Sarabeth's Central Park South
Sarabeth's Central Park South

Sarabeth's Central Park South

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sarabethscps.com/
  • Phone: 2128265959x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 3:30pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
    Afternoon Tea: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Meyers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Heffernan 646-670-6933x
  • Special Events: For special events details, pricing and availability please email sarasevents1@verizon.net or leave us a voicemail at (646)670-6933

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Public Transit: N, R & W trains to 5th Avenue, A, B, C, D & 1 trains to Columbus Circle, and the F train 57th Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Discounted parking is available at Quik Park Garage located at 125 West 58th Street.
A word from Sarabeth's Central Park South
Great any time of day! Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Brunch(Sat-Sun)

“Not just for Brunch.” "Not for many, many years now, and certainly not on Central Park South,” comments Frank Bruni of the New York Times about our wonderful dinner menu. Join us for an evening meal and reverse your thinking - Sarabeth's for Dinner.


Check out our Easter Sunday Menu Here! http://www.sarabethscps.com/events_holiday.html
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Sarabeth's Central Park South reviews from OpenTable diners
383 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (286)great for lunch (142)neighborhood gem (104)kid-friendly (73)fit for foodies (73)good for groups (65)scenic view (63)great for outdoor dining (60)special occasion (57)hot spot (50)romantic (40)late-night find (5)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Service Oriented
    nb380
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I had dinner with my daughter at Sarabeth's. We shared the kale caesar salad, I had the seafood couscous and she had the scallops. The food was good, service was wonderful. It was too hot to sit outside, but we still enjoyed a great view of the carriages strolling around Central Park. I really enjoyed this place and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good as usual
    Valeria8
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The best egg benedicts I have ever eaten ! Good pancakes and omelets in a simple but nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MaddyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food was very good, but the kitchen was very slow. It took 20 minutes for my entree to come out after I finished my appetizer.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood restaurant
    eaterouterVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a quiet, neighborhood restaurant serving unpretentious food and drink. It's a real relief in an area filled with crowded, over-priced high-energy, noisy, touristy restaurants. Sarabeth's is not a singles scene or nightlife place. It offers good food, prompt pleasant service. While on a four day visit to NYC we actually dined at Sarabeth's twice, the second time because we were so pleased with the first. On our second visit, when my wife's salad wasn't quite what she expected, the staff cheerfully made it to her liking. They definitely strive to make the customer happy. Don't miss the salted caramel ice cream which they make themselves.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy & Rude
    Barbie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Sarabeth's is a tradition with my girls and me before a day of back-to-school shopping providing good food and quiet ambiance. Not so anymore. The place was so loud we couldn't hear ourselves talk. The food was mediocre and the staff exceptionally rude and uncaring. We had reservations but still waited. So no more Sarabeths and on to greener, quieter pastures.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good sa usually
    Valeria8
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    As good as usual ! Eggs benedict super tasty . Good omelette and perfect pancakes !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive
    TadinNY
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I visited there just for experience because Sarabeth's in Tokyo is a hot spot. I had pancakes, my dauter also did so and my wife had fruites. Totally they costed me $85 including tips.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A mad house
    Nyeater1VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Horribly noisy, formerly terrific food just mediocre-very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lovely spot, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We saw others' reviews and decided to try. At certain times of the day there is a wait because the food and service as that good! We were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere as well. All of the small touches, right down to the hand-painted ceilings, offered a light and refreshing environment for the great food. Sarabeth's offers fabulous variety in the menu, no matter which meal you're there for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing special here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    What a huge disappointment. Go to Cookshop or Pain Quotidien
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff. Loved it - right across from Central Park which was wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid afternoon lunch
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    When we arrived we were seated in mediated and greater by wonderful staff and server. The inside was a bit stuffy so we sat outside. It was a great brunch and the omelet and drinks were solid.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for breakfast
    Silvia
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The lemon and ricotta pancakes are delicious, even if a bit too expensive. The cappuccino and coffee are ok, but they can be improved. 8$ for an orange juice is really too much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • localdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good Eggbenedit, but poor service as always. The servers are hasty and not paying attention
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply Wonderful
    bella
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    For this recent trip to Sarabeth's, I surprised my mom for a special mother-daughter lunch. For a Friday afternoon it seemed to be very busy but with a reservation booked at the beginning of the week, we were seated right away. Breakfast items were being served until 3pm so of course we had to take advantage of that. I ordered the spinach and goat cheese omelet with a pumpkin muffin on the side and my mom ordered the lemon ricotta pancakes. Everything was delicious! Sarabeth's should be a must on everyone's list. I highly recommend making reservations ahead of time because the wait could be very long, especially on the weekends. But the food is always amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go, but only once!!!
    JoefromUK
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant is a great place with plenty going on, the food and service were very good although it was a little noisy and chaotic for us. From the moment we entered we were crammed into the foyer and just stood around waiting for a table. I know space is a premium in NYC but we are not used to this bring from the uk. Overall a good experience to say we have been but and although you must go, wouldn't go again!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've eaten at this Sarabeth's before for lunch and had a great experience, so we decided to try it out again, but this time for an early weekday breakfast for a party of six. I'm delighted to report that the experience was just as good. The food here is always prepared extremely well, the service attentive and cordial, and the ambience pleasant but not too upscale. Overall, I highly recommend this place for any meal as I've now had two in a row that were equally superb.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food
    Mylene
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We took a chicken pot pie, which was delicious!! The cookie plate was a bit disappointing compared to the chocolate pot-de-creme, but they were both very good! The service was good but a bit too pressing. Overall, it's a good place, and I would love to come back try the brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding morning brunch
