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“Best Vegan Meal Pricey but Worth it.”
Review of Candle 79

Candle 79
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Ranked #48 of 13,935 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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 March 12, 2013

One of the best vegan meals that I have ever had. Relaxing atmosphere, professional service and excellent use of plant based ingredients that result in creative and delicious offerings. I'll never forget their version of canolli with coconut ice cream and dark chocolate. A little pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

Thank impkokay
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a very busy place with high energy. All vegan! We had several small plates and shared. Everything was exceptional! Yummy cocktails! It was my husband's birthday and they brought out their most popular dessert, a chocolate dessert of some sort they just brought out with a candle lit! He loved it! Even if you are not a vegan, you will be amazed at the array of flavors each dish offers.

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Thank chichiSouthCarolina
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Vegan, very tasty! I ordered the enchilada, it's a cold dish, but very, very good! Was with someone that is not a vegan and he enjoyed it as well

Thank RoscoesMom231
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Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

Really great vegetarian food was surprisingly rare on our NYC trip but this place does it right. The usual meat eaters were happy too.

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Thank AlisonBrownCerier
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

my sisters, mom and i dined here for lunch. the food was amazing! everything on the menu is vegan. they are very environmentally conscious here

Thank setrluv10
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