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Candlelight Inn

519 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale, NY - (914) 472-9706
A rugged bar with a full menu, the Candlelight Inn is known to its fans for big, handsome chicken wings, available in several degrees of hotness as well as teriyaki or barbecue flavored.
100% Approval Rating (4 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Wings (small order)
Philly cheesesteak
Freedom Fries

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"One of the swankiest towns in the United States, Scarsdale is best known to the population at large for the Scarsdale Diet, whose creator, Dr. Herman Tarnower, was killed by his mistress, Jean Harris, leading to a media-circus trial that lasted two-and-a-half months ..."   [Read More]
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Carol Berardi
April 24, 2013
"Since the initial review was written, the Candelight has nearly doubled its sized, taking over an adjacent house for take-out orders only, making the original site a little less hectic if you are dining in, or want an order to go (no more reaching over/between folks ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

519 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale, NY
(914) 472-9706

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:Yes
Takeout Counters:Yes
Hot, but not too. The choices are: mild, hot, extra-hot and Chernobyl. I'm going for extra-hot next time, but Chernobyl is scary. (A dining companion rhetorically wondered why the super-hot ones weren't named Indian Point after the local nuclear plant.)
"Hot, but not too. The choices are: mild, hot, extra-hot and Chernobyl. I'm going for extra-hot next time, but Chernobyl is scary. (A dining companion rhetorically wondered why the super-hot ones weren't named Indian Point after the local nuclear plant.)"
Michael Stern





Barbecue-flavored wings are pretty, but would benefit from a more exciting barbecue sauce.
"Barbecue-flavored wings are pretty, but would benefit from a more exciting barbecue sauce."
Michael Stern


A close view of a sauced wing gives some idea of why wings are so popular. The irresistible combo of chicken fat and fat used to fry it -- both contained in every chewy-crunchy bite of skin -- is so well abetted by the hot glaze in which they are enveloped.
"A close view of a sauced wing gives some idea of why wings are so popular. The irresistible combo of chicken fat and fat used to fry it -- both contained in every chewy-crunchy bite of skin -- is so well abetted by the hot glaze in which they are enveloped."
Michael Stern


With a specialty of chicken wings, Candlelight Inn knows its way around a fry kettle. While these crinkle-cuts are nothing surprising, they are expertly cooked to a point of addictive crispness. Gravy is available, as is cheese, but I wouldn't want to minimize these spuds' good crunch. (Note: this bowl arrived brimful, but I forgot to take a picture until halfway through.)
"With a specialty of chicken wings, Candlelight Inn knows its way around a fry kettle. While these crinkle-cuts are nothing surprising, they are expertly cooked to a point of addictive crispness. Gravy is available, as is cheese, but I wouldn't want to minimize these spuds' good crunch. (Note: this bowl arrived brimful, but I forgot to take a picture until halfway through.)"
Michael Stern


The sign-up sheet determines who is next in line for one of Candlelight Inn's precious tables.
"The sign-up sheet determines who is next in line for one of Candlelight Inn's precious tables."
Michael Stern


This is the sort of restaurant you could pass by dozens of times and never even wonder if it's worth going in. The rugged plainness makes it all the more appealing to the connoisseur of unpretentious eateries that serve something special.
"This is the sort of restaurant you could pass by dozens of times and never even wonder if it's worth going in. The rugged plainness makes it all the more appealing to the connoisseur of unpretentious eateries that serve something special."
Michael Stern



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