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Dirt Candy

86 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002-3014
+1 212-228-7732
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“hush puppies” (34 reviews)
“fried broccoli” (32 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
86 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002-3014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was inventive and fun and looked great on the plate. Everyone enjoyed the great flavors, including the whimsical cocktails (Jealous Mary and Beet Mimosa). The service, however, was certainly not up to expectations. We have been to a few restaurants where tip is...More

Thank Watersjoe70
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Dirt Candy while visiting NYC for my wife's 30th birthday. We have both been vegetarians for almost 7 years now and my in-laws, who were with us, are also vegetarians. We live LA so we have been to many high end vegetarian/vegan...More

Thank Rbswell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a weeknight dinner - we reserved a couple of days ahead and managed to get a late evening slot. You have two choices here: the vegetable patch (5 course tasting menu) or the vegetable garden (9 course tasting menu). We opted for...More

Thank smilgaki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had brunch on Easter Sunday, what a delight. Delicious food, drinks and lovely friendly service. We found the fixed price menu for brunch excellent value and we left happy and full. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank moobelfast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was a vegetarian for 15 years but reverted to omnivore. This is the best vegetarian restaurant I've ever been to anywhere in the world Loved the Korean broccoli - great flavor and nice crunch. The po-boy was masterful. Fried celeriac makes a nice replacement...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch/brunch today and it was great. Not at all the regular vegetarian dishes. Four different people ordered four different meals and all were very satisfying, very well spiced, both flavorful and filling. Service was fabulous. Place was packed. Would definitely go back.

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Dirt Candy is truly a place to visit. Whether your a Vegetarian or Vegan this place is worth trying. As a former carnivore this place may change your mind. The decor is modern, but it could be more spacious. Weekend reservations can be a challenge,...More

Thank d s
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful dinner experiencing plant based menu. Everything was excellent,!the 3s leche was so delicious not to happy with the onion/chocolate cake. But overall highly recommend this place.

Thank fromflorida74
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The atmosphere in this restaurant is brilliant the surroundings are avant-garde and the staff are just lovely. Refreshingly for New York it is a no tipping restaurant which we find really good because we never know how much to tip generally. The Americans have gone...More

2  Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Everything was delicious. And the servers are really helpful to explain all the things. You can watch how they prepare the foods.

Thank eren b
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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Questions & Answers
Crystal S
29 August 2017|
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Response from TOVoyageur | Reviewed this property |
Fair question, and something that the management does take into consideration. The new menu is designed to give you a mix of options that everyone can try and share. Both trips to Dirt Candy, we were concerned that we would... More
8 June 2017|
Response from Robert T | Reviewed this property |
No it is not. They are closed Mondays and open up at 5:30 pm Tuesday thru Friday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Allen St, New York City, NY 10002-3014
    (Between 1st Avenue and Avenue A)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to Astor Place, L train to 1st Avenue, N&R train to Eight Street and F train to 2nd Avenue. The M8 bus stops in front of the restaurant. Banquet Facilities: We are willing to close the restaurant for private events. Please contact us for details if you're interested.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-7732
  • E-mail
Cutting edge vegetarian food with added flavor and no politics in this sleek and stylish restaurant that's a showcase for crazy, pop-tastic dishes from award-winning chef, Amanda Cohen. A below-the-radar wine list, raves from Gourmet and Bon Appetit, and vegetables presented in all their earth-shattering, gob-smacking glory.
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