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Candle 79

154 E. 79th St. (Third Ave.) Send to Phone
212-537-7179 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Vegetarian food and fine dining merge on the Upper East Side.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Candle 79, New York, NY

Candle 79 Restaurant Review

: Gourmet vegan cuisine is the mantra at Candle 79, offering a romantic two-level setting for attractively prepared and, most of the time, successful combinations of organic vegetables, seitan, tempeh and tofu. A wide beverage list ranging from fresh squeezed juices to smoothies and organic wines and cocktails complements the menu. On any given day there is some kind of soup special such as puréed squash, or perhaps a raw zucchini enchilada reflecting the bounty of the season. Invention is the word here and you may forget that you ever craved a piece of meat as you enjoy flavors bursting with freshness. An avocado-jicama tartare is complemented by young coconut, cucumber and trumpet mushrooms. Seitan dishes are most similar to meat and are prepared in a variety of ways such as the pumpkin-encrusted version that's occasionally offered as a special.

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