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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.
New York, NY 10024
Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00 pm
Dinner: Monday thru Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Brunch: Satuday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday Dinner - 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Party Platters are available as well as full service off-site event catering. Including eco-bar service and cocktail parties.
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.
Both 86 and 104 bus lines will stop along Broadway and 86th
The Subway 1 line stops on 86 and Broadway.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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
The food was fine, but too expensive for what it was. My biggest complaint was how often we were told we had a "deadline" to leave the restaurant. When they called to confirm my reservation, they asked how much time I thought I would need for my meal, stating they had booked another reservation for the table 90 minutes after mine. Frankly, that's not my problem. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were told by both the hostess and the waiter that we needed to be finished by the deadline. I'm not a person who languishes at a table for hours while not ordering and I don't appreciate being rushed out the door. I would never visit this place again, especially not for a special occassion when we wanted to enjoy wine and conversation and, you know, a reasonable amount of time to complete a 4-course meal.
I was extremely disappointed with the 'price-fixed' meal on Valentine's day that had a 'chopped salad' on the menu which was nothing but some lettuce interspersed with slices of red pepper with a no taste dressing....and it wasn't chopped. The fettuccine was also bland and tasteless surrounded by some vegetables. A thoroughly forgettable meal that was accompanied by a hefty, inappropriate bill.
Good food and interesting menu, but the dishes are possibly trying too hard. Complexity can be enhancing vegan cusine, but menu lacked authenticity in my taste.
Typical place where I want to try everything but I will be unimpressed by most.
We need this place to stay in business and do great so we’ll remain supportive of great quality and choices.
I am vegan and celiac (strictly gluten free) and it can be difficult to find a nice restaurant where I can eat with my non-vegan, non-celiac family. Candle Cafe's offerings were delicious. I highly recommend them. They are very aware of food allergies and it is clear that awareness is shared by the kitchen.
A bit disappointed by the quality of the food. I wish they’d simply double down on putting veggie at the center and make it shine vs. doing a bunch of meat dish imitations. Portions were huge, too many ingredients - yet surprisingly bland, and overpriced for what you get. Dining room is one of the nicer ones on the UWS, service was great.
The host graciously changed the table so that I could sit on the banquet. The specials looked inviting and when they came they were exactly as written. The wines by the glass were excellent. The apple crumb dessert w/ ice cream was delicious. The best part for us was that the restaurant was full yet QUIET. We could talk without shouting. This has become a rarity in NYC.
The ambience is beautiful, the service attentive and kind. The food was lovely, tastefully prepared and arranged, delicious. This is our favorite restaurant. We met several friends for a special birthday, asked for quiet away from the door, and were accomodated in a pretty little area, behind us decorative blackboard with a thought about respect for life. We loved being here.
Delicious, nutritious and love the planet-icious. My daughter raved about the pancakes and was inspired to make vegan dishes of her own. The artichoke-olive-bean appetizer, black bean soup and daily vegetables were fantastic as well. All in all, Candle is a bright light in the dining landscape.
It was a wonderful date night. The food was extraordinary and the atmosphere was fantastic. It was the first time that I went to this restaurant. It is wonderful to know that there is a restaurant in the Upper West Side that is vegetarian/vegan. It is so difficult to find restaurants that have vegetarian or vegan options.
I’ve been a fan of this group for a long time. This was my first time at this location and it lived up to all of my expectations. Everything was perfect. The only thing I would change is my table’s location. I was sat directly next to the door, which was not ideal, but that’s an easy fix for next time
The food meets the high standards of both the Candle Cafe on the East side and Candle 79. Anyone seeking creative, good quality vegan food in a casual atmosphere will not be disappointed. The presentation is lovely, the food tasty, and the ambience warm and casual. However, the overall menu is weighted a little heavy with seitan dishes which are not healthy for gluten-free eaters. Perhaps a greater variety of various bean dishes would improve this dilemma.
Food was great, the staff attentive, and the noise level just the way I like it: quiet, so the four of us could hear each other. Only one problem, a serious one, the bathroom was not accessable to one of us who could not manage the stairs on her own, even though the restaurant claims to be handicap accessable.
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