Sardi's
Sardi's

Sardi's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sardis.com/
  • Phone: 2122218440
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 7th and 8th
  • Public Transit: 42nd Street Station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking garage across the street.
A word from Sardi's
In the heart of New York's Theatre District, Sardi's has been the toast of Broadway since 1921. Featuring continental cuisine, we are open Tuesday through Sunday.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContinental
Sardi's reviews from OpenTable diners
252 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (108)neighborhood gem (88)late-night find (55)good for groups (54)great for lunch (50)fit for foodies (49)hot spot (41)romantic (31)kid-friendly (29)great for brunch (18)notable wine list (13)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Special times at Sardi's
    ratlas
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    After the seeing the Broadway play "It's only a play" with Nathan Lane and Mathew Broderick, we went for dinner at Sardi's. We signed up for the theatre special for dinner which was two dinners for $100. The service was a little slow, it took over an hour for dinner, but we enjoyed the surroundings and the ambience. The food was good and tasty. What was especially funny was the reference in the play about dinner at Sardi's. Even after 50 years, this is still the place to go after theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient and good food
    FashionistaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great location in the theatre district. Large menu and good food with great service. Caricatures of famous stars on the wall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RC4UVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good fo pre-theatre; location is good. Busy ambiance that serves the purpose of being in the Broadway theatre area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After-the-show
    TrainerTVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great place to go after a Broadway play. I appreciated the fact that they stayed open late and that they accepted a reservation for one. I enjoyed looking at all the famous people's sketches and signatures hanging on the wall, as well as listening to the waiters talk about all the famous people who they have seen dine there. Wait staff was very attentive. Excellent French onion soup and great pasta!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the old Sardi's
    MV90274
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Something has changed at Sardi's. The service was not what it use to be. The elegance is gone. The food was adequate, the drinks were adequate. The prices were as high as always --- but just not worth it anymore. Obviously the location to Broadway theatres is wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theater night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I always enjoy Sardi's when in town on the night we go to the theater.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before theater dining
    Csull
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Went to lunch at famous Sardi 's before afternoon matinee. Not too crowded on a Wed. Pear and walnut salad was very good and so was the appetizer cannelloni. The crabmeat sandwich was just okay.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to meet on off hours
    LCdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I have been coming to Sardi' since I was a child.....'nuff said
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in Theater District
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Aewsome restaurant with amazing history. A definite dinner spot during ay visit to NEw York City. Food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mary
    maryVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The desserts were wonderful! Lunch was unhurried. Staff allowed us to stay to talk as we were 3 long-time friends meeting there for reunion, of sorts.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    First visit couldn't have asked for a more wonderful experience Thank You
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Retro-Classic Spot
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Sardi's has been around forever, and it still hits the mark as the perfect pre or post theatre spot for dinner. The menu has some classics that are hard to find on 21st Century menus. We finished off our dinner with a Baked Alaska flambe, an item that I can't recall having seen on a menu for decades. The caricatures of Broadway greats and New York City politicos sets a fun tone, the staff is experienced and quick, the food predictably good, and the prices remarkably reasonable for the Shubert Alley/ Broadway location near every major theatre.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining experience
    Linda
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I always wanted to dine at Sardi's, so when I had a girlfriend trip to NYC, I made reservations for us for lunch. Our table was ready when we arrived, the staff was great and the food was spectacular. I will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time all day
    Threeolives
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I had matinee tickets at the theater right across from Sardi's and decided to have pre-show drinks and snacks at the upstairs bar in Sardi's. The bar is great you get a bird-eye view of the street, perfect for people watching, the bartender was excellent and I recommend the quesadillas. After the show we returned. We were early for our 6:15 reservation, so we returned to the bar before being seated. The food was excellent. The staff was attentive and quick, but never felt rushed. The restaurant is jumping before the shows but by 7:30 you could hear a pin drop. Overall it was a fantastic day and I would go back in a heartbeat. BTW save room for the baked Alaska it was so good it should be illegal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • REAL NEW YORKERS, LOVE SARDI'S
    HanaDaHaya
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Both born in Manhattan, when we're in the B'way area, we always go to Sardi's for dinner. In addition to the delicious food and wonderful service, the atmosphere is so typically New York, how could we NOT go to Sardi's? We started with a bottle of icy Pino Grigio, sipping it with home made bread and butter. Then I had a shrimp cocktail my husband had the orange/beet/goat cheese salad. Spinach cannelloni is also delicious. Then we split a Caesar salad, wonderful. Entrées were luscious scallops perfectly cooked, my husband had salmon that melted in your mouth. We shared the ice cream cake topped with meringue and served on zabaglione sauce. We love Sardi's and recommend it highly for everyone. SARDI'S IS NOT JUST FOR TOURISTS!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    ShowJunkies
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The service and attention was outstanding and the novelty is worth stopping by, but the food was eh at best and way over-priced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place before a show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We were on a time crunch and needed to attend a broadway show at 7. Staff was very quick at getting our food out quickly. Food was excellent. They have cute little characters on the walls.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sardi's was faboulus! Best food!
