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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

  • 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

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • 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

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  1. SH

    SaaraH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    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.
  2. AN

    ANgelaV

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!
  3. PT

    PeterT

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very creative use of plant proteins -- all very tasty. Friendly and attentive waitstaff.
  4. D

    larryD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    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.
  5. CM

    CrystalM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    This restaurant is a plant-based foodie heaven!
  6. KD

    KristinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome - not a vegan but food was excellent - I would come here again
  7. j

    jknyupperwest

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing vegan food!
  8. LE

    LEColbert

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  9. CN

    ChristianN

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy romantic place with amazing food. Leave room for desert!!!
  10. AN

    ANB1

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    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
  11. MG

    MotherGoose

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    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.
  12. AD

    AngelaD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food1service5ambience3
    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.
  14. y

    yogaveillon

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was okay. It was a little bland. I have two cookbooks from chef Kenny. It was valentines. It was very busy. I booked in advance with a credit card and was promised an email Of the valentines menu and some a’ la cart items. I never got it. I forgot until we were seated and realized I needed the a la cart for my 6 year old and for my other son who has many allergies. Our waitress seemed flustered and not really happy to serve us. I had Two cancel in our party due to flight issues. I had a 6 year old Who is well mannered obviously was not going to eat a 5 course meal. We woke up at 3 am to travel to visit family in NYC. It was a messy valentines. I tried my best to stay positive. The wine pairings were the best part of the meal. Whoever chose the wines! Job well done. The rice was day old rice hard and not too flavorful. The polenta bland like homemade baby food. The mushrooms were great! The celery root delicious. The crustini —fantástico. I understand the frustration from the waitress, but much was out of my control. I was told if I canceled That day I would be charged 35 per person. The meal was overly expensive for what it was. It was valentines. It was Friday night. I would need to go again to really judge the food, but the waitress eye rolls will keep me from returning. My 6 year old was quite due to me promising a lego set. So I know it was valentines and I had a lot stacked against us. I just a little kindness.
  15. d

    drnnr

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    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.
  16. KE

    KerillE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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.
  17. LA

    LarryA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant has a great feeling, the staff is friendly and helpful, the menu is creative, and the food is delicious and beautiful.
  18. l

    lv222

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    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.
  19. DK

    DavidK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent. Pricing is a bit on the high side but this is expected in Manhattan. Everything from appetizers to dessert was excellent
  20. HS

    HeatherS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot. Food made with much creativity and love. Outstanding vegan cooking, flavors were memorable and unique.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food, interesting place, kind service
  22. c

    chrisn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Main dishes seem more like side dishes. Would like a bit more of a meal for the price.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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.
  24. J

    Johan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely service and food. Just not aligning with the loud old 90's hit music.
  25. MP

    MaxPrototype

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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.
  26. Y

    Yummy

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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.
  27. DK

    DoctorK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent vegan food. We Let our server make the recommendations of dishes we shared. Tasty and filling.
  28. SD

    SD19

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    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.
  29. DD

    DeeDee

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious, savory and spot on, every single time.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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.
  31. AC

    AmritaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! A little on the pricey side but the flavors were amazing
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite was magic!
  33. SZ

    SorayaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite places in NYC. Would definitely recommended to anyone who wants healthy delicious food with quality ingredients. I will be back!
  34. BK

    BettinaK

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot with great vegan food, very nice service and good atmosphere.
  35. DB

    DougB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing vegan food! So many different flavors.. So many choices we will definitely be back.
  36. TB

    TaraB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    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.
  37. JR

    JeanR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best vegan restaurants we have eaten at in the city. We thought the food and drinks were very creative and tasty!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful vegan food! Would recommend to anyone who appreciates vegan dining!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful experience! Service was second to none and the food was stunning. Favourite restaurant in NYC so far.
  40. R

    Rosie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    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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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.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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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