1295 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10128Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://sarabethseast.com/
- Phone: 2124107335
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 3:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; High Tea: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 5:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Afternoon Tea
- Executive Chef: Stephen Meyers
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Cross Street: Between 92nd and 93rd Streets
- Public Transit: 4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, the 6 train to 96th Street and Lexington Avenue, and the 1, 2, 3 & 4 Madison Avenue buses to 92nd Street.
- Parking: Public Lot
- Parking Details: Metered parking on the street is available until 7:00pm. A public parking lot is located on 94th Street between Park and Madison Avenues and open 8:00am to 7:00pm.
A word from Sarabeth's East
A staple of Manhattan's Upper East Side for more than twenty years, Sarabeth's East is gourmet American cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere.Continued
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Sarabeth's East reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 2, 2014
- Ambiance3.8Noise LevelModerate
great for brunch (42)neighborhood gem (33)kid-friendly (23)great for lunch (19)fit for foodies (15)good for groups (13)special occasion (5)romantic (4)hot spot (1)Show More
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/16/2014was a bit disappointed by the food and atmosphere. Basically, it's just an average brunch restaurant, which is kind of overpriced.
- Good not greatbbessaDined on 8/10/2014The place needs some TLC - it looks old and the leather on our booth had huge tears. The food was okay, but we were a bit disappointed with the whole experience. We went there after reading several positive reviews about the place, so maybe we just had higher expectations. The cappuccino was watery and a bit tasteless, and I've had better granola at home. The adult grilled cheese with tomato soup was really good though.Special Features:
- Great baker not always great cooksshoshannaVIPDined on 7/29/2014Sarabeth is a great baker. So if you go to one of her restaurants, leave room for dessert. We had a fabulous chocolate cake and a "to die for" raspberry bread pudding. As for the rest of the food, it is okay but nothing to write home about. Avoid the chicken pot pie -- the chicken is very tough.Special Features:
- Delicious & Delightful!PrincessDined on 7/23/2014Great neighborhood location, close to the Met. We ate here before going to the museum. Great pot of hot tea. We ordered green & white eggs, popeye eggs, and french toast w/bacon. Absolutely delicious! Going to make my eggs like that at home! My husband loved the marinated tomatoes. It was a treat to have the scone with collated cream and jam. I wish I would have bought some jam and other goodies to take home with me! Service was okay, not mean but just not as sociable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- I love it!CaroDined on 7/15/2014We love Sarabeth's!! I love the atmosphere! I prefer the one in Amsterdam and 81th. It is so cozy and beautiful!!! In our one-month visit to NY we went six times for breakfast!! Our favorite dishes are the eggs Benedict and the french toast. Don't miss it!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- TuolumneDined on 7/13/2014I'm a long-time fan of Sarabeth's (and visit the Chelsea Market location frequently), I found the atmosphere at this location rather sad. We had a Sunday dinner there, and the worn out carpet and outdated fixtures, plus the dreary Muzak contributed to the impression that the place had seen better days (in the 1980s), and that it was now more of a place for older couples and lone diners (not that there's anything wrong with older couples and lone diners). Despite that, the service was excellent, and the food was good, though heavy. To be fair, it's probably a totally different environment for weekend brunch.
- great breakfastjianaDined on 7/11/2014nice interior, wonderful foods, i love butter and pancake and sarabeth's East is perfect place.Special Features:
- FarleyDined on 7/9/2014I was with a group of 4 people and we really enjoyed the ambience, the food was very good and well prepared, the service was wonderful and it was on overall good dining experience. It was fun to buy cookies and jellies after we paid for our meal.Special Features:
- Mediocre and very priceyOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 7/4/2014Sarabeth's reputation for quality bit the dust years ago. Biting dust is exactly what eating their muffins is like. Yes, the jams and preserves are excellent, but any diner will give you better food.
