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Candle 79

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    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan, Local/Organic, Health Food
  • 154 E 79th St, New York NY10075 40.774728 -73.958722
  • (Btwn Lexington & 3rd Ave)
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  • (212) 537-7179
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User Ratings (Based on 57 reviews)

Food 4.4 Value 3.6
Service 4.2 Atmosphere 4.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 537-7179
(212) 472-7169
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Mon-Fri: 12pm-3:30pm+5:30pm-10:30pm Sat: 12pm-3:30pm+5:30pm-10:30pm Sun: 12pm-4pm-5pm-10pm
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Gluten-Free, Good for Groups, Online Reservations, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Candle 79

    Posted by Mostly Vegan on 07/14/2007

    The best

    Without a doubt, this is the finest vegetarian restaurant in New York, and certainly one of the finest restaurants of any kind as well. A pleasure to dine here. We always go for special occasions. The only thing that's not stellar is the dessert - not worth the money.

  • Candle 79

    Posted by din on 06/22/2007

    excellent everything

    the atmosphere was gorgeous and romantic, the service was top notch and unhurried, and the food was beyond delicious. their specialty is seitan - so be sure to try a dish that includes it. very expensive, probably the priciest meal we've EVER had, but so worth it. special occasion anybody?

  • Candle 79

    Posted by Susan on 05/26/2007

    Too much soy and wheat!

    Many vegetarians and vegans are aware that tofu and wheat not healthy food choices for many reasons -- yet it is difficult to avoid these two ingredients at this restaurant. I also found them very unhelpful when I wanted to eliminate soy and wheat from the dish. Also, incredibly expensive for what it is. The only thing going for it is that it is a pretty restaurant -- but that's it.

  • Candle 79

    Posted by Vegan long time on 03/29/2007

    Awesome Gourmet Vegan Cuisine

    This is the more upscale sister restaurant to Candle Cafe. The food here is equally amazing but served in a more upscale, quiet environment. Everything I have eaten here has always been delicious. Even my carniverous friends have enjoyed their dishes. The Candle restaurants have never disppointed.

  • Candle 79

    Posted by Vegan without Compromise on 02/14/2007

    Delicious with great ambiance

    The is the best Vegan restaurant I've been to. I have some favorites in California but Candle 79 has it all. The ambiance is wonderful..cozy booths and dim lighting and great background music. On top of that you get what I consider to be a Five Star meal that just happens to be vegan. The desserts are amazing and you'd never know they don't contain any dairy. I go there evry chance I get.

  • Candle 79

    Posted by mfoodie on 01/17/2007


    This was a very disappointing experience. After all the great reviews I was hoping for some awesome vegan cuisine yet what we got was less than good. Vegan dishes do not have to be over salted to have flavor- a concept foreign to the chef's at this place. The pasta dish was $24!!!! and it was about a serving and a half of OK pasta. I have been vegetarian for a few year and tried the Vegan gig for a few months- I have had good and bad veg. food- this may be one of the more disappointing.

  • Candle 79

    Posted by Cool not cruel on 08/23/2006

    I can't believe its vegan!

    I loved dinner here last night, as did my non-veg friends. The menu choices were varied, everything was delicious, and I will certainly be back often to sample even more on the menu, though my next visit may be an all dessert visit, because their mixed fruit tart with dulce de leche really rocked my world. It's a great atmosphere - comfy and funky, quiet enough to talk and yet lively. The service was very well-informed and had great suggestions and feedback on the dishes. It's not an inexpensive restaurant, but is well within the prices of other good restaurants in the neighborhood, and given the quality and mindfulness of the food, felt to me like good value. A definite yes!

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