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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

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (122)
Vegan (119)
Creative Cuisine (90)
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Healthy (87)
Fit for Foodies (86)
Good for a Date (77)
Special Occasion (57)
Handcrafted Cocktails (51)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Cozy (39)
Romantic (38)
Casual (35)
Local Ingredients (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Organic (34)
Fun (30)
Seasonal (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Authentic (25)
Gluten Free Options (24)
Hot Spot (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Business Meals (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Tapas (13)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Spicy (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent menu, delicious creative vegetarian cuisine from one of the best in NYC, John Fraser. Casual well informed service. Our first time at Nix, we will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Incredible food!! Didn't for a moment feel like it was a 'vegetarian' restaurant (in a good way). Very reasonably priced for the quality of food. I highly recommend it. The naan and dips were out of the world, as was the baked sweet potato covered with truffle shavings.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

While the food was outstanding (everything we ordered elicited a reaction of pure joy), the birthday dinner (with reservations) we planned for a friend ended on a sour note when we were pressured to leave. We had 3 different people come over in 5 minutes to see if there was "anything else...?" we needed as we were finishing dessert, and our final "no, we're all set!" was met with the check being plunked down, and 3 more staff members coming to clear plates and wipe crumbs off the table. We paid our bill right away, and as we were taking turns to run to the bathroom before heading out (as the table was being re-set under our elbows) the hostess assured the next guests that we were "JUST LEAVING" and their table "WILL BE READY IN A MINUTE." This was not said quietly; it was shouted as she turned to face us while we scrambled for our coats. Not a fun way to end a special birthday dinner. Too bad, because the food really is a delight.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

not horrible, but the food was just... meh. service was inattentive. i've had better vegetarian meals for less money elsewhere.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

My partner and I went. It was his birthday and I know he's very particular, so right away I appreciated the clean, sleek, and not overdone look of the place. Can't recall if there was background music or not but that did not matter, as the sound of the diners was one that comforted, as it's the ambient noise of people enjoying their food, and that's the best! Oh, and the food was awesome, that cauliflower tempura is the business!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined 5 days ago

More than a meal, the serving style makes it into a full experience to share with the people you're with. Really hearty and filling food, even for a meat eater, but never too much - we had just the right amount. It's pricey but not insane, and the quality is out of this world.

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

Love the food at NIX!!! Everything we ordered was amazing. The service, however, left a lot to be desired. It was horrible. We were basically ignored once we were seated and the wait staff did not check on us during our meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Marvelous food and great atmosphere! Service is outstanding - our server knew everything about this food and gave us great suggestions. Definitely coming back again.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Perfect up market veggie restaurant in the village. We chose well but still got jealous of other people’s food around us so must go back soon to try it all! Small intermate restaurant ideal for a couple or group of 4. Wonderful service.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious vegetarian/vegan good, excellent cocktails and wine, and outstanding service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The best vegetarian food in NYC. The Michelin star is well deserved, every course is spectacular and imaginative.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

My partner and I had our anniversary dinner here and had the best time. The staff were super helpful and fielded all our menu questions. We also felt very comfortable with the menu options. Everything was well timed and the food was spectacular. Definitely would be returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I've heard about restaurants like this but didn't think they exist. Tiny $4 value portion for $25. You have to go and get dinner somewhere else later.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Unbelievable experience! Highly stylized restaurant aesthetically extremely pleasing. Wonderful server and drinks list is simple, small, and quality.

Food was incredible!! Will be back. The Michelin star was very well deserved.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food, thoughtful service

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our experience first started with the host who was inviting and warm. It continued with our wonderful server. The food was excellent. I often feel that vegetarian food is a bunch of sides, but Nix takes it to another level. Highly recommend the cauliflower dish and the Playa III cocktail. Not too sweet, not too strong but great! We are looking forward to our next meal there!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We are frequent diners at Nix but today's experience wasn't great. The coffee and food came out at room temperature to barely warm. Staff was helpful and comped one of the dishes and brought out the lattes again (still just warm). Pity since it was the first time for our friend who was with us and with all the hype we had set her expectations high and she wasn't impressed. Overall they missed the mark today.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The vegan tasting menu on New Year’s Eve was bland and unimaginative. The highlights were the flatbread with mushroom and the chocolate torte. The rest was pretty forgettable, especially the sofrita which was just plain lazy.

