West End Cafe

4.7
1749 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
West End Cafe located in Carle Place Long Island, offers a New American menu. Chef/Owner Bill Holden prides himself on maintaining a standard of excellence that has put us on the top of fine dining on Long Island. Come wine & dine where you can enjoy a gourmet meal, fine wines, the latest beers & seasonal cocktails. Here at West End Cafe we take pride in supporting our local farms & wineries. Come in and enjoy our menu that changes seasonally, offering the best Long Island has to offer.
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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful evening all around.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

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AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Always a great dining experience from start to finish!

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DM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great NY bah!

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LW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the West End Cafe for my Graduation dinner from college. We came during the week so we were able to do the price fix menu. You get so much for your money. Even if you do not do the price fix the meals are very satisfying. I ordered the parmesan crusted chicken dish and the chicken was almost as large as my face but was so good! I had enough to bring home for lunch the next day. Fried calamari and mussels were good as well. Service was great. Was not my first time here and definitely will not be my last

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MT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very noisy
Food and service great
Honors our reservations

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JM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This evening we all had the Twilight menu. Excellent! The drinks were well made and generous!

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A
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good. The service great. No complaints!

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CU
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent! The food was superb, service great. There were some very loud, oily people at the bar, but it did not hamper our meal.

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HW
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous! A true hidden gem! Food was outstanding in taste and presentation. Love the ambiance and can't wait to return and entertain my friends to a pleasurable evening. Good wine selection also.

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R
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would strongly suggest going early as it filled up very quickly before 6:30 even on a Thursday night.

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WS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love West End, food is always delicious, service is great, just awesome

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t
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

nice place - good price-fix
excellent mussels and salmon
waiter was not too friendly - seemed to have a lack of personality
otherwise everything good
but- a good waiter can really enhance the overall dining experience

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

That was the the thickest chicken cutlet I ever saw....it was really a chicken breast, I was somewhat disappointed. It was cooked to perfection, but it was not what I had seen on the menu. We were seated at a table for 2 which we were happy with, but the maitre d decided to move us to an adjacent table while our original table sat vacant for at least 1/2 hour. That did not bode well with us.

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l
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always delicious. We have been going to West End for about 20 years .

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KG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice cocktail menu, fantastic beet and goat cheese salad, deeeelicious Romano chicken and braised short ribs (my husband and I split up those two entrées), yummy bourbon pecan pie and leftovers to boot. All four of us enjoyed everything. The location is a little weird…it’s kind of a sad shopping center, but this place is a gem. We would definitely come back the next time we need something close to Westbury music fair.

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BH
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy my experience at West end. It’s our dinner place for events at Nassau Coliseum and Westbury. It will continue to be. We always have a great meal.

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AK
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always never disappoints. Service and food outstanding with large portions.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious, however the portions were small . Short Ribs.... one rib! $27.00...

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LN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was wonderful
Delicious food and they don’t rush you out

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner. Delicious. Beautifully presented. Wonderful attention from the bar to dinner to desserts.

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KT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We meet at this restaurant every couple of weeks. We love it!

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RH
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We emjoyed the creative food, which is not the standard fare.

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good food and service over the years.

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LN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

WEC was reliable as always. We hadn’t been there in a few years because we moved away, but it’s worth a special trip.

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SR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our dinner. The staff was very attentive.

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MC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is wonderful, reservations are honored, the service is first rate, plenty of available parking. It can be a little noisy. Highly recommended!

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CR
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently excellent food over the years. If you can get past the unusual location, it really is one of the top restaurants on Long Island.

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J
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good portion size was ok noise was over the top place was packed

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always!

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MU
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, food and ambiance.

Keep ups the Great Work

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was better than perfect. The food was very tasty. We weren't rushed at all. It was a great dining experience

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MU
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Service,
Outstanding Food and presentation
Great Ambiance

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious dinner with a good server

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SD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Restaurant is great!
Been eating here 20 years!
Food and service is great!
Crowd is a little older but that doesn’t matter!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! You would never think such a nice little restaurant could be located in that shopping center. Don’t let the looks deceive you! When you’re inside West End Cafe, you feel like you’re in the city from the decoration and how well they make use of the space.

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PD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent great food, service and ambiance. My favorite restaurant.

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T
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went during restaurant week. Food and service could not have been better. Water glasses were refilled, waiter and bus people
Came over to see that all was well. Food service was timed perfectly. And even though the restaurant was filled you could still converse without shouting due to the fabric draping on the ceiling. The beet salad was chock filled with beets and pistachio nut and dressed with a light but flavorful dressing. The shrimp taco came with 2 well stuffed tacos and plenty of shrimp chunks. My salmon was cooked perfectly and the shrimp risotto was delish . Dessert was no exception . The cobbler was filled with lots of crunchy topping and ice cream and the pistachio parfait was super. Some one a cappuccino made for a great dinner.

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J
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's been my semi local favorite for years! Can't wait to return!

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and good friends. Service was great. Everyone very cordial

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