazing!!
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.
We were really surprised by the amount of flavor in your dishes. Delicious food, we truly enjoyed every dish. Thank you.
Delicious, creative vegetarian food. I can't wait to go back so we can taste everything on the menu.
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!
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
Looking forward to our next visit
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic food! Had a great waitress - Irish girl. Awesome!
We will be back.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
Phenomenal food and great ambiance in a low key space. Excellent service. Highly recommended!
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!
Excellent atmosphere at a great location. Waitress was very helpful with suggestions. Everything that our group ordered was delicious
delightful and happy spot...server so enthusiastic...welcoming.
thought the pancake was exceptional...eager to return to order