187 9th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.745515 -74.002291
Fri-Sat 12pm-2:45pm; 5pm-10:30pm
Sun 12pm-2:45pm; 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Chelsea
How this place manages to make vegan food taste good may be one of the great mysteries, but there's no doubt that they pull it off. The room and service are a major cut above what is generally expected from such places; there's no health-food vibe, and the servers, like the cooks, are true pros. A vegan restaurant you can bring a meateater to.
Great Food – Not a pure vegetarian, but my date was. this place was very good. I am usually a meat and potatoes kind of guy and figured I wouldn't enjoy the food. I have to say I didn't expect it, and the service was outstanding. will recommended this place to anyone.
yummy vegan fare – First off, let me say that I am not a vegetarian, much less a vegan, but I loved Blossom. The food is inventive and delicious. The organic wine list is great. They have a very friendly staff and the service was wonderful. I read the below review before I made the reservation but didn't find that the music was overly offensive or too loud. Quite the opposite actually. I really felt that the music went with the overall vibe of the place. I would strongly recommend making a reservation since I had dinner there on a Monday night and it was packed.
I will definitely return.
great but spotty – As others have mentioned, for upscale vegan/vegetarian places there aren't many choices in NY, but this is a good one. Our food was quite good - even my skeptical carnivorous parents enjoyed their meals a good deal. However, one unfortunate factor almost tainted our dinner - the music was loud and terrible - completely out of sync with the ambiance of a fine restaurant. We made reservations and requested a quiet table (for my hard of hearing parents) . We were seated at a large table directly under a speaker which was blasting classic rock (Lynrd Skynrd, Boston, Thin Lizzy) so loud that even I couldn't hear the person next to me or be heard without shouting. It was unbearable.
So we politely asked the manager to turn down the music. He paused, then scoffed, then turned it down a smidge - barely perceptibly. He continued to ignore us when we tried to flag him down and ask him to turn it down a bit more. Fortunately, another table asked our waiter to turn it down and he did so very obligingly. When we mentioned it to him, he happily turned it down even more. Finally it was possible to have a conversation without shouting, although the music was still bizarre and incongruous with a fine dinner. It seems the manager was in charge of the music and didn't have a clue - maybe he was trying to get people to eat fast and discourage them from lingering, but it was truly oppressive.
My husband and I like the place and thoroughly enjoy the food, but were disappointed by the attitude of the manager and wanted to mention him so that someone might take note.
Great food, less than great atmosphere and service. – Blossom is the #2 spot in NYC for fine vegan dining. The food is consistently fabulous but it will never top Candle 79 (way uptown on East. 79th St.) because the atmosphere and service are consistently lame. I'm not saying you can't have a good meal, but there's always something amiss -- it's either too loud or too hot or too cold or the waiter never comes.
But I keep going back because the food really is stellar. Take your non-vegetarian friends, they won't believe it's not meat.
very tasty...but not on par with similar nyc veg restaurants – To understand my rating, it's important to note that blossom is moreso in the category of 'vegetarian fine dining' as opposed to general vegetarian eating... Compared to the many vegetarian greasy spoons in nyc, blossom is outstanding. But this isn't the kind of place you will just pop into on a whim any ole day. It is better compared with restaurants such as the 2 candle restaurants, pure food and wine, and, maybe, counter. I found the ambience and service to be good...a nice place to bring a date you hope to impress! but, if you're going to spend the money for the fine-dining aspect, i honestly felt that all the aps, entres, deserts, and even ambience fell short of the quality and creativity you'll find in similar high-end vegetarian restaurants in nyc.
horribly rude, the worst service ever in NYC – i ate here once before, recieving O.K. service at best. The 'wine' was $50 a bottle, at 5% content tasted like very expensive juice. A mexican dish tasted like it was out of a can, considering the $25 price tag. Just a bunch of vegetables with a single taste of tobasco.
This time we walked in to a half empty restaurant and waited for 10 minutes before the host finally came up us. The first thing the host did was look us up and down, we were coming back from salsa class. He then proceeded to tell us that all the tables were reserved. I asked him if it was possible for us to sit dowt'sn for like 15 minutes since all we wanted was coffee and dessert. The host, with a disguisted face said "why are you busting my b*lls? i already told you I dont have a seat for you. " I said "ok so put me down for the next available spot, 10pm and that we'll come back" to which he replied "i am not going to do that", i asked him whhat he meant by that to which he said "because I dont feel like it, I bought the place so I can do whatever I want."
Decide for yourself is this is the kind of 'family friendly' place you want to go to.
I am not sure who you are, but what you describing never took place. First, why would you come back to a restaurant you claim you were before and the wine and food were expensive and awful?
Second, none of our staff members,talk remotley close to what you are describing.
We don't have a bottle of wine for $50 and non of our entrees cost $25 not even the specials.
I am not sure, why you want to write things like that, or maybe you have the wrong restaurant.
Must Go here! Vegetarian or Not! – Yummy., healthy food! You will feel like to detoxed and re-energized. The flavors are unique and the preparation of food is extremely impressive.
Horrific customer service – My husband, son and I walked into the restaurant at 5pm when it opened and waited to speak to the maitre de about a table. Since the restaurant just opened the doors, there were quite a few other people in line as well. When he got to us, he asked if we had a reservation (no), and how many people are in our party. We said 2 plus a child and he said, "no, there's no space" and walked past us to the couple behind us--the last party in line. He literally looked through us. I have never met such a rude maitre de.
Small Servings – Although the food was good, beware the servings are very small. I was dissapointed to have read other citysearch reviews for this restaurant and no one else mentioned the incredibly small sizes of the meals. The prices for this place seem reasonable until you see what you are getting. If you want a tiny meal that tastes good by all means go to Blossom...or order everything off the menu and you get one standard dinner. I myself am not generally a big eater by any means, but I left Blossom still hungry.
Comfy place, perfect atmosphere – Though I'm not a vegetarian, Blossom goes into my rotation of regular neighborhood haunts for good food, good service and good vibe. Dishes are inventive and above average and the place is perfect for a low-key, relaxing meal. Lighting and decor are subtle and soothing, and even when crowded, the place is never "noisy." Wait staff is smart, capable, in tune with customers, and just the right amount of friendliness and professionalism.
I'm digging this great new addition to the nabe.
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