Candle Cafe West
No meat? No Problem!You wouldn't know you weren't eating meat, or that you were missing anything at all... I brought a vegetarian friend here for a dinner, and we were both amazed by just about everything... The food is delicious, filling, and well portioned. The drinks are yummy. The service is top notch, knowledgable, and friendly. Attentive when they need to be and give you space when you don't need anything. I couldn't have been happier...6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat vegetarian restaurant!!!!Great food, nice outlay , over all nice place to spend a great time and enjoy
Amazing vegetarian food.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good experienceThe seasonal menu always has many options for vegan and non vegan diners!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMJOY to the WorldAs a Bostonian, I look forward to my trips to NYC (business and pleasure) for the plethora of fabulous eating opportunities as a vegetarian. I have grown to rely on the scrumptious experiences at any of the Candle Cafes. My first time at West on Monday night did not disappoint. Each bite was an experience to remember. My omnivore friend was equally delighted and enchanted. Our waiter, Adam, was the perfect balance of involved and respectful, never distant, never hovering; and very knowledgeable about all the dishes.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply deliciousIt was my first time at Candle Cafe and I loved it from the nice atmosphere to the delicious food. I would absolutely die for the peanut butter chocolate mousse pie!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMQualityFood quality can not be matched! Stellar service, knowledgable staff. Perfectly prepared meal full of flavor. Highly recommend!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVegan fast foodFood was fantastic
Ambience a little cold
Overall our dinner was nearly a little to fast for me
In and out in under an hour
But I guess that's why it is called Cafe
I preferred the experience in the original Candle 796/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time at the candle cafeAs a vegetarian, I was very thrilled to see such a variety of interesting dishes to choose from. The waitress was very sweet and was extremely competent. Our food was prepared in a timely fashion and tasted delicious. Overall the my experience at the candle cafe was excellent and I will definitely be back.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFit for foodies for sure.The seitan piccata is one of the best dishes I've eaten. We loved the avocado tartare and the tempe mole fajitas as well. Full of delicous flavor and texture. One of my favorite restaurants. In addition, our waitress was incredibly helpul in describing some new dishes so we could make a good choice om what to order. Overall great experience.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat vegan gemI needed a good dinner spot for an out of town friend. I've been to candle cafe on the east side and love it so figured I'd try their west side location. I'm a big fan of the kale salad ; this time I added tofu. My friend had the tofu mushroom entree and raved about it!! We ordered a great bottle of Wine and stayed for a few hours. The waitress was fun and quirky but never rushed us out to seat another table.great dining ambience for friend date or romantic date. Recommend for sure!! Also love candle cafe on the east side (more up scale version with same owners).6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat vegetarian foodLoved the food and the mixed drinks were fabulous!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat vegan food with a wealthgreat vegan food with a wealth of choices, and a gluten free menu also6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food that happens to be veganWe were early for our reservation and the maitre d found a way to seat us. The options were nicely divided between hearty, savory fare (portobello sandwich with amazing quartered baby potato "fries") and dishes that plant-based eaters would relish (lettuce wraps served fajita-style, with big leaves and piles of avocado, pickled veggies and other interesting mixtures). We brought parents, who aren't vegetarian, and they were really impressed. We all left feeling full, healthy and satisfied.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMlives up to the Candle reputationI've been a client of both Candle Cafe and Candle 79 for a long time. I'm happy to report that Candle West lives up to my high expectations based on the others.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious vegan fareCandle Cafe West is always fresh-tasting and delicious. My only complaint is that the prices are a bit too steep for every day dining, but I have yet to try a dish I didn't like!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMa real find! a gourmet Vegana real find! a gourmet Vegan restaurant. go figure!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNever had a bad meal here.Never had a bad meal here. I'm not vegan, but the menu is one of my favorites in the city.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMa lovely experienceCandle Cafe is a vegetarian restaurant that is a bit more upscale than the usual vegetarian restaurant. The food is very good. Our server was helpful and pleasant.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Vegan FoodA great spot for vegan food. There are many different options that will appeal to all people. Specialty cocktails are great and the desserts are delicious.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMgourmet, unusual, enjoyableThe food was excellent and tasty. Everything we ate was good.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMStill our fave vegan restaurantWe came here for two celebratory lunches this week. The food was delightful even for the carnivores in our party. I'm reluctant to complain, but I wish that the back table area, private and lovely for a party of more than 6, can be marred by the kitchen noise.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA great dinner!My parents took me and my two young sons to Candle Cafe West for dinner. It was fantastic! Of course the food was amazing (i'm never disappointed by Candle Cafe food!) and the service was great as well. They were also really great with my boys. Can't wait to go back!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsAs a regular diner I can only say this restaurant is the best vegan place in NY. What amazes me is the amount of NON vegan diners who enjoy some of the most creative and delicious cuisine one could image. Front desk is great and Amina the server is a gem.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful CocktailsWe had dinner here on a Saturday night, cocktails through dessert. Our waitress made wonderful recommendations about the cocktails that were spot on. Service was fast and accurate, all the food was amazing to look at and completely delicious. Will definitely be back again!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMVegan for CarnivoresThere were several carnivores in my party, and they all remarked that they couldn't believe there was no meat in what they were eating. Every dish is delicious and beautiful. And the drinks are fun, too. Of the three Candle Cafes, this is my favorite.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative veganWe are new to the neighborhood and so appreciate vegan/vegetarian restaurants. We stopped in for a simple dinner and it was perfect. The service was attentive and the food was well prepared, fresh and delicious. Though a tad pricy, for us it's worth it for the quality. We plan on going back regularly.