Sarabeth's East
Sarabeth's East

Sarabeth's East

  • 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

Getting there

  • 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.
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Sarabeth's East reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (49)neighborhood gem (42)great for lunch (27)kid-friendly (21)fit for foodies (20)good for groups (18)special occasion (12)romantic (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (1)Show More
  • A little disappointed
    ABCD123
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We visited as a group of 4 for breakfast. Lovely mimosas, pancakes were nice, but they were just ordinary buttermilk - hard to go wrong I guess. The French toast was undercooked to the point of being raw and very wet/soggy in the middle. 2 portions of different French toasts came this way, so we weren't sure if this was the way it was supposed to be served? The waiters were all polite but when our dishes arrived they were put down in front of the wrong person (every one) as he didn't bother to ask who had ordered what? The eggs and omlettes looked lovely, maybe that's where the reputation comes from? There was nothing awful about this place, just not what I had expected!
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Brunch
    HungryBird
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable!
    TessVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We 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:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • The scam that was Sarabeth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Everything 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.
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  • Charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must go for brunch
    Pia03hj
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Delicious, 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch on upper east side
    Lecker2eat
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    One 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 sarabeth
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great kid friendly option
    NYCFoodEnthusiast
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Food is very good. Kids are welcome. Parents with kids feel welcome. Management is very accommodating and nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bacon & Lobster frittata
    Torr
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Sounded 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Gem in UES
    jan5cee
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Sarabeth'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:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Remains a top breakfast location with super omelets , pancakes , etc. Portions more than ample. Great baked goods.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    HalfcarVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DiningsamplerVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Everything 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....
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • After the MET
    Treebee
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Eggs Benedict in NYC
    amusepro
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It'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:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    was a bit disappointed by the food and atmosphere. Basically, it's just an average brunch restaurant, which is kind of overpriced.
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  • Good not great
    bbessa
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The 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 for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    Tea2VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great breakfast as always! So glad we could reserve a table.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great baker not always great cooks
    shoshannaVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Sarabeth 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:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 67 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 330 reviews are from the Sarabeth's East reviews archive.
  • neeneeVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Best for lunch and brunch. There are better meals to be had for dinner in this neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious & Delightful!
    Princess
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great 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:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love it!
    Caro
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We 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:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuolumne
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I'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.
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  • great breakfast
    jiana
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    nice interior, wonderful foods, i love butter and pancake and sarabeth's East is perfect place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Farley
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I 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.
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    romantic
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  • Mediocre and very pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Sarabeth'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.
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  • crowded
    nickname
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    it 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.
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    great for brunch
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  • Comfort Food for Dinner
    jan5cee
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We enjoyed the food. The chicken pot pie was terrific and the service was great on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our 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:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Monday Dinner in June
    ShakesVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Sarabeth'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.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Long wait. Food very good but not as outstanding as aspected from such famous place.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    january1126
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    loud 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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Experience
    claireoso
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went 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:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eatdrinkandbemerry
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    A 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:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A really lovely place to dine
    westsideguy
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My friend and I had never been to Sarabeth's. The restaurant was full yet quiet. The service and the food were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • theaterbuffVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Booked a table for dinner after enjoying many wonderful brunches here. The dinner menu was also very good. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tea & more
    Marie04
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Went here for afternoon break with 3 young teens- perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, lousy food
    FrequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    It seems they have lost their touch - food was aweful. Service was great but doesn't make up for bad food.
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  • Great Food and Great Bargain
    PinkbirdVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Three 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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I recomend
    CYAKP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Every time we go to NY, we will go there. The service. The location. The food. We love it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet