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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Isabella was simply great; impeccable service, great terrace, tasty food, and affordable wine."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Lovely gem! The food choices were great and delicious! Easy walk from where I was on Broadway!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Their "Sunset" menu is perfect. I have nothing else to say."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "pretty reliable food, drink, service make for a good formula."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The stars aligned at Isabella's. It was an outstanding combination of excellent food, creative preparation, warm setting and flawless service. Prices were reasonable for the neighborhood and the pacing was perfect. My wife had the cod; salmon for me. Both were superb. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "A very pleasant place for dinner. Manager and staff was friendly and very accommodating. When we found our table was drafty due to a cold evening outside, they happily moved us to another on a Saturday night. The menu was small but offered something to make all 4 of us happy and the food was well prepared. Prices were very fair for NYC."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our waitress actually told us that our bill was not high enough and that we needed to order more to make our bill higher! Yet, I overheard other tables ordering less than we had ordered. Then the waitress had the nerve to complain that we were sitting at the table too long. The whole time we were there, there were plenty of empty tables. Only about half or less of the seating was occupied the entire time that we were there. I've been here several times in the past and never had such a rude experience. What a shame. If she does this with other customers, the word will get around and Isabellas will start to loose business. Maybe that's why there were so many empty tables."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have eaten here a few times and it never disappoints. Interesting menu, accommodating kitchen."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We were looking for a nice dining experience on the upper west side without spending too much money. For the price Isabella's is a good choice. The weather did not work out for us to eat outside and the inside dining room is cramped and loud. The food is okay but nothing special. The neighborhood is great if you want to walk around or go out for a drink after dinner. The service was okay."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Really good restaurant. The food was excellent. The service was exceptional. And, prices were very reasonable considering the quality of food and the location."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I took my 10-year old sister here for an early dinner between her dance rehearsals and was glad I did! The food was wonderful and the waiter was superb! He saw her struggling with the lobster tail from across the room and came over with an advice on how to get it off the shell without making her feel embarrassed about it because he actually talked her through it. I highly appreciate it!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My daughter (20) and I enjoyed a lovely meal at Isabellas. We had dined there on a previous visit to New York City and made sure to come back on this trip. The food is excellent, the service was great and the Chocolate Bag was simply divine! I would recommend Isabellas to anyone who wants to enjoy a very nice meal in a lovely atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Michael our waiter made it a very special celebration for our son James... From the champagne toast to the chocolate and strawberry desert... Thank you Michael and Isabella's Restaurant..."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "You can always count on Isabella's...it's reliable and good."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I've been to Isabella's several times. First time I came here was over 12yrs ago for a special occasion. Now that I live in the neighborhood, I eat here regularly as well as special occasions. Food is consistently good. staff is professional and attentive. Vibe is non pretentious and there is something on the menu for everyone. It is easy and everyone I have gone with always leaves happy. I especially appreciated the host making my request for outdoor seating happen as you cannot reserve a table outside. Isabella's is great. Will be back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I read a YELP review and decided to try Isabellas. Our friends were in NYC from out of town and I live in NJ. This place was a great find. The help was smiling and friendly, the food was interesting and fresh yet not so different that regular palates would have difficulty finding something appealing. We even ordered dessert which was the Brownie Sundae and it was terrific. I highly recommend the Sauza Blueberry Cocktail at the bar, really different and tasty. I would make this a destination even if I was not looking for something in this part of town."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We came back to this restaurant after a long absence and it is still just as we remember it: The service was very friendly and attentive , the food just delicious and the whole experience was remarkable! We were even pleasantly surprised by the normal range of prices of every dish! Truly a neighborhood gem but also worth the trip from wherever you are :)"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Main highlight is they take reservations for brunch. Menu is so so , outdoor seating is abundant, dog friendly,"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "From my very first visit when I was a child to taking my boyfriend for dinner last weekend, Isabella's has always exceeded expectations with the food and excellent service. I will continue to return to one of my absolute favorite NYC gems."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Perfect setting for friends or business meals. Lovely ambiance, good menu, very nice service."
    Dined on 6/5/2014