Sarabeth's West

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1836 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Brunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
Known for its colorful homestyle cooking, warm atmosphere and family-friendly service, locals and visitors have felt at home at this very first Sarabeth’s location for nearly 30 years. Among many other cultural attractions on the Upper West Side, we’re within walking distance of The American Museum of Natural History, The Beacon Theater, The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Central Park and Riverside Park.

We offer Happy Hour in our cafe area and patio seating every day from 4PM-7PM, with additional happy hour offerings Monday-Thursday. We also host a live jazz band on Thursday nights between 6PM and 9PM!
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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j
New England
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was very good - better than i was anticipating. I had only been there for breakfast/lunch so was not sure what to expect.

B
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the chicken pot pie. - comfort food was light and delicious.
We will return.

S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

I had lunch at Sarah Beth's with a couple of friends last week. I ordered a spinach cheese omelet. The food was mediocre, the eggs had no taste. Waiters were in a hurry to pick up de dishes before we had put our forks down, we felt rushed. Prices were high. Will not go to this restaurant again.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Local muy bonito, el servicio excelente y la comida muy buena

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Awesome food. Everything we ordered was fantastic. I was annoyed that there was no changing table in the bathrooms and had to change my baby on the bathroom counter. The counter was covered in water and had a cut out for the trash. Our waiter also only stopped by twice to check in. I had to ask twice for more napkins and a refill on water. However, that food is so good! Good food will for sure make me come back time and again. Just sad that in NYC it is hard to get good service.

EL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Price to value ratio was rather poor. For the price, the food was not all that good or satisfying. Left feeling pretty disappointed.

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It was our first time at Sarabeth’s West and we are fanatic of the Sarabeth’s @ Central Park South.
The food always is incredible and it was very good, but the place was packed yesterday and the service was not good!
The noise of the place made our experience not very suitable and once again we think that during peak hours it is better to have more experience waiters to attend the public.

T
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Air conditioning was on chilly side. That is my only complaint. Food was delicious! Service was kind, attentive & very thoughtful.

C
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very good. All enjoyed their choice. Whole experience was good.

t
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I went for lunch with a friend and ordered the lobster roll and fries. The roll was skimpy and tasteless. The fries were skinny, cold and tasteless. All together, it was an expensive and lousy meal.

n
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

One of my favorite Upper Westside restaurants for over 20 years or more. I knew Sarabeth and her husband & family, miss them but now and again I see Sara or her husband in the neighborhood or down at the bakery in Chelsea Market.

OT
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hadn't been to Sarabeth's in over 30 years and it was excellent - just as I remembered it. If I lived in NYC, I would definitely go more often!

MI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

日曜の朝8時に予約して行きました。オープン時間には私達ともう一組だったので予約しなくてもよかったかなと思いましたが、食事しているうちに、どんどん人が増えました。
エッグベネディクトのノーマルとサーモンを注文して娘とシェアしましたが、とても美味しかったです。スタッフさんも感じがよいです。

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SO
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was fine, but the prices are crazy high for breakfast, even by NYC standards. $21 for a modest stack of small plain buttermilk pancakes and some fruit is really steep. Nice interior. Wait staff was nice but forgot to bring some items ordered and was not overly attentive.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great comfort food. So glad we found this place. Nice vibe too.

OT
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous dinner! Great Happy Hour drinks, followed by Caesar Salad, Chicken & Waffles and Fish and Chips. Beautiful setting, great food. Outstanding service by Fernando. A perfect evening to celebrate a 50th Anniversary. Thanks!

JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! A friend recommended this restaurant to me and will definitely recommend to others

d
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Service so-so, not great, had to ask twice for simple things, very overpriced.
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p
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service and ambience were wonderful as always. I usually save Sarabeth's as a special brunch treat.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

They are very consistent and good food, service and value.

JV
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

La temperatura del salon estaba muy fría, habría que llevar sweater o chamarra.

Todo lo demás muy bien.

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JW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

I ordered the waffle and it was awful. Too dry. I couldn’t finish it. Shocking that it cost 20.50. Server was nice but not attentive. We had to find him to order and to get a second cup of coffee. And the restaurant wasn’t even busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely, friendly, and attentive hosts & servers who got everything JUST right in an impressively relaxed-but-highly efficient way.

Everything we ordered was provided quickly and was wonderfully prepared.