    Extraordinary
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Faboulus food and service, loved everything! Great spot for dinner before theater. We keep thinking of your food and lovely setting, congratulations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family visist
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great place to take the family when visiting and taking in a show.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Drawer
    TomTerrific
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    From the Matre De's greeting, to the prompt seating, to the Wait staff every thing set us at ease. Very prompt and informed service to the food itself maid this a special evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gigi61
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is a local landmark and for that reason alone is worth going. This was my sixth time in Sardi's over the past two years. The quality of the food has taken a tremendous slide downward. The young servers are too busy talking to each other and full of themselves and do not make the guest the center of attention. There are so many other restaurants to chose from in Manhattan, so don't rest on your reputation!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone Should See This Once!
    Robes
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Pre-theater Dinner was average. The proximity to Broadway good and people watching very interesting.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-Theatre Special
    TrixieDarling
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Sardi's seems to survive on reputation. Thought the characature lined walls are cute, I find the large room somewhat atmosphere less. Anyway the wait staff make up for it - they are highly attentive and tidy as they move great numbers through this landmark restaurant. The food was good, but not particularly memorable. We were a mixed age group and everyone found something they liked on the menu. I had the curry - kind of disappointing but probably should have picked a more traditional selection like cannelloni. Nice selection of deserts and coffee. Even though the food wasn't remarkable, I think Sardi's made for a memorable dining experience. Suitable for family groups, convenient, reservation handled well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Broadway Favorite
    GeorgiaGirl
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Our choice for pre-theatre, Sardi's never disappoints when it comes to atmosphere, service and prompt, but unrushed service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theaterjunky
    Lovefood
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The Caesar salad was just okay but the puréed mushroom soup was the best ever!! Perfect late night dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great - but they were not part of Restaurant Week, which was an Opentable error.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a late dinner at Sardis after seeing a Broadway show. The service was excellent and good is good with a menu that offers food types for everyone. I suggest everyone experience Broadway and Sardis!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    happycouples50th
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    we had reservations for six o'clock and were seated right away very impressive, our waiter was helpful, and friendly. service was wonderful and would recommend Sardi's to anyone. it was our 50th anniversary and thanks to you it was memorable experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a disappointment
    beachgirl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The waitress was rude and unhelpful. The food was inedible. The prices were way too high for food and service that was that bad.
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  • Outstanding service, the rest, okay
    diningtiger
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had never been to Sardi's, so I was looking forward to it. The highlight was the service - everybody from the maitre'd to the servers to the busboys were outstanding. The food was good (not great) and the atmosphere was "meh". I can see how this might have been a hotspot and a place to be seen 30 or 40 years ago, but it's in need of updating.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Iconic spot that is perfect for before or after a Broadway show. The club sandwich was very good and a great Caesar salad.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LIMOM6
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was better than we expected, based on the reviews we read. Portion sizes were not overwhelming. Service was quite good except they took forever to bring us our bill at the end of the meal. The caricatures lining the walls were great. Not cheap.
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  • Everything I expected
    LauralovesNY
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The caricatures on the wall made it seem like we were dining with celebs. The food and service was impeccable! The price was about right for Manhattan. Perfect example of old New York! Was not disappointed. Definitely lived up to it's reputation! Will definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theatre-before-the-theatre!
    foodiefanatic107
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Dining at Sardi's is like a visit to the theatre-before-the-theatre. Good food, attentive service from a professional staff and all the immortals of the theatre gazing down from their caricatures along the walls of the high-ceilinged, dining room. And what a blessing to NOT have to listen to piped in music, drowning out any chance of conversation. I first went here before a matinee of THE KING & I in 1950. 63 years later, it's still an enormous treat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sardi's & Theatre
    PippiVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Always enjoy Sardi's before we attend a show. Food, staff, service is great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NY Experience
    Diningwithflare
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Being visitors to NY and growing up in the sixties it was a thrill for us to visit Sardis, a name familair to non New Yorkers due to movies etc. I think if you want to have a New York experience go to Sardis and the theatre. Loved the original atmosphere of old fashioned dining. Food was decent but I do think it is more about the experience. Loved all the pics on the walls and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Danddand
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    While some may think of Sardi's as a tourist spot, it is a great restaurant that is conviently located in the theater district. The old time Broadway ambience and the great food make it a perfect spot for lunch or dinner. We had great food, great service and we wil definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a treat
    plb1201
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We love coming here either before or after the theatre. Service is always wonderful. I have a food allergy and our waiter was able to tell me what I could have without having to go back to the kitchen to ask chef.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A one time must see
    kellyamb
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Sardi's is a historical Broadway hangout. There are wonderful caricature drawings of celebs. Like every other NYC restaurant, it is quite tight, in seating. The food was excellent. The wine list was limited. The staff was a mixture of exceptional and green. The asst. waiter, serving water & bread was exceptional, always quickly replenishing. Our waiter appeared a bit green. At mid meal, when our alcoholic drinks were empty, he never once asked if we would like another. It took him considerable amounts of time to ask if we wanted dessert, bring our check and returning our credit card, after we paid. I did notice that he had a large number of tables that had groups. So he could have been overwhelmed. A one time must, dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sparkling!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Aside from its history, the service and food are well done. I highly recommend Sardis for after-theatre dining.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet