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West End Cafe
West End Cafe

West End Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.westendli.com
  • Phone: (516) 294-5608
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bill Holden
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: At West End Cafe we offer an extensive off premise catering menu that can complement any occasion. Please call the restaurant to inquire about our menu.
  • Private Party Facilities: On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, our restaurant can accommodate private events for groups of 50 or more. Please call the restaurant for further details.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager on Duty (516) 294-5608

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: West End Cafe is nestled in the corner of the Clocktower shopping center at 187 Glen Cove Road. We have ample parking to suit the needs of our guests.
A word from West End Cafe
West End Cafe located in Carle Place Long Island, offers a New American menu. Chef/Owner Bill Holden prides himself on maintaining a standard of excellence that has put us on the top of fine dining on Long Island. Come wine & dine where you can enjoy a gourmet meal, fine wines, the latest beers & seasonal cocktails. Here at West End Cafe we take pride in supporting our local farms & wineries. Come in and enjoy our menu that changes seasonally, offering the best Long Island has to offer.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Was here a few years ago and there was a variety of plates being offered. Menu is somewhat limited. There is a prix fixe 3 course offering that makes it easier to take the lack of interesting dishes. Food is good. Place is crowded. It is located in a shopping area, so it's good to go to West End Café to get away from the stores."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Made a last minute reservation on a tues nite The place was packed we were told just a few minutes. After 5-10 minutes we were offered seats at the bar and drinks on the house while we waited for our table, very nice. My daughter had the rack of lamb and I had the pork chop. The pork was a nice size but a little on the dry side ( I know pork tends to be dry). The lamb was excellent. Never disappointed here"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Have never been disappointed. Great food,service , everything. Love it"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "So very happy dining at this establishment. As soon as you walk through the front door it's a pleasant experience. Eric the bartender is extremely knowledgable and friendly. The waiters are excellent as well. We didn't have the best one on Friday but the food was amazing as always. I don't think any food is bad at west end. I recommend highly."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Just spend a wonderful evening celebrating my friend's promotion and doctorate degree. As always, the staff is so accommodating . We had so much to catch up on and they never rushed us. Cassie sent over a complimentary champagne to help set the mood. I am never disappointed -thank you."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "West End Cafe is a restaurant that would definitely fit in quite comfortably in Manhattan. The menu is diversified and the food is consistently good. Although the chef prefers to keep his dishes as they are listed, he was extremely accommodating to my dietary issues. Not only was the food good but the plate was picture worthy...fresh orchid and all. It was a lovely dining experience. By the way...the garlic knots are irresistible!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Innovative , beautifully presented and deliscious food with good service made for a good evening"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food is delicious - fresh & flavorful. Portions are just the right size - generous but not overwhelming. Have been here twice and everything has been exceptional - the bread, the salads, entrees, dessert, and coffee. Their price fixe menu is a great deal. Atmosphere is tasteful and warm. Very comfortable and inviting. West End feels more like a Manhattan restaurant than a Long Island one based on quality of food and ambience. You can't go wrong here."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "There was plenty of choices to choose from on the menu. The price fix menu was excellent, hard to choose what to have."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Wonderful food. The prix fixe menu had an amazingly varied selection of appetizers,entrees and desserts. The presentation was lovely ,the service efficient and my dining companions and I could actually converse and hear each other. Although it was busy they absolutely did not rush us out.A great value and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We went for dinner with friends during the week. When we arrived the place was packed and it emptied out so that we were the final folks in there at 9:15 or so. Food was ok, service was competent but no suggestions/specials....."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The food is excellent and innovative, and the service is very attentive."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "always a wonderful dining experience. waitstaff worked w/ me since i am gluten free. we all enjoyed our delicious lunch."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "It's always busy here and usually hard to get a reservation, but recently they were pretty open so I booked it to meet friends. Had also been here recently with my husband a few weeks prior. I recalled on the visit with my husband that there was a sheet with specials, but not so on this past Saturday night, which was a disappointment. Even with our reservation they were slow to seat us while several tables were available. Our waiter was slow moving and disinterested. Food -- duck tacos were excellent. I ordered a pasta with shrimp and crabmeat that was decent. Shared a choc pecan pie that was smothered in whipped cream and lacking in pecans. Rest of my party enjoyed their dishes. I probably chose the wrong main dish."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I dine regularly at the West End Cafe. Menu is great and it is totally appropriate for a casul business dinner."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "It's a wonderful place to catch up with old friends. You are not hurried and are given a lovely dining experience in a fine setting. It's a place we always return to!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "West End has consistantly good food. The wait staff is very professional. West End Cafe takes reservations and honers them on time. The hostess, Casey, is very welcoming."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Four of us dined and enjoyed duck tacos, mussels, beet and goat cheese salad for appetizers; asparagus ricotta lemon ravioli, lobster shrimp ravioli and panko chicken w/fettucine for main; creme brulee, peach crisp, pecan pie, and pistachio sundae for dessert. Cocktails were perfect. Hot rolls welcoming. Service was impeccable."