Spring Natural Kitchen - UWS

4.3
316 reviews
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Spring Natural Kitchen is the sister restaurant to SoHo institution Spring Street Natural founded in 1973. The philosophy of both our restaurants from the beginning were to serve good, wholesome, unprocessed cooking from scratch, everything homemade from all-natural ingredients. That philosophy has been our inspiration for the last 39 years and just so happens to be all the rage today.

In that great American tradition we take favorites from cuisines from around the world and make them our own. All our preparations are bound by one unyielding philosophy - to serve healthy, carefully sourced and delicious food.

Reminiscent of our food, Spring Natural's space brings together the familiar and the time-honored with a fresh, new, modern sense.

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KS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great accommodating 10 of us. it was crowded and noisy, but that was to be expected. Bottomless mimosas and banana pancakes were awesome. Everyone else enjoyed their meals as well.

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Z
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A nice Sunday brunch with friends; delicious food and nice enough atmosphere but service was a bit slow and it was LOUD. We were there 11:30-12:45 and it seemed to empty out and quiet down a bit but by then we were leaving.

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J
Key West
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We sat next to a family with 3 young children that were totally out of control and unruly. One was yelling and screaming at the top of his lungs, several temper tantrums, lying on the floor...it was completely off-putting, yet no one asked them to leave. My wife’s food as OK, mine was bland bordering on tasteless. I have a wicked sweet tooth and have never had a bad dessert, except here. We will not be returning!

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious and fresh ingredients and very nice ambiance. Wonderful overall.

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L
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the food. Hate the loud noise and lack of ANY kind of fabric, carpet, acoustic tiles, etc. to absorb sounds.

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GF
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, but service had us feeling rushed. Drinks didn't come until the entrees arrived.

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D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Good for brunch when you can eat outside. It’s very noisy and they seemed overwhelmed on a Saturday night.

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NY
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clean and roomy restaurant on near Central Park. Great service, delicious food and desert, decent wine selections, reasonable price. The fish plates are the best! Way exceeded my expectations.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch experience, variety of options for vegans and meat eaters alive. Food tasted fresh, drinks were great. Staff were friendly and accommodating, would recommend to anyone seeking a quality brunch

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PJ
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place with broad offerings that fit range of tastes and needs, and satisfying yet healthful dishes. Wait staff was attentive and provide guidance where needed.

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LR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesomely delicious (and huge) breakfast burrito and I stole bites of my friend's chocolate buckwheat pancakes that were heavy but divine. It was tough to choose what to order so I'll need to head back to try more. Sweet staff who were good about checking in but not overeager. We arrived right at 10:30am on a Sunday which gave us a nice head start on the crowds - noise level certain was higher by the time we left. Tables are tight like many NY brunch establishments but wasn't a bother to us.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Overall - I love this restaurant. I've been many times and the food is always great. However, it was a bit disappointing for my birthday dinner. The service was incredibly slow. We had to ask for menus after we were seated. We complained to the management about the wait time and she was very friendly but didn't do anything about it. My mother was handed a plate that was very hot without being told that it was hot. After all of this, they charged us a cutting fee for the cake we brought. That should have been waived after the rest of the experience.

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LB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I went with a mixed group some were vegans others had limited diets and others wanted buyers. Luckily Spring has something for everyone. However the food wasn't worth mentioning, other than the starry had way too much salt, the chicken that was included on the salad had absolutely no flavor and the pasta sauce was watery. I like this restaurant ad have had some nice meals , so was very disappointed this time.

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c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I've been going to Spring since a long time. I ordered the chickpea fries for 12USD and was very surprised they had 3 (!!) fries. Totally non sense. The most expensive fries in NYC? sorry but that's not ok at all!

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LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was outstanding but, and maybe because it was President's Day, the place was much to noisy.

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Mediterranean Winter Salad, and it was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

I had a bad Valentines day dinner at this place! We weren’t greeted or acknowledged for a good 15 minutes. I ordered a wild stripped bass and it was serve undercooked!!! I had a bite and it was cold, raw inside and very fishy! Told the manager and they took it back . 15 mins later and it’s still taste very fishy!!!! Turned out it was not even a wild stripped bass!!!!!! The manager did take the fish off the check. It was a very disappointing experience to say the least.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 4

The service seemed a little disjointed and inexperienced

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our server at Spring Natural Kitchen messed up our order and brought non-vegan items to a vegan table.

With menu items like burritos, it can be really tricky to tell the difference without first taking a bite. We ended up learning pretty quickly that a burrito we received was not vegan - when we flagged this with our waiter, he blamed us for the mistake, insisted we ordered incorrectly, and didn't want to replace the item. He actually intentionally left the non-vegan plate on the table so he could go back to the kitchen, place an ad-hoc order for a vegan burrito, and swap the items so he wouldn't get in trouble for this mistake.

*He admitted that this happens all the time to him.*

As someone who cares a lot about dietary restrictions, this was very troubling to me. If this was an allergen, our waiter's behavior could have been even more problematic.

