Great table booth on ground level . Waiter very helpful. Had special pasta
Recommend you also offer sweet potato lasagne (dish at East side Candle)!
Went for a birthday dinner and shared apps. Great options and everything was delicious! Absolutely exquisite food, whether you’re a vegan or not! Attentive wait staff and nice ambiance.
Hostess provided a window table. Thank you. Great change of pace and excellent wine and dinner selection and service.
We had a great time. The atmosphere was perfect as was the food.
A veg gem. I go whenever I visit NYC and the Upper East Side. Excellent food, generous portions, no-nonsense service. Highly recommended.
Delicious food, fantastic service and pleasant atmosphere!
We enjoyed our meals at Candle 79! We eat a whole food plant based diet so it is very hard to find a restaurant that is really creative on this front. The chefs are very creative and there are many delicious entrees to choose from. Even if you are a meat-eater you will not miss the meat here. Grilled artichokes were delicious as was the Seitan Picatta! We arrived early and had a nice drink at the bar...great bar menu too.
We went here before a show and it was an amazing experience. The service was great and the meal was perfect! Will definitely be back.
Food was okay disliked the service. Wheat balls were good.
There’s nothing negative to say about my experience. The food was delicious. The ambiance was lively and great. Busy, which is a great sign.
Perfect vegan option. I will return!!
Candle 79 never disappoints. Vegan cuisine that is a treat for ALL, including devoted meat eaters. Creative and delicious. And the wait staff are the perfect balance of informal yet professional.
Lovely restaurant! We had a great evening and the food and service was top class.
Loved the Market option!
I had heard such wonderful things about the vegan food at this restaurant. However, for me, it lacked bold tastes. I can make much more flavorful things at home. We also felt that the bill was too high given our feelings about the food.
Spectacular service by Jenny. Food was delectable. Filling since it is largely carbohydrate and gluten based (if you chose setan or tempeh). Loved the morroxan chick pea cake!
Great experience, food was great and would highly recommend.
Unique menu with varied options. It was difficult to pick a few. Every thing we ordered did taste and look very good.
Candle 79 consistently offers creative vegan cuisine that offers a wonderful selection of dishes that appeal to everyone. We especially loved the morel ravioli.
Great vegetarian food even for non vegetarians! Will definitely return.
Delicious food. The booths upstairs make for quiet, cosy dining.
We came from California and we absolutely enjoyed every morsel. We had the onion rings, Caesar salad, crepe , and spaghetti and wheat balls ! It was beyond delish! The waitress was not overly friendly but the food made up for it!
We came here for Sunday brunch and had a nice meal. The food was good as always, and my boyfriend (who is not vegan) enjoyed his food too. I had the Waffle with a side of tofu scramble, and he had the seitan burrito. We had the brownie sundae as well. It was all tasty.
We had a lovely Easter lunch. The table was lovely and we loved being able to make reservations. Food was fantastic and it was the perfect place for my daughter who was vegan. Thanks!
I would return for food only. Staff was not friendly at all. people who have a poor view on vegans
would be able to confirm that feeling by the superiority complex in there. my daughter and i did not look the part because we were dressed up even though we are Vegan...judgement was heavy that day. still i will return to have so many options...NY needs more vegan options :(
Excellent quality.very good choice . Imaginative mix of flavours
Among the very best vegetarian restaurants I have ever visited. Wanted to taste everything on the menu:-) A bit on the pricey side - but well worth it. We will be back. Service friendly, help-some, efficient and quick.
The best totally vegan restaurant! It was wonderful to know that everything was safe for us and we didn’t have to ask any annoying questions. My daughter, who has an enzymatic deficiency has always had to order very simply and ask lots of questions when eating out. It was wonderful to know what was being served. Waitress and waiters were friendly and attentive. We even had dessert:) and wine! Yummy night out!
We ensure a visit to Candle 79 on each trip to NYC. We have visited other vegan restaurants in the City; however, Candle 79 is at the top of our list for repeat visits. This restaurant has never disappointed with its creativity in preparing a full menu of vegan options that are delicious and visually attractive.
I had the mushroom risotto with a side of tempeh. It was incredible. I wish I lived in nyc so I could eat here at least once a week! Service was great too!
Fabulous as always. I love how the staff is educated and knowledgeable about their menu.
It would be a crime to say merely that Candle 79 is, hands down, the best Vegan restaurant in NYC (which, in my opinion, it is). Candle 79 is one of the best restaurants in NYC, PERIOD. The food is delicious and creative; you won't believe you're eating Vegan. And the staff is just great - everyone! If you haven't been to Candle 79, you're missing out. If all Vegan food were this good (and I could learn how to prepare it), I would go Vegan tomorrow with no regrets whatsoever. Coming from this foodie and lifelong carnivore, that is the highest praise I can give.
Loved the live cheese plate and my main course. Service was excellent.
This is the second time in less than a month that we have eaten dinner here! amazing food, service and atmosphere! Will return again and again! Staff is perfection!
Food was delicious. Service was friendly, attentive and efficient. Overall, good value for the price.
Third time - always superb food and service! Only downside I have noticed is that the Restaurant can be too warm.
The food is really incomparable. The only fine dining vegan restaurant in midtown NYC, Candle 79 has an excellent menu even for those who don’t eat a plant based diet. Their wine selection is large and varied and the services is great. Had a great time.
Excellent food and great service!
I've been vegetarian since 1974 and Candle 79 was absolutely the best vegetarian/vegan restaurant in which I've ever eaten. Service was a little flaky but gracious enough when called to. The menu is varied and thoughtful, the food preparation impeccable. An excellent place for health-leaning carnivores as well. The wine, a Pinot Gris, was divine. We did not have dessert or coffee––I ate my entire entree which was copious, actually rather too much for me but it was so delicious I couldn't stop myself. I'm sure the desserts are great. Will definitely return for special occasions.
This was our second experience at Candle 79 and now a "must stop" on trips to New York . Fabulous, elegant starters, mains and sides. Beautifully served and so delicious. Perfect wine pairings as well. Truly a great choice for any diner, vegan or not!
One of my very favorite restaurants, Candle 79 never fails to impress. Amazing food beautifully presented by a wait staff that knows when to come--and when to give diners a chance to talk.