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Candle 79

4.6
3696 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Organic
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  • Vegan (112)
  • Good Vegetarian Options (93)
  • Organic (82)
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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Cross street: Between Lexington and 3rd Avenues
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What 3696 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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vipAbbie (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

As a vegetarian, it's always a delight to go somewhere where I can eat anything on the menu. I ordered the cauliflower wild mushroom risotto and my friend got the mushroom crepe- both were incredibly satisfying and perfectly portioned where we were full but didn't feel heavy.

I love finding places that I can bring non-vegetarians where they walk out and admit that they didn't even miss having meat with their meal. I will definitely be returning to try out more of the menu!

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prime1 (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Our family went here for lunch and the food was amazing! I would would be a regular if we lived in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

It was really really nice, great vegetarian and vegan food with glutenfree options !!!
Would highly recommend this restaurant because of the high Quality of food 👍👌 would love to buy their book !!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Thank you for a Vegan experience that my non Vegan family also enjoyed.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

This spot near central park is our favorite spot in upper east side. Their food is vegan, but super tasty. The service is great as well.

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Koreamichelle 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Just a great experience overall. Food and atmosphere was great.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Really delicious and cozy. Intimate environment and trashy menu.

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eyeball (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

wonderful service and great choices for vegans- everything we had was delicious- I think even non vegans would be pleased here

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

This place continues to be my favorite. I just love everything about it and all of those that I bring with me love it too!

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vipVeganSchmeegan (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Seated promptly...my daughter and I split a guacamole timbale with crunchy plantains ... delish! I ordered Wild Mushroom Crepe (crepe was soggy, had no mushroom taste, did not taste truffle oil). Daughter ordered Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Cake. Was tastier than mine, but very dry. Not impressed. However, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss dessert was heavenly as was the Vanilla Cinnamon Crepe. Was very pricey for a bunch of vegetables. Not sure if I would return.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Between Lexington and 3rd Avenues
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 537-7179
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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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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.
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Executive chef
Angel Ramos
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