West End Cafe

4.8
2134 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2134 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGailF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JulieW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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vipArleneK
New York Area
6 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
9 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
100 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
15 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.

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JeanC
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and wine excellent with fabulous service Didn’t rush us and we just thoroughly enjoyed the evening

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vipRonnieB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, wait staff very attentive. Was a perfect lunch

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loving
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service & food were wonderful.
Definitely one of my favorite restaurant
Everone should go to try it. You definitely will be pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful and a favorite of ours!

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BarbaraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Very disappointed in the Cobb salad. It was sparse and totally different from the original Cobb Salad they served. We walked out hungry. Mostly lettuce!

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Hermi
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went out to lunch with a friend and was most pleased with the service - very attentive without being overbearing - and the food and drinks were great as always. The only negative aspect was that the music was a bit too loud as there were few patrons on site at the time of my meal. Highly recommend West End Cafe for any occasion as the overall meal experience is a high 5....

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vipCHINITA
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The rock shrimp taco delicious , my sauvignon blanc great , but the waiter forgot to bring decaf coffee that my friend ordered. Maybe because they were too busy ?
It shouldn't happened that way , we end up pay our check without the coffee.

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QueensGirl
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Dinner with friends was lovely. We felt safe and enjoyed all our dishes and wine.
Not rushed. Would definitely go back. The duck tacos were super as was the ahi tuna salad.

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Divalady
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Observed Covid protocols. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I had an enjoyable mid week dinner at West End. Duck tacos (3 per order) were a tasty appetizer. We had entrees of striped bass and pork chop. Both very well prepared and delicious. A dessert of a deconstructed banana split finished the meal without being too sweet or filling. In addition the bartender makes good drinks. We’ll definitely be back.

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vipDebe
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Excellent service. As always!

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vipBrandel404
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jennifer was the waitress. Personable and knowledgeable. Owner visited table. Lamb chops very good and generous serving. Will go back

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vipSusanJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see West End open for lunch again! The interior has been redefined with spacing and partitions yet it doesn’t feel closed in.
Food, as always, was great and our server was pleasant, accommodating and working the whole room by himself.
Looking forward to our next visit.

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Gardenlady
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a reservation and we were able to walk right in with no wait. We had a delightful server who took very good care of us. My steak was huge and cooked to perfection--med well-- which was a shock. Usually in other restaurants it's either bloody or dry and tasteless. Great seasoning as well. Sides, broccoli and mashed potatoes, were also very tasty. My friend had salmon and she was very pleased. It was a nice size portion and she was able to take home some of it. She also felt her dinner was cooked to perfection. The Key Lime pie for dessert was super and I ate every last bite of it! No sharing. This was not our first time dining at the West End Cafe and chose to come here for the excellent food and ambiance. We both had had birthdays the week before and we wanted to go somewhere that had excellent food and was special. West End Cafe filled the bill.

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vipAndy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Jennifer was great. The food, as good as always.

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lisa18
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. A winner in every sense of the word.

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Excellent
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been my favorite restaurant since 1992. They still never disappoint.
Highly recommended.

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vipJeffreyU
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top quality service and food. Need to relocate to anchored center.

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SamuelK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were seated promptly at reservation time. great service and delicious food.

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geno
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A pleasure. One is assured of something good from any part of the menu.

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Hockeymom
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Service was great! Will definitely return.

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Rachel
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Unique yet approachable menu. Everything executed beautifully. Balanced original cocktails. Great service. Evident that the owner and staff running this restaurant are skilled, passionate and dedicated!

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vipDebloprin
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal here. Always dependable and friendly service

FAQs

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

West End Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 2134 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.