Dirt Candy

4.7
2884 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

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Good Vegetarian Options
Cutting edge vegetables with added flavor and no politics in this sleek and stylish restaurant showcasing colorful, pop-tastic dishes from award-winning chef, Amanda Cohen. A full bar, counter seating, a wine list curated by wine director, Ben Eyring, and vegetables in all their earth-shattering, gob-smacking glory. Diners coming for dinner will have a choice of The Vegetable Patch ($65, tip included) featuring five courses of Dirt Candy’s greatest hits, or they can take a trip to The Vegetable Garden ($99, tip included) which is at least nine courses and changes according to the season, what we’re experimenting with, and what our foragers and farmers bring to our door. Dirt Candy offers an a la carte menu at the bar only.
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vipshawnf
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing 9 course + feast. Our party luv'd each course which was expertly presented by servers who had passion about their wildly inventive vegan cuisine.

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CharlieT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are vegetarians and love tasting menus. This was the best one we have ever been to. A few rogue dishes in there but we had an amazing time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

B’day great experience 😄

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StephenT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dirt Candy is quite literally one of the best doing expertises I have ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting selection of vegan bite sized foods

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TriciaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 9 course meal and enjoyed every bite. The creativity amazed us and cannot wait to go back. The cocktails were delicious too.

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vipLeeM
London
51 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

44 year vegetarian and this is still the best veggie restaurant I've experienced anywhere in the world. It continues to get better and better with innovative and fun food. Just exceptional service too. Been going since it first opened in its original location and so happy to see it continue to thrive in the competitive NYC restaurant scene.

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ElianaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Pure alchemy, and worth every penny. Everything is so incredibly delicious and the restaurant is so wonderful about accommodating dietary restrictions (you must inform them in advance). My friend is vegan and I am allergic to soy and they accommodated every course tailored to our needs. Their cocktails are also a must!

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Ferrari
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!!
Loved the food and the attention to details to specific dietary restrictions made the whole experience exceptional.

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CindyL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such complex, creative, and surprising offerings at this restaurant - a rarity for vegetarians! Several times during the night, my friend and I just sat there quietly, trying to mentally process what we were experiencing. We had the 5 course meal, but I hope to come back sometime for the 10 course dinner. So worth it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and try to bring all my veg/vegan friends through it at some point.

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pxxgan
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very innovative, unique food and experience. went here for my birthday and glad I did!

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DianeF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, this spot has provided amazing food, service, experience. So innovative and delicious. Can't recommend enough!

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Andrew
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was absolutely delicious. We did the Vegetable Patch (5 courses) with the wine pairing. It was a great variety of food, we were quite full afterwards, and the wine pairing was fantastic. We also really appreciated the great service from the staff.

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missusC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

first timer to dirt candy.
not a vegetarian but appreciate + recognize good, well executed food.
glad to have had the pleasure + experience but will not rush back as nothing was particularly outstanding.
it may not seem like it at first - you do get a lot of food so pace yourself!

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AceyTrey
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Totally creative menu, presented superbly. The paired wines were also wonderful, from small winemakers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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TomaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good, excellent service. Food was spectacular.

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vipBRfoodie
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary dinning experience. Exquisite food. A foodie must! We opted for the 10 course Tasting Menu. Each course got more complex with flavors, textures, vegetable combinations, sauces & presentations.
Service is well paced attentive and informative; they explain each course.
Favorites included the Tower, the duo salad course, the crunchy broccoli, the portobello mousse, the mini tangine. The palate cleansing beet ribbon in lemon was so
imaginative and really worked. Fortunately dessert was petit as we were getting pretty full.
Next time we will try the 5 course Tasting menu. I think one can also eat at the high table facing the kitchen & just get one or two items. Try the broccoli/ cauliflower “tacos”.
Dishes change with the seasons.

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MaryamS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, and the bartender recommended an amazing bottle of wine for us. Service was good. Noise was loud, but I guess that’s a Friday night in New York.

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Cate
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, however their wine pairing was not. The wines were not very good in general and added nothing to the courses.
I would recommend sticking to cocktails or water

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swdb
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is not an exaggeration to describe our meal as one of the best in our lives. The presentation of each dish was gorgeous. The tastes and textures were so much better than a typical meal. There is ample time between each of the multiple courses to digest. The creativity of each dish is astounding. The people were attentive, kind, patient, well-informed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fun and amazing. Enjoyed every course and loved every minute. Can’t wait to return.

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timj
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing take on vegetarian food, loved every bite.

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vipPartyAnimalRights
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I don’t think I would ever go here again for dinner. I find that the value of the very expensive tasting menu is not worth it. The production of the service creates the illusion of innovation and feeling fancy but the food itself was just OK even though the ingredients were interesting and sometimes exotic.

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RosieH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have ever eaten, would totally recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite culinary experience paired with phenomenal customer service and a beautiful atmosphere. Very unique and special!

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Drew
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, new, and unique. I enjoyed how they give you either a 5 or 10 course meal. Very different flavors and it can be veggy / vegan. Would come back.

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Matthew
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Currently serving winter menu, which is just as amazing as the summer menu. Do yourself a favor, find a way to have dinner here. Seriously.

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RoccoS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went into Dirt Candy without having an idea of what it was exactly, and I left completely satisfied. The food was artistic yet filling, the atmosphere was warm, and our server Wesley was incredible and knew the food and wine pairing like an expert—he even welcomed us to come back when they have the seasonal change. 5/5 all around!

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sirsethalot
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for creating this restaurant. The food is incredible.

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vipMarty
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Different dining experience that I would recommend to anyone who is into a vegetarian lifestyle

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative beautifully presented and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This is my second visit. I was hoping to take advantage of their solo diner promotion- as I was there without my partner as well as my friend was without hers- but they wouldn’t allow the promotion since we were dining together.The server suggested we sign up for promotions; I explained that we are on their email list which is how we were made aware of the dinner promotion.

I felt that we had to constantly ask for serving utensils , and small plates for items we shared, and though they then provided us with them it felt as if they were annoyed at our requests.

I thought that all the female servers, except the one male server, were unfriendly and “ put upon” by my presence.
I am so disappointed!

My first visit was extraordinary. I loved the service that time , March 2019, but not this time . I doubt I will return.
It’s a costly restaurant, and though unique I felt it such a bummer .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dirt Candy is the best...amazing meal, even more amazing to have such a delicious and satisfying meal that are all vegetables. Service is among the best in the City. Very knowledgeable and caring staff!

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vipDavidC
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dirt Candy does not disappoint. If you want a creative and delicious vegan or vegetarian experience in NYC, this is the place to be.

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ArmandG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, the experience was quite good for a non vegetarian like myself. The food was quite filling and tasted great. There was an excellent diversity of menu items and an interesting take on vegetarian versions of food that would normally be a product of a fish or mammal. I would gladly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to give something different a try if they're not a vegetarian or they're a vegetarian looking for a restaraunt that caters to them.

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Karineiam
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had very high expectations and it far exceeded them. The atmosphere was great, service was informal but impeccable. Every bite was a surprise! One of our best dinners ever. Highly recommend

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CYNTHIAP
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say about this restaurant that will be enough to describe how absolutely wonderful this place is? I almost cried with joy upon eating. Marvelous.

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vipJMT13
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! I've gone to the solo diner's dinner several times in the past and they've always been fabulous. The one this year exceeded my already high expectations. Thank you Dirt Candy for another outstanding dining experience. You guys rock!

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Dirt Candy is rated 4.7 stars by 2884 OpenTable diners.

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