Sarabeth's Park Avenue South
Sarabeth's Park Avenue South

Sarabeth's Park Avenue South

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sarabethsrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 2123350093x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

    Late Lunch/Tea: 4:00-5:00PM;

    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm;

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;

    Bar: Open until 11PM. Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Midnight;

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Freda Sugarman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Event spaces for 20 to 100 guests with A/V equipment.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Cartiglia 2123350093

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 27th Street
  • Public Transit: 4 and 6 Trains stop at 28th and Park Ave South
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sarabeth's Park Avenue South
We serve Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner and Brunch in this great space, between the hours of 8AM and 11PM, daily. With a full bar, private rooms and A/V facilities, this is a perfect location for your next breakfast meeting or private dinner event.
We also have live jazz music every Wednesday evening and offer happy hour daily from 4pm to 7pm.
Join us for Restaurant Week 2014!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Sarabeth's Park Avenue South reviews from OpenTable diners
244 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (165)great for lunch (97)good for groups (73)fit for foodies (53)neighborhood gem (53)kid-friendly (47)great for outdoor dining (46)special occasion (38)romantic (15)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (10)notable wine list (5)scenic view (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Didnt get to eat there open table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Open table and the restaurant confirmed my 10pm reservation on a Sunday night. The restaurant even called me back to confirm around 12 in the afternoon. I was given a call at 8:37pm saying that they close at 10pm and the reservation was no good. Thanks a lot!!! 5 thumbs down.
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  • Terrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a reservation at 1 but were not seated until 1:30. The staff barely acknowledged the inconvenience. But then our waiter was terrible. He forgot about us. When my friend's food came out without a crucial component, he asked her with disdain if she really wanted it. I could not believe it. The server also argued with her if her food came with a scone or not. My lemon ricotta pancakes were dry and barely edible. Same with the muffins in the bread basket. The side of three eggs looked like one egg. I just would not eat here again. Terrible service and very mediocre food.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups
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  • Good food and atmosphere
    L7CamperVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This Sarabeth's has less pizzazz as the others. It was a quiet night and everything was fine. Good apps and entrees. Nice wine list. Respectable restaurant with a very nice staff. I would go back again and I be they have a good brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • Fabulous
    Cazza
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great food, excellent service and fabulous atmosphere. A super place to go for Sunday brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was expecting better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a nice brunch here, but was expecting a great one. The flavor of most of the stuff we ate could have been cooked at home by me. Maybe I caught them at an off time, so I'll give them another shot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply wonderful!
    reproctor329
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was visiting NYC with 3 of my friends and heard that this was the place to go for brunch. Our server was so friendly and very attentive. I wish I could remember her name. We were rather high maintenance, asking for a lot of extra items all at once, but she was fantastic. Even the bus boys were very friendly! We ordered: buttermilk pancakes, apple-cinnamon french toast, jalapeno cheddar omelette, and the spinach and goat cheese omelette. The food was perfect, simple, and not pretentious (as some NYC brunch places can be). My only complaint was with the hostess (hence the 4 stars for service). She had us wait for a table (even with a reservation), which is fine, but I wish she had communicated with us more about why we weren't seated yet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sarabeths
    DavidschuVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Lovely place, but the food is disappointing. Competent but not exciting. Much better places in the neighborhood.
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  • Always a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I visit here regularly and its always a consistent and great experience. Wish this restaurant would come under the payment network for open table so we can pay our checks via our open table app.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Great place!
    nycrestaurantluvr
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I love Sarabeth's. I've been here multiple times for their amazing brunch. The food and service is great! I think their brunch is probably the best meal to go there for. Its nice to sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average all around
    larte
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Average food, average service, average ambience.. Not quite what I expected after all the hype..
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    kid-friendly
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  • NYC favourite
    donna68
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Sarabeth's is a favourite brunch spot for me while in NYC. This time I took my daughter with me and the staff was very accommodating of her dairy allergy which was greatly appreciated. Everything was very yummy (almond crusted French toast, salmon eggs benedict, sausage, and bacon). I would highly recommend this location and the one on Central Park South as I've been to both. Just beware that it can be pricy. This was our most expensive meal in NYC but well worth it! :)
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    great for brunch
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  • Bland and boring
    debiro
