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Candle Cafe

1307 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3301
+1 212-472-7169
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1307 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3301
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in for lunch - we are new to being vegan and are still trying things out. Candle Cafe didn't disappoint - the food was delicious. Southern Plate - - crispy coated and delicious Mexican Bowl - a whole heap of delicious food Sweet Potato...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Met a friend here for lunch, we are both long-time vegetarians. I was seated immediately at lunchtime rather than being asked to wait until the rest of my party arrived. That was good because he was 30 minutes later. The menu choices are deep and...More

Thank AAEN
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a fun and buzzing atmosphere but it’s quite loud. The starters were amazing, we had the delicious fried cauliflower with tahini dip, seitan kebabs and vegetarian sushi rolls! The waitress was patient, friendly and attentive. However, the main courses were a bit...More

Thank geeleeontour
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We had overpriced, disgusting dishes in an unpleasant space with rude staff, so we felt we should share it with you. We won’t come back here, of course.

Thank yoellll
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The mushroom seitan burger was kind of bland. The fries were good once I added ketchup and hot sauce. The protein shake was kind of bland. The coffee was really weak. Coming from Portland where vegan food and coffee are king, it's tough to compete.

Thank JasperMarks
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The food is vegan and delicious. Even though vegan I think there is something for all as I am not vegan but thoroughly enjoyed my meal.

Thank Joealsam
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I am exploring vegan restaurants in NYC while I am here and Candle Café was the closest to where I have been working today, so off we popped for a late lunch. This long, skinny space is cheerful and bright, and our attentive and knowledgeable...More

Thank meganshead
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The staff was very nice and made you want to stay longer in the place and even come back. Food was tasty. What else could I ask for?

Thank Nata S
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this place on our way back to our hotel. Didn't realise it was vegan until we got inside and being two vegetarians we were excited!!! There was so much choice and food was absolutely divine!! Service was perfect too and we really enjoyed...More

Thank cihan1984
Reviewed 23 August 2017

went to celebrate a birthday with family, 2 of whom are vegans we had the following: -indian plate without the curry but w basmati rice, daily masala, cabbage salad [warm] & date-raisin chutnety -bbq pulled jackfruit w pickled vegetables [mostly onions], potato fries on whole...More

Thank leo t
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1307 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-472-7169
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