Permanently Closed - Quintessence

4.6
12 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan

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Good Vegetarian Options
This restaurant is permanently closed. Established in 1999. Quintessence serves both RAW & COOKED vegan cuisine that is organic, gluten-free and soy-free.

Quintessence is an oasis – a gourmet, dining retreat that relaxes and rejuvenates beyond belief. Our food is comprised of some of the rarest and exotic ingredients found on earth, and combine to form the elegant, innovative dishes that have been celebrated as some of the very best found in New York City.

We understand you seek more from your food than what is offered at most restaurants, and our commitment to both flavor and health has created an unparalleled dining experience that will not only satisfy your appetite but energize, revitalize and refresh from the inside out.

Everything served at Quintessence is made in-house and made with love!
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4.3
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vipJojo
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great Pre-Public Theater show meal here. There are a number of nice vegan restaurants on the lower east side - Quintessence is among them. It’s been around for a long time and it still delivers. It would be great if they had a liquor license though!

VM
vipVishalMisra
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is fantastic. They just took a long time to serve, probably understaffed.

DD
Dining4theDiner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I found this restaurant on open table and went because it was one of the few vegetarian places on the list. I was surprised at how small the space was (about 12 chairs) and that there was only 1 other person there at 7pm. But the hostess was super friendly and accommodating. The food was artistically presented and the flavors were delightful. It’s also BYOB. There are wine stores within a block of the restaurant. I would go back next time I’m in Manhattan.

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DylanS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A nice restaurant to go to if your health conscious, but the meals tend to be quite expensive for the amount that you receive. Besides that, nice atmosphere & service, and tasty food.

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bhavnaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The place has amazing vegan options. Really liked the food. The menu online is more elaborate than whats available in the restaurant.
Overall, a nice East Village spot!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Exceeded expectations! Very charming ambiance and GREAT food!! Definitely going to be one of our favorites to come back to.

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vipVAAM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service!

VJ
VinitJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing vegetarian food. Really tasty and delicious.

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Susanne
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My first vegan raw food restaurant experience, being actually a meat eater... I am so positively surprised how much I liked it- great tacos, very good seaweed salad and the matcha cheesecake and pumpkin pie were outstanding!

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vipCarlP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Berg good vegan food.

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amocomida
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish I tried was tasty. Attentive service. Healthy

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend eats cooked food and I just started eating raw, so I wanted a place that worked for both.

We started with coconuts waters (from a real coconut), followed by the "fofu" wrap, nachos, burger and pizza. ALL OF IT WAS RAW AND AMAZING!!!!! My girlfriend loved every dish.

We finished off with a banana coconut pie (so dank).

Will be back here every week.
🙌🙌🙌 Thanks Quintessence 🙌🙌🙌

FAQs

Permanently Closed - Quintessence offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 654-1823.

Permanently Closed - Quintessence is rated 4.6 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.