Pure Food And Wine

★★★★☆
  • 54 Irving Pl

    New York, NY 10003

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I found my experience here to be a bit lackluster. I was quite excited to try it after reading all the gleaming reviews and even more so upon stepping into the velvety interior. Quite a romantic setting for any meal. Sadly, the food left

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★★★★★

I found my experience here to be a bit lackluster. I was quite excited to try it after reading all the gleaming reviews and even more so upon stepping into the velvety interior. Quite a romantic setting for any meal. Sadly, the food left

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Aside from eating fresh fruits and vegetables, the only good things that are vegan and raw (let's not talk about salads because that is cheating) that have ever passed my mouth come from Pure Food and Wine. I take my hat off to them for making vegan and raw food so enjoyable, indeed so enjoyable that I am happy to become vegan here every three months (well, after all, there is only so much variety with vegan food when its raw).

Spring Salad of Mache, Saved Fennel, Rasberries and Toasted Almonds: Simple, crisp and fresh, this salad was the epitome of a good salad - vegan or not.

King Oyster Mushroom Scallops: Simple and a little plain - perhaps a little marinade would have helped.

Zucchini and Tomato Lasagna: It is definitely not lasagna, maybe they should stop calling their creations what they are not. Vegan/vegetarian food does not need to mimic meat (i.e. mock chicken? Does it sound delicious to you?); similarly, raw food does not need to be what it is not (i.e. lasagna), does it? Initially suspicious that the sweet and tender zucchinis would be overwhelmed by the tomatoes, this suspicion was immediately dispelled by my first bite. The intense tomato sauce alone is worth ordering this dish.

Sweet Corn and Cashew Tamales: This used to be the crown jewel of Pure Food and Wine. What has changed in the 12 months that I was away? The attractive sweetness of the tamale was gone. It was no longer the creamy plump bundle of sweetness; instead, I find small, yellow paste with spice. It is still edible (very edible), but.

Lemon Cheesecake: This cheesecake, yes, cheesecake, righly deserves its name. It has exactly the texture and tastes of a perfectly lemony cheesecake, and a very good cheesecake at that.

Chocolate and Mint Sundae: Sundaes used to be off-limits to the novices because they were not on the menu. What is the point of leaving a delicious item off the menu, I never understood. But the word has got out and now you know what to order. The other sundae - I am not interested; it just cannot be as good as the Mint Sundae.

Strawberry Shortcake: No. 3 of the my favorite dessert list.

Chocolate Passion Fruit Tart: I have never liked chocoalate and passion fruit together - one is bitter-sweet and the other is sour and pungent. Give me a good reason why they should not start fighting on my palate.

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★★★★☆

Aside from eating fresh fruits and vegetables, the only good things that are vegan and raw (let's not talk about salads because that is cheating) that have ever passed my mouth come from Pure Food and Wine. I take my hat off to them for making vegan and raw food so enjoyable, indeed so enjoyable that I am happy to become vegan here every three months (well, after all, there is only so much variety with vegan food when its raw).

Spring Salad of Mache, Saved Fennel, Rasberries and Toasted Almonds: Simple, crisp and fresh, this salad was the epitome of a good salad - vegan or not.

King Oyster Mushroom Scallops: Simple and a little plain - perhaps a little marinade would have helped.

Zucchini and Tomato Lasagna: It is definitely not lasagna, maybe they should stop calling their creations what they are not. Vegan/vegetarian food does not need to mimic meat (i.e. mock chicken? Does it sound delicious to you?); similarly, raw food does not need to be what it is not (i.e. lasagna), does it? Initially suspicious that the sweet and tender zucchinis would be overwhelmed by the tomatoes, this suspicion was immediately dispelled by my first bite. The intense tomato sauce alone is worth ordering this dish.

Sweet Corn and Cashew Tamales: This used to be the crown jewel of Pure Food and Wine. What has changed in the 12 months that I was away? The attractive sweetness of the tamale was gone. It was no longer the creamy plump bundle of sweetness; instead, I find small, yellow paste with spice. It is still edible (very edible), but.

Lemon Cheesecake: This cheesecake, yes, cheesecake, righly deserves its name. It has exactly the texture and tastes of a perfectly lemony cheesecake, and a very good cheesecake at that.

Chocolate and Mint Sundae: Sundaes used to be off-limits to the novices because they were not on the menu. What is the point of leaving a delicious item off the menu, I never understood. But the word has got out and now you know what to order. The other sundae - I am not interested; it just cannot be as good as the Mint Sundae.

Strawberry Shortcake: No. 3 of the my favorite dessert list.

Chocolate Passion Fruit Tart: I have never liked chocoalate and passion fruit together - one is bitter-sweet and the other is sour and pungent. Give me a good reason why they should not start fighting on my palate.

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I've walked by this "partially underground" restaurant in Union Square a ton of times and finally got to get a taste of what raw cooking is like! This is the only restaurant I know in NYC that runs the gamut of serving raw, vegan, vegetarian, biodynamic, organic and sustainable food altogether. It definitely comes with a price though because all entrees are at least $24, desserts start at $12, and appetizers are $14 and aboev. The cheapest bottle of (green) wine is around $49. So all in, expect to spend at least $75pp. Nonetheless, I have to say that the meal was well worth it, esp. when dinner lasted 3 hours!

We had the Nori Rolls to start, which of course, didn't have rice in it. I thought it was just okay, although very interesting. What really blew us away were the main courses. The white corn tamales and raw cocoa mole were fantastic and my dining companion loved it so much he almost licked the plate clean! But I would argue that the vegetarian lasagna took the prize home that day. It lived up to its hype and was just so flavorful. The layers of 'pasta' was replaced with thin layers of zucchini! How ingenious! I still dream of this dish!!

The trio of chocolate dessert was fascinating but I wouldn't say it's to die for. Definitely something different since the dairy-free ice cream tasted really amazing, served with dark and bittersweet chocolate; the kind I like. I really want to try the Tiramisu next time (my favorite dessert of all times)!

One thing to note though, is that almost everything we ate there was semi-cold, although that wasn't a big deal to us. As a principle, nothing in the kitchen is cooked above 118 F to preserve nutrients and enzymes that are essential to our health and digestion. Since the concept is also vegan, no dairy or meat was served. I'm still amazed at how inventive and creative the chefs were with the cuisine. I certainly felt healthy eating this kind of food, and was even pretty darn stuffed toward the end of dinner! Highly recommended if you're into healthy (fine) dining!

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★★★★★

I've walked by this "partially underground" restaurant in Union Square a ton of times and finally got to get a taste of what raw cooking is like! This is the only restaurant I know in NYC that runs the gamut of serving raw, vegan, vegetarian, biodynamic, organic and sustainable food altogether. It definitely comes with a price though because all entrees are at least $24, desserts start at $12, and appetizers are $14 and aboev. The cheapest bottle of (green) wine is around $49. So all in, expect to spend at least $75pp. Nonetheless, I have to say that the meal was well worth it, esp. when dinner lasted 3 hours!

We had the Nori Rolls to start, which of course, didn't have rice in it. I thought it was just okay, although very interesting. What really blew us away were the main courses. The white corn tamales and raw cocoa mole were fantastic and my dining companion loved it so much he almost licked the plate clean! But I would argue that the vegetarian lasagna took the prize home that day. It lived up to its hype and was just so flavorful. The layers of 'pasta' was replaced with thin layers of zucchini! How ingenious! I still dream of this dish!!

The trio of chocolate dessert was fascinating but I wouldn't say it's to die for. Definitely something different since the dairy-free ice cream tasted really amazing, served with dark and bittersweet chocolate; the kind I like. I really want to try the Tiramisu next time (my favorite dessert of all times)!

One thing to note though, is that almost everything we ate there was semi-cold, although that wasn't a big deal to us. As a principle, nothing in the kitchen is cooked above 118 F to preserve nutrients and enzymes that are essential to our health and digestion. Since the concept is also vegan, no dairy or meat was served. I'm still amazed at how inventive and creative the chefs were with the cuisine. I certainly felt healthy eating this kind of food, and was even pretty darn stuffed toward the end of dinner! Highly recommended if you're into healthy (fine) dining!

Pros: Probably the best and tastiest raw food I've ever had

Cons: Price point

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My favorite raw vegan restaurant of any I've been to in the country. Takes dishes that in the hands of less capable hands could easily be boring, and infuses them with intricate flavor combinations and subtle unexpected twists.

Great atmosphere (especially when the back garden is open), great service, great drink selection, all in all a fantastic and memorable evening!

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★★★★★

My favorite raw vegan restaurant of any I've been to in the country. Takes dishes that in the hands of less capable hands could easily be boring, and infuses them with intricate flavor combinations and subtle unexpected twists.

Great atmosphere (especially when the back garden is open), great service, great drink selection, all in all a fantastic and memorable evening!

Pros: Creative recipes, Organic Wines, Atmosphere

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Than was my first and last time there. I can pay a chef to make this meal from farmers produce at my home-or better make it myself.
It was sooo laud me and my husband could not hear each other at all!!! The sound was bouncing off all walls. Too many people.
We got testing menu. What a bummer, I saw people (next to us) paying less than us and having more to eat. Portion control??? this place is more like the teaser to my poor empty belly! so for that I call it overpriced. Considering that you have to eat something after this.

if you are going to have such a meal, don't finish it with big fatty and sweet dessert! Thats silly to try to fill us up with the last course!
WE ARE NOT COMING BACK!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Than was my first and last time there. I can pay a chef to make this meal from farmers produce at my home-or better make it myself.
It was sooo laud me and my husband could not hear each other at all!!! The sound was bouncing off all walls. Too many people.
We got testing menu. What a bummer, I saw people (next to us) paying less than us and having more to eat. Portion control??? this place is more like the teaser to my poor empty belly! so for that I call it overpriced. Considering that you have to eat something after this.

if you are going to have such a meal, don't finish it with big fatty and sweet dessert! Thats silly to try to fill us up with the last course!
WE ARE NOT COMING BACK!!!!

