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Candle 79

154 E 79th St, Frnt 3R, New York City, NY 10075-0423
+1 212-537-7179
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
154 E 79th St, Frnt 3R, New York City, NY 10075-0423
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1 - 10 of 785 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome restaurant, good food, perfect for dates, nice atmosphere, kind workers. I came here from manhattan by walk so i was very hungry but they very quick. I will definetely visit again!

Thank MissLadyAdventurer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top notch, high-end vegan restaurant. Some of the photos are a bit deceiving and make it look like it isn't high end. It is. We would have felt out-of-place here wearing jeans. The food was among the best (if not THE best) vegan food I've...More

Thank A B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered for pick up, took twenty minutes, on time, Ordered avocado tartar with seed crackers, raw dish, well presented, tasty, small portion but for the price, i guess in Manhattan, can't complain. Very flavorful. I savored the tasted in my mouth and planning to...More

Thank Dia748
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very cool restaurant! great menu - the mezze platter was delicious! Not a great beer selection and the house Merlot wasn't very good but the food was great!

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my mother and daughter and we all loved it! Not the cheapest but well worth the experience as the food is amazing! The decor is basic but doesn't matter as the service is friendly and efficient and as I've just...More

Thank figgy001
Reviewed 10 October 2017

... and I tend to agree. Service was great, and help with the wine selection was good as well. While we are not totally vegan, we are mostly eating vegan food at home and in local restaurants back at home, as our two daughters are...More

Thank Amir G
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Chose the restraunt because of our vegan brother in law. The food was delicious and the service was good. A bit expansive for vegan food but worth the price.

1  Thank yanivyu1
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

the staff was friendly, the food selection wide, the meals very, very delicious (consistently). The complexity of the recipes is what makes Cafe 79 so unique. The food can't be duplicated at home!

1  Thank Jacqueline S
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great vegan restaurant to celebrate a family member's 60th Birthday. We made a reservation for the dining area upstairs, which has a lovely ambience and is quiet enough for good conversation. The food was excellent and healthy. We had them bring a...More

Thank Sarathema
Reviewed 2 October 2017

If you are looking for excellent food but tired of steakhouses and ethnic choices eat here. Everything was wonderful and satisfying. The three of us shared 2 appetizers, we each had an entree and one dessert was plenty for the two of us who wanted...More

1  Thank islandgirl88
Nearby
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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jpib
3 July 2016|
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mrs_sqwookin
29 November 2015|
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Response from S G | Reviewed this property |
I cannot say for certain if this restaurant has a dress code. I'd call and ask. As a general rule, this is New York City, not Miami or LA. People in New York, generally speaking, get dressed at least business casual, for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 E 79th St, Frnt 3R, New York City, NY 10075-0423
    (Between Lexington and 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-537-7179
  • E-mail
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.
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