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N
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food at Spring Natural Kitchen is always good. With vegan and non-vegetarian options, there is something for everyone. The service at lunch was not very attentive. From the moment I walked in the door, I had to wait while the person talked to everyone but me and then had to tap them on the shoulder to get them to notice me and be seated. The wait staff was friendly but also needed to be flagged down to order, get more coffee etc. Other times, the service has been better. Hopefully, this was just a fluke.

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LO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

My friend ordered a bowl of soup and I ordered a salad. The server brought my friend’s soup immediately and after 20 minutes I still had not been served my salad. I had to ask several times what happened to my order and by the time my salad came my friend was almost finished with her soup. We essentially watched each other eat! The staff were all very nice but completely inadequate and the place was nearly empty so there was really no excuse for such awful service. They did comp us a dessert and a coffee but it did not make up for the fact that the overall dining experience was stressful.

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d
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

ate there in january on a sunday morning. the menu looked fantastic but i was very disappointed in the execution of my salad (which was my 3rd choice because they had run out of choices 1 and 2, surprisingly on a sunday when they know to anticipate a sizable brunch crowd and should order accordingly). service friendly but very very spotty and erratic. would not rush back.

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BG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Some noisy kids, obviously not the fault of the restaurant, but the tables are very close together, so it’s difficult if you get caught next to you me. Service was pleasant and attentive despite the close quarters. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Biggest annoyance besides the noisy child next to us was the refusal to seat me because my companion wasn’t there yet, despite having a reservation. This is a policy guaranteed to annoy customers. What is the point of reserving if you can’t be seated when you arrive?

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H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have eaten here many times. Food is on the healthy side, but there is something on the menu for everyone; from hamburgers to fish to pasta and dinner salads. Meat is hormone free. The restaurant is fairly large and simply decorated, but pleasant looking. Restaurant is usually very busy, so reservations are suggested.

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YM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spring is my go to favorite place on the upper west especially now that I am on a gluten and dairy free diet. They stall knowledgeable and cognizant of the diet and go out of their way to make sure I don’t violate it. And the food is fantastic!

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m
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were 3 different menu options: vegan, gluten-free and carnivore. There were good choices for each.
The G-F carrot cake was shared by all, and highly rated!

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S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Decent choice for mixing vegetarian and meat eaters in one place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was just okay. Nothing memorable or special.

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UW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious all natural food prepared without any fuss

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J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE this place. I eat a restricted diet (no oil added plant-based whole foods) and they have THE healthiest options on the UWS. I usually have one of the salad or hot bowls without the dressing. They are very flexible with special requests. The food is fresh, the space is open and bright, the staff pleasant. Great spot!

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LK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As a long-time devotee of Spring Street Natural, it was fun to dine in this updated incarnation. The space is warm and inviting, and there is something for everyone on the menu, from vegans to carnivores. The space is warm, but uncluttered, and has seating at booths, tables, and banquettes for every size group or occasion.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My daughter is GF, Vegan. The options were and quality of food for us were exceptional.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Meeting a friend for brunch he suggested to go here. Drinks where great food was amazing

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DD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am strictly Organic daily, so I am usually nervous about restaurants that claim partially organic, or "natrual". Thebfood here was great though, great quality. So this will be a new regular for me!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing. The service was excellent from start to finish. The food was delicious. My son has several food allergies and they were able to accommodate us without making us feel like it was an inconvenience. The menu has so many options. My husband was able able to get his steak and I had a vegan curry dish while the kids had burgers. Highly recommend.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A simple but inspired menu, delicious cocktails and friendly service. They let you linger. Love this place and will certainly be back!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I took my wife to Spring Natural Kitchen before a show. We chose Spring Natural Kitchen based on a recommendation that they accommodate for allergies which my wife has a severe dairy and soy allergy. Upon seating we told our waiter of the allergy and he insured us that the meal choice would meet our needs. We double checked twice while it was being prepped and even after food came out we check once more. The waiter continued to say it was dairy and soy free; until my wife took a bite then he came over and removed the plate from in front of her. Turns out it’s neither soy or dairy free; which ruined our night as we had to go back home to get medication to avoid an allergic reaction. Subsequently we missed the show. Tremendous disappointment, I would give this a 0.0 review if I could.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Its just okay. Nothing bad, but nothing to remember this place by.

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FP
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Spring Natural Kitchen was truly disappointing. I was not made aware prior to making my reservation that the dinner menu is ONLY available after 5:30pm. This is autrociously inconvenient for pre-theater dining. Also, the bread was cold, my salad under dressed, the gaucumole appetizer extremely small, the lentil burger so oily, that the texture was terribly gummy, and the quinoa veggie bowl was something panera bread could have thrown together. For the cost, it was totally terrible. Sadly, with their shift changing over at 4:30pm, there was no one was at the door to greet or seat us properly. Visit again, I won't.

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C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Brunch with. 2yr old! Staff was great, very supportive. Really noisy and boisterous, with music played on top- a little too much for Sunday brunch, but the food was fantastic

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