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Candle 79

154 E 79th St, Frnt 3R, New York City, NY 10075-0423
+1 212-537-7179
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
154 E 79th St, Frnt 3R, New York City, NY 10075-0423
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Been here 4-5 times in less than a year. Love it! the timbali is awesome, the raw lasagna delicious and the desserts are fantastic!!!! highly strongly recommended!!!

Thank rafpp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The amount of food they provide you is a lot! So avoid sides (expensive and not worthy)!!! Combination of flavors and ingredients is interesting but not amazing. Overall average. Worth a try when you wanna take a break from meat, fish and cheese! Didn’t try...More

Thank lanzara86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now, I’m not vegan, but decided to accompany my two vegan family members. They had the Spaghetti and Wheatballs, and the Moroccan Chickpea cake. They then shared a Peanut Butter Mousse for dessert. I had the Wild Mushroom crepe, and washed it down with some...More

Thank Sal J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This restaurant was amazing with a special Thanksgiving vegan pre-set menu. Great service and comfortable seating.

Thank cassiemistretta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome restaurant, good food, perfect for dates, nice atmosphere, kind workers. I came here from manhattan by walk so i was very hungry but they very quick. I will definetely visit again!

Thank MissLadyAdventurer
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Top notch, high-end vegan restaurant. Some of the photos are a bit deceiving and make it look like it isn't high end. It is. We would have felt out-of-place here wearing jeans. The food was among the best (if not THE best) vegan food I've...More

Thank A B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I ordered for pick up, took twenty minutes, on time, Ordered avocado tartar with seed crackers, raw dish, well presented, tasty, small portion but for the price, i guess in Manhattan, can't complain. Very flavorful. I savored the tasted in my mouth and planning to...More

Thank Dia748
Reviewed 24 October 2017

very cool restaurant! great menu - the mezze platter was delicious! Not a great beer selection and the house Merlot wasn't very good but the food was great!

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my mother and daughter and we all loved it! Not the cheapest but well worth the experience as the food is amazing! The decor is basic but doesn't matter as the service is friendly and efficient and as I've just...More

Thank figgy001
Reviewed 11 October 2017

... and I tend to agree. Service was great, and help with the wine selection was good as well. While we are not totally vegan, we are mostly eating vegan food at home and in local restaurants back at home, as our two daughters are...More

Thank Amir G
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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Response from S G | Reviewed this property |
I cannot say for certain if this restaurant has a dress code. I'd call and ask. As a general rule, this is New York City, not Miami or LA. People in New York, generally speaking, get dressed at least business casual, for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 E 79th St, Frnt 3R, New York City, NY 10075-0423
    (Between Lexington and 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Train to 77th Street and Lexington Avenue, #79 Bus to Lexington Avenue and 79th Street, and #101 & #102 Bus to Lexington Avenue and 79th Street or 3rd Avenue and 79th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-537-7179
  • E-mail
Candle 79 combines delicious organic vegan cuisine with gracious, knowledgeable service in a gorgeous duplex space. Lovingly crafted food fresh "from local farm to table." Intimate organic wine and eco-liquor cocktail bar. Favorite of East Side regulars and celebrities like Paul McCartney, Woody Harrelson, and Alicia Silverstone. The only vegan restaurant ever reviewed by former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni, who wrote "Candle 79 showed me the light!" We offer an extensive Gluten Free Menu. Brunch available Saturday and Sunday. Take-out & catering available, no delivery.
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