Pros: good tasting

Cons: beyond small portions, toooo laud

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I have eaten here a handful of times and really enjoy the uniqueness of the food. I eat a mostly raw diet and to have this dining experience available to me is amazing. I have tried other raw restaurants but they don't compare.

Yes, it is expensive. I do understand what goes into a raw meal. It is a very time consuming process and the quality of the ingredients must be top notch. In this case, I understand but I still think they can do better by offering a few menu items that mey not be as time consuming. Also, the wines are on the pricey side.

Another option is to try Pure Juice and Takeaway which is the same owner and kitchen right around the corner.. a little more economical but very casual, not much seating...

I am giving it a 5 because I love the food and 4 would be too low a rating.

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★★★★★

I have eaten here a handful of times and really enjoy the uniqueness of the food. I eat a mostly raw diet and to have this dining experience available to me is amazing. I have tried other raw restaurants but they don't compare.

Yes, it is expensive. I do understand what goes into a raw meal. It is a very time consuming process and the quality of the ingredients must be top notch. In this case, I understand but I still think they can do better by offering a few menu items that mey not be as time consuming. Also, the wines are on the pricey side.

Another option is to try Pure Juice and Takeaway which is the same owner and kitchen right around the corner.. a little more economical but very casual, not much seating...

I am giving it a 5 because I love the food and 4 would be too low a rating.

Pros: I love the food here, garden is pleasant in nice weather

Cons: pricey, a little bit too dark inside

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Went here for an anniversary dinner with my wife--I should have read further into the reviews on this site before making that mistake.

We arrived enthusiastic and ready to have a great meal. The waiter recommended the tasting menu, telling us that it would be a "very filling experience." The first course on a "5-course tasting menu" was literally one bite! I'm no glutton, but I'm not anorexic either. Honestly, a one-bite course (no exaggeration) is just insulting.

While waiting for our next famine-sized portion, the wait staff seated another couple literally elbow-to-elbow with us. When I made the reservation, I had mentioned that it was our anniversary and specifically requested a romantic setting. We then proceeded to watch our neighbors get much larger portions of food, and snack on a huge bowl of olives, even though they did not order from the tasting menu and surely paid less than we did!!

Seriously, we sat there green with jealousy watching other patrons in the restaurant eat larger-than-elf-sized portions--served much sooner--and all the while I was thinking "this must be the most expensive snack I've ever had."

We waited at least 20 minutes for the next few bites. I know some restaurants think that slower service is good because they are not hurrying their customers out the door, but how hard is it to leave something on the table to eat? If you can't do bread, because you're a raw-food restaurant, just leave some olives like you did for the couple sitting two inches to our right. At any half-worthwhile restaurant, this would just be automatic, especially with the tasting menu.

And forget the wait staff. At a restaurant with a $70 tasting menu, you should get excellent service from experienced and attentive waiters. These guys seemed like they were just plucked from Frat Boys R Us. We didn't know what we were being served, because the kitchen picks your courses for the tasting menu. This would have been fine, except our waiters mumbled the descriptions of the food, leaving us totally in the dark.

Also, they served different menu items to my wife and me with each course. This would have been OK, too, except the courses they chose for my wife were typically about half as much food as they served me.

The tiny portions separated by interminable waits continued for over an hour during which we literally got about 7 bites of food.

Finally our last course arrived--a huge dessert. Now, why would I go to a raw food, health-oriented restaurant just to fill up on sugar and fat? But that's exactly how they structured it. So the vast majority of calories at our meal were devoid of nutrients.

If you must go here, DO NOT ORDER THE TASTING MENU!!! It is a total rip-off. Also, make emphatically clear to the wait staff that you are interested in EATING. That you came here for FOOD, to EAT not to look trendy while pretending to eat. Unless, of course, you're not interested in food. Then this place would be pretty much perfect for you.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went here for an anniversary dinner with my wife--I should have read further into the reviews on this site before making that mistake.

We arrived enthusiastic and ready to have a great meal. The waiter recommended the tasting menu, telling us that it would be a "very filling experience." The first course on a "5-course tasting menu" was literally one bite! I'm no glutton, but I'm not anorexic either. Honestly, a one-bite course (no exaggeration) is just insulting.

While waiting for our next famine-sized portion, the wait staff seated another couple literally elbow-to-elbow with us. When I made the reservation, I had mentioned that it was our anniversary and specifically requested a romantic setting. We then proceeded to watch our neighbors get much larger portions of food, and snack on a huge bowl of olives, even though they did not order from the tasting menu and surely paid less than we did!!

Seriously, we sat there green with jealousy watching other patrons in the restaurant eat larger-than-elf-sized portions--served much sooner--and all the while I was thinking "this must be the most expensive snack I've ever had."

We waited at least 20 minutes for the next few bites. I know some restaurants think that slower service is good because they are not hurrying their customers out the door, but how hard is it to leave something on the table to eat? If you can't do bread, because you're a raw-food restaurant, just leave some olives like you did for the couple sitting two inches to our right. At any half-worthwhile restaurant, this would just be automatic, especially with the tasting menu.

And forget the wait staff. At a restaurant with a $70 tasting menu, you should get excellent service from experienced and attentive waiters. These guys seemed like they were just plucked from Frat Boys R Us. We didn't know what we were being served, because the kitchen picks your courses for the tasting menu. This would have been fine, except our waiters mumbled the descriptions of the food, leaving us totally in the dark.

Also, they served different menu items to my wife and me with each course. This would have been OK, too, except the courses they chose for my wife were typically about half as much food as they served me.

The tiny portions separated by interminable waits continued for over an hour during which we literally got about 7 bites of food.

Finally our last course arrived--a huge dessert. Now, why would I go to a raw food, health-oriented restaurant just to fill up on sugar and fat? But that's exactly how they structured it. So the vast majority of calories at our meal were devoid of nutrients.

If you must go here, DO NOT ORDER THE TASTING MENU!!! It is a total rip-off. Also, make emphatically clear to the wait staff that you are interested in EATING. That you came here for FOOD, to EAT not to look trendy while pretending to eat. Unless, of course, you're not interested in food. Then this place would be pretty much perfect for you.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Terrible service, overpriced, tiny portions

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First, I'm not the type of eater who has a weak stomach, nor do I have any food allergies and I have never gotten sick from food in my life. I went here for dinner with some friends who highly recommended this place. For some reason, right after my meal and in the middle of my dessert I got really really sharp abdominal pains. I ended up running to the restroom and throwing up! It was so bad that I had blurred vision and couldn't get up. I wasn't able to walk or move for a good hour and a half without getting dizzy. I have no idea what in the food gave me such a violent reaction. The food wasn't prepared well since I do not have any allergies. I ended up being sick for 2 days. Beware of this place since the food is raw and if its not prepared well, you might get sick. I am never going back here again. It was expensive and they should be more stringent with the sanitation on the preparation of the food since its served raw.

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★☆☆☆☆

First, I'm not the type of eater who has a weak stomach, nor do I have any food allergies and I have never gotten sick from food in my life. I went here for dinner with some friends who highly recommended this place. For some reason, right after my meal and in the middle of my dessert I got really really sharp abdominal pains. I ended up running to the restroom and throwing up! It was so bad that I had blurred vision and couldn't get up. I wasn't able to walk or move for a good hour and a half without getting dizzy. I have no idea what in the food gave me such a violent reaction. The food wasn't prepared well since I do not have any allergies. I ended up being sick for 2 days. Beware of this place since the food is raw and if its not prepared well, you might get sick. I am never going back here again. It was expensive and they should be more stringent with the sanitation on the preparation of the food since its served raw.

Pros: Nice ambiance

Cons: Raw food needs to be prepared better

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sorry to say...i went to pure food and wine to have an interesting, amazing nice dinner..i am an experienced raw foodie....at one time i ate raw for 5 yrs..now i still do..but i also eat cooked vegan. i also have created my own recipes...so i'm very familiar with the raw food world.
* the "tamales" were a joke...i mean give me a break..it was cashew paste in corn husk.
* the food is soooooo over priced
* the salad was tiny
* the dessert wasn't special

* a true disappointment

the service was good..no complaints there
its a cute place....to many tables...you can clearly hear conversations from across the room.

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★☆☆☆☆

sorry to say...i went to pure food and wine to have an interesting, amazing nice dinner..i am an experienced raw foodie....at one time i ate raw for 5 yrs..now i still do..but i also eat cooked vegan. i also have created my own recipes...so i'm very familiar with the raw food world.
* the "tamales" were a joke...i mean give me a break..it was cashew paste in corn husk.
* the food is soooooo over priced
* the salad was tiny
* the dessert wasn't special

* a true disappointment

the service was good..no complaints there
its a cute place....to many tables...you can clearly hear conversations from across the room.

