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Candle Cafe West

1221 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Vegan (53)
  • Good Vegetarian Options (49)
  • Healthy (43)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
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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
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Phone number
(212) 769-8900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jorge Pineda & Angel Ramos
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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!
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Private party contact
Gabriela Benecke: (212) 769-8900
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Party Platters are available as well as full service off-site event catering. Including eco-bar service and cocktail parties.
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Cross street
89th street
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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.
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Public transit
Both 86 and 104 bus lines will stop along Broadway and 86th

The Subway 1 line stops on 86 and Broadway.
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Special events & promotions
Candle Cafe West will ONLY be offering a preset 4-course menu for this holiday.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1221 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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sapphirepink (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The menu is pretty standard. The food is high quality as always and Melvin is a great server. I don’t trek up to UWS often, but when I do, it’s for CCW and I’m never disappointed.

Rosily (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

Gigi (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

none (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

LoriM (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

AlexaD (New York Area)
5.0  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!

Latino10 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

NM16 (Toronto)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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.

NYCeliacMom (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.