- crowdednicknameDined on 6/29/2014it was in upper east side. expected some elegant and comfortable brunch time but the reality was that it was just crowded and the service was not remarkable. the food? egg benedict was so famous but when i tried some, i felt the one i had eaten at hotel was better.Special Features:
- Comfort Food for Dinnerjan5ceeDined on 6/28/2014We enjoyed the food. The chicken pot pie was terrific and the service was great on a Saturday night.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/26/2014Our dinner was good and we were looking for a quiet private table and were accommodated. I recommend the restaurant for dinner, lunch or brunch. It's a great neighborhood choice.Special Features:
- Monday Dinner in JuneShakesVIPDined on 6/16/2014Sarabeth's remains a reliable Upper Eastside restaurant. Its menu was improved, and included a delicious Seafood Cobb - with a good mix of crab, lobster, shrimp. We also had Almond-Crusted Chicken - somewhat bland but well-cooked. However, the chicken was served with mashed sweet potatoes and sunchokes ("Jerusalem artichoke") both high in carbs. Service was very good. Sarabeth's also serves unlimited bottled water - flat or sparkling - for $3 per person, a good deal. The upholstery at a large banquette is ripped and seems badly in need of repairs - but that didn't appear to bother a large family who occupied the large table without hesitation. We'll be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/15/2014Long wait. Food very good but not as outstanding as aspected from such famous place.Special Features:
- Very disappointingjanuary1126Dined on 6/11/2014loud kids all over this restaurant. Décor is in desperate need of an overhaul with ripped seats on the banquet next to us. The bathrooms were filthy as well which is reason enough to never return.
- Good ExperienceclaireosoDined on 6/6/2014Went for dinner with a few friends on a Friday night after going to the Met. Good food. Moderately priced (40 dollars a person entree and dessert)Special Features:
- eatdrinkandbemerryDined on 6/5/2014A pleasant experience on a Thursday night. Our only complaint was that the lobster was too dry -- a bit overcooked with lemon as the only "moisturizer" available. We will return and try again another evening.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A really lovely place to dinewestsideguyDined on 5/31/2014My friend and I had never been to Sarabeth's. The restaurant was full yet quiet. The service and the food were excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- theaterbuffVIPDined on 5/28/2014Booked a table for dinner after enjoying many wonderful brunches here. The dinner menu was also very good. Can't wait to return!Special Features:
- Tea & moreMarie04Dined on 5/22/2014Went here for afternoon break with 3 young teens- perfect.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great service, lousy foodFrequentdinerVIPDined on 5/22/2014It seems they have lost their touch - food was aweful. Service was great but doesn't make up for bad food.
- Great Food and Great BargainPinkbirdVIPDined on 5/20/2014Three course lobster dinner for $39 dollars!! Outstanding duck entree also very reasonably priced and the fresh catch of the day was superb. We had a party of 5 and some were late. The server and hostess were very understanding and gracious (it was a Tuesday night, but still pretty busy). Our waitress was very attentive and great at guiding all of us first-timers to Sarabeth's to starters and appetizers that we really enjoyed.Special Features:
- I recomendCYAKPDined on 5/12/2014Every time we go to NY, we will go there. The service. The location. The food. We love it!Special Features:
- The ladies who lunchOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 5/11/2014It's an institution for uptown WASPs, with a well-earned reputation for its cookies and reliability. Its food is bland as can be, like pasta without a hint of garlic or a lobster roll drowned in mayo, but its clientele loves it that way, so who am I to complain? Prices are very high for what it serves. We were seated 15 minutes after the reservation time, and a waiter came to see us only after another 20 minutes, which is unacceptable. Think of it as a restaurant in a wealthy Connecticut suburb that some people are glad to find in Manhattan.
- Expensive but fastBourbon92VIPDined on 5/7/2014Kid-friendly and nice servers. Food overpriced and just OK. Dishes are not quite pulled together enough to succeed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Live4GreatFoodDined on 5/7/2014Sarabeth's is our go-to breakfast and lunch spot when we are in town.Special Features:
- The following 306 reviews are from the Sarabeth's East reviews archive.