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Let me start off by saying that I have been coming here for a few years now. I love this place and I can't put my finger on the exact reason. Maybe it's the food, that looks small but leaves you full, that empties your wallet but fills you with a good conscience. Maybe it's from the amazing atmosphere to the attentive service. It's also definitly the desserts and the wine. It's extremely overpriced for some dishes, and perfect for others. The menu changes seasonally, so it's pointless to list what I like. But the Ice Cream (Vegan and Raw!) Sundae seems to be a regular item, and thank you for that. Better than any dairy based dessert I have ever tried. The corn tamales entree was extremely mouth watering as well.

I would recommend making reservations since this place is usually packed as soon as their doors open. That seems to be the only bad thing - even if it happens to be empty and you don't have a reservation, good luck getting seated. The hostess acts like she's doing you a favor. But the waiters are very nice and I always left happy.

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★★★★★

Let me start off by saying that I have been coming here for a few years now. I love this place and I can't put my finger on the exact reason. Maybe it's the food, that looks small but leaves you full, that empties your wallet but fills you with a good conscience. Maybe it's from the amazing atmosphere to the attentive service. It's also definitly the desserts and the wine. It's extremely overpriced for some dishes, and perfect for others. The menu changes seasonally, so it's pointless to list what I like. But the Ice Cream (Vegan and Raw!) Sundae seems to be a regular item, and thank you for that. Better than any dairy based dessert I have ever tried. The corn tamales entree was extremely mouth watering as well.

I would recommend making reservations since this place is usually packed as soon as their doors open. That seems to be the only bad thing - even if it happens to be empty and you don't have a reservation, good luck getting seated. The hostess acts like she's doing you a favor. But the waiters are very nice and I always left happy.

Pros: Menu, Ambience, Service

Cons: Price, Too crowded

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I love well seasoned raw food so a friend suggested it for my birthday dinner. We hadn't made reservations and there weren't any seats available, so we agreed to sit at the bar. Shockingly, throughout our meal, we were asked to move our position at the bar -- not one, not two, but THREE times. Keep in mind, we weren't at a dive bar drinking $5 drinks, we were at an expensive restaurant. The stupid bar tender who was the person to ask us to move the third time explained that he was asking us out of consideration for others at the bar. I guess we were potted plants who deserved no consideration at all. This was definitely NOT $80 well-spent. Go to other delicious vegetarian joints, the overpriced food is definitely not worth all the drama.

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★☆☆☆☆

I love well seasoned raw food so a friend suggested it for my birthday dinner. We hadn't made reservations and there weren't any seats available, so we agreed to sit at the bar. Shockingly, throughout our meal, we were asked to move our position at the bar -- not one, not two, but THREE times. Keep in mind, we weren't at a dive bar drinking $5 drinks, we were at an expensive restaurant. The stupid bar tender who was the person to ask us to move the third time explained that he was asking us out of consideration for others at the bar. I guess we were potted plants who deserved no consideration at all. This was definitely NOT $80 well-spent. Go to other delicious vegetarian joints, the overpriced food is definitely not worth all the drama.

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Friends and I went to Last night for the first time. Its extremely pricey but worth it. When I first saw the food I didn't think I'd feel full but I felt completely fulfilled. I got the zuchini flowers and I was very impressed. We also split the mint ice cream for dessert and it was unbelievable. If you aren't into raw foods or organic healthy lifestyle you might not see it the same way. I will definitely be back!!!

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★★★★★

Friends and I went to Last night for the first time. Its extremely pricey but worth it. When I first saw the food I didn't think I'd feel full but I felt completely fulfilled. I got the zuchini flowers and I was very impressed. We also split the mint ice cream for dessert and it was unbelievable. If you aren't into raw foods or organic healthy lifestyle you might not see it the same way. I will definitely be back!!!

Pros: artwork on a plate

Cons: price

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I thought the food was outstanding. Yes, it was a bit pricey but I knew that beforehand, so I don't understand people complaining about the prices. We had our meal in the garden, what a beautiful setting. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. We had the 5 course chef's choice and loved every dish that came out. Specifically, the thia wraps were fresh and the dipping sauce was wonderful. The ravioli wasn't like the real thing - it was better. The stuffed pepper and the taco were fabulous. The desserts (minted ice cream and lemon cheesecake) made me want seconds. I was afraid of leaving hungry but that didn't happen. We weren't stuffed (which is how I feel when eating the SAD) but pleasantly full, there was no stopping for pizza or something else later. The dining experince did take 2 hours, but hey, if I wanted a rushed meal then I would have gone elsewhere.

When I visit NYC again, I'll definately eat at Pure Foods again. Go and enjoy!

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★★★★★

I thought the food was outstanding. Yes, it was a bit pricey but I knew that beforehand, so I don't understand people complaining about the prices. We had our meal in the garden, what a beautiful setting. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. We had the 5 course chef's choice and loved every dish that came out. Specifically, the thia wraps were fresh and the dipping sauce was wonderful. The ravioli wasn't like the real thing - it was better. The stuffed pepper and the taco were fabulous. The desserts (minted ice cream and lemon cheesecake) made me want seconds. I was afraid of leaving hungry but that didn't happen. We weren't stuffed (which is how I feel when eating the SAD) but pleasantly full, there was no stopping for pizza or something else later. The dining experince did take 2 hours, but hey, if I wanted a rushed meal then I would have gone elsewhere.

When I visit NYC again, I'll definately eat at Pure Foods again. Go and enjoy!

Pros: Wonderful food, outstanding wait staff, garden dining, first rate place

Cons: It was pricey but it was worth it.

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I have been to PURE a few times over the years and have always been impressed. Last night changed my mind forever. First our waiter told us the wine we ordered was out of stock, but then he took about 20 minutes to get our second choice. The "heirloom lettuces" were bland. There was nothing special about this salad at all. For $18 I want a ?wow? in my salad. It tasted like normal lettuce with some fig sauce poured on it. Ick. We didn?t even finish it ? and it was super small! One bite was enough. The next course took forever to prepare - how long does it take to "prepare" raw food? It was not especially crowded but we waited for about 40 minutes before our next courses came. My friend?s "truffled" ravioli with asparagus had SLIVERS of white asparagus and not hint of truffle at all! My saag paneer was some spinach in a suace and a rice with radishes. The presentation was lacking and the food was super bland. We left HUNGRY and went for pizza - after spending $125 for two people! Finally, the bathroom was in horrible shape- no toilet paper and piles of paper towels all over the floor as if no one had been in there to clean up for hours! We will NOT go back again. It is overpriced and lack luster.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to PURE a few times over the years and have always been impressed. Last night changed my mind forever. First our waiter told us the wine we ordered was out of stock, but then he took about 20 minutes to get our second choice. The "heirloom lettuces" were bland. There was nothing special about this salad at all. For $18 I want a ?wow? in my salad. It tasted like normal lettuce with some fig sauce poured on it. Ick. We didn?t even finish it ? and it was super small! One bite was enough. The next course took forever to prepare - how long does it take to "prepare" raw food? It was not especially crowded but we waited for about 40 minutes before our next courses came. My friend?s "truffled" ravioli with asparagus had SLIVERS of white asparagus and not hint of truffle at all! My saag paneer was some spinach in a suace and a rice with radishes. The presentation was lacking and the food was super bland. We left HUNGRY and went for pizza - after spending $125 for two people! Finally, the bathroom was in horrible shape- no toilet paper and piles of paper towels all over the floor as if no one had been in there to clean up for hours! We will NOT go back again. It is overpriced and lack luster.

Pros: interestingly prepared raw food

Cons: very expensive, bland food, uninspired, bad service

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Was @ PF&W earlier tonight. The asparagus sushi was more than I could ask for, and the Indian main course my waiter recommended really changed my opinions regarding Indian food. The tiramisu was delicious, so much better than the Italian original in that it was very light. My bill came out as $60 though, and I didn't order any drinks. I can understand the appetizer and main course ranging from 14-25, but the tiramisu was truly overpriced, even though it was really good. (alternative: try buchon bakery at time warner mall for dessert instead)

Oh, and as a last note, the garden is nice, but you might want to opt out when it's chilly, since they don't start those umbrella heaters til it gets really cold or something

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★★★★☆

Was @ PF&W earlier tonight. The asparagus sushi was more than I could ask for, and the Indian main course my waiter recommended really changed my opinions regarding Indian food. The tiramisu was delicious, so much better than the Italian original in that it was very light. My bill came out as $60 though, and I didn't order any drinks. I can understand the appetizer and main course ranging from 14-25, but the tiramisu was truly overpriced, even though it was really good. (alternative: try buchon bakery at time warner mall for dessert instead)

Oh, and as a last note, the garden is nice, but you might want to opt out when it's chilly, since they don't start those umbrella heaters til it gets really cold or something

Pros: Good food, organic, ambiance, vegan, cooking methods(using dehydrator), HOT WAIT STAFFS(did they hire all the gay bar bartenders or something?),

Cons: the price was just AWFUL

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It's unique places like these that make me glad I live in New York City. I'm not vegan or even vegetarian, but I do value a wholesome meal...especially when it tastes like this! My best friends and I had a great time sitting in the corner of this restaurant, which was busy but still managed to have a great ambience. I got the lasagna, which I've heard is one of their signature dishes and it was so good it FELT good. All of my friends tried different things and they were all happy with their dishes. We also got a couple of great bottles of wine to go with the meal--the selection was pretty diverse. Of course, it's a pricier meal...but I think every so often this is the type of thing you absolutely have to treat yourself to.

