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“takes a little getting used to.”
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: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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 March 17, 2013

ate here last night for dinner. im not a vegan. my daughter in-law and her friend are. this is definitly something that takes a little to get used to. the host & our waitress were very excellent. i had some sort of sandwich with mashed sweet potatoes on it. it wasant all that bad, but as a life style, no. pricey ? you bet cha. will i go again ? sorry no, im a pizza type of guy.

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Thank bagofbones
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

I had 4 dishes at this vegetarian restaurant and some bright green cocktail...every single item was packed with unique flavor combinations and love of veggies! The carrot cake was off the hook! The guacamole and then some seitan dish...all glorious and gorgeously prepared, lovely to look at and full of surprises to delight the palate. The service was attentive and spot on for advice. The manager was so sweet. Then I saw Gloria Steinem on my way out and I almost fainted. Truly a destination restaurant, even for the carnivore on a meat break! Really! You have to go! Now!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great restaurant! Helpful and friendly staff. Food is delicious, creative. Wines are excellent! Expensive? yes, but a good value. Nice atmosphere.

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Thank kapharios
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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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