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Dirt Candy

4.6
4.6
2738 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 228-7732

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Amanda Cohen

  • Catering

    Please inquire for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please inquire for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Broome and Grand

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F train to Delancey<br />J, M, Z trains to Essex Street<br />B, D trains to Grand Street<br />M15 Bus to Delancey and Allen<br /><br />

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,738 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. S

    Shawn

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 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.
  2. CT

    CharlieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    B’day great experience 😄
  4. ST

    StephenT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dirt Candy is quite literally one of the best doing expertises I have ever had!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting selection of vegan bite sized foods
  6. TS

    TriciaS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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.
  7. LM

    LeeM

    London

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 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.
  8. EE

    ElianaE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 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!
  9. F

    Ferrari

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  10. CL

    CindyL

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 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!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place and try to bring all my veg/vegan friends through it at some point.
  12. p

    pxxgan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    very innovative, unique food and experience. went here for my birthday and glad I did!
  13. DF

    DianeF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  14. A

    Andrew

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 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.
  15. C

    missusC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 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!
  16. AT

    AceyTrey

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Totally creative menu, presented superbly. The paired wines were also wonderful, from small winemakers.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!
  18. TP

    TomaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good, excellent service. Food was spectacular.
  19. BR

    BRfoodie

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 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.
  20. MS

    MaryamS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 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.
  21. C

    Cate

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 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
  22. s

    swdb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fun and amazing. Enjoyed every course and loved every minute. Can’t wait to return.
  24. t

    timj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing take on vegetarian food, loved every bite.
  25. PA

    PartyAnimalRights

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    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.
  26. RH

    RosieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I have ever eaten, would totally recommend
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite culinary experience paired with phenomenal customer service and a beautiful atmosphere. Very unique and special!
  28. D

    Drew

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 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.
  29. M

    Matthew

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 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.
  30. RS

    RoccoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 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!
  31. s

    sirsethalot

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for creating this restaurant. The food is incredible.
  32. M

    Marty

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Different dining experience that I would recommend to anyone who is into a vegetarian lifestyle
  33. LL

    LisaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very creative beautifully presented and delicious food.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 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 .
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 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!
  36. DC

    DavidC

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 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.
  37. AG

    ArmandG

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  38. K

    Karineiam

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 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
  39. CY

    CYNTHIAP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 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.
  40. JM

    JMT13

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    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 4.6 stars by 2738 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broome and Grand

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F train to DelanceyJ, M, Z trains to Essex StreetB, D trains to Grand StreetM15 Bus to Delancey and Allen

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Amanda Cohen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 228-7732

  • Catering

    Please inquire for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please inquire for details.

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