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family came here for Mother'sMy family came here for Mother's Day and could not have picked a better restaurant! It was a relaxed atmosphere with great food and great service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant vegan foodA creative approach elevates this restaurant's offerings above the blandness reflected in most NYC vegan places. The dumpling appetizer was plump and juicy. It was a surprise to see a seitan piccata on the menu (simulating meat has become so passe). It was even more of a surprise that the piccata was excellent. The cobbler dessert was superb. All in all, this is a worthy sister to Candle 79.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. HighlyGreat food and service. Highly recommend! Even my non vegan family can't wait to go back!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Mother's Day BrunchWe've dined here before and truly love it. It was also nice to celebrate Mother's day here. Always creative new specials and nice cocktails. Would recommend to people who just moved here, or out of town guests as well. It is often hard to find good vegan food made with the creativity and flavor that Candle Cafe offers.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely atmosphere, well-preparedLovely atmosphere, well-prepared healthy food, but a bit over-priced for what you get.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendThis was my second time there, and my high expectations from the first visit, about a year ago, were met and surpassed. Every dish was fabulous. Interesting and unusual tastes. Two of us split the eggplant special and the Indian curry dish. Both were great. As was the dessert -- a kind of berry crumble. The atmosphere is relaxed. I prefer being there early as it gets quite lively (loud) as the evening progresses. Service excellent. Waitress was attentive, but not overly intrusive. Definitely a place I would go for special occasions.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI am neither vegetarian norI am neither vegetarian nor vegan but I do like good food and atmosphere and Candle Cafe does not disappoint.. Great food, beautifully presented, clean and pleasant surroundings, no rushed service, where you can easily hear the conversation at your table but not at other tables, we will definitely be back.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA-mazing!!!I took an out of town friend who's on a strict dietary program and it was the perfect healthy choice! We started off with an awesome window table and our server was an energetic, friendly, knowledgeable pro. I am battling a nasty cold so I tried the "house made gingerale"...it was refreshing and out of this world delicious. I had the Seitan Piccata and my friend had the Indian Curry Vegetable Cake (no gluten request was easy). We were in heaven. The food was a TEN! A slice of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Pie was an ideal way to cap off the perfect meal. As a former 20 year veteran of the restaurant business, I know a winner when I experience one. This Upper West Sider will be a regular from this day forward.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEven meat lovers will love itSO HAPPY Candle Cafe is on the west side! It feels good knowing everything you're eating is organic and well thought out. Each dish is delicious. GREAT cocktails, too. It's a little pricey, but you're paying for the care they take with choosing all organic.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Vegans and Non-VegansI went to Candle Cafe West on my first night in NYC with my vegan friend. She was basically in heaven...and I wasn't far behind! The food is incredible, and the service is too. Our server made wine recommendations, and made sure we understood what we were ordering (I didn't know that Live Pad Thai meant it would be cold and raw - but she clarified). Whenever our water glasses got to be half full, someone would come by and top them up.
Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere. Portion sizes are not that big, and it's a bit pricey - but worth it for a nice dinner out.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMtruly lovely staff-- accommodatedtruly lovely staff-- accommodated every whim of ours with grace!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food for vegansDelicious food for vegans and non-vegans alike, especially for a special occasion. Everything we got was delicious--vegan food need not be plain tofu and veggies and Candle Cafe West excels at proving that true! A truly fine dining experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI think all I need to explainI think all I need to explain how awesome this place is, is a quote from my dining companion. She is definitely a big carnivore (like meat 2 times a day), and I had to tell her the place was only vegetarian, not vegan, in order to get her to agree to come along. After trying her Seitan Piccata she said "Oh my god! I like it better than chicken".
Go. Try it. It's delicious!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMvegan--and normal sized portionsvegan--and normal sized portions (Eg unfortunately many Americans may be disappointed with what they have come to be accustomed to at other restaurants)... but was delicious4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorites. JustOne of my favorites. Just happens to be vegan, which I'm not.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was very uniqueOur server was very unique and brought her own personal touch to our meal and experience. We very much enjoyed that. The food was the most unique and extensive vegan food I have ever experienced. Reviews I read before going made me nervous about going there but we had enjoyed Candle 79. I was very happily surprised. Serving sizes were perfect. Prices were little high but the food was extremely fresh and delicious, and the entire experience was wonderful, making the prices worth it.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHaute Vegan CuisineFor anyone who thinks that vegan food means a boring brown plate of rice and beans, this place is a MUST. There is more excitement in haute vegan cuisine than any other branch of cooking right now thanks to places like the Candle Cafe. Don't miss your chance to have an amazing meal all while doing something good for your body and the environment!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good vegetarian food—madeVery good vegetarian food—made with care and thought, and doesn't skimp on taste. Good wine, too.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWhether you're a vegan orWhether you're a vegan or not you'll love the food.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband is vegan but IMy husband is vegan but I am not. We both really enjoyed the meal and ambiance. The waitress was very helpful and service was quick. The food was excellent and I would definitely recommend this restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI always have great meal here!I always have great meal here! Awesome vegan cuisine.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVegan ParadiseEvery vegan should try this restaurant! Even your non-vegan friends will find something to enjoy!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIf this doesn't convince youIf this doesn't convince you of the variety of vegan cuisine, I wouldn't what else does!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMJust go!Fantastic food, whether you are vegan or not. Staff was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. One of the best dining experiences we have ever had.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM