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Food: 4.54.5
Atmosphere: 44
Service: 4.334.33

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263 East 10th Street
New York   NY 10009
(646) 654-1823
Quintessence website

Veg level:

100% Vegan

Price Range:

$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $10-$15)

Accepted Payments:

  • Visa
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  • Mastercard
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  • American Express

Payment notes:

$10 minimum charge for credit cards.


11:30am-10:30pm daily.


Between 1st Avenue & Avenue A.

Delivery notes:

Quintessence does not deliver.

Bookmark and Share The information on this page was last updated on November 3, 2010.

User Reviews of Quintessence

Averaged user ratings:

(1 star = lousy; 5 stars = great)
Food: 4.54.5
Atmosphere: 44
Service: 4.334.33
  • Review by bigolgirl on April 16, 2010:

  • Raw might not be for everyone, but for me? Hell yes! Their food is amazing, but do not plan on going out afterwards, it'll clean you right out! Love the green soup, the burger, the pizza, the chips and guac, etc!
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by flapper1226 on March 24, 2010:

  • I've been there twice and the food was great. I ate the taco's during the luch special and the second time I tried the ravioli and a salad and ice cream. The food was very good and the ice cream was so good it made me suspicious. If you haven't tried raw food and curious or want to save some money try the lunch special.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by JamesR on February 3, 2009:

  • Quintessence is pretty good. I've had good experiences there, the hand rolls are my favorite, but it's not a place I would go to very often. Worth a visit, make your own decision. If you're into raw stuff, go for it.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 33
  • Review by NotBuyingIt! on January 26, 2009:

  • I only ate here once. The service was the best part of the place. The Host gave me books to look at while I waited on my food. It was my first experience in a raw establishment. The food was good but not particularly my taste I guess. The atmosphere was very quiet. I will return if I ever want to give raw food another try.
  • Food: 33
    Atmosphere: 22
    Service: 55
  • Review by mimcho on July 1, 2008:

  • If you would like to get some creative raw food that goes beyond flax crackers and humus on a bed of spinach, and yet the bill won’t leave you broke for months like a visit to Pure Food and Wine, then definitely go to Quintessence! Most of the food is delicious! And they also make yummy deserts. The atmosphere is nice, with groove world tunes playing, and for the most part the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Plus you can peak into their tiny kitchen, since it’s only behind a pair of curtains, and you can tell that they keep it clean in there, which is good to know since it is all raw food.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 55
    Service: 55
  • Review by rjm65 on January 11, 2008:

  • The food is fantastic and the service is always friendly & helpful.
    The "sausage" pizza is amazing.
    I've never had a bad meal there.
    Highly recommended.
  • Food: 55
  • Review by ianqui on May 26, 2006:

  • It's been a while since I was at Quintessence, but it's worth mentioning that both my dining partner and I got food poisoning while we were there (although I do remember generally enjoying my dish). I can't imagine what in raw vegan food would cause food poisoning, but there you have it.
  • Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 33

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