What Insiders Are Saying
The new and improved Dirt Candy location on the Lower East Side is bigger and shinier. And it’s still really, really good.
This is a vegetarian’s paradise, with so many creative, tasty, and intriguing options on the menu! Service was excellent. Staff was very friendly. Very satisfying!
AMAZING! The food was delicious, creative, and beautiful. The wine was excellent. The service was great.
Really special menu served nicely by friendly, warm people. Flavors and combinations to savor for a long time. A bit noisy but just about the same level as most restaurants these days.
My favorite restaurant. Amazing food and great cocktails
Magical cuisine and incredible service in a charming, understated environment.
My favorite restaurant in all of New York City. Every detail is thoughtfully considered. Love love love Dirt Candy!
So creative and delicious!
Each course was such an interesting mix of flavors and textures. I really loved everything and even the cauliflower cake at the end was delicious. Service was exceptional.
Artist/Chef Amanda Cohen is the next Alice Waters. Bravo Ms. Cohen! I will be back!
Food sucks. Pig in lipstick!
Creative, delicious dishes served by unpretentious and friendly professionals. Dirt Candy is a delight!
One of the most unique vegetarian food experiences! The food was amazing...the staff even better.
Superb prix-fixe vegetarian menu with creative dishes and friendly staff. Table at counter, with full view of the open kitchen, recommended.
Amazing, inventive, delicious...attentive service. Mentioned that it was my bfs birthday when I made the reservation, and they followed through with the requested candle-lit dessert. Made tweaks to the menu to accommodate our vegan diet.
Only disappointment was that it’s a price fixe menu now, so we couldn’t get some of our old faves (hush puppies, large order of crack broccoli, etc).
Will be back
BLEW ME AWAY. Don’t hesitate to come here. One of the most innovative vegetarian restaurants I’ve been to. As a lifelong vegetarian I hold restaurants to a very high standard when they claim to reinvent the wheel for us. This restaurant truly blew me away - I won’t describe the dishes as it will give the surprise away, but we had a fantastic experience here.
Our server, Kyle, was so kind and attentive to our needs. And the wine pairing was excellent! 10/10. Will be going back!!!!!
Dirt Candy is a great little surprise! It's not one of those super healthy restaurants, it's more like a cheat day. The Brussel sprouts tacos were amazing for brunch, the red pepper French toast was ok. The brunch menu was a little small but overall a great experience.
The food is always amazing. I love the squash biscuits.
I loved this place for it’s creativity, service, large spaces between the tables. I would have liked to have had a beer as well but okay
It was spectacular
Overall it was Great! A little long (3.5 hrs) for a 9:45 reservation. We were by far the last table there at 1:15. I eat a lot and it was plenty of food. My wife and I are plant based, our friends are not, so since we all had to order the same thing, we did the vegetarian. I did not feel so good the next morning. We will try again and go for the vegan option next time, with different friends. Maybe just the 5 course next time.
The best vegan place in NYC. I really love this place. It's got a nice chic feel to it and the staff is excellent.
Exceptional food, wait staff knowledgeable about mission. Will definitely return. Has fair wage practice which is commendable.
Table wasn't ready for 30 minutes. 5 course meal that is the smallest of the two packages offered was rushed as we were seated late and staff wanted to leave. My advice is that the restaurant should not offer late seatings.
Interesting, creative food - a nice experience. Room to make the decor more beautiful and the atmosphere more romantic - it's not ideal as a romantic date night restaurant. But I had a nice time.
This is a no-tipping restaurant, where waiters earn a livable wage. It is so nice not to see a check recommending 18-22% tip.
We dined at Dirt Candy on a date night and loved every minute of it. I highly recommend the 7 course option and share it with you dining partner. Each plate brought to our table was a work of art, and pleasing to eat.
Must try if a vegetarian - take someone you love or share it with someone open to new experiences! Experimental, imaginative dishes with warm staff
It was a very nice night out in a restaurant that knows and cares about hospitality .....food and drinks where delicious looking forward to a return soon and sharing the experience with friends and family.
Loved my second visit to Dirt Candy. The menu is inventive and delicious. Wine pairing on point. The wine is sourced from women-owned wineries. Service effective and very friendly. Highly recommended to anyone, even if you don't like vegetables.
The Food was delicious and interesting, but the menu for lunch was really small. The service was not very heartily.
Amazing dinner. Have been a half dozen times over the years and it is always impressive.
Interesting and inventive and a great place for vegetarians seeking a unique meal. Still, VERY expensive for entirely vegetable based foods. Although the plating was phenomenal, this was a one time experience for us.
Amazing dining experience, food exceeds expectations
Great experience with the food and the staff. The wine pairing was on point!
Our dinner was fabulous - so delightful and inventive. The wine pairings were phenomenal and the service was perfect. Every course in the pre-fixe was so interesting. The desert course was kind of meh but only because the rest was so stunning. Highly recommend this place for a special night out!
Absolutely amazing Valentine’s Day meal with my girlfriend.
Jackie the General Manager was absolutely outstanding, as was the food and service.
Bar none the best meal I’ve had all year; on par with Bohemian, Legacy Records, and Frenchette, of not better. This is a RESTAURANT, not a “vegetarian restaurant.”
Happy to be welcomed in such a wonderful way on such a lovely occasion.
I absolutely loved Dirt Candy and would definitely return & highly recommend it. I celebrated my hubby’s birthday & he loved it as well. It was our first time & we can’t say thank you enough for the amazing food & customer service.
Fantastic. Great service, great food, great drinks. I would highly recommend. The 9 course meal takes about 2 hours, take this into consideration.
Solo Diners Week is amazing!