(212) 501-9700

566 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10024

40.788720 -73.974470

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Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper West Side


Reviews for Quintessence

over a year ago

At last - delicious health food – Extraordinarily creative food - it's all raw, but certainly doesn't taste that way. Some of this food is sensational. Try the burrito dinner. Enjoy some green soup.

When they opened in my nabe, there were some dishes offered for tasting outside - at that time I had a bite of the nut meat loaf and thought it awful. Either the food has changed or I have - while I've avoided the nut meat loaf, I love the other dishes. One feels light and energetic, renewed after eating here. Well spiced and very attractively presented foods - a triumph of culinary imagination - brilliantly executed.

The East Village location may be even better.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Ugh! – I'm not sure what "cuisine" this restaurant is going for - if it's "raw food" - like a book in the entryway describes - then skip this trend. The food is first-rate awful - they managed to offend two countries in one meal - my husband's middle eastern platter (hummous, falafel, stale chips) was lo ta'im (not tasty) - and my mexican salad (bean, avocado, lettuce, stale chips) was muy repugnato. It wasn't cheap - and the waitress had an airy (malnourished?) look about her that kept us waiting 20 minutes for the bill. I haven't tried Ozu next door - but it's gotta be better - take my advice and go there - or keep walking up Amsterdam to Josie's in the 70s.


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