Candle 79

Vegetarian / Vegan, Gluten-free
$ $ $
154 E 79th St (at Lexington Ave)
New York, NY 10075
(212) 537-7179
12:00pm - 3:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 3:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 3:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 3:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 3:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 3:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 4:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm



  • go to this restaurant. eat anything on the menu. try not to start laughing at how good it is.
  • Order the piccata. Take a bite. Close your eyes. See the white light? Move toward it.
  • An upscale restaurant for the meat-averse and the environmentally-conscious.
  • Good for special occasions and dates, this vegan restaurant is good enough to make even the grizzliest of carnivores rethink their eating habits. Definitely try the Seitan Piccata.
  • Try the Seitan Piccata!
  • Fantastic vegan food although not cheap. The service is very friendly.
  • Basically this is a 28 rated Zagat restaurant but vegan. Go with the specials, or the seitan picatta
  • Try the Vegan Cannoli And Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • If you have never tried vegan food or are a fan of vegan food then this is a must on your places to eat -my favorite is the seitan piccata.
  • Go to Candle 79 and order the vegan nachos!
  • I love satan piccata
  • Absolutely amazing vegan fare. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
  • Nothing beats their tasting menu, which has included vegan nachos, house-made ravioli, Asian dumplings, Seitan Chimichurri, Seitan Piccata, grilled potato cakes, and, the grande finale, vegan cannoli.
  • Not a vegan here and actually enjoyed it! Good place where vegans and non vegans can find some common the well crafted and often overlooked cocktails (3 of 4 petals via Fondu)
  • Where else can you find gluten-free stuffed avocados? You can't go wrong with anything that has their homemade Seitan either. And if you're new to the vegan world, their staff is incredibly helpful
  • When Gourmet Live sat down with Alicia Silverstone, she raved about the vegan menu at Candle 79. Order the Seitan Picata & this peanut butter chocolate crazy mousse thing at the end. It is so good.
  • Probably the best upscale vegan restaurant I've been to. Try the BBQ burger with polenta fries or the Spaghetti and wheatballs.
  • Beyond amazing vegan food that is luxurious and decadent while guilt free. Your meat eating friends will be impressed by their inventive and gourmet options
  • #QueenVV had her 25th Birthday here, and her whole non-veg family loved it! (Toughest critics around!)
  • An elegant and intimate Upper West Side restaurant with an extensive gluten-free menu including appetizers, entrees and desserts! We love the cannoli and chocolate chip ice cream!

Nearby places

59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West)
99 Gansevoort St (btwn 10th Ave & Washington St)