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116 E. 16th St., New York, NY 10003 40.735409 -73.988192
nr. Union Sq. East  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-254-1600 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

10th St. to 22nd St., Third Ave. to Sixth Ave.


This venue is closed.

Candela’s abundant seating, moderate prices and something-for-everyone “modern American” menu make it a good last-minute date choice. And then there are, of course, the candles—loads of them, some suspended on iron chandeliers. Try getting a spot up front if you’d prefer a cozier feel; the cavernous, darker back room can get noisy. Menu basics like rib-eye steak are complemented by a number of Asian-accented dishes and a small sushi menu. And if you don’t mind eating on an octogenarian’s schedule, the pre-theater dinner is a good deal.

Pre-Theater Menu

Daily, 5:30pm-6:30pm; three courses, $19.99

Sun, 11:30am-4pm; $14.95; all you can drink, $18.95

Happy Hour
Daily, 5pm-7pm; two-for-one drinks; $5 martinis, cosmopolitans and margaritas; $3 draft beers

Recommended Dishes

Asian barbecued pork chop, $18; spicy chicken dumplings, $7