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Candle Cafe West

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$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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2427 Broadway, New York City, NY 10024-1706 (89th street)
+1 212-769-8900
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Detroit, Michigan
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107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a busy, attractive restaurant with very good vegan food. The soups are flavorful, the main dishes beautifully presented, and the food is delicious. The flavors are varied, with Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern and European cuisines represented on the menu.The service is very good, with the waiter bringing us small samples of the soups to help us make the... More 

Thank worldtraveler42139
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the Upper West Side iteration of this chain and certainly one worth visiting. The decor is a mix of pub and grill but the food is anything but. There is a wonderful bar that seats about 15 and serves beer, wine and mixed drinks. Tables and booths are comfortable and the atmosphere is subdued and pleasant. Food is... More 

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Chestnut Hill
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place by accident and my two vegetarian daughters and I couldn't be happier! We ordered salads and each one was perfect. I recommend the coconut bliss trio for dessert. The waiter was kind and helpful.

Thank DianneMuendel
New York City, New York
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495 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

my fifth time at candle café -amazing - hard to get reservations and always packed - we tried a few things - I had the beet salad - good - waiter forgot my avocado sandwich - but all 4 of us enjoyed

Thank badbaruch57
Jerusalem, Israel
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299 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Delicious and all vegan! A good example of how a restaurant can be vegan and upper scale wish this was the case in other city's. Full bar delicious healthy filling food! A vegans heaven.

Thank orenrosenfeld
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

So the Candle Cafe has a big reputation as one of the best "vegetarian" places in the city... I find it to be a good place, but not amazing... Place is nice, beautiful decor, good staff and good food. Just in my personal opinion, not "amazing". But good-

Thank Vladimir S
Eastchester, New York
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

I want to start by saying that the one star is due to the service and not so much the food. I love the restaurant's sister location candle 79. It is amazing! That being said, i called in an order for pick up and due to traffic I decided to stay and eat it there. Which I have done several... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We are neither vegans nor vegetarians, but we enjoy eating our vegetables. On a recent visit, we particularly enjoyed the Jerusalem artichoke soup ($8) and a side of sautéed greens ($5), both of which were reasonably priced. However, the wild mushroom soup ($17) and the chocolate mousse ($10) were on the expensive side and more ordinary. The service was excellent... More 

Thank physbiz
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Wow what a great vegan restaurant! It's on the expensive side but don't know if the fact that's in the NY city. You must have the pumpkin pie with ice cream...

Thank HMSG
Providence, Rhode Island
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This was my second time at Candle. The previous time was some month earlier, and as then, I was dining alone. I like eating with company, but eating alone has it's own value in relaxation. You can dive into every bite and figure it out. This is comes especially handy at Candle Cafe, where every bite is so full of... More 

Thank Hanaanrosenthal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2427 Broadway, New York City, NY 10024-1706
    (89th street)
  • Public Transportation: Both 86 and 104 bus lines will stop along Broadway and 86th The Subway 1 line stops on 86 and Broadway.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-769-8900
Candle West combines delicious organic vegan cuisine with gracious, knowledgeable service. Just as our sister restaurants on the east side have done, we have lovingly crafted food fresh "from local farm to table." We offer an intimate organic wine and eco-cocktail bar. Our passion is to create scrumptious vegan cuisine, sustainable, and unforgettable dining experience. All of which in addition to our charming staff will have you coming back for more.

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