    AmyH86
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Lovely breakfast with my mum and bridesmaids on the morning of my wedding. Beautiful restaurant. Delicious food and perfect service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service, cramped table
    downtowngrl
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    They didn't read my opentable request in which I asked for a nice table for this special birthday dinner. The restaurant was nearly empty but they gave my group a booth table with no extra space and no view of the park. Service was very slow. Took 10 minutes to get water and the bread basket came after the food was delivered. Finally, someone mentioned it was a birthday when the check came, and the waiter said we should have mentioned it sooner... but I had put it in the opentable special requests. The food was great, but sometimes that's not enough.
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  • meh
    DrKnow
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Overrated. Food was basic and not well-executed. I ordered an omelette that was not at all seasoned, tomatoes and jalapeños were not cooked. Rest of our orders were mediocre. Ambiance is noisy and no air conditioning!?!? I fear this is a tourist trap, don't understand all the hype.
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  • NYC Staple
    KellyP1231VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fantastic place for brunch. Great location. Beautiful ambiance. Next time, i want to come here for dinner for the great view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sarabeths
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Even making a reservation a week ahead we still waited 15min which wasnt so bad until we see our table . I had a party of 3 yet they tried to cram us onto a two person tiny table! Ridiculous! Other parties who didnt even make a.reservation and only waited 30min had better tables . We complained and got moved to a slightly bigger table. Ontop of that because of it being overcrowded it was a noisy lunch. And the food pancakes/french toast was good but nothing special i think. Our server was nice and friendly though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Really Crowded
    fwp209
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This restaurant must be on every tourist to New York's to-do list. The breakfast is a mob scene, but, as always with Sarabeth, the food is original and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall nice lunch
    RGS218VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Service was efficient but waitress was a little brusque with us. Not impolite, just not particularly friendly. Also, air conditioning in the back where we were seated was definitely not working--pretty uncomfortably hot and humid. Food, as always at Sarabeth's, was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Prettyinpink
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Sarabeth's is on my list of favorite NYC spots! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Sarabeth's used to be my favourite brunch spot in NY. Now it is a bit of a machine, cold and unfriendly. A little too crowded, a bit rushed, reservation (if made) do not seem to mean a whole lot and you just fall into the same queue as walk-ins. The food quality has also dropped a bit, cold (and extremely small) latte, lukewarm and somewhat tasteless eggs. Chicken sausage and jam still excellent. We actually were seated in what is effectively a hallway with no air. Come on Sarabeth's, you can stop squeezing in tables in places they should not be in order to multiply revenues. Bring back the old Sarabeth's.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Great
    AMSJKS
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had dinner there on Saturday evening, August 2nd. First of all, we ordered an appetizer, salads and entrees. The appetizer came out the same time as our salads - strange? Secondly, my husband ordered the fresh pasta with shrimp. It was so spicy, he could not eat it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    fjfjddjd
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service was top notch! Made us feel welcome with our 2yr old. Made special meal for our son.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sarabeth
    Ralf88
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Enjoyed an amazing brunch sitting outside with a view of Central Park. Incredible food. Enjoyed a kale and eggs salade which tasted really great. Loved sipping coffee early in the morning while having a view of beautiful Central Park.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Omelette was mediocre. Ricotta pancakes had good lemon flavor but were undercooked. Ew. Best part of meal was toast with house jam.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tight fit, but delicious food.
    BRod
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The service and food were great. The tables are practically on top of each other to maximize seating--this was a bit of a turnoff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food, slow service
    Lanie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Service was EXTREMELY slow, considering that we were one of only a few parties there. Our waitress never seemed to be there. All told, the meal took 2.5 hours for a burger and a bowl of gelato.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good breakfast place
    ETJFAM
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We tried the eggs and the lemon ricotta pancakes. Both were good. But I don't understand what the hype is about. The line is long, even with reservation, we needed to wait for c. 15 minutes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient to Central Park South
    ellswow
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    After a day of sightseeing, found the menu had something for everyone, a good wine list and quiet atmosphere with a view of a garden. Of course good dessert options. Outdoor tables on Central Park South were available.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside dining - Central Park South
    Soringtime
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Inside is great, but outside is even more fun. My favorite is the Lobster Roll, but there are many choices! The cocktails are fun, strong(!) and delicious. One of my favs when in midtown.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    BuSaad
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The service was unusually quick, food was delicious and staff were really friendly and helpful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hamburger review
    exploreNYC2day
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My friend and I each ordered a hamburger. Everything was good about it except for the flavor of the meat which tasted nothing like sirloin as noted on the menu. The taste was similar to a fatty fast food burger. This was a big disappointment coming from Sarabeth's knowing that their food is normally of the highest quality.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and outstanding
    Greg
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We ate at Sarabeth's in the evening. Not the famous brunch. The service was friendly, which is itself notable in New York. Not obsequious or fawning, but genuine and friendly. The environment is casual enough that we didn't feel out-of-place dressed to walk in hot July weather. The food was outstanding. I had the lemon sole. It was as good as I've had anywhere, at any price. My teenage son had the chicken caesar salad, and it was not only excellent and fresh, but had more chicken than he could finish. As it was my wife's birthday, we shared a delicious fudge cake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    LuvNYVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was served in about 12 minutes after being seated. The menu says no substitutions during brunch so all food is just preprepared and picked up. It just didn't taste freshly prepared. The air conditioning was not working adequately the day we were there. It was quite warm inside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.