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XYST NYC

4.7
70 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vegan
Perfect For:
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Mediterranean Inspired Cuisine and Cocktails by the Matthew Kenney Cuisine Team.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm;
Monday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm;
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Phone number
(212) 727-2979
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 70 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Meal and service was great - definitely try the beets dish! Loved the aleppo jam that came with that, might need to bottle that up next time I’m there!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Everything was amazing. I can’t recommend the sunflower, rose water seed baklava enough. I took a non vegan friend with me, she didn’t even realize that we were in a plantbased restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Really excellent, flavorful food. The best vegan desserts out there. Only wish the menu included whole grains!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Delicious food and lovely service

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Loved the tasty and healthy food! Service was terrific as well.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Loved everything! The food was incredible and the space is cozy and cute.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The hummus and cashew cheese was amazing

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Didn't look like anything much from the street, but once inside proved to be a very cozy spot! Inventive, tasty vegan cuisine coupled with attentive service and comfortable surroundings will make this a regular go-to for us.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I have a severe tree nut allergy and the staff was very accommodating - quickly advising on what I should order (or not) and what could easily be modified. Left us with plenty of options. Looking forward to returning for brunch again or for dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This place is AMAZING- I have dreams about the beet manti 😍

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, reasonable portion sizes. One meze, one falafel, one entree, and one dessert were good for a filling but not stuffed dinner for three. $110 total with a drink apiece. Food was delicious, with interesting flavors blended together well. Would skip the falafel next time for something more unique. Chocolate cake is definitely worth getting, and not quite worth sharing (you'll want to eat it all)

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Simply delicious as everything Matthew Kinney does. The cashew cheese was the out of the world good.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Everything on the menu sounded so delicious it was hard to choose what to order. Everything we tried was exceptional. I would dine at Xyst regularly if I lived in NYC.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Went with a group of four girls for dinner. We loved it! The food options were fun, we chose 5 different dishes to share. One being the Hummus trio--which was the special. It was fun to get to try the different flavors. We also enjoyed a falafel dish, beet dumplings, and the cauliflower. All really delicious! Our reservation was at 7PM and I arrived early. To my surprise was able to sit at the bar while I waited and enjoy a glass of Syrah for $6 (happy hour price). Loved that overall, the entirely vegan menu was reasonably priced, our bill came out to > $40 per person with tip.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Loved the food so much I came back the next day! The dishes were carefully prepared and creatively seasoned.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

EVERYTHING we ate was extraordinary!!!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great date spot. Very romantic with the fire place. Their beet hummus is amazing. Great food and amazing service.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Creative dishes, outstanding service, perfectly quirky decor - it was the perfect spot for a Sunday evening celebration.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was fabulous as well at the service, art composition was atrociously picked. The paintings are far much of an overkill

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

perfect setting for nice conversation. the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. tried a little bit of everything! from the moment we walked in to the final steps out, we felt so welcomed! extremely friendly staff. will definitely be back! oh, the chocolate cake... just going to leave it there. try it for yourself!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Good vegan restaurant that seems to still be "finding" itself. Noise level is on the high side and even though the restaurant knew this was a birthday dinner celebration, the restaurant did not acknowledge that (I mean, really....how much does it cost to buy candles?)

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I was excited to try this new (ish) Matthew Kenney restaurant but have to say I was disappointed with 2 of the 4 dishes we ordered. The fried artichokes and roasted carrots were both bland and uninspied. The other two - a smoked hummus and fava bean & green pea felafel - were great however. Service was really good and the place has a nice feel to it. I’d give it another try at some point.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Yummy food and great, cozy atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent food!!! Would go again. Wish room was more bright and cheerful like his previous restiarant but will return because food is great!

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Wonderful food and lovely waiter - diners would really benefit from a better wine list. Wines by the glass are bad or very bad.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Exceptional experience! We can’t wait to come back ! Food, service and atmosphere- FABULOUS!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We ordered everything on the menu besides four dishes. Everything was delicious. Unreal. Will be back very soon again and again. Thank you!!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food had interesting enough flavors, but really the portions were tiny and it made the food appear way too precious. It's a lot less fun to eat in restaurants where the food feels like it's too precious.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

It's a great find for a person with a desire to follow a vegetarian eating regime. The ambiance is pleasant, it's quiet, the service is efficient and attentive. The food is fresh, full of flavor, presented beautifully, and the portions are generous.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We were in town for business and met up with friends. Thoroughly enjoyes oir evening. Food was amazing and the atmosphere was cozy and intimate. The waiter was very attentive as well. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will return the next time I’m in Manhattan.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I have to say this was a disappointment. He food was average at best and pricey for what we got. I eat vegan frequently and this food was somewhat flavorless.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent vegan options! Everything is vegan so we had the vanishingly rare experience of ordering freely from the menu. Lovely, summer camp vibe. Great service. Nice, open view of the kitchen as you walk to the back. reviews have a minimum number of words and I'm short a few. So there.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

The food was exceptional. I will be eating there frequently.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Really enjoyed! Great food, great service,great atmosphere 🍷

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was incredible! Crostinis were overpriced- two pieces for $10. But flavors, presentation, and creativity were A+ across the board.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Loved it! FANTASTIC new addition to the NYC vegan dining scene.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was wonderful - great wine, delicious plant based food, great service, great atmosphere - great, great, great! We loved the beet hummus with radishes, mushrooms with kale polenta, dukkah avocado with greens, Za'atar roasted carrots - all fabulous!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Xyst is another great restaurant by vegan chef Matthew Kenney. Whether you're a vegan or not, you'll love the food (try the smoked hummus!) and will have a nice time in the relaxed atmosphere. The service is excellent. I highly recommend going to Xyst with friends, on a date or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Recently switched to plant based lifestyle and this place was a very pleasant addition to the repertoire (easily top 3 contender for my wife and I). Would recommend to non-vegan friends as well.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Food came out cold. Not a huge deal as they were apps but the pita with the hummus had clearly been toasted quite a bit earlier and the carrots would have been better fresh out of the oven.

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