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Candle 79

154 E 79th St, Frnt 3R, New York City, NY 10075-0423 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #63 of 11,578 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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.
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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Wonderful food, reasonably priced, great feel in the restaurant, great staff. Neither of us are vegans and we both had a wonderful night. Great cocktails and juices too!

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Murrieta, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I have to start off by saying I am neither vegan nor vegetarian. My husband is vegetarian, and a friend recommended this restaurant to us. It is a cute two story restaurant with great, cozy lighting and attentive service. The food was very good. I did miss cheese in my pasta, but it was tasty and well presented. My husband's... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I booked this place a month in advance of my trip to NY, so keen was I to try it, and it really didn't disappoint. The food is exquisite and inventive and the service was excellent. If I lived in New York this would be my go to restaurant for special occasions. My only complaint was that after finishing every... More

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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326 reviews 326 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has the it right. Excellent atmosphere with great lighting, seating, bar area and dining. The vegetarian menu is extensive. Our server was outstanding, the meal from appetizer, salad, main course through desert were outstanding. In our party of 4 everyone had something different and all were pleased. This is one of the best over-all dining experiences we have... More

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New York City, New York
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628 reviews 628 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you are vegan, you will love this place. If you are not, you will enjoy it too. The food is so unusual yet do tasty. The presentation unique. The atmosphere very cozy (the owner personally greets guests). Make sure to have the avocado dish as an appetizer. They serve very good wines too. Vegan fine dining at it's best.... More

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Mona Vale
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great atmosphere. Stunning vegan food presented in an imaginative style. We booked on-line and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. All organic ingredients, including the beers!

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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you are Vegetarian or Vegan and want to have a nice meal this is the place for you. Our party of 4 sampled a good portion of the menu, especially the craft cocktails. The food was tasty, the service was very good. We paid $80 per person including drinks.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

One of My favorite vegan restaurants in NYC, great food, impressive menu and organic wine list, attentive staff. Beautiful ambience and mood lighting. Special

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New York City, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I had wanted to try Candle 79 for a while; an upscale restaurant serving only vegan food is still unique. The food was delicious - I'm not vegan, but I didn't find that anything was missing in terms of my enjoyment of the food. However, I was really surprised at the service. It took a long time to even get... More

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Tolland, Connecticut, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited for sunday lunch with a group of 5. We had booked for 1.15, but when we got these early the table was all ready for us and we were made very welcome. The food was great - fresh and well prepared. The atmosphere was casual, and not formal which suited us. A bit pricey, but probably not out... More

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