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★★★★★

It's unique places like these that make me glad I live in New York City. I'm not vegan or even vegetarian, but I do value a wholesome meal...especially when it tastes like this! My best friends and I had a great time sitting in the corner of this restaurant, which was busy but still managed to have a great ambience. I got the lasagna, which I've heard is one of their signature dishes and it was so good it FELT good. All of my friends tried different things and they were all happy with their dishes. We also got a couple of great bottles of wine to go with the meal--the selection was pretty diverse. Of course, it's a pricier meal...but I think every so often this is the type of thing you absolutely have to treat yourself to.

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OMG!!! I love the food, the staff and the ambience. Everyone is friendly and more important the food is AWESOME. I am new to "raw" food and was not disappointed. From the Spicy Thai Wrap to the Zuchini Lasagne you can not go wrong. I should also add the patrons were just as lovely. Overall just a great place to eat. People may complain about pricing but I would implore those who look at the immediate cost to look long term. I'd rather pay for a great meal that saves the planet, tastes great and is good for you than a meal the is only about immediate gratification.

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★★★★★

OMG!!! I love the food, the staff and the ambience. Everyone is friendly and more important the food is AWESOME. I am new to "raw" food and was not disappointed. From the Spicy Thai Wrap to the Zuchini Lasagne you can not go wrong. I should also add the patrons were just as lovely. Overall just a great place to eat. People may complain about pricing but I would implore those who look at the immediate cost to look long term. I'd rather pay for a great meal that saves the planet, tastes great and is good for you than a meal the is only about immediate gratification.

Pros: Fresh food, great service, amazing drinks

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I went here on a date and it was spectacular. The food was amazing and so was the white sangria. The service was excellent and so was the ambiance. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to vegan lovers or anyone who would like to experience the raw food cuisine. Eating at this restaurant made me realize that raw food is not just about sticking a carrot in your mouth. It's about the experience and the different ways you can eat raw but with consistency. Just be prepared to pay good money for vegetables.

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★★★★☆

I went here on a date and it was spectacular. The food was amazing and so was the white sangria. The service was excellent and so was the ambiance. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to vegan lovers or anyone who would like to experience the raw food cuisine. Eating at this restaurant made me realize that raw food is not just about sticking a carrot in your mouth. It's about the experience and the different ways you can eat raw but with consistency. Just be prepared to pay good money for vegetables.

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I'll state that I'm not a vegan or raw food enthusiast, so my choices are broader. That said, the meal was unimpressive and greatly overpriced. We started with the crustini and salad rolls. Both were approximately $15 each, miniscule, and lacked flavor, aside from salt. We then moved on to the lasagna and ravioli. The sundried tomato spread on the lasagna was very tasty, but the primary flavors were oil and salt. Similar for the ravioli, which was smaller than most starters at a restaurant. The sake-based cocktails had to be sent back, though the wine selection was vast. Overall, this was a rough experience and obscenely priced for the quality and quantity. Again - Just an omnivore's perspective.

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★★☆☆☆

I'll state that I'm not a vegan or raw food enthusiast, so my choices are broader. That said, the meal was unimpressive and greatly overpriced. We started with the crustini and salad rolls. Both were approximately $15 each, miniscule, and lacked flavor, aside from salt. We then moved on to the lasagna and ravioli. The sundried tomato spread on the lasagna was very tasty, but the primary flavors were oil and salt. Similar for the ravioli, which was smaller than most starters at a restaurant. The sake-based cocktails had to be sent back, though the wine selection was vast. Overall, this was a rough experience and obscenely priced for the quality and quantity. Again - Just an omnivore's perspective.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Quantity of food, lack of flavor, PRICE

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My husband and I recently dined at the restaurant only to feel hungry and broke before we even left the place. We are not vegan or even vegetarian but don't mind a meatless night out every now and again. We heard about the reviews, well the only thing online was Howard Stern talking about how hot the owner was, if that says anything about the food please let me know! The only bottle of wine under 34 bucks was not so bad but forget ordering by the glass if you want to have money left over the meal. Speaking of the meal, I must have missed it on my plate. I vaguely remeber something tasting a lot like the salt we have on our table at home but did not taste the wonderful garden fresh vegetables or variety of nuts used to make "cheese". I could have taken the excess oil to use in my bio-diesal car and still have plenty of fuel to go far from this place. Long story short, overpriced, poor quality.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I recently dined at the restaurant only to feel hungry and broke before we even left the place. We are not vegan or even vegetarian but don't mind a meatless night out every now and again. We heard about the reviews, well the only thing online was Howard Stern talking about how hot the owner was, if that says anything about the food please let me know! The only bottle of wine under 34 bucks was not so bad but forget ordering by the glass if you want to have money left over the meal. Speaking of the meal, I must have missed it on my plate. I vaguely remeber something tasting a lot like the salt we have on our table at home but did not taste the wonderful garden fresh vegetables or variety of nuts used to make "cheese". I could have taken the excess oil to use in my bio-diesal car and still have plenty of fuel to go far from this place. Long story short, overpriced, poor quality.

Pros: ambience

Cons: everything but the pros

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My girlfriends and I planned a once in a lifetime dinner at Pure Food and Wine because I raved about how much I loved it. The event had been planned for months because to coordinate 5 busy schedules is always a chore. Our party included two of my best friends, one of their moms and her mom?s best friend. The five of us were having a wonderful time, getting to know one-and-other, laughing and sharing stories on the patio. We were enjoying the wine, food, and the memorable night that was being created when it took a turn for the worst. The moms went to the bathroom and when they returned the manager came over and cut them off from their wine without warning. She even went as far as to pour their wine into our glasses. Yes, the moms were giggling and having a good time but they were not at all drunk or disturbing anyone. Eventually, one member of our party was so insulted that she left and the staff presented us with a $500 bill, happy that our 5th stormed off. As you would imagine, we were pretty disappointed about how that night ended because of the anticipation that went into planning that evening, plus it being my favorite restaurant in which I've brought numerous people too in the past. The worst part about it is that two of the members of our party reached out to the management to discuss the incident and they were in no way shape or form willing to make-up for the mistreatment. They sided with the staff.

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★★☆☆☆

My girlfriends and I planned a once in a lifetime dinner at Pure Food and Wine because I raved about how much I loved it. The event had been planned for months because to coordinate 5 busy schedules is always a chore. Our party included two of my best friends, one of their moms and her mom?s best friend. The five of us were having a wonderful time, getting to know one-and-other, laughing and sharing stories on the patio. We were enjoying the wine, food, and the memorable night that was being created when it took a turn for the worst. The moms went to the bathroom and when they returned the manager came over and cut them off from their wine without warning. She even went as far as to pour their wine into our glasses. Yes, the moms were giggling and having a good time but they were not at all drunk or disturbing anyone. Eventually, one member of our party was so insulted that she left and the staff presented us with a $500 bill, happy that our 5th stormed off. As you would imagine, we were pretty disappointed about how that night ended because of the anticipation that went into planning that evening, plus it being my favorite restaurant in which I've brought numerous people too in the past. The worst part about it is that two of the members of our party reached out to the management to discuss the incident and they were in no way shape or form willing to make-up for the mistreatment. They sided with the staff.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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I found this cozy little restaurant by chance. I was looking for a "nice" place to take somebody and this seemed like the right one. It was again by chance that I ended up in a vegan restaurant, but being vegetarian this was a pleasant surprise. Given that I've been vegetarian for years and that I've eaten in 4 other vegan restaurant in NYC, I can safely say that while the food was good it was not excellent at all. I saw people disappointed about strips of nori on their salad, I was disappointed by my lasagna being just a pile veggies with no actual pasta layers, there was no bread or other carbohydrate whatsoever and this is NOT advertised outside. We ordered Pinot Grigio by the glass and the waitress, in a non apologetic way, said they don't serve it "by the glass", she didn't offer an explanation or an alternative.

The experience was over all bad enough that I know won't go back or recommend it. Further it was made worse by a painfully slow service and a 3 digit bill for a dinner that left me wanting for more.

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★★☆☆☆

I found this cozy little restaurant by chance. I was looking for a "nice" place to take somebody and this seemed like the right one. It was again by chance that I ended up in a vegan restaurant, but being vegetarian this was a pleasant surprise. Given that I've been vegetarian for years and that I've eaten in 4 other vegan restaurant in NYC, I can safely say that while the food was good it was not excellent at all. I saw people disappointed about strips of nori on their salad, I was disappointed by my lasagna being just a pile veggies with no actual pasta layers, there was no bread or other carbohydrate whatsoever and this is NOT advertised outside. We ordered Pinot Grigio by the glass and the waitress, in a non apologetic way, said they don't serve it "by the glass", she didn't offer an explanation or an alternative.

The experience was over all bad enough that I know won't go back or recommend it. Further it was made worse by a painfully slow service and a 3 digit bill for a dinner that left me wanting for more.

Pros: ambience

Cons: poor service, overpriced, no bread!

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Great service - we counted four people serving us. The manager came out and talked to us as well.
Great seating - we sat in the large courtyard sitting area with trees and such, very friendly atmosphere.
Great food - we ordered the 5 dishes sampler, next time we will order the ravioli, lasagna & sundae
Time to serve - the whole meal took an hour and a half to complete. As SOME people know, raw food actually takes longer to prepare.
Overall - I live in the city and go out all the time preferring trendy and unusual. This is the new favorite.

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★★★★★

Great service - we counted four people serving us. The manager came out and talked to us as well.
Great seating - we sat in the large courtyard sitting area with trees and such, very friendly atmosphere.
Great food - we ordered the 5 dishes sampler, next time we will order the ravioli, lasagna & sundae
Time to serve - the whole meal took an hour and a half to complete. As SOME people know, raw food actually takes longer to prepare.
Overall - I live in the city and go out all the time preferring trendy and unusual. This is the new favorite.

