West End Cafe

4.6
2202 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2202 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipcohnman
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excelllent service, delicious food,somewhat pricy.

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vipHoudini
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, Dinner at West End Cafe did not disappoint. I have been dining here for over 25 years, and continue to enjoy the food. The waiters and host/hostess may have changed, but dining experience has not. This remains one of my favorite restaurants!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant. Excellent service. Delicious food. Great atmosphere!

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vipMeatman
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always one of the more consistent quality establishments on Long Island. Always a good experience!!!!

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vipKdeelady327
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as usual

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ambiance was really nice. Service was excellent. And the food and drinks were delicious.

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Mike
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and atmosphere as well as the service was excellent . The prices were reasonable as well

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BruceS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We decided to go out for New Years Eve. West End was a great choice. It was like dining there all year round. They did a wonderful job. We plan on going back there next year on New Year.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food. Nice quiet place. A go to place for us for a dependable quality experience and meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was outstanding. The food was delicious and the service was superb. Our waiter Dominick was the best! We will be retuning for another meal.

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vipdonnaa
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated promptly for our 6:30 reservation. Service and food were both fantastic. We can always count on West End Cafe for a good meal and drinks. Both entrees were delicious. The rack of lamb was seasoned and cooked perfectly to order (medium rare in our case). Can’t wait to go back.

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vipThePretendGourmet
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service with great food

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vipRhondaW
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I both had lunch at West End Café and both of us ended up ordering a Mediterranean salad with chicken. We both cleaned our plates. Service was wonderful as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

From the minute we walked in and were greeted warmly, we felt happy we chose West End Café. Very nice ambience and good Covid protocols. Service was very good and attentive even though the restaurant was fully packed. Our salmon and squash ravioli were excellent and up to our a high standards. The meal was definitely on the higher end pricewise, but we had a great meal and we’re happy we chose West End Café.

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feljac
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Arrived 5:00. By 6:30 very crowded and noisy. Food excellent. Portions bigger than expected. Very pleased with experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love your restaurant. The food is always delicious and the service always wonderful!

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vipLovetoEat
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fantastic dining experience

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vipThinkAboutIt
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

cons: chairs on top of each other packed like sardines; chicken dry;
pros: service: able to substitute vegetables potatoes.

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vipYcookeatout
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place and great service. The food was delicious and portions were generous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good, Service, Ambience, noise level 👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service from Carlos!

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vipMaryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great food

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filthyminkey
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meal was delicious as usual! Always enjoy going there with friends for a great meal and a nice evening!

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phyllish
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

West End is consistently wonderful. I have been going there for many years and have never had a bad experience.

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vipBusyBanker
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A former colleague and I met for lunch after many years. West End Cafe was familiar to and convenient for us both, so we met there. The restaurant was no too busy, the server was pleasant and attentive, and our meals were delicious. We lingered over lunch, which was a real treat, and our server provided refills on our iced teas when asked. It was an altogether pleasant and welcome experience at West End Cafe.

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Diane
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been here many times. Always excellent food and service. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

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JoanS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is my go-to place for meeting people who live on the North Shore. I live on the South Shore. We're never disappointed but it will be so nice when the full lunch menu is back

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Robo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Our waiter was inattentive, unwelcoming and had a bad attitude. He ruined our birthday lunch.

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vipEllie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beet salad, salmon dinner, and pistachio ice cream was the best. Good food and great value. We will return. Thank you for the excellent service.

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viprmpl
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

our regular place
everything is beyond great
food,service and very pleasant staff

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vipEstelle
New York Area
190 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lunch was wonderful!!! Love this place

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MarkW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Good was good and reasonably priced. Not great , not bad. Very noisy. The server was attentive but made a mistake on one of the drinks - Pinot Grigio instead of Pinot noir. The bread was very good. I’d go back for a get together but not for a special occasion

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EdwardS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Been going there for 30 years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the outside WEC is pretty unassuming. I never even knew it was there! But oh the food was absolutely incredible. Everything went with the season (fall) and was better than meals I’ve had in the city. Not too expensive considering how high quality the food was. I would recommend for a special occasion or get together. Definitely get the short ribs and finish with the banana bread. Both were to die for. Hope to come back soon!

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WILLIAMK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent

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vipJeanAT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve dined here before and everything was amazing. Also the bus boy threw away my leftovers by accident which I wasn’t even mad. But the manager offered to make me a new pork chop to go or take it off the bill. I was so surprised I didn’t expect that. Excellent customer service. Thank you

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vipSEME
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service. Great Food just wish they would bring back the old menh

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vipLiketobeseatedontime
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always consistently good . One of our favorite places to go!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, ambiance and service was wonderful !

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vipShowtime1
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The twilight dinner menu has many different choices to please everyone. The beet salad was perfect. I had the shrimp risotto with six huge prawns. The brownie and ice cream dessert was also delicious! I will definitely return!

FAQs

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

West End Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 2202 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.