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“Surprisingly good”
Review of Candle 79

Candle 79
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Ranked #38 of 14,125 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, 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, 2013

Yes as a meat eater, I was skeptical, that is until I actually realized that there were maybe 20 things I wanted to order. Everything down to the salt was organically sourced and delicious. The Kale salad was amazing and the chickpea enchilada was off the charts. So many innovative dishes with tofu, seitan, "raw" veggies - even a diehard meat eater would find plenty to eat. Service was great, drink menu satisfying, nice ambiance - fantastic meal from start to finish.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Wonderful food and ambience. Everything served is organic and vegan. The flavors were nothing short of magnificent. Whether or not you're vegetarian (both of us are primarily, although we eat cheese and, occasionally, fish), this place comes strongly recommended. It's expensive, but well worth it!

Thank James S
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Ate here with my sister (who is vegan), mum & 2 grandmas (who are not vegan) - all thoroughly enjoyed the food - it was absolutely delicious. Service was fantastic. Although not cheap for the quality and size of the meals and the service I would say Candle 79 is good value and definitely worth a visit.

Thank JennaUSHoliday2013
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Candle 79 is consistently delicious. The menu offers a great variety, making it hard to choose! I've even brought wary non vegetarians, all of whom wound up loving it.

Thank Tracy S
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Found Candle 79 on Tripadvisor and had wanted to eat healthy and delicious food while in New York. This place was excellent. Wait staff was very helpful too. Wines are also very nice. Will definitely be back!!!!

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