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263 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10009-4813
+1 646-654-1823
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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191 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The food at Quintessence is delicious. It has flavour it has style. Its even very good for you. We get the cause. No nasties anywhere. We get the community. We appreciate the links this restaurant has to its community BUT we are still paying for food and service. The night we visited the reaturant was quiet. J ust 5 tables... More 

Thank MyKitchenStories
Level Contributor
43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

The day was cold and rainy, and we were on a little bit of a time crunch. This small café was absolutely the proper answer, with an incredible variety of foods available and drinks to serve the delight of anyone! The staff was so attentive, and was able to help us incredibly on our time crunch. The soups and veggie... More 

Thank Jonathan Bryce S
Santa Monica, California
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I always want to like raw food more than I end up liking it. To be fair, I went here a few years ago with my sister (whose vegan) when we had a Groupon, so maybe it's changed since then. We had such a poor tasting meal, we literally had to walk down the block and grab more food after... More 

Thank Jackie_R_7289
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The food here is good, very tasty vegan with a nice variety and gluten free options. I felt it was maybe a bit pricy. The service was spotless and I would definitely go back. A place great to expand on some ideas of things you can do at home. Very original. Try the ravioli if you go there I would... More 

Thank Andrea S
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189 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Nice raw vegan spot! A bit pricey but everything we have tried has been good and everyone I have brought there has liked it. Surprisingly not busy and easy to get a table on the weekend for brunch. Their cashew spread that is in a lot of their dishes is really good and so are their hot drinks. Ginger with... More 

Thank Foxtrotx
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

The lady serving me was extremely helpful (she didn't rush me at all) and informed me of what dishes she could have for me in five minutes or less. I ended up having the 'All American Burger with BBQ Sauce' which is described in the menu as 'two veggie burger patties sandwiched with shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, our homemade pickles,... More 

Thank katedowdy
hartford, connecticut
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We stop at Quintessence at least once during our stays in New York and have never been disappointed. In fact, it reminds us just how good vegetarian food can be! The green soup (raw made with kale, cucumber, celery and lemon juice and avocado) is so light and tasty; the butternut squash is cooked and is a creamy blend of... More 

1 Thank diane071
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

The cream 'cheese' and tomato bagel was delicious. The avocado florentine was also quite nice. Probably wouldn't order the cashew cappuccino again (and I do like cashew cappuccinos) but that was the only thing that wasn't perfect. Our waitress was very efficient and graciously answered all of our questions. All in all it was a lovely experience

Thank katedowdy
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

I went here to have brunch with a friend, we had the most delicious and healthy meal, staff is really nice and make sure you understand everything about the plates they serve. AMAZING, definitely coming back

Thank Estefania D
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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121 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

My daughter wanted to celebrate her "veganniversary" and after much research this is the place she chose. It's a quaint establishment with a vast menu of options. We had a hard time choosing so we ordered several small plates: taco, enchilada, romaine burrito, Burdock Miso Quinoa Pilaf, Peter's Pot (Tomato) soup, flax crackers and our dessert choices were pecan pie... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 263 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10009-4813
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 646-654-1823

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East Village

Neighbourhood Profile
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, which offers plenty of unique small businesses catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighbourhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.
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