West End Cafe

4.7
2082 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
West End Cafe located in Carle Place Long Island, offers a New American menu. Our Chef/Owner prides himself on maintaining a standard of excellence that has put us on the top of fine dining on Long Island. Come wine & dine where you can enjoy a gourmet meal, fine wines, the latest beers & seasonal cocktails. Here at West End Cafe we take pride in supporting our local farms & wineries. Come in and enjoy our menu that changes seasonally, offering the best Long Island has to offer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2082 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad I found this place. Amazing dinner from start to end. It's in the corner of a shopping plaza deep in the parking lot. Inside is gorgeous and the separation done for pandemic precaution is really well done and classy. But the best part was the food. Everything is FRESH. So much flavor. Had the crab cakes for appetizer, Romano chicken and butternut squash ravioli, and caramel cake for dessert and all was very good. Love this place can't wait to be back.

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BridgetT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and portions are fabulous. Service very quick. Following COVID guidelines. Felt secure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints. Valentine’s dinner was perfect. Love the tuna sashimi salad.

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Justme
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and feel was much nicer than I thought. The food was delicious although the menu might appear a bit limited. The dining room was very clean and comfortable. There is spacing and separation between tables and at the bar. This is not a diner type place. It’s definitely very nice adult dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Valentines Day celebration in every way❣️
All wonderful....food, service and ambiance ❣️
Just perfect❣️

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DCRose
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been going to West End Cafe since they have opened 30 years ago. On Saturday night we celebrated 30 yrs of marriage. Love this restaurant

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Matt
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been in a while but it was as great as we remembered. Very private and romantic!

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DebiP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always a good choice.

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GerryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always ! The food was great, this is one of the only restaurants that use seasonings other than salt ! I also felt totally safe with the COVID protocols that are in place.
I highly recommend The West End Cafe

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration
Overall great experience- always good food

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vipRiley
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

West End Cafe has done a great job of distancing the tables with attractive dividers.

The food was excellent as it always is.

The Butternut Squash Ravioli was big hit as were the Duck Tacos appetizer.

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vipmerry
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, clean dining area. Tables well spaced.
Great drink and lots of menu options. The food was delicious!
Excellent service. Highly recommend

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Cliententertainer
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

if you get there early enough you can take part in their Twilight menu for $40 you can get a 3 course meal. You cant go wrong with anything you order there- its all delicious!

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vipDrKH
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Eunice
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My best friend and I enjoyed it very much. even more so, it was restaurant week. The price was great. truly enjoyed it.

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LennyV
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with another couple to celebrate a birthday and the food was excellent! The place is COVID safe with hard plastic and curtain dividers at the bar and tables, and the bathrooms very are clean. The ambiance is just buzzing, welcoming and friendly! The servers are wonderful and helpful and knows the menu very well. Kudos to the Chef, Bartender and Staff...well done!!

We will definitely be back!

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vipnathalied
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Milton is the best server ever. Always ready to please and very efficient! Food superb. Drinks are made by an amazing maestro. Must go to the bar and say hi to Ari. (Personal favorite is the Bourbon peach smash). Love the atmosphere, but I think some music would be a great addition. Very well spaced out, no worries about social distancing. A must visit. Wonderful dining experience.

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MaureenL
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the West End Cafe! Recommend the duck taco as well as brick chicken. My husband loves the salmon!

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vipSpyc
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu had good options for foodies and the service was fine. We had to seek out the servers attention a couple times as he was unable to see us due to the opaque table dividers that have been set up as a social distancing requirement.
The food was tasty and the drinks were cold. I will be back for another weeknight dinner.

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EdwardH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Cesar salad lacking taste. Chicken Romano mediocre. Friends fish dish included bacon not on menu and added nothing to the taste. The only exceptional items were the bread, duck tacos and dissert.

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vipLouieDel
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We made a good choice in going to WEC. We haven't been there in awhile. The quality of food & service has not changed. They have a done a nice job in setting up the dinning room during these difficult days.

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AllisonR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

West End has always been our go to place for a great meal

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vipLBNYgal
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently awesome and I’m sooooo picky!

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vipvantage
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during a pandemic, you can be assured of a safe and fantastic meal.
Always great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe
Service was good
Food was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was great until a party of about 10 was seated next to us. I was horrified!! Very disappointed. Not right and not fair

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MichaelB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food was excellent, restaurant followed COVID 19 protocols, nice place to go for a great meal, & special occasions will go back soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good social distancing

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MjcF
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the West End Cafe many times. The food and service is always excellent. The partitions are very tasteful and do not distract from the decor.

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vipelizabeth
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as usual, and service. All precautions for Covid were impressive. Felt safe, comfortable, and enjoyed the privacy of partitions. Portions huge, and my Romano crusted chicken was so flavorful. Always a good meal there, been going here for 15 years!

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vipAndreaS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I’ve been to West End Cafe many times over the years... as it was one of our favorites.
We went Saturday night with dear friends. It just is not the same quality of food & service.
Unfortunately another thing that Covid has destroyed.

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Albert
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.. service.. ambiance. Cassie is the best!!

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MarmP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing at its best with partitions in between sitting areas. Excellent service and great food.

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viprichardh
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No other restaurant adheres so we’ll to the CDC guidelines. Could not possibly have felt safer in the environment they’ve created. As far as the food, exceptional doesn’t come close enough to describing flavor and presentation
Kudos to West End Cafe for always going above and beyond

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best example of social distancing that I’ve seen hands down!! We been to this restaurant many times and it’s always been excellent but we were blown away by their restructuring of the restaurant to create a safe atmosphere for their patrons. They obviously care more about you then making the maximum amount of money possible per night. Went on Saturday night at 8pm and this was my experience!!! Kudos to you!!! VERY IMPRESSED!

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been out dining since March . Mostly since I am concerned about how restaurants have taken precautions and safety .
It was a special occasion so I chose West End as I dined there frequently for many years.
Once I walked ion the door I could see the amount of time ,effort and care put into their diners safety .The entire experience was amazing

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vipcohnman
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

What a neighborhood gem! Extraordinary food and phenomenal service. If you don't leave a 30% tip, you are crazy. During the early pandemic, diners were separated by plastic curtains, now by sheeting. A little noisy, but certainly safe. Outdoors is much too cold in November, but the food is worth it. We travel over 25 miles to come and it is worth it!

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vipBaby1213
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had been here in quite sometime but as always the service and food didn’t disappoint.

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vipvantage
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Rack of Lamb!!
Beet salad was fantastic also!
Always am amazing meal here.

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DawnS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Not fair to rate ambiance and noise level during Covid. We ate outside on a Tuesday and it was quiet, under a tent. They are doing their best under the circumstances, and the service and food have remained outstanding!

FAQs

West End Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 294-5608.

West End Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 2082 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.