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About Candle Cafe West

Candle Cafe West combines delicious, organic, vegan cuisine with gracious and knowledgeable service. Just as the sister restaurants, Candle Cafe and Candle 79, on the east side have done, Candle Cafe West lovingly crafts “food fresh from farm to table." They also offer an intimate organic wine and eco-cocktail bar. The Candle’s passion is to sustainably create scrumptious, vegan cuisine and an unforgettable dining experience. All of which will have the conscientious foodie coming back for more.

2427 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:30 pm
Dinner: Monday thru Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Brunch: Satuday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday Dinner - 4:00pm - 930pm

Cross Street:
89th street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 769-8900

Website:
http://www.candlecafe.com/west

Catering:
Party Platters are available as well as full service off-site event catering. Including eco-bar service and cocktail parties.

Parking Details:
Parking is available along the side streets. Please pay attention to the parking signs along these streets.



Nearby Parking lots include the following:



Parking Lot 700 is located just off of 86th street between S. Main street and Broadway. It has 21 spots and is open 24 hours Monday- Sunday. Maximum stay is 2 hours.



Lot 665 (87th and Grand) is open Monday- Friday 8am-6pm and is located on 87th street just off of S. Broadway.

Public Transit:
Both 86 and 104 bus lines will stop along Broadway and 86th



The Subway 1 line stops on 86 and Broadway.

Executive Chef:
Jorge Pineda & Angel Ramos

Private Party Facilities:
At Candle Cafe West, we offer on site party rooms for 10-110 guests. Whether it's a bridal shower, family reunion, birthday, rehearsal dinner, corporate gathering, meeting, cocktail party or wedding, Candle Cafe West would love to talk with you about your next special event!

Private Party Contact:
Gabriela Benecke: (212) 769-8900

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Candle Cafe West will ONLY be offering a preset 4-course menu for this holiday.

Candle Cafe West Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

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4.3

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4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall, the best of the Candle Cafes in NYC! Fantastic food.

Tags: Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I absolutely love Candle Cafe, the nachos are one of my favorite dishes that I rarely get anymore due to food allergies - SO GOOD. The service is usually very slow so make sure to give yourself plenty of time in order to have a good experience.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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service3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Candle East is a better option all around. This UWS option was way overpriced and the food simply lacked taste and imagination. Guests are really paying for ambiance, and very dearly.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious vegetarian meals, served beautifully. Great drinks. Nice and not noisy for a Sunday lunch. 5 star rating!!

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

One of the best meals I've had in Manhattan! So creative and tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Healthy, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The staff was amazing. My reservation was for my Dad and I after I finished the NYC Marathon. I gave them a heads up he would be there before our reservation and asked if they could bend the rules and seat him so he didn’t have to stand - and they were great. I got there and they were super attentive. Drinks and food came in literal minutes. Superb vegan cuisine that uses fresh ingredients that are in season. Highly recommend them

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of the Vegan restaurants in NYC, every time we travel from Upstate NY -Saratoga Springs to visit friends in the City we have Diner at Candle West. Food is awesome, service is great and during our last visit the Desert was wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Eggplant parmigiana was tasty. Curry cake didn't do a much for us nor did the side truffle potatoes. Ambiance was nice. Pink lady ( or pretty in pink?) cocktail was plane and tasted as if there were no alcohol in it. ( maybe I missed my orders? :) )
Servers were friendly and pleasant but I wish their attention was more balanced.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Candle cafe west has an excellent vegan menu which will satisfy even the carnivores in the group. I had the Seitan cheeseburger and it was fantastic!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Amazing vegan food. Might even convince some skeptics about how great vegan food can be. A little pricy, but worth every bite. A return trip is definitely in my future.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Candle Cafe West is one of my favorite Vegan restaurants in NYC. I take customers and friends to eat there and always have a great experience!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

When you are looking for good vegetarian/vegan food this is the place

Tags: Vegan, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I was introduced to CCW by a client 2 years ago, and every time I have the opportunity, I invite friends who have never been or clients who have never been. The outcome is always the same: People love it. I bring my staunch "meat eating friends" and their plates are clean. Every time. I love the food and the juices, and the drinks. You really can't go wrong with anything there. I will continue to bring newbies to CCW and convert the City of New York, one person at a time. Great for a lunch meeting. It was pretty slow and very easy to hear.

Tags: Romantic, Vegan, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We were a party of 4 and had the Mezze Plate, the Cajun Seitan sandwich, Eggplant Parmesan, Indian Curry Vegetable Cake, and Split Pea soup. For dessert we had the chocolate mousse pie and ice cream sampler. We left completely stuffed and loved most things. Our youngest daughter wasn't a big fan of the soup but the adults all liked it, and the server brought her extra bread and pita. All in all would definitely return and recommend to others!

