Nix

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Nix is a restaurant from Michelin-starred chef John Fraser and James Truman, drawing on their personal passion for vegetarian and vegan cooking. 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 and brunch at weekends.
Please see restaurant's website for most current menus. http://www.nixny.com/#menu
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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

So...let me start by saying that I've eaten here several times, and the food is always FANTASTIC in all caps. I like the room, and the servers have always been perfect. This is why I bring people visiting from out of town to this restaurant and have done so several times. Last night though there was one glitch that I just can't get over, which was super annoying. Again, I was entertaining an out of town guest and we had a reservation for 6:15. I arrived a few minutes early and was told to wait at the bar. I ordered a cocktail (which was delicious), and my friend texted at 6:15 to say she was stuck in a Lyft and the GPS said she'd by there at 6:30 on the nose if not a minute or two before. I went up to the hostess and said, "Hi--my friend just texted. She's stuck in traffic, but she'll be here by 6:30, hope that's okay"...etc. The response was: "We only hold tables for 15 minutes so if she's not here by 6:30, then you can eat at the bar." When I pushed back, she said, "What if she doesn't come at all?" Well, she is coming. I just told you that. She would not budge. So now I'm stressed out. I don't want to eat at the bar. At 6:25, my friend texts and says she is literally 2 minutes away. I go to the hostess and ask if I can sit at the table if I start ordering food. She VERY RELUCTANTLY says yes, but I have to promise to be out the door by 8 so she can seat someone else. I mean...am I crazy or is this ridiculous? What a stressful way to start a meal. And this was a Sunday night. And btw no one needed the table at 8. Honestly every single other part of the experience was A+. So I'm so disappointed that the introduction to the restaurant is this horribly stressful experience with the hostess. A half hour, I could understand. 15 minutes? Really? And nowhere are you told this beforehand, it is worth noting.

SJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious innovative vegan cuisine...I felt confident bringing my non vegan friends and relatives to Nix

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the food and vibe at Nix. The menu is creative and plant-based, which the vegans and omnivores in our group appreciated equally. Service was a bit slow, which allowed us to catch up unencumbered, but also meant that we were without coffee and then without cocktails for quite some time.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food NEVER disappoints. Nic is my go to vegan friendly spot in the city.

c
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cocktails are exquisitely innovative, great wine list as well. the range of dishes is very impressive and offers something for every preference. overall very original items but they can be deceptively on the rich side. staff are very personable and the ambiance welcoming.

NB
Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent cuisine, nice to share so you can taste everything, but there is no interest in serving the dishes together. Better to serve in the right sequence to let the savours evolve.

(And the air conditioning makes you shiver...)

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

m
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was excellent. Jesus was so attentive and helpful. The pineapple dessert was fabulous. I highly recommend Nix. You won’t even remember that it is vegetarian.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant that I would definitely recommend. Everything was excellent!

LD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Excellent atmosphere and beautifully decorated. I would absolutely go back again!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food took Mum for dinner as it was her first time in NY and the food was outstanding.

The ambience is lovely.

SY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my boyfriend to celebrate our 9 year anniversary. The food and service were exceptional, and the ambiance was the perfect balance of romantic and energetic. We will definitely return.

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The restaurant used to be amazing - surprisingly amazing. Now it's just ok at best. Service is poor.

BB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The service was super slow. We waited and waited for hummus

SS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wanted to try this vegetarian Michelin star restaurant with friends. The food was good but not excellent enough to justify the VERY HIGH price. We love fine dining and expected to pay a good amount but we also expected the food to match the price. There were creative dishes with unexpected ingredients that worked. The creative cocktails were also good, especially the signature Nix. However, we could have found this in NYC for half of the almost $600 we spent for 4 people. Our server was great but the ambiance could definitely be improved. One final comment- we do not recommend the strange tandoori pineapple dessert!

G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few restaurants I’ve visited that far exceeded my expectations.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely phenomenal! Can’t wait to go back!

LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

food has gone down hill and prices are too high. Really disappointed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome vegetarian food! Menu was unique.

SS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive and delicious food! Great service and atmosphere! Highly recommend Nix!

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely brunch - the food was amazing. The staff warm & friendly & responsive. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC!!! One of the best meals my husband and I have ever had. You MUST go here.

m
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Expensive but great food

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing and our server great! The noice was a little loud but was moved this from 5 to 4 star was the person I called in advance to check our tabled and (I guess) the same person who greeted us at the door

PN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party and I tried multiple plates. You can't go wrong with any one of them. Our favorites were the eggplant dip, bread, and roasted pineapple. My cocktail (Playa II) was so good I ordered a few. Most importantly, the ambience, hospitality, and customer service was impeccable! Vegans can fine dine after all......

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It was okay. Appetizers and lighter fare were interesting. Heavy dishes were not worth the price. Server was a little rude which made the experience lackluster.

JN
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! Friendly staff and delicious vegetarian and vegan options.

BS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I’m not sure how this restaurant has a Michelin star. The food here isn’t bad, although I definitely would not recommend the the pancakes (they are more like cornmeal). I had the egg in the hole which was good, but just that, nothing unique or great. We also had the dips and the cauliflower which were not unique or special. Cocktails and service were good.

k
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, expertly prepared vegan and vegetarian cuisine, served unobtrusively in an elegant room.

D
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible meal, from start to finish. Such wonderful service, from a very knowledgeable and friendly team. Perfect variety of vegetarian dishes, with each course being timed and paired wonderfully. Not a single misstep in the bunch. I was so happy with all of the guidance we received: from ordering the pineapple dessert when we order our meal to time it appropriately to how much we should order from each section. I can see why they have earned their Michelin Star and I will absolutely return on future trips to NYC.

OT
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Tasty food, but not amazing. Wine prices are high - expensive by the bottle and small pours by the glass. Really loud.

A
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dumplings are quite honestly one of the nicest things I have ever tasted anywhere! Simply fantastic and a genuinely great surprise. I almost wish that we just ordered multiple orders of that, but then we would have missed out on the rest of the amazing menu. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. I am not a vegetarian (my girlfriend is, however, which kinda makes me one by proxy) but this is a restaurant that I would recommend to even the most carnivorous of my friends.

RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beyond amazing and the service is always impeccable. I cannot say enough great things about Virginia who helped us with our reservation and ensured I had a wonderful birthday.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

A nice vegetarian place but isn’t worth the hype. It was a good meal but a tad bit overrated. Would still recommend eating there but you could easily find restaurants of the same caliber throughout the city.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was generally friendly but spotty at times. It was annoying that other tables seated after us was getting prioritized before us.

Food was generally good. Especially the tandoor cooked items.

A bit loud.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not ever close this restaurant!!

MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE NIX. The dumplings and cauliflower are my favorites! I could eat them over and over. Also the baked avocado - mmmmmm good!!

n
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice food all super good
Service absolutely efficient.
A bit expensive for a vegetarian.

SG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Must visit for vegetarians! Try the gnocchi. Bit dark in the restaurant