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XYST NYC, New York, NY

XYST NYC

4.4
4.4
333 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegan
Mediterranean Inspired Cuisine and Cocktails by the Matthew Kenney Cuisine Team.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 727-2979
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Chelsea
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 333 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

333 Reviews
  1. SaaraH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Had a reservation for 8 PM. We got there right on time checked in and still had to wait 50 minutes (nearly an hour!) to be seated. The whole situation was a mess and the manager did not care. Food prices aren’t justified considering the quality.

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  2. ANgelaV

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love being able to choose from a whole menu instead of 2 options. The green harissa cauliflower was amazing. I am a repeat customer when in town. Will be back for sure!

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  3. PeterT

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very creative use of plant proteins -- all very tasty. Friendly and attentive waitstaff.

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  4. larryD

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to all his other restaurants and this one is in last place. Food very mediocre, needs some flavor guys!! Attractive dishes, just nothing special or flavorful. Won’t be back Bar Verde is our favorite, Double zero #2.

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  5. CrystalM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is a plant-based foodie heaven!

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  6. KristinD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome - not a vegan but food was excellent - I would come here again

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  7. jknyupperwest

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vegan food!

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  8. LEColbert

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved it. Our waiter gave us great recommendations, and everything was DELICIOUS. Highly recommend the Beet Manti and Cauliflower. We will be back for sure.

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  9. ANB1

    New York City

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is delicious and interesting. The service is friendly but slow I think they need an additional wait person I would definitely recommend people try it

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  10. ChristianN

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy romantic place with amazing food. Leave room for desert!!!

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  11. MotherGoose

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite thing about the restaurant was the warm, modern-rustic ambiance. For the most part the food and beverages were delicious. The Za'atar Roasted Carrots were especially yummy. I was excited to see vegan baklava on the menu, but disappointingly, it was rock-hard—almost impossible to cut.

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  12. AngelaD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The smoked hummus and the crostini were great. The falafel was good but lackluster for the price and the wild mushrooms were so earthy with the sage or rosemary, not sure what the flavor was that it was rather unpleasant and stinky and soggy rubbery which is a shame to do to Hen of the woods. The special dessert was wonderful. I would come back to try the cauliflower dish and the beet dumplings (not dumplings). The mushroom dish was definitely a very weak point of the menu. Nice ambience but kind of chilly inside. Wish it was warmer.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Was originally excited about eating here for Valentine's Day, but I was very disappointed, food was bland and VERY overpriced. Presentation was amazing but the food was tasteless, I only finished my meal so I didnt completely waste my money.

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  14. drnnr

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    An utterly disappointing Valentine's Day dinner. The first course was good and it was all downhill from there. Subpar mushrooms - and we weren't even offered the shaved truffle! A giant plate of just... bland rice? (This dish was so bad that when I mentioned it to the waiter he laughed and said none of them liked it either - yikes). A huge plate of celery root that tasted just like boiled celery root. The tzakiki was the only strong piece of that meal. And then dessert that was literally just piles of sugar - absolutely no interesting flavors. Couldn't get more than one bite into it. We mentioned to another waiter at the end of our meal that we were quite disappointed and - to the restaurant's credit - they extended a 15% discount. But honestly - after tax and tip the two of us still spent $168 which is FAR more than I would ever spend on such a blah meal. As a vegan in the city there are so many delicious places to eat. I was excited to finally try XYST but this left much to be desired.

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  15. KerillE

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant. Not enamoured with the celeriac root dish. It was a little bland and the accompaniments didn't enhance the flavour and were similarly bland. Not a good dish.

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  16. LarryA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant has a great feeling, the staff is friendly and helpful, the menu is creative, and the food is delicious and beautiful.

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  17. lv222

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Thought the food and service was great. We sat in the back room and it was either too hot or too cold depending on how the thermostat was adjusted. If this were fixed, it would have been an even better experience.

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  18. DavidK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent. Pricing is a bit on the high side but this is expected in Manhattan. Everything from appetizers to dessert was excellent

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  19. HeatherS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful spot. Food made with much creativity and love. Outstanding vegan cooking, flavors were memorable and unique.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, interesting place, kind service

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  21. chris

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Main dishes seem more like side dishes. Would like a bit more of a meal for the price.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very very cool spot. THE FOOD IS DELICIOUS. If you go please get the cauliflower and the truffle cheese. It’s so yummy. The only downside to this restaurant is that it can be a bit expensive for some of the portion sizes they have.

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  23. Johan

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely service and food. Just not aligning with the loud old 90's hit music.

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  24. MaxPrototype

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food is very dynamic and unique, but today lacked a bit of flavor. Service was tough- water wasn't refilled nor was additional wine offered until just about the end of the meal. Expensive, but that's expected.

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  25. Yummy

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Mix of ingredients in each dish was unique and all of the dishes tasted great. Ambiance is nice for a date. Food came out of the kitchen quickly. Overall good experience.

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  26. DoctorK

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent vegan food. We Let our server make the recommendations of dishes we shared. Tasty and filling.

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  27. SD19

    New York City

    72 reviews

    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and chill vibe. Wish the Heat wasn’t blasting but understand why as cold out...they should invest on a better heating / cooling system.

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  28. DeeDee

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious, savory and spot on, every single time.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love XYST and almost always visit when we come to NYC. Last night the food all came out at once and we felt rather rushed. Usually the pacing is quite good. The food was excellent, as always.

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  30. AmritaC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! A little on the pricey side but the flavors were amazing

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every bite was magic!

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  32. SorayaZ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite places in NYC. Would definitely recommended to anyone who wants healthy delicious food with quality ingredients. I will be back!

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  33. BettinaK

    New York City

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot with great vegan food, very nice service and good atmosphere.

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  34. DougB

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing vegan food! So many different flavors.. So many choices we will definitely be back.

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  35. TaraB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was a huge disappointment. There was no subtlety in flavor--the dishes bombarded taste buds with salt. The chick-pea pita that went with one appetizer was mushy, undercooked and dense. The main veggie dishes should have been appetizers...there was too much of one overwhelming flavor in each, and they were not particularly tasty. The chocolate cake was mushy, overly dense and sweet.

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  36. JeanR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best vegan restaurants we have eaten at in the city. We thought the food and drinks were very creative and tasty!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful vegan food! Would recommend to anyone who appreciates vegan dining!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful experience! Service was second to none and the food was stunning. Favourite restaurant in NYC so far.

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  39. Rosie

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was lovely, service was good but I might suggest dialing back a bit on the wait staff’s enthusiastic vegan advocacy.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food - wanted to try for a while and was not disappointed!! Will visit again soon :)

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XYST NYC is rated 4.4 stars by 333 OpenTable diners.

XYST NYC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for XYST NYC

44 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Chelsea
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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