Nix

4.6
1219 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Vegetarian
Top Tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Vegetarian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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

icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(212) 498-9393
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
John Fraser
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
E. 11th Street & University Place
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
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.
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 1219 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very flavourful and satiating preparation of food. However, one gets weary of being nickeled and dimed for basics that are terribly skimped upon (tiny grain bowl with the spicy tofu, fewer steamed buns than the number of cauliflower tempura pieces, and one lonely piece of naan bread a la carte to eat with a bowl of hummus). Really?? To be charged several dollars for a single piece of naan bread, or a fistful of chips, or $1 per steamed plain bun - you lost our appetite with the cheap tricks. A real pity because the vegetables were nicely prepared, but the tiny portions and disproportionate prices ruined our desire to return . . .

Report
Helpful
VV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

PROS:
Very attentive and cooperative staff
I was late, due to getting stuck in traffic and my table was still reserved

CONS:
Service was slighly slow
Very noisy and tables close by

Report
Helpful
S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our wedding anniversary on a Saturday night and it exceeded our expectations. The food was thoughtful, the flavors were surprising and fun. The atmosphere was open but quiet and intimate (good acoustics) and the waiters were attentive - they made our night feel special with subtleties like complimentary wine, and a tasteful sparkler in our dessert. :) Will definitely go back again.

Report
Helpful
p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service is outstanding at this restaurant. The Menu is filled with so many creative options. We were celebrating our anniversary, and we were treated very specially!

Report
Helpful
FT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took my sister here as she's a vegetarian, and always looking for places that have good options for her. The menu was interesting and varied. Definitely recommend this for veggies and non-veggies who just feel like an evening without the meat options!

Report
Helpful
h
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great vegan and vegetarian food. Great service. 12

Report
Helpful
c
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Cute place. a "Wow" for vegetarian/vegan, with a bit of Indian influence.

Report
Helpful
BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome as always!!
Thank you very much.
Loved it!

Report
Helpful
ST
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food quality and presentation was excellent! However, the restaurant feel was much more casual (even cafeteria like) than one would expect from a Michelin Star.

Report
Helpful
SG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is the first restaurant we visited on our NY trip. With a Michelin star was worth checking out. That said, with that rating the expected smaller portions where quality versus quantity were the case. So therefore be prepared.
Ambiance was fun, and contemporary and a bit loud so would recommend smaller groups versus a large table.
We loved the gnocchi, the Pinot noir was excellent, and overall was a great first visit. One taste that we weren’t prepared for was the pickled cauliflower, that wasn’t great. That all said, We would try that again and recommend to others.

Report
Helpful
MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was good. Service was TERRIBLE; from the minute we sat down, our waitress acted like she didn't want to be there and midway through our meal, she literally left without giving our table to another server so we basically had no service for two hours. Very unprofessional and they brought us the wrong tea and three cups for two people. Strange dining experience. I don't know how they got a Michelin star.

Report
Helpful
j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a Bday and without even asking the restaurant brought over a piece of cake with a sparkler. It was the perfect end to a wonderful meal!

Report
Helpful
n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Nix. Amazing vegetarian cuisine at a reasonable price. Totally worth it.

Report
Helpful
EB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awe had 5 people and they divided things into 4s we would have appreciated better accommodation for our number of 5.

Report
Helpful
C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Nix. The food was delicious, the service nicely timed. My only complaint is the noise level. I may just be getting old, but I don’t enjoy having to struggle to hear.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Have been several times. Even my carnivore friends enjoy eating here. You will not be disappointed. Service is top notch.

Report
Helpful
AS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome vegetarian food. Love the cauliflower. Execellt service.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the food taste and look is simply amazing

Report
Helpful
M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious, but service was extremely slow.

Report
Helpful
V
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Elevated vegan dining.

Report
Helpful
R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very creative and tasty food. But expensive for portion size.