A fantastic experience - we look forward to visiting again.

M
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great space, beautifully prepared dishes and drinks but outstanding and genuine happy employees. From hosted, to bus boys to servers morale seems to be through the roof. Congrats to ownership and management your people are super happy.

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great to return to the UWS and find that Sarabeths is still delivering the great quality it has always been known for.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Mediocre place -food and service ok, but the restaurant feels dirty, dated and there were way too many flies flying around. Very different from the rest of Sarabeth’s...

m
New York Area
184 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice table for six. Pleasant brunch
Good for friend’s gathering

CC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Though the food was delicious the experience was great because of the service. I wish I knew her name but our server was excellent.

MS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The lobster roll (@$30) was recommended when I questioned the waitress - meh! The crab cake sandwich came on an English muffin. We asked for sourdough bread instead. Also meh! And I know why it’s served on an English muffin - the circumference and the depth of the crab cake matches that of an English muffin. The 3rd member of our group had a hamburger. She said it was very good and it looked fabulous from across the table!
Also to be noted: Bathrooms are down a flight of steps. (Or, you can go to the bar next door & ask to use theirs!)

c
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

席と席の間隔がとてもせまい。1ヶ月前に予約していたのに案内されたのは2人用テーブルだった。子供もいて3人もいるのに。そのためテーブルに全てのごはんと紅茶を置ききれなかった。
パンケーキは美味しかったが付け合わせのフルーツが全く美味しくなかった。こんなに美味しくないいちごを外食で食べたのははじめてだったので驚いた。
とても期待していただけにとても残念だった。

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Although Sarabeth's was not crowded and my wife and I had made a reservation the hostess refused to sit us at the window and insisted on placing in a table between two couples. We left. We just felt abused and not appreciated. Again Sarabeths was not crowded and we had a reservation. There many other choices

Sarabeth's West
Responded on 4 August 2019

I am very sorry that you left feeling unappreciated; unfortunately during this day, we did have upcoming reservations for larger parties that we did need to hold that particular table for, however it was not our intention for you to feel dismissed. Please feel free to reach out to me to discuss this matter further so that we can make it up to you. Best, Shane Volpone General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

家族と一緒に楽しく食事ができました。フレンチトーストもチキンサラダも最高でした。

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UW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always suits— whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just for tea. Comfortable and not too noisy.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I’ve been meaning to give feedback for awhile and hope management reads this. I come here semi-regularly. Things have been off and inconsistent recently. The service during brunch is really hurried and not very friendly sometimes now. Granted, it’s busy, but the staff will seem openly frustrated and/or minimally attentive. It’s not all the time, and some are really pleasant and friendly, but service used to be consistently good. I have always liked the brunch food, especially the green & white eggs, lemon ricotta pancakes, and pork & apricot sausage but some of the prices have gotten SO high... It’s frankly a deterrent and while I used to order pancakes and sausage all the time, and come here more often, I have a hard time stomaching $21.50 for the pancakes and $10 for the sausage, so stick mostly with eggs now. Forget ordering the 4 flowers juice now—it’s $9.50 for a glass. Who in the world thinks these prices are reasonable? The dinner food, while reasonably priced, has tasted so-so. I recently happened to go during Restaurant Week and ordered off that menu. The ceviche was strong tasting and the coconut “cake” was like a tiny, cold, dry biscuit with a scoop of orange sorbet with ice crystals in it on top—it both looked unappetizing and tasted gross. I ate one bite only and the waiter didn’t even ask about it. The crab pasta was delicious but overcooked, not al dente. I hope Sarabeth’s gets it back together. I have good memories going back >10 years at both the UES and UWS locations, but eating here is not the reliably pleasant experience it used to be.

GR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Good restaurant with lovely ambience, menu and food are above average but pricey

I
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food was outstanding, but the charm of the old Sarabeth’s has vanished. It’s now just one of many overpriced Manhattan restaurants. Excellent food if you don’t mind paying a bit more than is really called for.

t
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best breakfast on Uws!

MD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Nothing was remarkable about the food or ambiance. The two dishes we had for brunch were just OK.

BH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I had heard much about this New York institution and was excited to try it. We were there for Sunday brunch and the level of noise really detracted from the experience. It was such a shame. However maybe I had the wrong expectations.
Thank you

RC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my wife and niece from Japan for brunch. It was great. They loved it.

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