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Anyone reading this should know that I am the type of person who receives a call a day from friends wanting a restaurant suggestion. I guess they feel I know what I'm doing? I am also an above average cook and a serious foodie. I knew about Pure Food and Wine but never went for whatever reason. While I appreciate raw, it isn't something that I would necessarily seek out in a restaurant, but more for eating at home. Someone that I was planning a night out with suggested we try it. Lo and behold it was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences I've had in quite sometime. We sat outside in the garden, one of the most beautiful al fresco dining experiences I've had in New York. There is enough room between tables that you never feel like others can listen in, a rarity in NY. The service, from the very well informed bartender, the friendly hostess, and most of all our servers were all very professional and knowledgeable. Enjoying a restaurant like Pure Food and Wine has as much to do with ones openess to new experiences as it does the food, service and decor itself. I found the lasagna to be thrilling, the shittake mushroom appetizer was bursting with flavor and intensity, the micro green salad delicious and artichoke blossoms all equally as good. Last but not least, the dessert we had was sublime. The restaurant is pricey for sure, but delivering raw vegetarian food of this quality is no easy task, and I felt it was priced reasonably compared to other fine New York restauarants. My only complaint is that the wine list should have a few more bottles under $40. Go to Pure Food and Wine and be thrilled.

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★★★★★

Anyone reading this should know that I am the type of person who receives a call a day from friends wanting a restaurant suggestion. I guess they feel I know what I'm doing? I am also an above average cook and a serious foodie. I knew about Pure Food and Wine but never went for whatever reason. While I appreciate raw, it isn't something that I would necessarily seek out in a restaurant, but more for eating at home. Someone that I was planning a night out with suggested we try it. Lo and behold it was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences I've had in quite sometime. We sat outside in the garden, one of the most beautiful al fresco dining experiences I've had in New York. There is enough room between tables that you never feel like others can listen in, a rarity in NY. The service, from the very well informed bartender, the friendly hostess, and most of all our servers were all very professional and knowledgeable. Enjoying a restaurant like Pure Food and Wine has as much to do with ones openess to new experiences as it does the food, service and decor itself. I found the lasagna to be thrilling, the shittake mushroom appetizer was bursting with flavor and intensity, the micro green salad delicious and artichoke blossoms all equally as good. Last but not least, the dessert we had was sublime. The restaurant is pricey for sure, but delivering raw vegetarian food of this quality is no easy task, and I felt it was priced reasonably compared to other fine New York restauarants. My only complaint is that the wine list should have a few more bottles under $40. Go to Pure Food and Wine and be thrilled.

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Food was awesome. If I didn't know it was a raw restaurant, I wouldn't have noticed that the sushi roll was raw. Also had the lasagne and hands down, beats any real lasagne anytime.

The only thing I have to rate this place against a 5 star is the service. It was 2 hours before we were able to leave, and that was without dessert (which we wanted to try, but seriously, we couldn't sit through another god-knows-how-long before dessert was served). And it wasn't like we went during prime time; the place was about 1/2 filled -- I have no idea why it should take them so long to serve us our food (considering most things there are served raw, too!) As for our server, she started out super friendly, then turned somewhat bitchy for no apparent reason. We typically tip 20% when we eat out, and I didn't even want to leave her the minimum standard of 15%.
Despite the poor service, I will still go back because the food was really that good. What are the chances of the same girl serving us again?!

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★★★★☆

Food was awesome. If I didn't know it was a raw restaurant, I wouldn't have noticed that the sushi roll was raw. Also had the lasagne and hands down, beats any real lasagne anytime.

The only thing I have to rate this place against a 5 star is the service. It was 2 hours before we were able to leave, and that was without dessert (which we wanted to try, but seriously, we couldn't sit through another god-knows-how-long before dessert was served). And it wasn't like we went during prime time; the place was about 1/2 filled -- I have no idea why it should take them so long to serve us our food (considering most things there are served raw, too!) As for our server, she started out super friendly, then turned somewhat bitchy for no apparent reason. We typically tip 20% when we eat out, and I didn't even want to leave her the minimum standard of 15%.
Despite the poor service, I will still go back because the food was really that good. What are the chances of the same girl serving us again?!

Pros: Food, ambience, location

Cons: Service

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I love eating out but I'm trying to eat healthier, so Pure seemed like a good choice. I went on the spur of the moment with a friend on Saturday night (early - around 6:30) with no reservation, and we were seated immediately. It did seem odd that there is no set tasting menu - they brought each of us different things for each course. But we're adventurous, and I told him that there was one item on the menu that I didn't want, which he said was fine. I thought everything was amazing - and I can't imagine what people are talking about with the small portions. We were stuffed after the tasting menu, and the entrees going to other tables looked pretty sizable. The "pastas" - lasagna and kalamata olive ravioli - were my favorites. Tamarind "ice cream" was sweet and creamy with wonderful flavor. Service was not outstanding, but it was fine - I do wish the servers knew more about how the menu items are made. But they were prompt and attentive. I plan to make this a regular place to visit.

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★★★★★

I love eating out but I'm trying to eat healthier, so Pure seemed like a good choice. I went on the spur of the moment with a friend on Saturday night (early - around 6:30) with no reservation, and we were seated immediately. It did seem odd that there is no set tasting menu - they brought each of us different things for each course. But we're adventurous, and I told him that there was one item on the menu that I didn't want, which he said was fine. I thought everything was amazing - and I can't imagine what people are talking about with the small portions. We were stuffed after the tasting menu, and the entrees going to other tables looked pretty sizable. The "pastas" - lasagna and kalamata olive ravioli - were my favorites. Tamarind "ice cream" was sweet and creamy with wonderful flavor. Service was not outstanding, but it was fine - I do wish the servers knew more about how the menu items are made. But they were prompt and attentive. I plan to make this a regular place to visit.

Pros: Pastas, ice cream, wine list

Cons: Less-than-knowledgeable servers

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The title pretty much sums it up. I went here with my wife a few days after we completed the "Master Cleanse", so I was really excited to go out and eat a healthy, guilt-free meal. We arrived early for our reservation and we promptly seated. This was the extent of the pleasant service experience. The actual restaurant is beautifully designed. There is a very attractive crowd/wait staff. It felt like an exclusive club. If the meal were to stop right here, we would have had a fantastic evening. We ordered a drink each of a Raspberry Sunrise or whatever they call it, which is a berry puree with lemon, mint, and sake. It wasn't good, whatever it was. For two of them, it was $28. OK.. fine.. So we then select the tasting menu for $59 each. As a food guy, I wasn't intimidated by the price at all. My problem is that the waitress would/could not tell us what was on the menu. Who knows what you'll get. Despite the lack of knowing what you will get, we decided to order it anyway and take a chance. The food was good. The portions were teeny. You basically get one bite of food per item. This is made worse by the fact that the "courses" are spaced out about one per half hour. You can't give someone 1 ravioli and then not return to the table for 30 minutes. It was ridiculous. Furthermore, they keep your wine behind the bar and you have to rely on the dizzy staff to pour it for you. The wine was, however, very good and $49 isn't too bad either. Dessert was miserable. I had the Passion Fruit what not. It was entirely too tart and actually took away from the meal. We had an additional glass of wine. Our 7pm reservation ended at 10:45 and we left starving. Our bill? $300!!! I have eaten at many restaurants in this city and paid well more than that for a meal, but I have never left this hungry or this unsatisfied. My wife refused to let me grab a burger on the way home. Instead, we went down to Trader Joe's and grabbed some organic fruit to fill up on. Now that was a bargain!

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★★★☆☆

The title pretty much sums it up. I went here with my wife a few days after we completed the "Master Cleanse", so I was really excited to go out and eat a healthy, guilt-free meal. We arrived early for our reservation and we promptly seated. This was the extent of the pleasant service experience. The actual restaurant is beautifully designed. There is a very attractive crowd/wait staff. It felt like an exclusive club. If the meal were to stop right here, we would have had a fantastic evening. We ordered a drink each of a Raspberry Sunrise or whatever they call it, which is a berry puree with lemon, mint, and sake. It wasn't good, whatever it was. For two of them, it was $28. OK.. fine.. So we then select the tasting menu for $59 each. As a food guy, I wasn't intimidated by the price at all. My problem is that the waitress would/could not tell us what was on the menu. Who knows what you'll get. Despite the lack of knowing what you will get, we decided to order it anyway and take a chance. The food was good. The portions were teeny. You basically get one bite of food per item. This is made worse by the fact that the "courses" are spaced out about one per half hour. You can't give someone 1 ravioli and then not return to the table for 30 minutes. It was ridiculous. Furthermore, they keep your wine behind the bar and you have to rely on the dizzy staff to pour it for you. The wine was, however, very good and $49 isn't too bad either. Dessert was miserable. I had the Passion Fruit what not. It was entirely too tart and actually took away from the meal. We had an additional glass of wine. Our 7pm reservation ended at 10:45 and we left starving. Our bill? $300!!! I have eaten at many restaurants in this city and paid well more than that for a meal, but I have never left this hungry or this unsatisfied. My wife refused to let me grab a burger on the way home. Instead, we went down to Trader Joe's and grabbed some organic fruit to fill up on. Now that was a bargain!

Pros: Great Scene

Cons: Portions, Service, VALUE!

