Candle 79

Restaurants, Vegan Upper East Side
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Candle 79
Photograph: Kate Mathis Candle 79
This upscale vegetarian spot is ideal for anyone who loves food or animals. The intimate, bi-level townhouse possesses an ambience that gourmet-minded vegetarians crave but rarely encounter. Best is the food itself—fresh, creative and considerate (a separate gluten-free menu keeps celiacs sated). Delectable dishes include the seitan piccata, crisp medallions in a light bath of lemon butter and capers, and the saffron-flavored paella, studded with seitan sausage and seasonal veggies. Service is knowledgeable and attentive, and the desserts—one layers chocolate and peanut butter mousse inside a dark chocolate shell—impossibly rich.

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Venue name: Candle 79
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Address: 154 E 79th St
New York
10021
Cross street: at Lexington Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Sat noon–3:30pm, 5:30–10:30pm; Sun noon–4pm, 5–10pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to 77th St
Price: Average main course: $21. AmEx, MC, V
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Candle 79 on the Upper East Side isn't just for vegans. The extensive plant-based menu offers healthy, tasty and totally satisfying food. It's all organic as well just in case you needed another reason to check it out. You can choose from daily specials like lentil soup, rosemary and pecan crusted seitan and vegetable fricassee. They also have a large gluten free menu if you suffer from allergies. Don't think just because Candle 79 is a vegan restaurant that there won't be any decent desserts to choose from.  You can have delicious desserts such as Mexican chocolate brownies, cannoli, and apple parfait.