Report
Helpful
AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

A little disappointed by the quality of food at Nix. As I am a lifetime vegetarian, I was very excited to find a Michelin-rated vegetarian restaurant but unfortunately the food quality did not meet my expectations. My assumption is the Michelin star was given purely due to the above-average service, ambiance and decor but not the quality of food. My husband and I had the cauliflower tempora which I would say was the best dish out of them all but it had a sauce that seemed out of a can and we could almost taste the preservatives. We also shared the half naked avocado which seemed like it was trying too hard and the spicy tofu which was by far the worst tofu I've ever had purely because of the amount of pepper that was in it (it was honestly barely edible). Also, the "tandoor bread" is basically a naan bread and ours was a little burnt and unevenly cooked (raw in certain other places as well). Our waiter and other staff were all very hospitable and attentive which was much appreciated. The decor of the restaurant clearly was well thought out and the overall atmosphere was very pleasant. I'm not sure if I will be coming back again to this restaurant -- perhaps we ordered incorrectly or perhaps this is the standard for the entire menu.

Report
Helpful
CS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Came here with my boyfriend and had a great time! We’re both vegetarian and I’m
Gluten free, so this place is perfect for us. I ordered the tofu skin with sweet potato, per my waiters suggestion. It didn’t sound that great on the menu but it was AMAZING! I haven’t had a meal that was surprising and inventive but also just really delicious. My boyfriend got pasta and said it was good as well. Will definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
N
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food.

Report
Helpful
AD
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and the staff was very friendly and helpful!

Report
Helpful
IW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best vegan food I've ever tasted. Thanks for a great evening :)

Report
Helpful
E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the dinner at Nix. My boyfriend prefers meat, but he was also enjoying the food. My favorites: raw veggies with the avocado dip, the burrata (!) and the tandoor carrots (!), which you should definitely try. The tristar strawberry salad was disappointing, not what we expected of it, rather simple. The grilled squash did not have much taste, which was also a disappointment. However, great ambiance and would love to eat the burrata and tandoor carrots again!

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A delicious diner at Nix, friendly team, a well balanced menu with a must try dessert, the "roasted pineapple"...

Report
Helpful
CP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was all delicious but the service could use some work. Our server seemed disinterested and was very short with us. The rest of the staff was helpful and attentive which helped to make up for our server not being that way.

Report
Helpful
o
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants for a special meal -- I particularly love to make a meal out of the avocado dip, the jicama and blood orange salad, and the roasted carrots. Delicious!!!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, the best vegetable/vegan restaurant in NYC.

Report
Helpful
IZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall we had a good impression. We ordered many different dishes to share (there were 6 of us), and we found most of it both interesting and delicious, some of it just interesting, and one or two choices felt like they were trying too hard.
Everyone who worked at the restaurant were very nice, but service was kind of slow, sometimes we had to wait a while for the next dish to arrive. Since there are not that many vegetarian, and especially vegan restaurants in NYC, I would recommend to try Nix.

Report
Helpful
JR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food, and ambience. Love that there’s vegetarian and vegan menus. Everyone is satisfied!

Report
Helpful
LM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive, but worth it. Even if you’re not a vegetarian or vegan, you will love what you get.

Report
Helpful
b
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Interesting food, not the most plentiful. I would recommend it to try, especially for my fellow vegan and friends. Serene environment, excellent staff. The hummus and bread were fabulous.

Report
Helpful
N
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

food was expensive for quality/quantity delivered. Service was bad - and got worse when we declined the upcharge offers. Was mislead by the good reviews. not going to go back or recommend.

Report
Helpful
R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice place and fun to brunch at a Michelin star restaurant.
The food and place is nice - but not a star worth. Service was ok but not nearby the service you get at other Michelin restaurants.
The food was really good. But again: All the dishes came at the same time (and then the bill) so not much time to enjoy the good food.

Report
Helpful
MA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Accommodated our dietary needs (vegan and gluten free) easily and graciously. Tofu skin pockets were delicious. Will definitely go again.

Report
Helpful
RW
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have recently started being vegan. I don't really have any issues with the change, other than the fact that going out for dinner can be quite an undertaking. Most restaurants don't have any real vegan options and will basically prepare a collection of side dishes to deal with the dietary practice. The problem is that my wife and I love dining. In response, we have recently tried out sought out restaurants that combine our love for fine dining and a solution to my dietary needs, with actual menu items that are vegan without removing ingredients. Nix is one such place. The ambiance is stunning, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the location is great. The food was amazing. My wife and I could not stop yammering on about how it was a completely new experience in what makes fine cuisine exciting and enjoyable. This food hits a different part of your brain. Overall, it is one of the top vegan-friendly restaurants we have ever been to and we will definitely keep it in our repertoire moving forward.

Report
Helpful
GI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite vegan place in the city. I truly love it

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
31