West End Cafe

4.6
2166 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
West End Cafe located in Carle Place Long Island, offers a New American menu. Our Chef/Owner 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2166 people are saying
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AdrienneS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. One of my favorite restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just old friends, getting together.

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SusanB
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Outstanding dining experience! We were seated at a private, curtained table (which was requested). The waiter and bus boy were extremely pleasant and efficient. Food, as always, was superb. We give tonight’s experience at the West End Cafe 5 stars!
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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vipAndyK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our third time at this restaurant. The food is quite good and the service is okay. The only negative is their menu is somewhat limited. We were a party of four and we all had difficulty finding something that jumped out and said this sounds delicious. Taste, of course, is subjective. I would recommend checking their menu online before booking your reservation.

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MaryAnn
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Friend birthday

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vipAnnie
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

West End has outdoor tables and many people were eating at them. Inside there are "private" areas. Our table was surrounded on two sides, a wall and a curtain so we were isolated. Everyone was wearing masks so we felt very safe.
We ordered from the Twilight Menu - $40 for three courses. I had duck tacos (very good), organic chicken (a little dry) with fingerling potatoes and roasted veggies (done well) and warm peach cobbler (could have been warmer) with ice cream. We added a bottle of wine and decaf cappuccino. Our server, Yvonne, was excellent. She listened to our requests and the pace of the meal was great. My husband had caesar salad, shrimp risotto and the cobbler. We enjoyed the music - not too loud. A lovely evening celebrating a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waiter forgot to pack our leftovers. Menu changes and not for better. Go to menu before u reserve

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vipSusanJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I meet here at least once a month and we enjoy the food, atmosphere and excellent service.
The upside of being in a nearly empty shopping center is that there is abundant parking- a definite plus!

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JudyD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and friendly efficient service!

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Matt
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always an enjoyable meal. Would go back in a heart beat.

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LindaO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to dine. Service is always impeccable. And food is delish.

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lerffc
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice place for a ladies’ lunch. Unrushed and capable waitstaff, great drinks, fresh and tasty food—top notch place.

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vipAndrew
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I've been here before Covid and the food and place were excellent. It was a lot different this time when I went. The food and service have drastically changed from what they used to be. Perhaps they had a bad night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure going there

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vipbobby
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All good at this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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viprmpl
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything
loved menu, food and service. Owners Nelson and Cassie are very accommodating.

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vipLindag
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent ! Everything cooked perfectly !

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LaurenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Consistent dining. Seated on time.

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StuartC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great there, but I canceled on my phone. Just found out it did not go through. Sorry.

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vipJojo
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Waiter was very attentive and professional the lunch menu was okay but the bacon on blt was old not fresh
Use to alway enjoy a meal here surprisingly it was just so so . Tomato wasn’t rip lettuce not that fresh , boasted about using Rotkamp farms which this time of year you get fabulous lettuce and tomato which is the basis of a blt … oh well

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geno
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Guaranteed to be enjoyable and memorable. Delicious.

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Kate
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been a customer of this establishment for many years. The food is always fresh and the menu always has new items and old favorites. Service is always good and I recommend it to everyone! It can get a little pricey if you order drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert but every bite is worth it!

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lerffc
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a nice ladies’ lunch. This little out-of-the-way gem is a quiet lovely restaurant with excellent unrushed service and delicious menu options. Cocktails were made to perfection. I would highly recommend it.

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vipEaterouter
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

From start to finish a wonderful experience. Cocktails, salads, entrees and coffees were first class. Service was A+ without being intrusive. Will be sure to return.

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lorih
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish Lunch!! Chicken lettuce wraps and mediterenean salad wonderful!

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vipsheilaf
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and waiter too

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server 2 Carlos C Was kind and professional as can be. He worked the bar as well as our table. We were made to feel welcomed and appreciated. He was very patient and understanding with a few extra request. And that is one of the reasons we love West End Café. I know what to expect. And they never disappoint. Thank you so very much Carlos you were great!

C. West

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Tommyboy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always a good experience. Food and service consistently superior.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

But you didn’t have my perfect pear martini on the menu!!!! But that’s ok. I “settled” for Sancerre.

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pegmom
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful👏
Worth the trip from Brookllyn👌
Never disappointed 😊

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vipEllen28
New York Area
438 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The West End Café is one of our all-time favorite restaurants. The food is always fresh and delicious. And there is always, always service with a smile. We so look forward to our next dinner.

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Jerry
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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DeniseE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally a restaurant that has not sacrificed quality. Great food, drinks and ambiance.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This had been one of my favorites, and I had been looking forward to finally returning. When I was seated, I noticed a sort of moldy odor, probably from the air conditioner. I was seated in the back where they put up curtains to separate the tables that are very close together. What did that protect me from? I think it was less safe than being out in the open where the tables are farther apart. If you look at their supposed health and safety rules, they didn't do anything that I saw, except the waiter wore a mask. My food was OK, but a bit salty. Sad to say I won't be going back soon.

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MattR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was served quickly, but it was cold. Seemed pre made and flavorless.

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MeganR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great time! Love west end!!

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joycc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Twilight menu is the best! Great selection at a great price.

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Carol820
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to be back at the West End Cafe again. The food was delicious as ever and the service was great.

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jahwhoosh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best food and ambiance on Long Island. Classy and low key. Perfect for all occasions or a night out.

FAQs

West End Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 294-5608.

West End Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 2166 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.