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went with SIL for Restaurant Week. We each chose from the Restaurant Week menu. The wedge appetizer was fine, cucumber melon gazpacho was overly sweet. Mains were nothing special. They looked good but again, just OK. SIL's chicken Caesar salad burger looked nice and was sitting on a pretty salad but the burger was dry- wasn't served with any condiments at all. Could have used aioli sauce or something. She used the horseradish sauce that came with my steak sandwich to give it some life. The steak sandwich looked good too but the meat was barely warm and dry. Dessert was fair. Had the ice cream sandwich which was just a chipwich. Sorbet with fruit was boring. No attempt to make it special.
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  • Good food, rushed out
    rbs315
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I don't know if it was because we were restaurant week diners or what but despite the amazing food, I wouldn't go back here because I felt we were rush out. Would be good if you had something else to go do, but I didn't appreciate the second course being placed on the table while we were barely into the first. Not only did it make for a tight table where we had to stack our plates, it made us feel unwelcome. Despite the food being delivered so quickly, it was difficult to get a water refill. I do restaurant week as a way to test out restaurants less expensively so I can determine where to go when my boss needs a place to take clients or when relatives come to town, but this place did not pass the test.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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  • nice atmosphere, mediocre food
    brett
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Our waiter Matthew was fantastic. Attentive, and friendly. Food was very mediocre. We ordered the seafood cobb salad. WOw..very overrated. one little piece of shrimp in a small bowl. A cobb salad should be pleasing to the eyes as well as the taste buds. And the egg in a cobb salad should be sliced not diced. The hamburger we ordered was great. But the cookie plate sampler was nothing great.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Rather not. Food was good but not as good as in previous visits.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch spot!
    Annie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Recommended by a friend as the best brunch in NYC and it definitely lived up to the claim. Friendly staff and yummy food. I would definitely suggest it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • What happened to Primehouse?
    NYChowhoundVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Having been to Primehouse [ at this location for 5 years ] we were so disappointed in the new restaurant. They remodeled it for the worse and the staff does not compare. The food is good, but compared to Primehouse it's like eating in an upscale diner. BRING BACK PRIMEHOUSE!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Sarabeth's Park Ave
    DBRS
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Sarabeth's seemed like a nice place to go for brunch or lunch with girlfriends. I was really excited about going for the first time yet my experience wasn't extraordinary. The food was ok, but not great and the service was poor. We ordered a Prosecco bottle and our server never came back to refill our flutes. Every time we asked for something we had to wait quite a while to get it and and it wasn't a busy afternoon at the restaurant, it was empty. I do have to say that the menu seems to offer a nice brunch selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • julie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food and service both very good. A very busy restaurant with a good menu. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Restaurant
    StephenPlusGwen
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The interior of Sarabeth's is impressive: open, accommodating to the large crowd, maintaining a little privacy despite the volume. We ate outside, which was nice, but I felt the service was not particularly responsive. Everything was delivered to the table courteously, but it felt rushed. The food was good. Latte was good. And the value was excellent: there are many far more expensive restaurants that offer less tasty fare. We liked the balance of tastes: short rib with eggs had some jalapeno bite to it. Omelet was well-prepared. Satisfying but not spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food and space. Horrific service and lack of attentiveness from server staff
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Lacking
    NYCDiner
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Not sure if related to Restaurant Week or not, but the service received was horrendous. My guest and I waited 20+ minutes for the app course. Then after that was cleared, our server approached to ask our dessert selections. Assuming she wanted to enter them in advance, we placed our orders. She then delivers flatware for a dessert course & before I can tell her we hadn't had entrees, she disappeared. Continued to try and get somebody's attention to no avail. The runner shows up 8+ minutes later with entrees at which point the server comes back & says "Oh, I didn't realize you hadn't had entrees yet. Let me make sure your desserts don't get sent out." Saw other guests getting up to retrieve water from service stations as well.
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  • gramercygourmet
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Sarabeth's a great place place to go when I'm with a group of friends and when we want to have conversation as well as fine, comforting food. I've been there for brunch several times and always enjoy the omelets, with terrific crunchy bread and superb preserves. Everyone who had the skirt steak sandwich with fries raved about it as well as the ahi tuna. I loved the salmon and perfectly roasted chicken & heard the filet mignon was great for carnivores. The lovely room with delicate lighting makes it a great place any time of day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like the Sarabeths by Central Park
    Nancy
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Sarabeths by Central Park is nicer I think the food is even better. This place didn't have that homey feeling like the C.P. location has. Need to work on their table setting also.Had to stir my tea with my fork. I don't think I'll be back to this location.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was first visit to Sarabeth's in NYC. It is quite energetic and filled with lots of young adults. The menu has lots of interesting choices and we opted for one of the omelettes. The service was pretty good, not great. The food was very good, our egg white omelettes were a little on the small size given the price, enough for us, but probably not for larger appetites. The cost for 2 including tip was $60, which is a little pricey for lunch. It's a nice place that's not quite in the main tourist area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Breakfast meeting