For a restaurant with a Michelin Star, I wanted so much more.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dissapointed. That's how I would describe my first experience at Nix. Crowded, noisy place with uninterested staff. It felt like everybody was in a hurry. Food was ok, but not over the moon as you might expect at a Michelin Star restaurant. Missed well balanced dishes. Price was ok. But I bet you can find better places to have a vegatarian night out. Won't recommend this place, if i'd be honest.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great space and ambiance. Food overall was good. Drinks excellent. Appetizers and small plates we enjoyed more. Brussels sprouts appetizer was amazing.. best on menu. Tofu was super spicy had oils in it .. could be a healthier dish.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The NIX cuisine deliciously puts vegetables as the star of the menu. It is part of the new wave of restaurants that emphasize healthy eating with shareable portions. We enjoyed everything we ate from the gnocchi, to the mushrooms and a dish with krispy kale. To make vegetables special you need to be inventive with flavoring and NIX did that very well. We did not order any of the dips because they did not seem particularly interesting. The dessert we had were these puffs with dips. They were okay but nothing outstanding. These two areas could be improved. Overall a great addition to the veg dining scene.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Aries was great. He stayed right on top of our evening. The food was superb, both flavour and presentation. Would love to see a chef’s menu with accompanying wine. Will definitely recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Organic, Cozy, Vegan
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing as always. I took my family for the first time and we had a wonderful time and food

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was very good, the gnocchi was AMAZING (as opposed to the well known cauliflower which was not that good). It's very expansive but I think once in while, if you want to enjoy great food and great drinks (tried 2 cocktails - we were very happy :), it is worth it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Organic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was alright - nothing to rave about. Expensive as all these fancy vegetarian restaurants are. I can make a boiled egg and top it with crunchy, fried potato crisps at home (and mine wouldn't be overly salty as those were at Nix). Hubby found the experience pleasant. It was relaxed and well paced. Felt welcome, which was nice. I wouldn't go again, but it's def not the worst place one can spend an evening with friends or loved ones!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We enjoyed our evening at Nix- service is on point, the cocktails are amazing with a multitude of mixtures- I had the spiced pear, scotch based drink, and it was a light yet powerful drink. The food, the food was beyond fantastic in the amount of flavors that we experienced- we shared the mushroom dumplings, creamy polenta, and the tempura cauliflower. The Chef crafted a masterpiece by weaving the variance in spice and levels of heat throughout the dishes- simply amazing. Though we were quite full we split a molten chocolate cake that was on point. I will be back, Highly recommend to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was very good.
I foresaw it being expensive but I didn’t foresee spending over $100 (after taxes and tip) for a lunch!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were underwhelmed across the board, but especially with our server. She was discourteous and, when we tried to order a first course, told us “we take all the food at once.” We continued to be polite throughout the night, but several other small instances made everyone in the party feel that she was not up to par. Food was decent, but not stellar. We enjoyed the ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I was very pleased with my experience at this vegetable-forward Michelin star restaurant!
Exceptional flavors, modern ambience, and solid service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This restaurant continues to shine. The food is amazing; the drinks are amazing...My new NYC favorite restaurant!!!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Vegan
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Amazing food and staff!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Much too expensive. The food is good but not the best vegan/veg I have had. It did not live up to expectations.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Lovely service and atmosphere for a special date night in the city.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Veggies and hummus dip was a great, light refreshing appetizer. Dumplings were to die for. Steam veggies were very tasty.

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

One of the best meals we’ve ever had. We have eaten at other Michelin starred restaurants but cant remember any of them topping this one.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Love the range of menu offerings. Very pleasant service providing good answers to questions re menu items. Another totally pleasant dining experience at Nix!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Unbelievable. Wonderful. Unique food. Had 2 amazing meals. Wish they had a Brooklyn branch. Definitely not only for vegetarians

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Foos was original, delicious and delicate. A menu to explore over time as each dish serves a surprise.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent vegan options! I loved the cauliflower and my SIL loved her beet burger. Excellent service. Taste explosion X ten! Will definitely be back. The trio with the bread... hummus, avocado, and eggplant as an appetizer... yummy!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very good and creative vegetarian food. It’s one of very few vegetarian/vegan restaurants in NYC that has such a nice ambiance.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Paleo Friendly
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