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Candle Cafe

1307 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3301
+1 212-472-7169
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • 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 4 days ago via mobile

I stopped for lunch at the Candle Café on third Avenue last month and had a very good meal. Service was very friendly and quite prompt at the bar. Cleanliness was also very good and clothing in the men's room. The Decor of the restaurant...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was dining alone and ate at the bar, which seemed quite common. The service staff was friendly and accomodating. I went to Candle Cafe because I was looking for a gluten-free meal and I had decided from the Yelp menu that I had wanted...More

Thank glutenfreewanderlust
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I like my meat but a group of us were going there so I tagged along‼️. There was really nothing on the menu that I fancied but the place was packed and it is very popular. I had baked cauliflower with garlic as an appetiser...More

Thank sdee101
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Good food. A little pricey. The staff is nice, especially the bartender with glasses. He was so polite and made sure I was fine and he was like that with everyone.

Thank aminasuha
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Great vegetarian restaurant. It's casual and pretty busy. It's up there in the best vegetation restaurants in New York.

Thank Walkman007
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We got the buffalo cauliflower wings, per the waiter's request, which was such a great way to start. I ordered the mushroom seitan burger, which came with delicious truffle fries. Everything was really great, but I did kind of feel like the burger itself could...More

Thank Hannah E
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Always visit here when in NY even thoughI am not vegan. Particularly recommend the lasagna and the Indian curry plate. carrot cake is superb and the cream better than the dairy original! Expensive and gets very crowded.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I've been suckered in 3 times now, because the location suits me and every time I swear never again. Overpriced, outrageously bad food. The grilled cheese was under-toasted, dry, cheap bread with unmelted Daiya cheese (there are soo many better cheese options). So very easy...More

Thank 5StarBohemian
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Small place crammed to be honest but awesome food. Took my wife here and she enjoyed it thoroughly. Would come back in a heart beat but I don't live in NYC. Candle needs to expand to other cities.

Thank JohnT01Traveler
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We, a party of 2, went for lunch at this place on Dec 23 around 1:30 pm. The place is not very large but it was packed. We found seat right away. I had soup of the day which was split pea and mezze plate....More

Thank Sankarmukh
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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