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My first experience with raw/vegan/organic was Juliano's Raw in Santa Monica. I feared it would be difficult to find anything as good on the East Coast until I tried Pure Food and Wine. Pure Food surpassed Juliano's with more creative choices, and unrivaled flavors. I've had the Chili Lime Tortilla Wraps, and Chanterell and Kalamata Olive Ravioli. Both were incredible experiences. The ravioli left me hungry, though, with only about 5 ravioli's on the plate, so I opted for a dessert. I had a chocolate brownie with 'ice cream' made from avocado. It was rich, fulfilling and just sweet enough without beeing over the top. I'm not sure I would recommend Pure Food as your first experience with raw food as it will certainly spoil you. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but in my mind worth it. Just try to accomplish what they do at home - a monumental challenge, and that is what makes it such a treat. The atmosphere is perfect for a date or romantic dinner, and they also have outdoor dining in the summer in the back. It is hard to beat gourmet food that is so good for you.

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★★★★★

My first experience with raw/vegan/organic was Juliano's Raw in Santa Monica. I feared it would be difficult to find anything as good on the East Coast until I tried Pure Food and Wine. Pure Food surpassed Juliano's with more creative choices, and unrivaled flavors. I've had the Chili Lime Tortilla Wraps, and Chanterell and Kalamata Olive Ravioli. Both were incredible experiences. The ravioli left me hungry, though, with only about 5 ravioli's on the plate, so I opted for a dessert. I had a chocolate brownie with 'ice cream' made from avocado. It was rich, fulfilling and just sweet enough without beeing over the top. I'm not sure I would recommend Pure Food as your first experience with raw food as it will certainly spoil you. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but in my mind worth it. Just try to accomplish what they do at home - a monumental challenge, and that is what makes it such a treat. The atmosphere is perfect for a date or romantic dinner, and they also have outdoor dining in the summer in the back. It is hard to beat gourmet food that is so good for you.

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Because I am a foodie, and I can cook like a chef, I am 80-100% organic, I feel my review can be respected. I have eaten at many of the other New York organic restaurants and Pure Food and Wine stands alone as the best by a mile. Try the Napoleon of Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Chanterelles and Kalamata olive Ravioli, whit corn tamales, ANYTHING on the menu. Or for a real treat, as a group of four of us did, go for the five course tasting menu. It will the best organic vegan dinner in New York. I promise.

2
★★★★★

Because I am a foodie, and I can cook like a chef, I am 80-100% organic, I feel my review can be respected. I have eaten at many of the other New York organic restaurants and Pure Food and Wine stands alone as the best by a mile. Try the Napoleon of Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Chanterelles and Kalamata olive Ravioli, whit corn tamales, ANYTHING on the menu. Or for a real treat, as a group of four of us did, go for the five course tasting menu. It will the best organic vegan dinner in New York. I promise.

Pros: Bold Flavors, Attentive Service, and Beautiful Ambiance

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I'm planning a trip out to NYC and am disappointed with some of the reviews. Being a stickler for good....no, excellent service, I think I'll steer away from this place. This restaurant has way too many bad reviews for my taste.

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★★☆☆☆

I'm planning a trip out to NYC and am disappointed with some of the reviews. Being a stickler for good....no, excellent service, I think I'll steer away from this place. This restaurant has way too many bad reviews for my taste.

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I felt that the service was mediocre first of all (a little slow, unattending and instead of tamales i got the portobello mushroom- which was so good) - The food kind of overpriced but really Good and pure, and the dessert unreasonably expensive- $15 for a tiramisu?? Amazing (super expensive -$45) chilled sake. Overall: a good dining experience, nice environment and nice music- our meal for two with 2 bottles of Sake came out to $220 shock but it's been worth it! I'd go back...next month :) !!

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★★★★☆

I felt that the service was mediocre first of all (a little slow, unattending and instead of tamales i got the portobello mushroom- which was so good) - The food kind of overpriced but really Good and pure, and the dessert unreasonably expensive- $15 for a tiramisu?? Amazing (super expensive -$45) chilled sake. Overall: a good dining experience, nice environment and nice music- our meal for two with 2 bottles of Sake came out to $220 shock but it's been worth it! I'd go back...next month :) !!

Pros: earthy menu, fine tastes, cool interior

Cons: amateur service, expensive, too loud

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This was a great place. Highly recommended even from someone who enjoys downing a steak at Peter Luger.

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★★★★★

This was a great place. Highly recommended even from someone who enjoys downing a steak at Peter Luger.

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Not that I'm a restaurant critic, but I and my 2 friends who had dinner here recently have been working in restaurants in several cities (including NYC) for years, and currently work at one of the most popular new arrivals (not to be mentioned here). I arrived with expectations, after previously having had sangrita on the patio this summer and having seen the restaurant profiled on several local cable shows. It was a birthday dinner for my sister, who has been vegan for several years. We were severely disappointed.
The specialty cocktails are all made with sake, with no other type of liqour (unless it is not mentioned on the cocktail menu.) One of us really loved the Mojito while one of us wondered, after having recently done the Master Cleanse, why there would ACTUALLY be a martini replicating it...
The menus LOOKED interesting enough, and we ordered appetizers and entrees for all. Myself, being a truffle junkie, was over-enthusiastic about the truffle cream tart. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. My guests were not enthusiastic about the cauliflour samosas or the vegetable bean wrap thingy with spicey sauce. Our entrees were the lasangna, the olive raviolis, and some kind of enchilada dish with avacado and mole. If the sizes were not disappointing enough, the tastes certainly were. The raviolis were each a square inch in size), the lasagana tasted like cold pizza, and the enchiladas had a very strange way of sticking to your teeth that you could not remove them. We laughed about it, but it really wasn't that funny.
The service was average and unknowledgable. This place was ridiculously overpriced and the idea has been executed in a most pretentious style. We left hungry, unsatisfied, and proceeded to another restaurant for more drinks and food to satiate our palate. Will NOT come back and will NOT recommend. In fact, we have already NOT recommended to at least 20 other people "in the biz" and have heard several similar complaints.

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★★☆☆☆

Not that I'm a restaurant critic, but I and my 2 friends who had dinner here recently have been working in restaurants in several cities (including NYC) for years, and currently work at one of the most popular new arrivals (not to be mentioned here). I arrived with expectations, after previously having had sangrita on the patio this summer and having seen the restaurant profiled on several local cable shows. It was a birthday dinner for my sister, who has been vegan for several years. We were severely disappointed.
The specialty cocktails are all made with sake, with no other type of liqour (unless it is not mentioned on the cocktail menu.) One of us really loved the Mojito while one of us wondered, after having recently done the Master Cleanse, why there would ACTUALLY be a martini replicating it...
The menus LOOKED interesting enough, and we ordered appetizers and entrees for all. Myself, being a truffle junkie, was over-enthusiastic about the truffle cream tart. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. My guests were not enthusiastic about the cauliflour samosas or the vegetable bean wrap thingy with spicey sauce. Our entrees were the lasangna, the olive raviolis, and some kind of enchilada dish with avacado and mole. If the sizes were not disappointing enough, the tastes certainly were. The raviolis were each a square inch in size), the lasagana tasted like cold pizza, and the enchiladas had a very strange way of sticking to your teeth that you could not remove them. We laughed about it, but it really wasn't that funny.
The service was average and unknowledgable. This place was ridiculously overpriced and the idea has been executed in a most pretentious style. We left hungry, unsatisfied, and proceeded to another restaurant for more drinks and food to satiate our palate. Will NOT come back and will NOT recommend. In fact, we have already NOT recommended to at least 20 other people "in the biz" and have heard several similar complaints.

Pros: Ambience, Patio

Cons: Prices, Food

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I took my parents here for a nice dinner. I was intrigued by the idea of raw food becuase it is so healthy (it keeps all the enzymes and nutrition in the food). The atmosphere is beautiful, you should get reservations becuase the restaurant was full (there was a cancellation right before we got there). It has a great vibe with deep red walls and dark panelling. The hostesses were very gracious and warm and welcomed us to our first time eating raw. All the drinks are made with sake. We ordered the special drink (a sake margarita that came with an orchid floating in the glass) and a sake mojito (wonderful flavor, perfect balance) and a lemon ginger tea (try their teas! they are amazing!) Our waiter knew alot about the menu and was able to answer all our questions about the menu items. This is a great place to go if you have food allergies. We had a napolean, an endive salad with apples and vanilla bean vinagrette, and the cauliflower samosas for a first course. The napolean was absolutely delicious, you wouldn't know it was raw! The samosas were also very tasty, everything comes perfectly plated and proportioned and all of the sauces are stellar. The endive salad was a little biting for my taste, but I don't prefer sharp vegetables. For an entre we had the mushroom and olive ravioli and the white corn tamales. Again, I wouldn't have knownt that i was eating vegan and raw! Everything tasted amazing. The mole sauce on the tamales was superb. The tamales themselves had a bit too much peppers on them but my parents loved them. The ravioli was my favorite, it came with a creamy sauce and was a wonderful light but filling dish. Thats one of the great things about eating here, you feel full but not at all overstuffed and its totally guilt free! I had the peppermint sundae for dessert and it was awesome! I dont know how they make ice cream so delicious without milk!! If you have a chance, go to Pure Food and Wine, you won't regret it!

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★★★★★

I took my parents here for a nice dinner. I was intrigued by the idea of raw food becuase it is so healthy (it keeps all the enzymes and nutrition in the food). The atmosphere is beautiful, you should get reservations becuase the restaurant was full (there was a cancellation right before we got there). It has a great vibe with deep red walls and dark panelling. The hostesses were very gracious and warm and welcomed us to our first time eating raw. All the drinks are made with sake. We ordered the special drink (a sake margarita that came with an orchid floating in the glass) and a sake mojito (wonderful flavor, perfect balance) and a lemon ginger tea (try their teas! they are amazing!) Our waiter knew alot about the menu and was able to answer all our questions about the menu items. This is a great place to go if you have food allergies. We had a napolean, an endive salad with apples and vanilla bean vinagrette, and the cauliflower samosas for a first course. The napolean was absolutely delicious, you wouldn't know it was raw! The samosas were also very tasty, everything comes perfectly plated and proportioned and all of the sauces are stellar. The endive salad was a little biting for my taste, but I don't prefer sharp vegetables. For an entre we had the mushroom and olive ravioli and the white corn tamales. Again, I wouldn't have knownt that i was eating vegan and raw! Everything tasted amazing. The mole sauce on the tamales was superb. The tamales themselves had a bit too much peppers on them but my parents loved them. The ravioli was my favorite, it came with a creamy sauce and was a wonderful light but filling dish. Thats one of the great things about eating here, you feel full but not at all overstuffed and its totally guilt free! I had the peppermint sundae for dessert and it was awesome! I dont know how they make ice cream so delicious without milk!! If you have a chance, go to Pure Food and Wine, you won't regret it!

Pros: healthy wonderful food

Cons: expensive

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my bf and i also stumbled onto this place randomly one evening and decided to grab a drink. the wine was amazing, so we decided to move to a table and try the food. this however, ended up being a mistake, not only did the food take forever to come out but was awful. i had the $24 lasagna that tasted like bad pesto cucumber salad. i wouldn't recommend eating here, but definitely try the wine and the garden was very lovely.

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★★★★☆

my bf and i also stumbled onto this place randomly one evening and decided to grab a drink. the wine was amazing, so we decided to move to a table and try the food. this however, ended up being a mistake, not only did the food take forever to come out but was awful. i had the $24 lasagna that tasted like bad pesto cucumber salad. i wouldn't recommend eating here, but definitely try the wine and the garden was very lovely.

Pros: garden and wine list

Cons: food

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My husband and I stumbled upon this place last night and since then, have been trying to figure out what karmic mistake we made to be subjected to both the terrible food and staff at this deceptively good-looking restaurant. Though neither of us are vegans, we're open-minded and enjoy a meatless meal every once in a while. However, meatless is one thing ~ completely tasteless is another. We ordered everything that people rave about ~ the lettuce wraps (which were over mangoed); the caesar (I have no idea how you can mess this up); the squash truffle pasta (bland, cold cream is something no one should have to suffer through); and the zucchini heirloom lasagna (I LOVE pesto and their stuff tasted like frozen spinach with ground-up nuts in it). To top it off, our waiter was slow-moving and absent (in presence and in mind) and the cost was far too high for a place that obviously doesn't have to pay for ovens. Or salt. Or any seasonings for that matter...

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I stumbled upon this place last night and since then, have been trying to figure out what karmic mistake we made to be subjected to both the terrible food and staff at this deceptively good-looking restaurant. Though neither of us are vegans, we're open-minded and enjoy a meatless meal every once in a while. However, meatless is one thing ~ completely tasteless is another. We ordered everything that people rave about ~ the lettuce wraps (which were over mangoed); the caesar (I have no idea how you can mess this up); the squash truffle pasta (bland, cold cream is something no one should have to suffer through); and the zucchini heirloom lasagna (I LOVE pesto and their stuff tasted like frozen spinach with ground-up nuts in it). To top it off, our waiter was slow-moving and absent (in presence and in mind) and the cost was far too high for a place that obviously doesn't have to pay for ovens. Or salt. Or any seasonings for that matter...

Pros: Mojitos

Cons: Everything else

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Pure Food and Wine is superb - well the food was superb.... you'd never actually realize the food was so good for you! All 3 courses were inventive and exceptionally tasty.... down side, despite booking ahead had to wait for 15 minutes for our table with very rude waitstaff pushing us out of the way. Once seated we ordered our drinks - despite needing to ask 3 times where they were, after 30 minutes the devine sake based cocktails arrived and were excellent. Just a shame about the lack of experience (professionalism??) of the waitstaff who seem more concerned about their looks and chatting up pretty young things rather than serving PAYING customers! Despite this, I highly recommend this place for the food and outdoor garden area.

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★★★★☆

Pure Food and Wine is superb - well the food was superb.... you'd never actually realize the food was so good for you! All 3 courses were inventive and exceptionally tasty.... down side, despite booking ahead had to wait for 15 minutes for our table with very rude waitstaff pushing us out of the way. Once seated we ordered our drinks - despite needing to ask 3 times where they were, after 30 minutes the devine sake based cocktails arrived and were excellent. Just a shame about the lack of experience (professionalism??) of the waitstaff who seem more concerned about their looks and chatting up pretty young things rather than serving PAYING customers! Despite this, I highly recommend this place for the food and outdoor garden area.

Pros: Excellent inventive food and the courtyard makes you feel like you're on vacation.

Cons: Staff are SLOW and Self Absorbed

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I have to admit that Pure Food and Wine ranks as one of my favorite vegan restaurants in terms of food and creativity, if only it had the service to match. Given the price of an average meal, I was very unimpressed with both the attitude of the servers and the lack of attentivness. While pretentiousness is not normally one of my pet peeves, the Maitre'D went too far. I saw him yell at one couple attempting to expedite the service, and actually kick out a family of four because they had the "audacity" to ask for quicker service. It's sad to see food so good ruined by a couple of hiring mistakes.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have to admit that Pure Food and Wine ranks as one of my favorite vegan restaurants in terms of food and creativity, if only it had the service to match. Given the price of an average meal, I was very unimpressed with both the attitude of the servers and the lack of attentivness. While pretentiousness is not normally one of my pet peeves, the Maitre'D went too far. I saw him yell at one couple attempting to expedite the service, and actually kick out a family of four because they had the "audacity" to ask for quicker service. It's sad to see food so good ruined by a couple of hiring mistakes.

Pros: Excellent Food

Cons: Terrible Service

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I went here for the first time with six friends from out of town for a celebration. I was the only vegan in our party and the only one from NYC. My friends absolutely loved this restaurant. We sat out back in the garden and it was peaceful and calming in the heart of the city. Our waiter was adorable, friendly and sociable. He took the time to proudly explain all the dishes, and since we were all very interested in the recipes, he invited us to have a walk thru their kitchen. It was spectacular! Spotlessly clean and bright, with a friendly staff of chefs who seemed to love being at their jobs! Yes, I want these happy people preparing my food! We took our time and enjoyed hanging out here, tried many of the appetizers, all ordered different entrees' to have a taste of each others, then relaxed and talked while waiting for the amazing desserts to arrive. There was no sense of being hurried thru our evening. Even the owner, who happened to be there enjoying dessert at the next table, came over to say hello. Pure Food is a total sensation experience for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. Every thing was wonderful, and beautifully presented. When our bill came, not one of us was disappointed. $65 bucks each, and in NYC, that's a bargain. It was worth every penny. I'm looking forward to going again. Can't believe I've lived here my whole life and never went. Everything good you hear about Pure Food and Wine is true. Forget about the portion size complaints... there's enough food to fill you up and the meal is extremely satisfying on many levels. Worth every penny, if not more.

2
★★★★★

I went here for the first time with six friends from out of town for a celebration. I was the only vegan in our party and the only one from NYC. My friends absolutely loved this restaurant. We sat out back in the garden and it was peaceful and calming in the heart of the city. Our waiter was adorable, friendly and sociable. He took the time to proudly explain all the dishes, and since we were all very interested in the recipes, he invited us to have a walk thru their kitchen. It was spectacular! Spotlessly clean and bright, with a friendly staff of chefs who seemed to love being at their jobs! Yes, I want these happy people preparing my food! We took our time and enjoyed hanging out here, tried many of the appetizers, all ordered different entrees' to have a taste of each others, then relaxed and talked while waiting for the amazing desserts to arrive. There was no sense of being hurried thru our evening. Even the owner, who happened to be there enjoying dessert at the next table, came over to say hello. Pure Food is a total sensation experience for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. Every thing was wonderful, and beautifully presented. When our bill came, not one of us was disappointed. $65 bucks each, and in NYC, that's a bargain. It was worth every penny. I'm looking forward to going again. Can't believe I've lived here my whole life and never went. Everything good you hear about Pure Food and Wine is true. Forget about the portion size complaints... there's enough food to fill you up and the meal is extremely satisfying on many levels. Worth every penny, if not more.

Pros: The food was beautifully presented by caring staff, felt wonderfully nourishing, and tasted amazingly delicious

Cons: None that I could see. Everything was perfect.

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Ambience is almost worth the price tag, that is the outside garden area on a beautiful night. However, for the average non-vegan diner, the prices for the amount of food served (probably less than a fistful of edible grub) may be too raw. We spent $150 (this including a bottle of wine, 2 additional glasses, appetizers, and entrees) and were starving afterwards. It may be a novel experience, but don't expect heaping portions. However, the food was fresh and (somewhat) tasty, especially for vegan cuisine.

2
★★★★☆

Ambience is almost worth the price tag, that is the outside garden area on a beautiful night. However, for the average non-vegan diner, the prices for the amount of food served (probably less than a fistful of edible grub) may be too raw. We spent $150 (this including a bottle of wine, 2 additional glasses, appetizers, and entrees) and were starving afterwards. It may be a novel experience, but don't expect heaping portions. However, the food was fresh and (somewhat) tasty, especially for vegan cuisine.

