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About West End Cafe

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.

187 Glen Cove Road
Carle Place, NY 11514
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 294-5608

Website:
http://www.westendli.com/

Catering:
At West End Cafe we offer an extensive off premise catering menu that can complement any occasion. Please call the restaurant to inquire about our menu.

Parking Details:
West End Cafe is nestled in the corner of the Clocktower shopping center at 187 Glen Cove Road. We have ample parking to suit the needs of our guests.

Executive Chef:
Bill Holden

Private Party Facilities:
On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, our restaurant can accommodate private events for groups of 50 or more. Please call the restaurant for further details.

Private Party Contact:
Manager on Duty: (516) 294-5608

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

West End Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (43)
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Good for a Date (34)
Casual (32)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Groups (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Cozy (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Business Meals (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (11)
Healthy (11)
Fun (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Romantic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

As usual, our dinner experience at West End Café was amazing. This restaurant NEVER disappoints!! We ordered from the price fix menu, which had amazing selections to choose from, and is an excellent value. I had the Beet salad for a 1st course, hubby had the meatballs out of the oven with ricotta. Both were excellent... especially the meatballs! Being Italian, I can appreciate a good meatball, and this was about as good as they get! For dinner, I had the parmesan crusted chicken, served with homemade pappardelle pasta, and it was luscious. Portion was huge, so I took home 1/2 of it. Hubby had the cast iron organic chicken, served with roasted vegs.. he loved it. We both had carrot cake for dessert. It's not a stretch to say it's probably the best we ever tasted. LOVE WEST END CAFE!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We have frequented this restaurant for many years.
It is consistently good food; some even innovative.
Two of the items had to be returned to the kitchen, as they were not hot through - the Onion Soup and the mashed potatoes. This is always annoying....you want to begin your meal, but
it is not all in place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Birthday dinner for a friend

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Used to be my favorite restaurant. Not any more. Went for a birthday dinner. Portions were surprisingly small. Waitress hung out at our table trying to push us out to make room for others. We were only there for 1 1/2 hours, which is not long for a Saturday evening dinner. Spoke to others who have eaten at this restaurant. All agree that it lost its top rating. Would NOT recommend this restaurant anymore. There are other great restaurants in the immediate area.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Our go to restaurant for any or no occasion. Casey is the best and we wish her well. The menu is fantastic and I always have a bowl of chops before dinner. Love this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food--a little pricey for lunch. $3.50 for iced tea! But I go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were disappointed that the twilight menu was not offered on news years dsy. This has been our number one favorite place since they opened. We ordered burgers which were just okay. French fries were nothing special. Loved our salads. Service was not exceptional. What can we say. Website should have been updated to indicate that the twilight menu was not available

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Arrived at 4:50pm on Saturday. Was told by host, “we don’t open for ten more minutes “. When making online reservations, was asked if it was a special occasion. Yes, my birthday. Was never acknowledged. Appetizer, “meatballs “, served cold inside. Entree, pork chop, - was tuff and under cooked. Pink in center. Had to ask server for second cup of coffee. Felt ackward.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants for over 30 years!!!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Expensive...especially drinks. Close quarters. Food was good but not exceptional.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

the restaurant is exceptional. food is great and the restaurant has a very friendly ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants on Long Island, food consistently good, service pleasant, and honor your reservation in a timely manner

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The West End Cafe never disappoints! It's a well kept secret if your just passing by. Hidden at the end of a very quiet mini-mall lies this dining treasure. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the staff are most pleasant. The menu is diversified and the meals are exceptionally tasty. Definitely worth a try....you won't be disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent experience, highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our meals were absolutely delicious; best ever with some of our dishes. Love this place; great ambiance.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was very very good.The drinks where very good. Last but not the least the waitress was fantastic.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

One of the better restaurants around Carl Place. Food was prepared beautifully, aesthetically platted, great quality and portions were generous. Very good value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Been going here for years. Never had a bad experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Always good food and service. Nice variety of choices.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We were looking for an alternative to meeting friends for lunch at a diner. We were very pleased with our new find and look forward to returning again and again... There were so many interesting choices that it would take many visits to try them all. It was tucked away in the corner, but it was definitely worth finding!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

From our bartender (Eric) to our hostess, Lady Kate, to our server, Lady Tessa... our experience was first-rate! We love the decor here, as well as and more importantly, the food and the service. A total gem!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Hot Spot, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Had a great meal as always and was very very happy to find out that they offer a $33 price fixed Meal which was amazing

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

It is Consistently delicious!!!
I Highly recommend!!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

LOVE the food, always consistently good. My go to place for birthdays, and date nights. Service always excellent, portions plentiful! Love the price fixed menu during the week!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Had an excellent price fix menu dinner last night. My appetizer of Asian duck tacos was fantastic. Equally good were my Romano chicken main course and brownie sundae dessert!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great spot for dinner with excellent food. We also had fantastic service.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had dthe sunset special dinner... almost too much to eat. everything was very well done, and a wide selection to choose from on the fixed menu.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food is always good but the noise level made it difficult to have a conversation. Restaurant was packed, hot and noisy. Water left on table was warm. Service was slow. Will not go on a Sat night again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great prixe fixe with excellent, tasty food. Excellent service, from the host to the waiters and bus persons. We brought our friends this time and everyone raved about the food, not to mention the good deal it was. Some of our favorites were the ribs, chicken and steak. Deserts include pistachio sundae, creme brulee, belgian chocolate pecan pie, fruit with sorbet. We plan to return as a group and just with my husband.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I think they transposed the cooking preference orders. I ordered the venison medium and my friend ordered his steak medium raw. My venison was closer to what he ordered and his steak was closer to what I ordered. I was ok with mine but I had recommended the place, so I was disappointed that the it looked like I oversold the place

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Service was good. Food so so. Chicken in salad was very dry and hard to eat. I have had much better there

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food is exceptional!

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

I've always loved the West End Cafe and the meals are usually very good but we were very disappointed this visit. The chicken panini my son ordered was dry and my grilled cheese was so soggy the texture of the bread resembled mushy baby food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is my third and last time at this restaurant. I’ve enjoyed it in the past. This time, despite my reservation, I waited 20 minutes for a table; not a tragedy. Then when I got to my table and sat down, the seat was soaking wet, as was I at this point. The busboy took the chair and dried it; again, not a tragedy. However, I ordered a drink that I have been having for more than 20 years. Sometimes it’s better than others, but this one clearly had what smelled like cleaning fluid in it. It smelled and tasted horrible. For the first time in my life, I sent a drink back. The waiter rolled his eyes and shook his head as he walked away — that was my breaking point. No more West End Cafe for my wife and I.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was excellent ! Service was a little slow

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service
We have been coming here for many years and it’s always ourst

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I went to the restaurant just because and I was oh so pleased. The restaurant was a nice clean and pretty looking place & the food and service were beyond belief. I would recommend it to anyone. Fantastic.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Amazing food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was delicious and the atmosphere is very attractive. The service was very good; just seemed a little rushed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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