1295 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10128Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://sarabethseast.com/
- Phone: (212) 410-7335
- 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
84 reviews since July 24, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
great for brunch (48)neighborhood gem (42)great for lunch (26)fit for foodies (22)kid-friendly (21)good for groups (18)special occasion (12)romantic (6)hot spot (5)Show More
- Fantastic BrunchHungryBirdDined on 11/6/2014I had taken my girlfriend to Sarabeth's East for an anniversary brunch and was blown away by the perfect mixture of ambiance, service, and quality food. I had known that this place was a favorite of my girlfriend's but it's now a personal favorite as well. I will certainly come back for lunch or to explore the other options on the great brunch menu.Special Features:
- Very enjoyable!TessVIPDined on 11/4/2014We were a group of six, including two companions who have difficulty hearing. We were shown to a large, quiet booth where we enjoyed a good meal and, thanks to the mostly limited noise-level, a wonderful conversation. The service was friendly, attentive and efficient. The atmosphere was welcoming. The tables thankfully are not jammed in cheek-by-jowl. We definitely will return.Special Features:
- The scam that was SarabethOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 11/4/2014Everything at Sarabeth's East seems to be working - pretty room, energetic servers, attractive menu. And then the food comes out. A starter of guacamole and crab was just that - bland guacamole (hey a little heat and coriander wouldn't hurt) topped with hunks of crab meat fresh from the can. To add insult to injury, the chips were stale. A lobster roll was perfunctory with a side of undressed arugula thrown onto the plate. A pulled pork sandwich was edible, no thanks to the clueless guacamole which was thrown onto the plate. Never again.
- CharmingOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 11/3/2014I adore this quaint restaurant. The decor is true to what you might find in French neighborhood eatery. The un-fancy sincerity is appreciated. The wine list is a well-edited delight. Salads are inventive, combining sweet, tart, bitter with attention to texture. The bronzino is fresh and flaky. This autumn's chicken breast w/stuffing is a comfort-food delight. The bread basket is full of fresh bakery delights. I always get a soup to take away, and they kindly put a few biscuits/bread in the bag - such a treat to enjoy the next morning with Sarabeth's irresistable jams. The bakery, ahhh. The chocolate-dipped sandwich cookies are buttery with a generous apricot filling. Marble poundcakes are moist and tasty. Summary:Consistently a pleasure!Special Features:
- A must go for brunchPia03hjDined on 11/2/2014Delicious, beautiful and wonderful! If you want the perfect brunch then you must go to Sarabeths. We booked but well worth any wait. Strongly recommend the crab cake eggs Benedict and the lemon-ricotta pancakes with a glass of mimosa!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great brunch on upper east sideLecker2eatDined on 10/26/2014One of the best places I've visited on upper east side to visit for Sunday brunch. Great food, delicious mimosas and even a take out counter for pastry treats for later in the day. Make reservations early! Lots of people love sarabethSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great kid friendly optionNYCFoodEnthusiastDined on 10/23/2014Food is very good. Kids are welcome. Parents with kids feel welcome. Management is very accommodating and nice.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bacon & Lobster frittataTorrDined on 10/12/2014Sounded like heaven in concept, but the delivery was subar. Came out a soupy mess, sent it back and came back even worse the second time! Sadly, I didn't even get the chance to try a bite.I would cut into it and out came a river of liquid eggs and others soupy mixture. Sigh, too bad. Was really looking forward. Ordered the spinach/goat cheese omelette ( really can't go wrong with that) and it was lovely. Thus the redeeming 3.5 stars.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Terrific Gem in UESjan5ceeDined on 10/9/2014Sarabeth's is always a great choice. It opens at 8am so don't plan to get in the door any earlier. The fruit plate and the baked goods plus great egg dishes make it a must for brunch/breakfast eaters.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 10/8/2014Remains a top breakfast location with super omelets , pancakes , etc. Portions more than ample. Great baked goods.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food, great serviceHalfcarVIPDined on 10/4/2014The food was outstanding! The lemon ricotta pancakes melt in your mouth, and are just the right balance of sweet and tart. The scones were delicious, soft and creamy with just a hint of crunch. The service was perfect - they even put a celebratory candle in my Mom's pumpkin muffin! The Bloody Mary was unusual - there were enough vegetables in it to qualify as a salad!Special Features:
- DiningsamplerVIPDined on 9/15/2014Everything we had, including the bread and squash chick pea spread for it, was perfectly cooked and delicious. We shared and appetizer and main course (delicious sea bass in a slightly spicy sauce--cooked just right--not under or over done) and they were totally nice about it... This is a restaurant I look forward to returning to whenever I am in that neighborhood....Special Features:
- After the METTreebeeDined on 8/31/2014We went to dinner here after spending a day at the MET and it was perfect. The atmosphere, food, and service were all absolutely outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.Special Features:
- Best Eggs Benedict in NYCamuseproDined on 8/30/2014It's all in the hollandaise sauce! We have been enjoying this neighborhood gem for years for brunch - we have never been disappointed. The signature Bloody Mary is wonderful too - enjoy the celery sticks!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 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:
- YumTea2VIPDined on 8/3/2014Great breakfast as always! So glad we could reserve a table.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:
- The following 330 reviews are from the Sarabeth's East reviews archive.
- neeneeVIPDined on 7/23/2014Best for lunch and brunch. There are better meals to be had for dinner in this neighborhood.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.