Pros: Beautiful people, beautiful surroundings

Cons: Beautiful people who knew it, aloof waitstaff, no "bargain for the buck" mentality here.

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First time eating vegan/raw, did the tasting menu. Everything was amazing and fresh. Didnt love the bayleaf sorbet, but it was a good palette cleanser. Desserts and wine were the highlight, try the chocolate mint sundae and tiramisu. Servers were kind and knowledgeable and fun, we had a great time talking to them. Overall great night. Pretty expensive but worth it, will be back for sure.

2
★★★★★

First time eating vegan/raw, did the tasting menu. Everything was amazing and fresh. Didnt love the bayleaf sorbet, but it was a good palette cleanser. Desserts and wine were the highlight, try the chocolate mint sundae and tiramisu. Servers were kind and knowledgeable and fun, we had a great time talking to them. Overall great night. Pretty expensive but worth it, will be back for sure.

Pros: food quality, service, desserts and wine

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As a raw foodist, Pure is a dream. It's one of the only places we raw, vegan, 100% organics can eat guilt-free. I fequent the take-out and go to dinner every few months (can't afford more often). The food is always inventive, delicious, and perfectly portioned (unless you're accustomed to super-sizing). The ambience is great. The bills are stunning. But you can't get food like this anywhere. My bone is the service. It's awful. The wait staff are friendly, but they disappear after they take initial drink and food order. Unless you flag them down, you're on your own. On my last visit, my wine emptied after my appetizer but I was never asked if I wanted another glass. I wasn't even offered water. Appetizer plates were not cleared. We were never asked how our food was. I sincerely hope the management gets to work on this problem.

2
★★★★★

As a raw foodist, Pure is a dream. It's one of the only places we raw, vegan, 100% organics can eat guilt-free. I fequent the take-out and go to dinner every few months (can't afford more often). The food is always inventive, delicious, and perfectly portioned (unless you're accustomed to super-sizing). The ambience is great. The bills are stunning. But you can't get food like this anywhere. My bone is the service. It's awful. The wait staff are friendly, but they disappear after they take initial drink and food order. Unless you flag them down, you're on your own. On my last visit, my wine emptied after my appetizer but I was never asked if I wanted another glass. I wasn't even offered water. Appetizer plates were not cleared. We were never asked how our food was. I sincerely hope the management gets to work on this problem.

Pros: delicious food, healthy, great space

Cons: inattentive service, high prices

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I was expecting a much better dining experience. I found the menu to be apealing but the actual food was only average, while the prices seemed too high for the offerings, especially considering the size of the portions. It won't be my first choice for a healthy yet tasty experience (probably won't be my second or even third choice). Towards the end of my meal the service was extremely slow and lacking. If you decide to try this place come prepared to spend a lot of time and a lot of money.

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★★★☆☆

I was expecting a much better dining experience. I found the menu to be apealing but the actual food was only average, while the prices seemed too high for the offerings, especially considering the size of the portions. It won't be my first choice for a healthy yet tasty experience (probably won't be my second or even third choice). Towards the end of my meal the service was extremely slow and lacking. If you decide to try this place come prepared to spend a lot of time and a lot of money.

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The meals do seem skimpy compared with traditional American serving sizes. Keep in mind that the they use the freshest, organic and local ingredients. All dishes are made fresh daily, and many to order. The service is acceptional and the staff is knowledgeable about all of the dishes and the extensive organic wine selection. I could not afford to eat here everynight. But, I choose Pure when I want an awe inspiring meal in an enchanting setting.

2
★★★★★

The meals do seem skimpy compared with traditional American serving sizes. Keep in mind that the they use the freshest, organic and local ingredients. All dishes are made fresh daily, and many to order. The service is acceptional and the staff is knowledgeable about all of the dishes and the extensive organic wine selection. I could not afford to eat here everynight. But, I choose Pure when I want an awe inspiring meal in an enchanting setting.

Pros: creative dishes, healthiest food ever, great ambience

Cons: not cheap

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I love coming here. The food is incredible, the ambience is marvelous and the waitors are the cutest. What more could one ask for? After an incredible dining experience, my friends and I were pleasantly astonished when the bill arrived. We lost track of how much each item on the menu cost but had an enjoyable evening. Goes to show: every great thing has a price. My only complaint is that all the dishes have nuts & seeds, so if one is allergic to either of these, it's not the ideal restaurant.

2
★★★★★

I love coming here. The food is incredible, the ambience is marvelous and the waitors are the cutest. What more could one ask for? After an incredible dining experience, my friends and I were pleasantly astonished when the bill arrived. We lost track of how much each item on the menu cost but had an enjoyable evening. Goes to show: every great thing has a price. My only complaint is that all the dishes have nuts & seeds, so if one is allergic to either of these, it's not the ideal restaurant.

Pros: Service, Food, Atmosphere

Cons: Price

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We knew based on other reviews here that it would be expensive, but as a novelty we wanted to try it. It was definitely worth having an unusual experience (thai roll ups and the lasagna are must haves!). But we each got an appetizer, an entree and a dessert, along with 2 cocktails each and the bill was $162. It was insane. If you want to try it, I'd skip the $13 drinks (or save them for another time when you come just for drinks). That would cut down on the price. But for what you get, and how not-full you are when you leave, the price is way too hefty to come more than once or twice a year -- if that.

2
★★★★☆

We knew based on other reviews here that it would be expensive, but as a novelty we wanted to try it. It was definitely worth having an unusual experience (thai roll ups and the lasagna are must haves!). But we each got an appetizer, an entree and a dessert, along with 2 cocktails each and the bill was $162. It was insane. If you want to try it, I'd skip the $13 drinks (or save them for another time when you come just for drinks). That would cut down on the price. But for what you get, and how not-full you are when you leave, the price is way too hefty to come more than once or twice a year -- if that.

Pros: very healthy, very creative, very tasty

Cons: sooo expensive

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...the concept is hard for most to get...live food.. however after experiencing it, one can not denie what the live, organic, vegan ingredients do to your senses--it's pure abundence for your body and spirit. The portions are not 'traditional' American-super -size, it's not neccessary, each slow bite is so gradifying and full of flavor, your left content and happy rather weighed down and full. Non-vegans will be graciously surprised!

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★★★★★

...the concept is hard for most to get...live food.. however after experiencing it, one can not denie what the live, organic, vegan ingredients do to your senses--it's pure abundence for your body and spirit. The portions are not 'traditional' American-super -size, it's not neccessary, each slow bite is so gradifying and full of flavor, your left content and happy rather weighed down and full. Non-vegans will be graciously surprised!

Pros: knowledgeable staff, lovely setting, amazing food and wine

Cons: pricey but worth it

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If you care at all about the quality of food you eat (organic food that energizes you and makes your taste buds explode), then Pure Food & Wine is a must try. I was leery because of previous reviews I'd read re: bad value....But after sharing a few dishes with a friend, and being absolutely enthralled with each dish (it's the kind of food that makes you stop and chew and savor), my opinion is that this place is not only the best raw food restaurant in NYC, but it's also a top restaurant in general. Anyone who disses this place obviously isn't in touch with the essence of food and the way it's supposed to make us feel... (Looking forward to going back!)

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★★★★★

If you care at all about the quality of food you eat (organic food that energizes you and makes your taste buds explode), then Pure Food & Wine is a must try. I was leery because of previous reviews I'd read re: bad value....But after sharing a few dishes with a friend, and being absolutely enthralled with each dish (it's the kind of food that makes you stop and chew and savor), my opinion is that this place is not only the best raw food restaurant in NYC, but it's also a top restaurant in general. Anyone who disses this place obviously isn't in touch with the essence of food and the way it's supposed to make us feel... (Looking forward to going back!)

Pros: amazing flavors, nice presentation, cool atmosphere

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I thought the food was good, but there was a definite sameness to everything that I had -- I don't know if that's due to the use of too many of the same spices, or if I just happened to pick things that were similar. I enjoyed going, was impressed by the ingenuity, but found myself hungry again within an hour of leaving. Definitely worth trying but I don't know that I'd go regularly.

2
★★★★☆

I thought the food was good, but there was a definite sameness to everything that I had -- I don't know if that's due to the use of too many of the same spices, or if I just happened to pick things that were similar. I enjoyed going, was impressed by the ingenuity, but found myself hungry again within an hour of leaving. Definitely worth trying but I don't know that I'd go regularly.

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I stumbled upon Pure Food and Wine when looking for a place to bring friends visiting from Europe for tea. Not knowing about the restaurant beforehand, we felt compelled to try at least a few of the dishes in addition to our teas once we learned about it. The teas were extremely interesting; I highly recommend going there around 3pm or 4pm for tea and dessert over any cafe. Our dishes were equally tasty, however quite small. The pricing was not unreasonable by any means for New York, $20-$25 for an entree, but it would be impossible for anyone to order that alone and leave feeling satiated. Nonetheless, the food was different and I will likely return.

2
★★★★☆

I stumbled upon Pure Food and Wine when looking for a place to bring friends visiting from Europe for tea. Not knowing about the restaurant beforehand, we felt compelled to try at least a few of the dishes in addition to our teas once we learned about it. The teas were extremely interesting; I highly recommend going there around 3pm or 4pm for tea and dessert over any cafe. Our dishes were equally tasty, however quite small. The pricing was not unreasonable by any means for New York, $20-$25 for an entree, but it would be impossible for anyone to order that alone and leave feeling satiated. Nonetheless, the food was different and I will likely return.

Pros: Interesting Food, Nice Atmosphere

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