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Isabella's
Isabella's

Isabella's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.isabellas.com/
  • Phone: (212) 724-2100
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Tuesday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Wednesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
    Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: For large groups, semi-private dining and restaurant buyouts, contact Special Events at 212-331-0328 or email events@brguestinc.com.

    Or request event information online here: http://www.brguesthospitality.com/event-venues/book-event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 77th Street
  • Public Transit: A, B, C & D trains to 80th Street/Central Park West, and 1 train to 79th Street. M10 bus on Columbus Ave and 77th Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and public lots available. Closest public lot is between Amsterdam and Broadway on 77th Street.
A word from Isabella's
A faithful neighborhood favorite, Isabella’s has been an Upper West Side institution for over two decades, a hit with locals and celebrities alike. Isabella’s defines Upper West Side dining with reliable market-fresh offerings for the Mediterranean palate. From birthdays to celebratory brunches, many a memories have been made at Isabella’s and continue unfolding at this “oasis for an unrushed, delicious meal,” according to Zagat. When the weather’s pleasant, grab a sidewalk seat in the café for a classic New York Brunch filled with people-watching, benedicts and Bloody Marys. Indulge your sweet tooth in a Chocolate Bag, a dessert staple that’s been on the menu since opening day!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Meet friends for lunch. We all had omelets which were delicious. Great place for lunch. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "While we had another excellent meal here as we have had since the restaurant first opened, we were very uncomfortable due to so many doors being open (there used to be just one) and so the air conditioning couldn't work properly and it was a very warm night. Even many of the staff looked uncomfortable. What a waste of energy and what a shame to spoil a good meal. Looks like we can't come back in the summertime unless things change. So be forewarned if this could be a concern of yours!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Isabella's is always consistently good, I have never been let down. Food and service is always top notch!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is a good location but when it is busy the layout is cramped. Food is reasonable... and the price is in line with the location. But you are not going to hear much with all those tables in confined space... .previously had been seated outside and is better but those places go fast. Think there are better options in the area at this price point."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was good, but service was slow. The restaurant was frantically busy on a Wednesday at 6pm. Don't go without a reservation!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I like the ambience and some of the food here, but lately it's been disappointing. Last time, it took forever to be seated and served. This time the waitress was busy with other tables, while the bus boys kept reaching over my group to serve dishes and hit my girlfriend's head with a plate. The artichoke appetizer was great; the hay & straw pasta was good; but my branzino was dry and dull. One good thing is they accommodated my friend's vegan requested."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I live in the neighborhood and have eaten here several times. This evening we dined pre-Shakespeare in the Park. The food was just average. Two of us ordered the tomato salad from the Restaurant Week menu and the tomatoes were terrible. I ordered Tile fish from the same menu and was told they were serving salmon instead which I had and was good. I've had really good food here but it's very inconsistent and sometimes disappointing."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "great service and delicious food. have had lunch there three times. never disappoints. you can't go wrong here, they do not rush you and the food is great. very pleasant spot."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Every so often we find ourselves in New York with the opportunity to eat at Isabella's, and it never disappoints. When the big glass doors open the whole west wall of the restaurant to the patio, dining in or out is equally lovely. Don't miss the branzino or the watermelon salad. Perfect summer meal."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Isabella's is a great place for dinner, lunch, brunch or a drink. The food was good, the ambience was upbeat and the service was outstanding. I would highly recommend Isabella's."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Have been coming to Isabellas for years. My favorite place to sit on a summer evening is downstairs next to their open french doors. You still can watch the world go by , have a nice glass of wine and a tasty meal. The portions are always filling and the menu is varied. Something for everyone at a fair price. The staff has a "im really an actor/model/writer" vibe that makes them approachable and friendly. You can't go wrong here."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I checked the cite on the web at 5pm and the prices were listed there. At the table, while ordering, I found out that the prices listed on the web were lunch prices and not dinner prices. There was very little food on my plate for those prices and totally not worth it. Also, I was not informed that every time my glass was refilled with soda, I was being charged. I paid $14 for two sodas!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "After a wonderful experience with the host, our waitress and the food runners were terrible. The waitress didn't even approach our table for at least 10-15 minutes, and when she did she didn't even say hello. The food runners basically threw our dishes at us and took off. Very unfortunate as the food was decent and the outside seating was great."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We decided to give Isabella's another try. While the food always has been good we didn't like the long wait for our food to arrive. Nothing has changed. 45 minutes to wait for entrees simply is unacceptable. The kitchen is much too slow and we'll go elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Overall, another rather good experience. Food and ambience are very good. But we had to wait for a long time for our food. Plus, the menu on the webpage isn't always in sync with the actual menu, which can be disappointing."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We were a party of 7 in need of a place on a Friday night. Isabella's helped us. The staff was very friendly and attentive, but the food was not great. The tuna crudo was made of big hunks of raw tuna with tomatoes, croutons, and capers (or olives?). It was bland and too chunky. The "special" salad of grilled romaine was soaked in a ceasar dressing with two croutons - The french fries were really salty, the branzino was over cooked. This place is packed for brunch because of its great outdoor space and fun brunch menu. I think dinner is not their forte."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We have eaten here now 4 times on our visits to NYC and it continues to be our favorite. Outdoor dining is the best. The food is oiutstanding and the staff is so courteous. Don't miss this place!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went with a large group of out-of-towners who LOVED it, were thrilled to come to a non tourist place. Food, as always, was delicious. Isabella's never disappoints!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "You just can't go wrong at Isabella's. It's outdoor dining is fabulous, the staff, from maitre d' to waiters, are warm and enthusiastic, the salads are sublime, and I had an excellent light white wine from Sicily to accompany mine! Head for Isabella's for the best in light fare for brunch, lunch or dinner!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Italian but with a twist of its own. Fish dishes plus excellent pasta choices."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Good food, friendly, good service and nice ambiance."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Dined here before Shakespeare in the park and it was delightful. Friendly wait staff, interesting and delicious food options and great corner location with plenty of light and only a short walk from the Delacorte Theatre."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The hospitality and the food were great! Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Have been going to Isabella's for many years and whether is a family affair, a business dinner or just an intimate dinner for two it never disappoints. Consistent excellent service and such pleasant environment make it a standard on the UWS"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "in recent years isabella's has always been a staple in our trips to NYC. however this past weekend we noted a serious decline in quality of service and menu. first off we always ordered off the "specials" both visits they were "out" of their specials. the meals we did order were good not excellant. the servers appeared to be understaff and delays in simple requests took longer than should have. our table we were seated at had no table settings of silverware. we requested and nothing showed up even after we were served our appetizers. after waiting aprox 8 minutes we took ware off of a nearby table. after that needless to say the service went right down the drain !"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Arrived at 3:00pm for a late Friday afternoon lunch. I booked my reservation through open table. Everyone at Isabella's was very accommodating. I had a delicious beet salad to start. Such a beautiful and refreshing salad on a summer day. My friend had the chopped salad and added shrimp to it, always a personal favorite of mine! We had ice teas, ice coffees and dessert....fresh berries with cream and delicious cake. The service was great! We had a lovely meal at Isabella's!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Food was good, but nothing great. Ambiance is wonderful. Very pleasant restaurant, especially a weeknight with friends for a get together"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Always a favorite. Good location, great food. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Been going on and off for decades Time for a do-over (or just a bad night). Average all with bad service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was very good but the service was not...it took forever to get our drinks; our food orders were incorrect; the coffee was cold...too bad because the appetizers and entrees were delicious--getting them was a chore!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My husband and I had our wedding dinner at Isabella's and we were back to celebrate our 7th anniversary. Isabella's never disappoints! The food was delicious, the wine tasty, the atmosphere romantic, and the service great! The staff always makes us feel special! We can't thank them enough or say enough good things! We will be going back again."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Isabella was simply great; impeccable service, great terrace, tasty food, and affordable wine."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We went for a mid day/late lunch/early dinner. It was very nice. The staff was extremely pleasant and accommodating. The food was very good. Would definitely go back for sunday brunch"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Lovely gem! The food choices were great and delicious! Easy walk from where I was on Broadway!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Isabella's was a wonderful night out for my wife and I. We had a perfect table in the corner. The food was excellent. We had chicken, mahi mahi and the famous chocolate bag for dessert. Best of all, I told the manager that we have a young baby named Isabella and he brought us an Isabella's hat. Quite thoughtful. Will definitely return when in NYC."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We can always count on this restaurant for great food in a great setting. The hostess is warm and efficient, and they just added some new items to the menu (love the kale salad) but kept our usual favorites (hay linguine, salmon). The service is a always great, although this time, our waitress (maybe she was new?) wasn't as on top of things but she was so nice that we think she will become as good as the others."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Totally enjoyable experience at Isabella's! Great menu at very reasonable prices and nice service made for an enjoyable evening. Thanks!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Three of us had lunch today at Isabella's to celebrate a special occasion—usually the food and service are very good, but today, we waited for 50 mins for our entrees. There seemed to be a lot of apologies and a bit of confusion among the staff. The last thing you want to hear from your waiter is, "I'm sorry, it's been crazy today!"—so not the best day for Isabella, but will still go back..."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went for my friend's wedding weekend brunch. We had a very nice time as always. Definitely a local favorite."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great location, good service and great food ... Not listening to bad reviews anymore glad we took a chance... A short walk from the Beacon Theatre.. Our waiter was very pleasant and the staff was attentive but not intrusive. Only regret is I had no room for dessert, they looked delicious !!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014