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The West End Cafe is as fine a restaurant as any in Manhattan but it is located in a strip mall in Carle Place on Long Island. I always come for the Twilight fixed price dinner which provides an appetizer, entree and dessert . The duck Taco appetizer is to die for! The Lobster and Shrimp Ravioli is light and fulfilling and the Pecan Pie is delightful. They also serve a bread basket with delicious warm onion rolls. This restaurant is my neighborhood gem but it's worth traveling any distance to enjoy. Reservations in advance is a must for the twilight dinner!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I totally enjoyed catching up with a friend over a wonderful lunch. Besides the amazing garlic knots the Ahi tuna salad is my favorite. Can't go wrong with anything on this unique menu. No rushing , wonderful pleasant service and I suggest reservation. Many people have discovered this wonderful resturant so make an opentable reservation and be prepared to keep coming back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I enjoyed my dinner very much. The black bass was delicious."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Celebrating my birthday at the West End was as great as celebrating with family--- only I did not prepare the menu, cook the food and or clean up the dishes. So for me it was a real birthday- just about me. And as always you are able to accommodate my mother's needs. Thanks for making my day special."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Thankfully booked early for a table on Friday night as the restaurant was full around 6:00pm. Enjoyed the twilight dinner menu which had a good selection of seafood, chicken, meat and vegetarian. I was not disappointed with any aspect of the dining experience as the West End Cafe always lives up to expectation. Highly recommend for a feeling of SoHo in suburbia."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Hidden in a corner of a shopping center. It's a great find. Food, service and drinks all excellent. Great eclectic menu"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "A party of eight made a repeat visit to this mainstay of dining. Highlights of our experience included: appetizers-duck taco, organic stuffed eggs with sweet bacon, meatballs, and mussels. Main courses-lobster shrimp ravioli, asparagus and ramp ravioli, salmon. Desserts-grand marnier creme brulee, ice cream atop a home made brownie, and peach crisp...all wonderful. Bread basket was diverse, fresh and warm. The staff is very accommodating and it is always a pleasure to dine at West End Cafe!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a table of six and everyone enjoyed their food!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Enjoy the food and service but the noise level makes it difficult to converse."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "West End Cafe is a perennial favorite in our household. We can always enjoy a tasty meal in a nice atmosphere. They change the menu often enough that you don't get bored but not enough that you miss your favorites. The wine choices are very pleasing, offer variety and opportunity to taste new wines. The staff is very accommodating while providing excellent service."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "the noise level is such that I would not return to this restaurant if I needed to have a conversation."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food is the best! and prixe fixe is an excellent value for 3-course dinner. Our faves are: Juicy tasty chicken that is tender and tasty; fresh veggies and fluffy mashed potatoes; scallops; salads. Their creme brulee and pecan choclate pie are tied for first place in deserts, but they all are very good. Enjoyed our meal and had a great waiter. We also like the busboys who are very professional and tend to smile. Friendly place."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "All 5 of us enjoyed our meals. Food & service was VG. Plenty to eat. Noise level very loud."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Voted one of my favorites; actually dined for lunch with friends and went back that evening with spouse. The menu is different from the usual fanfare, kudos to the chef and kitchen staff. A bit on the noisy side so I wouldn't recommend it as romantic. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It is still my favorite LI restaurant! Food is always perfectly prepared!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Drinks are exceptionally high. 14$ for a drink is not what I pay."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We went on a Monday night, expecting the restaurant to be empty. The place was hopping and every table I saw was being used. We were a little cramped and too close to the table behind us, but at my request, they gave us a table that was out of the way and somewhat quiet. The room was very noisy but we could hear one another perfectly. The wait staff did a professional job. The food was well prepared."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "West End Café never disappoints. Not the biggest menu, but everything on it is great! The Wait staff is always friends and knowledgeable even when posed impossible questions... ("What's better the tuna or the salmon?"). The tuna pizza appetizer is mandatory."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was my first time at the West End and it was wonderful! The decor is beautiful and it is a great place for a nice occasion or just a dinner out. The nut crusted goat cheese salad was delicious as a first course and I ordered the burrata (stuffed mozzarella) as my entree. However, if your hungry the romano crusted chicken cutlet is to die for! The beer braised short ribs was more like a deconstructed stew but it was also delicious. Overall I had a wonderful time at the West End and I can't wait to go back for another great meal!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Had the mussels appetizer which was good. Friend had short ribs and liked them."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food was delicious from start to finish. Waiter was nice & friendly. Only problem I have is that they cleared off the table too quickly even when we're not finished eating. There were some empty tables and it was busy for a wednesday night. The place is small so I guess they needed the table for other guests. (There was no one waiting.) I would give it a five star if they didn't rush us. Definitely not a place to hang out and chill."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "West End Cafe is always a special treat for me. Their sauces and other food combinations are delicious. They never disappoint me. My only disappointment is that I can never get a reservation for Saturday night. Lunch and weekday dinners are never a problem."
    Dined on 6/17/2014