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Sarabeth's West
Sarabeth's West

Sarabeth's West Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sarabethswest.com
  • Phone: (212) 496-6280
  • 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 (212) 496-6280
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Had brunch. The food choices excellent and food delicious and generous. Not rushed was able to chat."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great food variation followed by incredible service."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "just an excellent brunch, excellent waiter and a great local gem!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Enjoyed the ambiance and the food was superb. Great for an evening with friends. Music was a big plus."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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......"
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Service really slow. Food mediocre, especially for the price."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Sarabeth's never disappoints. By far my favorite restaurant in the City. The food is exquisite and consistent."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I came to Sarabeth's West for a night with some girlfriends and I thoroughly enjoyed my time. Although I heard rave reviews about the brunch fare, the dinner menu was great and the food was delicious. The drinks were top notch as well. The service was decent, although the waitresses were singing (blaming it on boredom and a near empty restaurant), which bothered me. Another serious restaurant pet peeve, which is common in NYC, is that we got grief over splitting the check. I wrote out what each person got and their method of payment, but had to fix it when the waitress realized I hadn't put exact amounts for her. How hard is it to split a check? It's 2014! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Always a delightful experience. Still belongs to NYC residents!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "It had good food, nice service was provided, and it was a very pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Although sometimes impossible to get in for brunch, and well-deserved, dinner is a more sedate and non-stressed experience. It's a relief from the stressed bar crowd nearby and the quality is admirable. No, it's not trend-setting or the latest fad; it's reliable, consistent, and always satisfying. It's called good cooking."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have never had a bad meal at Sarabeth's. As usual, this dinner was delicious. The service was accomodating and curteous. Seating was comfy. Sarabeth's is one of my neighborhood favorites."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "When my husband and I want impeccable food - my salmon was outstanding - we head for Sarabeth's to be cared for in it's refreshing atmosphere sort of like a wonderful wrap-around porch in the Hamptons. So civilized; excellent service; food selections have been edited over the years to provide a variety of choices from the warm breads trough the excellent desserts. We love this place - And love to go there at the end of the week, especially in the summer when so many go away for the weekends that it's an oasis of calm - with yummy food!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Way overbooked. Had a reservation and had to wait 20 minutes standing in a crowded line with waiters trying to get past people in order to serve customers Very chaotic scene. Would not go back "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "the window table for four is amazing. Almost feels romantic. The ambience for outdoor dining is also pretty good."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Yes, the food was good, the service fine, but typical of restaurants these days, the acoustics and screaming babies (11 a.m. on a weekday) made the experience less than ideal. Plus, the bench at the booth at which I was sitting was extremely uncomfortable and too far from the table I left with a backache."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Not quite the experience I remember…. Food wasn't great, and they had changed the menu. My beloved Papa Bear Porridge was no longer an option and the omelet I chose instead was a bit on the dry side. I opted to not have toast, but there was no other side or garnish served with the omelet. I ordered some sausage on the side and the presentation was sloppier than I remember in the past. This used to be a regular spot whenever I visited NYC, but I'm not sure I'll go back. :-("
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I have been wanting to go to Sarabeth's for years but it has never been convenient. I thought it would be a wonderful mother's day spot but was disappointed. I thought it would be more of a ladies lunch spot was surprised there weren't flowers or other spring décor. I ordered the steak and although it was delicious the sauce was very salty. The rolls were a bit stale but good. We ordered dessert since Sarabeth started as a baker and for $9 we got 5 small mediocre cookies. Only the small double chocolate cookie was a standout the rest could have been a cookie from a box."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We eat here a couple times a year on family visits to the upper west side (museum of natural history, etc.). We think of it as a solid comfort food option, we find that the quality is consistently good. They have a kids menu. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014