Sarabeth's West
Sarabeth's West

Sarabeth's West

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sarabethswest.com/
  • Phone: 2124966280x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 3:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Tea Time: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Myers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Carlos Blanco 2124966280x
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz on Thursdays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 80th and 81st Streets
  • Public Transit: 1 train to 79th Street, B (weekdays only) and C trains to 81st Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Sarabeth's West
Known for its colorful homestyle cooking, warm atmosphere and family-friendly service, locals and visitors have felt at home at this very first Sarabeth’s location for nearly 30 years. Among many other cultural attractions on the Upper West Side, we’re within walking distance of The American Museum of Natural History, The Beacon Theater, The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Central Park and Riverside Park.
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Sarabeth's West reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (65)neighborhood gem (50)great for lunch (38)fit for foodies (34)kid-friendly (20)great for outdoor dining (20)special occasion (17)good for groups (17)romantic (9)hot spot (7)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • always great
    teevoz
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Sarabeth is reliable and consistently excellent. Fresh, tasty, and beautiful - they take care with details. Special dietary needs met perfectly, with a smile. Upper West Side at its best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Again for Dinner
    ssbelltxVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Both food quality and customer service were not up to par. We ordered goat cheese ravioli that came out seemly microwaved. They were hard and chewy. They did exchange it but we paid for the new dish which was find if the manager would have at least come over to check on us No such luck. Ill stick to brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My First Visit, But Not My Last
    BKtheRetiree
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Sarabeth's West has been an Upper West Side staple for many years, yet I never visited. So, I took the opportunity to have dinner with a good friend - good move. After our dinner, I was sorry to have waited so long to try this restaurant. The restaurant has a really pretty and calm interior, making a great first impression. And by the way, the food was outstanding. My kale caesar salad was fresh with a strong parmesan coating and creamy and delicious sauce. My friend's garden salad was enormous, but also filled with fresh, colorful ingredients. Our entrees - his shrimp risotto, my lamb shank (Fred Flintstone-sized) were the best we've had, no joke. A delicious chocolate truffle cake rounded out a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect place to endulge
    TheDamaja
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My wife and I are calorie counting fanatics, but we like to loosen the belt a little bit about once a month to indulge in a nice big meal. This was the perfect place to get the job done! We both carb'd up on some cheesy goodness. I had the adult grilled cheese & tomato soup and she had the lobster mac & cheese. We were both satisfied!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great visit
    Friends2see
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Met friends from CA who I hadn't seen in 5 years. Food was very good and our waitress was most pleasant. We spent 3 hours catching up and never felt like they were anxious for us to leave. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Came here for a weekday lunch with my (cranky, impatient) grandfather who was in town visiting. Our server was incredibly patient and helpful and made sure he was taken care of and had everything he needed - whether that was a few extra seconds to look at the menu or a cup of just ice. The food at any Sarabeth's location is consistently great. The franchise has become my new go-to spot whenever relatives are in from out of town - there's something on the menu for every palate, it is always delicious, and the service is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok
    AngVoy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food was good, especially crab guacamole. Pleasent server, atmospere didn't impress.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely WONDERFUL!
    jesslovesgreatfood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I celebrated my birthday at Sarabeth's this September and could not have been happier! The lobster Diavolo is incredible, the tomato soup is the best I have ever had and the dessert--chocolate truffle cake-- was excellent too! We had great service and everyone loved their meals. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great breakfast!
    NycTourist
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went on the recommendation of a friend and it was a great stop before heading over to the American Museum of Natural History.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor food and expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    bad service, brought our steak our before we had finished apps, then took it away for over 15 minutes and brought it back COLD!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    .. I had to schedule last minute a 9 am meeting place with a vendor from London ... this place worked out very well.. thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    foodfiesta
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The lemon ricotta pancake was excellent. The crab cake sandwich was awesome. You could taste real lump crabs in it. Seafood Cobb salad was great but a bit pricey. However, we ordered Peach Crumb Pie for dessert. It tasted peach in a can and the crust was stale. We only ate vanilla gelato which was served along with a pie. Gelato was good. We wished that we had ordered just gelato instead.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Piggies
    Puggie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Pretty good food but way overpriced for breakfast. The quality of the service has really declined. It wasn't busy when I was there, but it was impossible to get a second cup of coffee or the waitress' attention. I'm looking for a new spot.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • weekday late breakfast
    RYTTER
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Parked right in front of the restaurant. Made reservations 4 or 5 days in advance. Got a table right in the middle of the first floor, very noisy as voices were coming from all around us. If I had known, I would have preferred to sit at either side of the room and not the middle, but the table we got was what was prepared for us and the sides were all filled. Had out-of-town guests and met them in Manhattan. Called ahead concerning food allergy for one of the kids, they were understanding and completely accommodating - wonderfully assuring. The food was normal, but considering the price, the cost performance was probably low to average for Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Accommodating!
    karenkayeVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Had asked for a quiet table for conversation and we got exactly that. Service was ver good and patient with special requests, indecision, diverse orders, etc. all the food was excellent including the crab and guacamole appetizer recommended by our server. I only had an appetizer after having a large lunch earlier in the day so I would love to go back and try some of the other options.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group
    Mnydines
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Made reservations online had two people drop and they did not give us a hard time. Our server never rushed us and made sure coffee was hot! Food delicious and plate changes were not an issue. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UWS Staple
    nycmommaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    You can't beat the lemon ricotta pancakes nor the four flowers juice for brunch. Very consistent. Good to beat the rush though because the lines re crazy long.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing day
    Disappointedx1
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    this was my second visit this month . Today the steel cut oats did not appear to be steel cut, they were the normal size of oatmeal flakes and very soft and creamy rather than the consistency one finds in steel cut oats. The granola was overpopulated with sunflower seeds. Lastly my companion and I had to raise our voices to hear each other because the noise level was so high including children crying
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    LilIKe
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Delicious all around. The Biscuits are perfect. Shrimp risotto and Red snapper were divine. Cookies so, so when compared with the main meal. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Yum plus class
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had brunch. The food choices excellent and food delicious and generous. Not rushed was able to chat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Concert Dining
    Missionbride
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We went here for a concert at Beacon theatre, so we unfortunately didn't have time to try any of the appetizers or desserts. But the creamy tomato soup was very good, it is very rich though. Our server was nice and offered to split it for us which was just the right amount, if we had each ordered one it would have been too much soup before eating a full entree. We had the shrimp risotto and the roasted chicken both were good. If we go to another show at the Beacon we would go to Sarabeths again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • SARA BETH'S IS SCRUMPTIOUS
    bevcowVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Wonderful wonderful wonderful. met friends for dinner. we each had something different: filet mignon, lobster prix fix, lamb shank, chicken. each dish was prepared to our specifications. we so enjoyed our meals. the only drawback was the noise level. it was very difficult to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful, wonderful
    madymac
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I went there for dinner (had been there the previous night for a late dessert). Staff is attentive and friendly, food is terrific. I had the lamb shank, which was very flavorful and tender. Peach pie for dessert was sheer perfection. Great for people watching too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE
    SouthernGirlTX
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Great food variation followed by incredible service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sarabeth's West
    GVdiner
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is the original location. The staff was friendly & attentive, the food preparation and service prompt, and the meal filling. I ordered the roasted chicken salad & was pleased to see, unlike most chicken salads - which generally are mostly mixed greens with some chicken - this rustic salad was mostly chicken with some hearty vegetables included. The salad did come with fingerling potatoes despite my request those be left out, but fortunately was a very minor ingredient compared to the chicken, asparagus & mushrooms. A note the prices are on the expensive end, but worth it for a treat. The chocolate pot de creme dessert was nothing special, however - like any chocolate pudding mix - so recommend trying other items on the dessert menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for breakfast/brunch but
    carolynVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This place is a staple in the neighborhood but I think they take their reputation for granted.The service wasn't very good and they seemed distracted in terms of whose bill it was or the order. I think they can't take all of that for granted with so many new places opening up
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    just an excellent brunch, excellent waiter and a great local gem!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Formidable!
    Niecy
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Enjoyed the ambiance and the food was superb. Great for an evening with friends. Music was a big plus.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The service was great, the staff friendly and willing to help, the ambiance was fantastic. The food....not so good. Very bland and the filet mignon was overrun with gravy, the meal was a bit of a letdown after everything else was so good......
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sarabeth's
    Monsignor
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We enjoyed a very nice dinner here after a show at the Beacon. The food was great and the service friendly and attentive. A lovely neighborhood made our experience exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot on the Upper West Side
    Rubell
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My friend and I went to a Broadway show and then to the Beacon Theater. In between, we chose to have an early dinner at Sarabeth's. What a pleasant surprise! Food was great, wait staff was attentive and the atmosphere was open and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sarabeth's, Great Food, Poor Price
    Chief
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have to admit, Sarabeth's offerings are some of the best a restaurant of this type has to offer. Fresh ingredients, properly and professionally prepared and presented with style. We had brunch on a Sunday and all the egg entrees were cooked to perfection as were the accompaniments. My problem was the price. New York has an abundance of fantastic restaurants that offer just as good and well prepared food as Sarabeth's at well below what Sarabeth's is getting. I saw no added value because Sarabeth's was the purveyor, so I was disappointed. Great food, not so great a price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a winner!
    Love2eatinnyc
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Sarabeth's Upper West Side on a Thursday evening. The food was amazing and the live jazz was a bonus. Our server could not have nicer or more helpful! I would definitely recommend this place. The brunch/breakfast menu is also amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, basic food
    Mirabelle
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The menu is not eclectic--just full of goodness, like braised lamb shanks and lobster mac'n'cheese. There is something for everyone. The food was served hot and was delicious. Everyone at the table ordered something different and enjoyed their meal. The desserts were delicious. Live jazz definitely enhances the experience. Lots of neighborhood locals and "regulars" in the crowd. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely spot
    Ollie
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I've visited Sarabeth's (Upper West Side) a number of times and have never been disappointed. The staff are always very pleasant, the setting is comfortable and the food is delicious. My girlfriend is allergic to dairy but there of mains that she can have - and is always very happy with them! We think it's a lovely spot for lunch or dinner and will continue to go back! The online table-booking tool is very handy, too. Would happily recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Not great
    Newyorker
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Service really slow. Food mediocre, especially for the price.
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  • Local Foodie
    LocalFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Sarabeth's never disappoints. By far my favorite restaurant in the City. The food is exquisite and consistent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DanDofVA
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Came for our 36th wedding anniversary from VA Requested a window seat and was waiting for us when we arrived. Food and service was wonderful! We were there in evening; I had the snapper and my husband the flatiron steak. Both were made to perfection. Wish I lived in area, would eat here all the time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendly air & nice meal
    HJkim
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The service was very good. They all were very kind. I ate dinner with my friend and we all were satisfied with foods. I think the tomato soup is great and it's enough as a meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Brunch
    SarahLovesFood
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Took my mom here for brunch, we had a great time. Ate delicious omelets and scones, my mom also got some fabulous iced tea. Very reasonable price point, I will go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate