As a longtime vegetarian, I thought I knew lots about the possibilities of vegetables. But Dirt Candy totally floored me with its creativity and whimsy. Such an amazing experience!
Everything was excellent. Very interesting dining experience.
Outstanding experience from start to finish. We had our 3 year old along with us and staff were able to accommodate him with options from the bar menu alongside our prix fixed dinners. Great food, eve greater service. We'll definitely be back next time we're in NYC!
Wonderful dining experience !!!
Lovely restaurant with charming staff. Food was delicious and special. Where else can you get cauliflower cake!
Presentation was whimsical and even the restrooms were fabulous
Great service and amazing food.
I thought that only having two options was a bit restrictive. I found the noise level to be too high making it difficult to have a conversation. I was there with another person. I didn't like that we were for most courses given a serving to share. I would have vastly preferred that we were given individual portions.
Terrific food in a small but pleasant space. Speedy happy service.
The service here was impeccable. We did the 5 courses with the wine pairing and everything was perfectly timed and the food was exquisite.
Graceful and Sincere
The food and service was wonderful! They even sneaked in some veggies into desert. I made a note that it was my girlfriend’s birthday at the time of booking, so the desert came with a candle, which was a very nice and thoughtful touch. Will definitely go again in the future
Dirt Candy still continues to wow and amaze. From the moment you walk in, you are transformed to a world within a world. The staff does everything it can, including reading the tempo of your party, to making sure you know everything about what your mouth and senses are about to experience. Every bite of food that is sampled had complexity and savory flavors that transport you to a new experience. Don't miss the opportunity to experience such a treasure in NYC.
Great food, awesome ambiance, delicious desserts. Highly recommend!
Fantastic, quirky foods served in fabulous ways. Every course different, clever, delicious. Ah, the vegetarian caviar.... Looking forward to going again. Expensive but not really when you factor in that you get everything, get great service and no tipping.
Coming to Dirt Candy is always a pleasure. The service is truly on par with places like Per Se and Eleven Madison Park. The staff are so welcoming and accommodating, they even switched out a dish for us on the prix fixe menu because it wasn't my favorite, and replaced a course with one of our favorite treats. The menu was inventive and delicious, it is filled with surprises and really thoughtful, sometimes whimsical touches. The staff really make this a special place, we have been coming for years and still see familiar faces. Definitely recommend the prix fixe menu for dinner, although I always love their brunch biscuits as well!
Good but somewhat of a disappointment. Food was ok, but was expecting much more.
They need to bring back al la carte.
I was really let down by my experience. Had been wanting to go for ages. Booked a table for dinner with a friend. Was a rainy night and arrived about 15 minutes before our rez time. Greeters were very rude and told us our table wasn’t ready so we asked if there was a place we could wait and they just pointed without saying anything to a table behind them. No mention of how long or if we could or should order a drink. We sat for a while and no one helped us. Then finally they sat us at the “kitchen table” which is a bar/counter. We were kind of bummed bc we wanted to talk and not sit side by side. We noticed several tables for 2 open so I asked if we could possibly be sat at one. The response was NO. When I asked again if they could check they just said NO again and “that’s what you booked”. When I said that “no I had not” they said yes it says on open table that’s what you booked. I tried to remain calm and just walked back to my friend. We decided to stay. It was about 15 minutes before anyone helped us. Including one of the greeters who then said very rudely that if we wanted a table we could possible have one if we waited another 20 minutes. We said no and then our drink order was finally taken. My friend ordered a mixed drink which came in about 5 minutes. My Champaign never showed up until I asked a random server for it. Our order was then taken and the food finally started coming out. It was beautiful but only mediocre. The buffalo cauliflower was prob the best part of the meal. The desserts were gross. We did the shorter menu and overall I was not impressed.
Definitely a great place. Super tasty food--hibachi grilled broccoli at your table--spicy sauces...chocolate mushroom....all so fresh , inventive, healthy and flavorful--really great..... excellent, friendly service
I wanted to come to this restaurant because, while I’m not strictly vegan or vegetarian, I’m an avid gardener and love fresh, local produce that is prepared in creative, innovative ways.
The mushroom paté was excellent and the cauliflower cake was pleasantly delightful.
5-stars for the chirping birds and nature sounds in the bathroom, too.
Amazing presentation, delicious and deceptively filling courses. Staff was very friendly and informative! Such an incredible and unique experience!
It was ok. Food was so mediocre and the desserts smelled onion and cauliflower. Dishes were not timely coming out and it was just a big disappointment.
This was by far one of the best dining experiences, if not the best, I have had in the city.
Second time to NY and we of course booked Dirt Candy before anything else. The artistic quality and deliciousness of the food is indescribable. It is a wonderful date place with romantic lighting and if nothing else, you can talk about the crazy food coming out. I love love, love them! Everyone is super friendly, the sommelier is knowledgeable and gives some great info about all of the eclectic wines, as I sit there and act like I know something (which I have no clue!) thank you again!!
I always try to come here when in NYC; such a special place! Recommends it to all my friends.
Creative vegetarian dishes and impeccable service.
We had a GREAT time this past Thursday for my wife's birthday dinner. The food was amazing and our waiter Yashar was the BEST!! Looking forward to returning and spreading the word about this NY gem.
Tasting menu is pretty hit or miss -- most disappointing course was the brussels sprout tacos which come with a lettuce wrap instead of a tortilla which you then have to put together yourself.
INCREDIBLE! Very inventive. 5 course tasting menu is definitely enough, and you leave feeling satisfied.
Love this restaurant but will stick with the 5 course prix fix, 9 course menu missed the mark.
Hoping the quality stays but was a little disappointed this visit.
We'll give it another go!
Never knew veggies could taste so good! Impressed with the tasting menu and interesting wine selections.
I had a great time here. The food was amazing and fun. We had the patch with wine pairings and it was so good. I was pleasantly surprised to be full since I was considering going with the garden to get the full experience. Another little surprise is the sounds of birds chirping when you use the Washroom. At first I thought I was hearing things and then realized that was that background noise in there which was different and cool.
Delicious and creative food presented beautifully. each course brings new exciting flavors and texture. Extraordinary deserts made from cauliflower, beets and greens were a little too sweet for me, but made up for that in color and good looks.
Epic dining experience. We did the Vegetable Garden 9-course prix fixe option plus the 7 wine pairings. Staff was friendly and provided outstanding service and the sommelier was knowledgeable and charming. Everyone made it a very specoal birthday dinner
Wonderful meal, so inventive and surprising, but very slow paced. Drink took 45 minutes to arrive, but was comped. Allow 3plus hours for a meal.
Inventive, excellent service, good value, will definitely return
Always fabulous. Menu changes seasonally and is always a pleasant surprise. Never disappointed.
Good food and atmosphere.
The most amazing food I have ever eaten. Was a fantastic night from start to finish. The team also made my partner feel special as we were celebrating his 30th birthday, they even put a candle in the cake at the end of the night. Everyone needs to try this restaurant! Can not speak more highly of it
I have been wanting to eat here for several years. Food was amazing. Worth the splurge for a tasting menu. I will definitely return to have food a la carte in the bar.
Exceptional, creative food!