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Pure Food and Wine
Posted by adriana on 06/12/2005
My boyfriend and i ate here for the first time last night - there is no better vegetarian restaurant in new york city. The room gets very crowded, but the servers were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I had the squash blossoms with macadamia cheese and was beyond impressed. It can be expensive, especially if you drink the sake cocktails, but well worth it.
Posted by I Like Veggies on 05/29/2005
I actually like to eat vegetables (though not a veg head). I have to agree with the previous review. My entree tasted like a mushy salad, albeit way overpriced. If you stick to the basics- salads- they do pretty ok- but that's not the point of coming here. This restaurant gives veggies a bad name which is a shame- if you treat them right, they can be really yummy.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/24/2005
I am not a vegetarian, vegan or "rawie"- but I am open minded, and actually was fascinated when a vegan friend invited me to eat here. While the presentations and combinations of food were interesting- that's all I can give it- it was "interesting"...perhaps I am biased, but it is hard to make yummy full meals out of raw food. I kept wishing that my "marinated" veggies were cooked. Hopefully this is a fad that will go away- vegans at least have a point- they're abstaining from animal products for ethical reasons.
Posted by raw gourmet first-timers on 02/27/2005
I was amazed at what they could do w/ variety and textures and flavors. Our household has been vegan and leaning raw for 10 yrs but this was a new experience. I selected it for my 50th birthday dinner and my only disappointment was the prices for the portions - most were too sparce. Still, it was an adventure and wish I had a wealthy relative, or an expense account as another reviewer mentioned.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/12/2005
I have been a raw foodist for four years and have NEVER seen anything this amazing. The ice creams, samosas, sushi, and especially the tamale were mind blowing. It is crowded and a little noisy but an overall incredible experience.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/10/2005
I am vegan, but have never had raw until trying pure. The vibe is sexy and hip, which is something I have never seen in a vegan or vegetarian restaurant, and the flavors literally jumped off the plate. The prices are high, but well worth the quality of the food. I am thinking of converting to raw.
Posted by GoldieLocks on 02/09/2005
The host was aloof and the server had me convinced that our presence was irritating him. It is grossly overpriced, the bang-to-buck ratio is the lowest I've ever encountered and the minuscule tidbits served were not outstanding. The only decent part of the meal was the white wine from Rhode Island, and unlikely yet surprisingly delicious treat. However, we left feeling hungry and disappointed. There are great raw places that serve superior food at a reasonable price. Pure is a pure rip-off.