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“Vegetarian - And Excellent for Meat Eaters Too”
Review of Candle 79

Candle 79
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Ranked #232 of 16 024 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Cross street: Between Lexington and 3rd Avenues
Transit: 6 Train to 77th Street and Lexington Avenue, #79 Bus to Lexington Avenue and 79th Street, and #101 & #102 Bus to Lexington Avenue and 79th Street or 3rd Avenue and 79th Street.
Description: Candle 79 combines delicious organic vegan cuisine with gracious, knowledgeable service in a gorgeous duplex space. Lovingly crafted food fresh "from local farm to table." Intimate organic wine and eco-liquor cocktail bar. Favorite of East Side regulars and celebrities like Paul McCartney, Woody Harrelson, and Alicia Silverstone. The only vegan restaurant ever reviewed by former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni, who wrote "Candle 79 showed me the light!" We offer an extensive Gluten Free Menu. Brunch available Saturday and Sunday. Take-out & catering available, no delivery.
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I couldn't believe how good vegetarian eating could be. Neither of us are vegetarian but we reviewed the menu ahead of time and the restaurant was highly recommended. We were not disappointed! We ordered the roasted cauliflower dish, a pasta special of the day, the avocado squash salad and finished it off with two desserts - cannoli and ice cream swimming in chocolate sauce, plus the berry crumble topped with huckelberry ice cream. We had asked the server for her dessert recommendations and we were not disappointed. The total was $100 - not overpriced for NYC.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

A fantastic veggie restaurant slightly out of the centre. Fantastic menu with tasty unusual options which my carnivore friend really enjoyed. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Ninachesterton
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

I was impressed with the food and the whole atmosphere, what a beautiful place, a must go restaurant in NYC.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank andicarv
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

If you are a die hard carnivore you should still visit. The ambience is cosy but with a nice buzz. Staff were extremely helpful and genuinely interested in our dining experience. We stopped for a light lunch, so beware the portions are quite large!

For 2 we had Vegan nachos to share followed by mushroom crepe and market lunch. The latter is a choice of 4 items with 2 dipping sauces. More than enough, in fact we could not finish all.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Cathy147389
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Certainly my favourite and undoubtedly the best vegan food we had in NYC. Would strongly recommend, especially spaghetti with wheat balls .. also don't miss deserts here.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank AnkurJ248
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