- Vegetarians take noteRebFoodieDined on 5/1/2014Food always delicious, but not enough vegetarian options. Even veggie risotto made with chicken stock!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lively AtmosphereValerieDined on 4/30/2014Great neighborhood spot for a quick bite with some friends, or even when alone. We had dinner at Sarabeth's upon recommendation from the 92Y website, and it was a great find. A true neighborhood gem, I noticed the host and servers knew some of the customers, but also made new faces feel right at home. Reasonable prix fixe too!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quiet meetup near museums, priceyStayPositiveDined on 4/29/2014Overall glad my out-of-town friend asked to meet at SaraBeth's Upper East Side.. We reschedulead a midweek lunch reservation to the start of Tea Time.,3:30, so entered a near-empty room, with choice of Tea of Lunch menu. Friendly welcome to large, comfortable round padded booth. By 4:30 there were perhaps a half dozen other diners. My omelette was fluffy but somewhat dull with very fresh feta cheese and spinach but no other flavors/herbs detectable. Corn muffin hard + dry. Sarabeth gourmet jam DELICIOUS as always - I often buy it here in NYC. Service was inattentive. In a nearly empty room, should not have to remind to fill water and coffee during a meal! BEST FEATURE: quiet spacious room. We could talk softly not out-shout music.
- Great Comfort FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/20/2014A Lovely comfortable restaurant in a refurbished old space that brings you back to an earlier time. Incredible tomato soup, great food and amazing cookies for desert with (relatively) reasonable prices for NYC!Special Features:
- Brunch for Tastes and Ages - Yum!DaisyDined on 4/20/2014We started our day at Sarabeth's on our son's 10th birthday. We made a reservation for 8:30am and were glad that we did. Food options were there for everyone (full breakfast, muffin and homemade jams, pancakes, yogourt etc...). Service was not rushed, despite the line up of people waiting for a table, and everything was fresh and nicely presented. We will definitely return to one of Sarabeth's locations when we go back to NY!Special Features:
- Awesome place for breakfast.TMoeDined on 4/18/2014Completely satisfied with our breakfast. I have the Goldie lox... Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and cream cheese all mixed together. It was a great combination. Triple-decker English muffin with sarabeth's strawberry preserves was great too. My wife enjoyed her French toast. An excellent pre-museum meal!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great UES SpotAnonymousFoodieVIPDined on 4/9/2014If you want a nice breakfast/lunch spot on the UES during the week. This is the place. Great menu, great service! Try the passion fruit iced tea it's amazing!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A party there made it muchCaroleVIPDined on 4/6/2014A party there made it much noisier than usual and less pleasant
- dining at SaraBeth'sMDMLDined on 4/5/2014The only criticism is the unnecessary noise principally generated by celebrating groups. Many women literally scream. The staff should politely control this better.Special Features:
- Consistently Great Breakfast!sdkhVIPDined on 4/4/2014A wonderful range of interesting and different breakfast items all cooked with fresh ingredients and high quality. Upper West Side location is a bit cramped and service, while friendly, is not great. Fabulous muffins and scones make up for any glitches in service.Special Features:
- BrunchjoanaDined on 3/30/2014Great Brunch. It's pricey but for special ocasions it's perfect. Food and service were great. Try the pancakes!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another Great Experiencemarywilehlm61VIPDined on 3/15/2014Now that there are Sarabeth's popping up all over the place - it is no wonder that there are lines out the door. But as far as a more civilized experience - the Upper East Side is the one to go to. I've been to several and while they are all delicious and welcoming (they never rush you out - even when there are tons of people waiting) - the dining experience on the UWS is wonderful. Again, it was my restaurant of choice when going to see a show at the 92nd Street Y. Luckily I had the same server that I had last time I was there - and she is amazing. She innately knows when to show up and when not to. I think this restaurant has a more intimate feeling than the others I've been to. The deserts are sublime - the Bread Puddding!!!Special Features:
- Still the best SarabethPoolersDined on 3/11/2014This is the best of all the Sarabeths in town, and it's nice to get a good dnner there too. It's near Mt. Sinai, and if you have to be there, this is a good place to eat. Very good turkey burger.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good eatspolishprince92Dined on 3/8/2014Reasonably priced, well cooked food. Great service from waiter and busboy. My date loved their shrimp, while I loved the walnut encrusted chicken with sweet potato puree and cooked artichokes. A short wait for table AND the food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.