    Alexandra
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The restaurant only opens at 8am so don't get there any earlier. The food was good although the portions not particularly generous given the prices. The service is ok (had to ask a few times for coffee refills) and the restaurant isn't noisy so perfect for a breakfast meeting.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Brunch Selection
    JannVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The scambled eggs with cream cheese and scallions in a popover was a large serving but cream cheese was not mixed through so a bite could be mostly cream cheese or egg; the popover was acceptable but overcooked & a bit tough. I was remembering my mother's light fluffy and heavenly-these were not. Braised short rib hash was good but didn't wow us.
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  • Brunch for 2
    Brunchreviwer10
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The tomato soup and pretzel bread grilled cheese was delicious and fresh. Get the cookie plate as a little sweet treat after brunch. The four flower mimosa was worth the money and something different for my taste buds.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • April02
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I remember the Sara Beth's from upper west side years ago. I do to know if this Sara Beth's is just fair or maybe all of them are grossly overrated.
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  • Quite Weekend Brunch
    adkTarsusAmericanVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Sarabeth around Central Park is great but long wait times for brunch and crowded feeling. Park Avenue South location is very comfortable large space and excellent location where there is no wait for brunch! Food is excellent as other locations.
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    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Breakfast
    HHIfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We took a group of eight for breakfast during a conference (it's a 10-minute walk from the Grand Hyatt). The food was exceptional. The Goldie Lox seemed to be a table favorite, as was the French toast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Valerie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our server was friendly and all but I found the service to be a little rushed. The server did not ask us if we needed anything else before she prematurely and quickly brought us the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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  • so so
    DeborahVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    we've been to Sarabeth's in central park and prefer that restaurant. For such a new restaurant the cleanliness was expected to be better. There was food on the chairs and the floor. The bathrooms were only moderately clean. I had greater expectations given the number of staff at the restaurant. The food was ok - the quality was no different than a diner which is really half the price. There happened to be screaming children during our brunch.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Amazing Brunch!
    Twinkletoes22
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had an amazing brunch here on a sunny Saturday after the 4th! Sat outside in the sunshine, the service was quick maybe the server could of had a bit more English! Food was amazing big portions of pancakes and waffles! We were late for our reservation but there were no issues about it when we arrived!
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    great for brunch
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  • romantic spot w yummy food
    vanemrto
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This place was recommended to me by a friend that went when he visited NYC w his family. We chose the Park Ave one as its closer. The rest was nicely decorated and the ambience for a brunch felt surprisingly romantic. Our sever was excellent and on top of our order. We never had an empty cup of coffee. I order the fat and fluffy french toast which were delicious and my fb ordered the scramble egg stuffed popovers and both were delicious. Portions were good so we share. Hope our next time here continues to be the as good as our first time in this Manhattan spot.
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    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    Brain
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    the restaurant has great food, ambiance and service. Coffee and pastries were outrageous
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Great food if they seat you
    GoldFishCrackersVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We made a reservation for 2 at 12:45 on a Saturday - we arrived at 12:42 and they said, it's not time yet, wait 3 mins. We waited and waited and finally said something when we were not seated at 12:55. Then she said give us another 2-3 mins. Then that took another 10 mins. by the end, we waited more than 1/2 hour for the table. They asked oh, we have a table outside if you want to be seated immediately. Once I said no, we prefer a table inside, somehow they miraculously had a table for us. We use to love Sarabeth's and would trek to the UWS for their Red Omlette, we didn't mind the wait because they almost always gave perfect time estimates. But with the menu change and not honoring their time commitments. it's just not worth it anymore
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  • The quintessential NYC brunch
    downtowndiner
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Sarabeth's knows brunch. Their location on Park Avenue South has perfected the ambience, food, and service that New Yorkers expect for brunch. Pretty much the complete package, from the delicious Bloody Marys to the bread basket with jams to the perfectly poached Eggs Benedict and fluffy pancakes. The space is huge, so you can be seated as soon as you arrive, a refreshing contrast to the Central Park South location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT BREAKFAST
    FitzVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is the place for breakfast in NYC. Great location, good food, excellent selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the same as Uptown
    OTNewbie
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Good news is reservations on Open Table worked so our wait was only 15 minutes (not 45) and it's a large place, lots of tables and good location but the food was only so-so and waitstaff was a little distracted. Don't get crab Benedict (frozen machine made crab cake patty dropped into the fryer and over cooked at that). No muffin baskets available. A bit of a disappointment. Just not the same as uptown.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.