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Candle 79

4.6
3740 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Organic
Top Tags:
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan, Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 537-7179
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Angel Ramos
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Catering
Delicious organic vegan catering for intimate at-home dinner parties, corporate events, weddings, and lavish galas. Recent events include Paul McCartney's private New York concert, David Steinberg's book signing, Mehmet Oz's HealthCorps fundraiser for 1000 guests, fundraisers in Peter Max's Art Studio, and a wedding shower at Norma Kamali's showroom. Regular caterer for PETA and Farm Sanctuary's yearly Galas.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Lexington and 3rd Avenues
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Public 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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3740 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JudyG 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely delicious and lovely. The service was great and the food was phenomenal!! As a vegan, one choice was better than the next. The manager visited our table twice during our visit. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a romantic, delicious and healthy meal.

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CodyL (Montreal)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

this restaurant was amazing in every way possible! So far my best experience in new york!!

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SamanthaW 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were recommended this restaurant, and were not disappointed, would return, staff very helpful and service was good

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I, on a visit to New York, dined at Candle 79 for our anniversary. The service was impeccable, the food was top notch and the ambiance was a notch above even the most well heeled of vegan restaurants we've been to. Superlative in every way!

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Nyackan (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a lovely meal at brunch time last Sunday, and each ordered a glass of Cabernet (without checking the menu first). The single glasses of wine, we discovered, tend to be about $11 a class except Cabernet which was $17 a glass. When we expressed our surprise to our server, he basically shrugged his shoulders. Then the hostess told us that their clientele don’t complain about such things. The manager wrote a response to our Yelp review promising to make up for the poor experience, but a week later still has not been in contact.

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RyanR 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent meal and service with a very chilled but classy atmosphere. Got the brunch prix fixe which came with a meal, dessert and drink for $32. All of the food was amazing with very filling portions.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Was really impressed with the food!

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MaxS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Our waitperson was delightful, the food was brought relatively quickly and was very tasty. Tables are at close quarters but, hey! It's Manhattan!

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MadisonN (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Lovely. It was a first time visit to New York for my boyfriend and I. We wanted to do something special and everything about this place was top notch. We will be going back the next time we are in town.

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vipmiakin (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

the best vegan restaurant imaginable! superb food. professional staff. nice setting quiet reasonable prices. fantastic food and drinks menus. a true gem!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

I'm not a vegan, but my daughter is and my wife has dairy allergies so this is a good choice for us. The food is gourmet quality, very inventive, delicious and satisfying! We always have a great meal at any of the Candle restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Absolutely excellent service and the food was pure bella! Through and through an excellent to place to eat with just the right amount of everything

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BetsyL (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a excellent vegan meal with friendly service!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Dinner was exceptional! The menu diverse and the service was wonderful! Having recently changed to a plant based diet I am noticing - there aren't a lot of options. Finding Candle 79 was like finding a Gem.
I took my Husband for his Birthday and dinner was absolutely wonderful and exceeding our expectations.
We will be back!
A. Rice

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was excellent. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great meal for out of town vegetarians. Loved it. Wish we lived closer than a 7 hour drive!

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vipPaul (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

A great vegan restaurant with many options from which to choose.

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GenB (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Delicious food, presentation could be better. Lovely service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Special beyond Meat burger was very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Food and service was excellent. Many healthy choices and high quality and flavor

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