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

It doesn't get much better!! I love this place. The service, the food, the energy. I was there visiting an old friend who I had not seen in years and we sat for a long time --- the staff were just friendly and we did not feel pushed out or anything while we visited. Classy place ---
Not cheap--- but not outrageous either

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was very good overall, the server was friendly--and walked that fine line between being attentive and leaving us alone to our conversation. The hostess was also very nice, and took time to describe her favorite cocktails to us. We were celebrating a last get together before moving out of town, which was why we selected Candle Cafe West. It's got great food, but is very pricey so we only go there on special occasions. The restaurant is usually very loud, but it helped that we were seated at a somewhat quiet table, as I requested when I made my reservation. The nachos appetizer is amazing! And the scallopini is our favorite main course. I recommend this restaurant for vegans or anyone dipping their toe in veganism, as the whole menu is pretty delicious.

Tags: Vegan, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Perfectly prepared varied and original vegan options. Maybe a little pricy for what you get. But everything I had was really delicious, subtly seasoned and clearly well thought out.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food is of high quality and good sized, while for the price maybe isn’t the most innovative we’ve experienced. I found it very tacky that they charge you $2 for a few slices of generic store bread when we had a bottle of wine and full meal. Service was right on and atmosphere pleasant.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

I dined there with my parents who are not vegetarian. We all enjoyed the food very much and appreciated the creativity in tastes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal and the ambiance. I am gluten free and they had many options to choose from, which is sometimes a challenge at vegan restaurants. We will be back!

Tags: Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I don't follow a vegan diet, but this is a great place to go to with others who do...and also those who observe kashruth (jewish law governing what is okay to eat). i prefer to eat "real" food as opposed to vegan approximations which are featured on this menu. there are several tasty options for me. i often get the market plate...generous portions of a varied selection of side dishes plus dressings.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Casual
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Is my favorite Vegetarian restaurant in NYC. All of the Candle restaurant are my favorites but WEST is the best atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great restaurant. Perfect for a casual lunch or special occasion.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Interesting and delicious choices for vegan dining. Very friendly and accommodating server. A lot of variety on the menu.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Candle Cafe west is beautiful vegan place with very tasty vegan menu that will please vegans and not only. Staff was very nice and accommodating for my allergies, which doesn't happen often. They even said they'd adjust a meal for me specially if I called in advance. SO very nice of them.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Business Meals, Vegan, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Reliable, well-prepared vegan dishes in a comfortable attractive setting, with prices on par with non-vegan Manhattan restaurants.

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

IMO, the best of the Candles and possibly the best vegan fine dining in NYC.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I am not a vegan, but one of my dear friends is. This gem of a restaurant makes everyone happy! The selection was wide and flavorful and the staff was spectacularly attentive. I would recommend it without regard to its vegan designation.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My summer risotto was tasty and I enjoyed an early dinner at Candle Cafe West. I've been to Candle 79 for special occasions and am happy to report that Candle Cafe West met the high standards set by Candle 79. I recommend it highly for inventive and delicious vegan menus.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This is my favorite vegan restaurant in NYC right now. Great food, a bit pricey but its worth it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Nothing but great things to say about this place. We love it here. Delicious vegan options and amazing service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

The waiter recommended the entree special of grilled tofu, with peppers over noodles. The noodles were bland and white and absolutely flavorless. There were thin slivers of broccoli florets and minutia sized slivers of red bell pepper. The tofu was crispy on one side with seeds, and about one bite of the entire meal had any remote hint of flavor. The bill for two came to $84. I went home hungry and roasted tofu with a lemon juice, garlic, red pepper and scallion marinate, fire roasted a red pepper, and pumpkin seeds heated with olive oil, red pepper flakes, garlic. While hot, I stirred in al dente soba noodles with a tofu/tahini lemon dressing, roasted lemon slices, and covered it with the marinated tofu that I had in the oven. The cost of cooking at home was about ten dollars and was a thousand times better.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Candle West came through again with a hearty and delicious evening meal. Friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Took my wife there a second time , first time a few years ago . I started a vegan lifestyle about 2 weeks ago after watching a documentary on Netflix called I think " the food we eat " a must see for everyone a real eye opener . Back to the Candle it was amazing start to finish .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is hands-down one of my favorite restaurants in NYC—vegan or otherwise—and they never fail to offer fantastic and inventive food with warm service and a lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Vegan, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

This is one of my all time favorites and standbys - when I want something healthy to eat that is flavorful, I'm there! I love their food - service is always wonderful and prompt. I wish there were more veggie protein options as I don't eat seitan, but I always find something and I love it. I've not been disappointed once.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 10, 2017

All-time great vegan meal. Imaginative, delicious. Priced appropriately.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Seitan skewers appetizer- hearty and yummy! One leaves here feeling full, healthy and happy!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Perhaps it just wasn't what I was expecting, but the seitan cheeseburger was underwhelming. It needed significantly more flavor. The pâté special we had as an appetizer was really nice. The chipotle chocolate brownie, which was shared for dessert, had great flavor, but edges were overdone. I'm a middle of the pan brownie man, so overdone edges did not make me happy. Also, the scoop of ice cream could have been just a big bigger considering the portion size of the brownie.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Excellent, creative veg/vegan cuisine. Tables too close together. Service spotty, not attentive enough at these prices. Food's great, the rest could use some attention.

Tags: Organic, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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