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Review of Candle 79

Candle 79
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Ranked #49 of 13,938 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: 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 October 18, 2012

After having read all the fantastic reviews, we just had to try out this place! Did it meet up to your expectations? Absolutely!
We got a table on the upper floor, the place is clean and spacious and has a classy touch. Service was great: very helpful and friendly! Food well presented. Only downside: quite pricey but worth ever penny!

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

This restaurant on the upper east side is a great restaurant with very interesting and delicious cuisine. Don't be put off by the vegan label, this is a restaurant for foodies. This is also not too expensive for the quality you're receiving - similar quality food in the City can cost you 3 times what we spent. The wine list is a bit limited but has some good choices. Request a table upstairs if you want a little larger table and would like a quieter atmosphere.

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Thank Richard d
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Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

I took my vegetarian daughter here and was delighted by how delicious the food was. The service was great and the atmosphere elegant. Can't wait to go back

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Thank Reynold
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

This restaurant was so fabulous I bought the cookbook on Amazon and intend to fix our T-giving meal from its offerings! Staff was lovely, too!

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Thank kthomason76
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

OMG! the best vegetarian/vegan food I have ever eaten! This restaurant exceeded my expectations!
The grilled kale salad was delicious, and my main (with tempeh, artichoke, quinoa with a mole sauce) was a perfect combination of flavours. We also tried the polent fries - nice twist to the average "chip".
I also had sangria with my meal - not your average sangria!
Sadly, no room for dessert, but will definitely be back to try more of the menu on my next visit to NY!!

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Thank abonita_22
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