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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 - 4:00 pm
Dinner: Monday thru Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Brunch: Satuday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday Dinner - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

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, 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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Vegan (54)
Good Vegetarian Options (49)
Healthy (43)
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Creative Cuisine (34)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Gluten Free Options (26)
Organic (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Casual (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Cozy (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Romantic (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Authentic (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Seasonal (10)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
People Watching (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Good vegan food. Good service. A little over priced.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Vegan, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful brunch - delicious and plentiful portions. Will be returning...

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious vegan food. Our server recommended the brownie for desert...it was ymmy!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

They failed to inform me on website when I booked that there was a pre-fix menu for $75 for Valentine's Day. They called me 2 days before and I was out of luck re-booking at another restaurant. Disappointed in this, although food is good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We went here for Valentine’s Day. For the price, I have had tremendously better Vegan food. Perhaps since it was a busy night, things did not go well but for 200+ dollar dinner I expect the food to at least be more than just OK.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing beyond burger! My meat eater boyfriend loved it too! Great server, and two big entrees plus a bottle of wine was $100 WITH TIP!

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Expensive for what it is.
Food was just ok.
Could improve on more natural and organic options.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very nice restaurant with a great ambience. Catching up with a friend and it is nice when you can have a conversation. The food was excellent and so was the smoothie I had. Friendly staff. Definitely will be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Vegan, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The restaurant always seems understaffed on sunday for brunch. Sadly Im yet to get a bowl of pea soup, constantly sold out.

I come almost every sunday .

This is the first time w had a waitress who seemed to care. She is from dublin and a pro.

thank you

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Organic, Casual, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is one of my favorite places to eat. Absolutely everything on the menu is great. Their new addition of the Beyond Berger knocks it out of the park. Service is good and noise level is low. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Vegan, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The specials of the day were outstanding. I highly recommend the artichoke bruschetta. My husband and I enjoyed appetizer, entrees, and dessert. 10 out of 10.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Vegan, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful as always. Great, tasty, healthy, innovative food choices. Very helpful wait staff.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Organic, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Never disappointed at Candle Cafe West. Had dinner with a cousin who had never eaten at the restaurant. She loved it. Shared guacamole, chimmichuras, rolls and a salad. All delicious!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Love the options and the presentation of this very good food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good service and very interesting and varied menu for vegetarians.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This was my third visit (two lunch, one dinner). Creative menu, helpful and informed waitstaff,and surprisingly tasty food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Candle Cafe West along with its sister Candle 79 - are the vest vegan restaurant! Period.

Large selection, healthy, and everything is good!!! I love this restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Healthy, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Pleasant place to eat. Good vegan options. Food and presentation is good

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Fantastic vegan food, great variety of flavors and textures.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

Tags: Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We came here on a Saturday afternoon. The restaurant was pretty much empty. Servers were short staffed and took a while to come, table didn't have all the menus. But Food was great!!! Overall good, and will go back :)

Tags: Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Pretty good food and nice ambiance but I've had better for far less $$ at Peacefood Cafe nearby.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Delicious and creative vegan menu in a lovely setting

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A1 food, my favorite vegan restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Candle West is consistently a wonderful treat!! BEST vegan restaurant on the UWS and non vegans LOVE it too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food, Organic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Incredibly delicious food. Even non-vegans will appreciate their meal at Candle.

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fast and friendly service. Very thoughtful and willing to accommodate special food requests. Delicious, vegan food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It's always a good meal at Candle Cafe West. Imaginative vegetarian and vegan food and desserts, and delicious liquid tonics both with and without alcohol.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was as delicious and creative as I remember from my last visit. Totally satisfying - excellent. Service was warm and attentive. All the way around a great experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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