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About Nix

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.

72 University Place
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Vegetarian

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

Cross Street:
E. 11th Street & University Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 498-9393

Website:
http://www.nixny.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
John Fraser

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Nix Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (118)
Vegan (107)
Creative Cuisine (85)
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Healthy (78)
Good for a Date (76)
Fit for Foodies (76)
Special Occasion (50)
Romantic (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (42)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Cozy (40)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Organic (38)
Fun (33)
Local Ingredients (28)
Casual (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Great for Lunch (26)
Authentic (24)
Hot Spot (23)
Seasonal (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Gluten Free Options (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Great for Brunch (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Business Meals (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Tapas (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Spicy (5)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It was wonderful!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had an amazing dinner here. The menu had many different options, the food was fresh and flavorful, and the staff was so friendly, kind, and helpful! Absolutely loved this experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Organic, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 5 days ago

I must say for my 14th anniversary ,my wife and I were satisfied guaranteed...lol

We will be back....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

The dips are amazing! And the wine guy is very knowledgeable and quirky

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Top-flight gourmet vegan. Even Anthony Bourdain might appreciate it.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Nix was absolutely amazing! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. The vegetarian menu was incredible and I love that they have a fully vegan one as well. Portions were great and we had a wonderful time. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great for Brunch, Organic, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food, very nice place

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food but I ate too much

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Organic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had the best brunch, food was great and service was fantastic. I would definitely go back. Drinks are pricey so would recommend it for a more special occasion.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Highly recommend dining at Nix! Every dish and drink was high quality in taste, texture and presentation. It's been 2 days and I can't stop thinking about my experience there. Everything was amazing!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great!! Excellent selection and tasty drinks

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Nix is one of my favorite restaurants to take my non-vegan friends too. They offer two menus, Vegan and Vegetarian, and my non veg friends always leave stating if they could cook like the chef at Nix they would be vegan/vegetarian too!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Vegan, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Amazing food, friendly and flawless service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

It is so good I eat here on each trip to NYC.

They need better signage. I know exactly where it is but almost always walk right past it.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were expecting more tasty food. We felt like the food was pretty basic and yet expensive. The ambience is certainly good and the service is also good though.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love Nix! Such creative food for a vegetarian diner. Have now tried dinner and brunch. Everything is delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I just asked them to bring me the most delicious food on the menu. And they did. :)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Good quality, especially the main course and appetizers. Light fare solid.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

My daughter and I were confused by the high ratings. The food is a not particularly flavorful and the service was a bit awkward and lacked warmth.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Went to Nix twice in a week. Tried their dinner and lunch menu both were great! Excellent service :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Blown away by our meals. You won't be unhappy here with their amazing vegan options (even if you're a meat-eater). We'll be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vegan, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food here is absolutely scrumptious. For reasons we don’t quite understand, there was an unusually long lag between our first and second courses, which made the end of the meal quite rushed. Otherwise a perfect choice!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We always love it at Nix at the rail tables!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

On this, our second dinner at Nix, my wife ordered badly, as she had the first time. She wasn't happy with any of her dishes. I ordered well for the most part, and liked my food. But I tasted her servings and agreed with her assessments. We won't be back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The dinner was okay. Really meant for sharing.

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