West End Cafe

4.7
2153 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 2153 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipsheilaf
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and waiter too

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always a good experience. Food and service consistently superior.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipEllen28
New York Area
437 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
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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DeniseE
New York Area
17 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.

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vipCelticProf
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is better than ever. Waitstaff friendly and helpful. A bit too loud.

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vipGailF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and drink were excellent

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vipClaudine
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time with great food and service.

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vipShallot
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely experience as usual

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Michael
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

West End Cafe in Carle Place never disappoints. The service, ambiance, food, and safety protocols are all fantastic!

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vipCelticProf
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been here in 18 months. Food better than ever! Server was personable, charming and efficient. Outside and inside dining.

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vipBrandie
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see this place is back at it! We had always loved it here and tried it a few months back when dining was still very limited and found the experience to not be the best. However, now everything was yummy - and they have the full menu with those delish chef special ravioli! Always a fave. Service was great and they were super accomodating of our lateness (so so sorry!) because we got stuck in traffic. Definitely will be back :) Yum!

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vipGailF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. They have gone out if their way to make returning diners feel comfortable

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PhylBo
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner and our waiter was very attentive.

We both ordered off of the Prix Fixe Twilight Menu. The choices were great, and everything tasted delicious.

West End Cafe is consistently good!

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I highly recommend West End Cafe. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is relaxing.

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SuzieQ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Haven’t been to west end cafe in 15 years. Always liked the food. They partitioned tables nicely for covid, but there’s still an odor. Think the roof leaks and there’s always a slight musty smell. Does a nice lunch crowd nonetheless.

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VinceB
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with great service. Also very well spaced for social distance.

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vipDrAM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dinner and missed this place due to COVID. Tuna and salmon were fresh and perfect.
Can’t wait to return with our friends

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ArleneK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service!

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vipGailF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!

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JanF
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The City Cellar's food and service are always great. This visit I enjoyed the grilled octopus, branzino and chocolate cake for dessert. I had a wonderful evening dining in the outdoor space.

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pbsptmom
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to dine outdoors as it was a beautiful night. The service was excellent. The food was outstanding. We had the twilight dinner menu and every item on the menu was worthwhile. Our table had the salads as an appetizer and the the shrimp in risotto, salmon with ratatouille, and pork chops as a main course. We each had one of the desserts offered and everything was delicious. I would highly recommend this place for dining. It's a winner!!

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AnnaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to West End Cafe a handful of times. And I could definitely say w 100 percent certainty that this restaurant is always amazing. From the food to the wait staff. Had app of tuna sashimi pizza and Crispy Rock Shrimp Tacos. Everything was amazing. So amazing I had to order another tuna sashimi pizza. Ingredients fresh and clean eating.

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vipMrfood
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Haven’t been to west end since COVID started, been going ever since they opened 30 years ago. The restaurant looks fantastic even with reduced seating, all COVID restrictions followed. Food was fantastic as always. Service was fine, my only complaint and this is been for years is their liquor and wine pour. I really don’t mind the pricing but the drinks are very short, I ordered orange vodka with club soda and very little vodka taste, and wine was also short poured. The food was outstanding. Calimari and beet salad very good. Rack of lamb the same as always and the short rib was also outstanding. Key lime tart for dessert terrific. The outside setup was really nice and spaced and snaked around the perimeter of the shopping center. Still one of the top 10 restaurants on Long Island.

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ChristineA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food on Long Island
Great value,friendly staff
Have been going there fir many years

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KimberlyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious spot for lunch! Great menu and good service :)

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Marl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I felt like I was in a private dining room because of the curtain. It was a great experience.

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pegmom
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in so many ways!!!
Never disappointed
The distancing and precautions were greatly appreciated!!!!

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vipSusanJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating indoors in over a year! West End has ample spacing and partitions between tables yet you still feel the vibes of a lively restaurant.
A favorite place for lunch with friends- food is great and service is excellent, especially our server, Jennifer.

FAQs

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

West End Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 2153 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.