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  • Address:
    234 West 44th Street
    New York, NY 10036
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Sardi's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sardis.com
  • Phone: (212) 221-8440
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Aside from its history, the service and food are well done. I highly recommend Sardis for after-theatre dining."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My son and I actually ate at Sardi's after the pre-theater dining rush on a Saturday night. (we were going to the 10 p.m. performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch). As a result we had a quieter experience than you will get when Sardi's is packed with theatergoers. The food was very good, came out piping hot. The only complaint about the service would be that as the meal went on the return trips to fill water glasses, drinks, check on us also slowed down. But you can't beat Sardi's for its theater history."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Sardie's is an institution. Great food, rich history. Go there!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Excellent food. Iconic location. Just-right sized menu. What's not to love? No complaints."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This is a decent place but perhaps my expectations were set too high by the glowing reviews everywhere and I was completely underwhelmed. The price reflects the location but certainly not the food or the ambiance. I was there in between the pre and post show rush - so cannot really comment on the noise level when the place is full."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Sardi's, a holdover from a bygone era, is always a treat. They've adjusted their menu (and dress code) to attract a theater, tourist-friendly crowd. It is still soaked in the ambiance of the illustrious and cultured (and always "happening") days of the theater, but it warmly and quite professionally welcomes everyone with great service and very good food. I've been going for 50 years, and I hope to go for 50 years more."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Lots of good people watching but a little touristy too."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I was excited to bring my family to Sardi's before a show. I'd been there before and enjoyed it. First the good. Lunch was great. We ordered Cobb salads. It was so big we should have shared one. The cheese plate appetizer was really good. And, my Jack and Coke was perfect. When we sat, our server came immediately and made sure my 8 year old's order was promptly placed which is a big deal for a parent. That's as good as it got though. Our son's meal came out and it wasn't what he ordered. My husband's iced tea glass had a huge crack and it took 30 minutes to replace. And, I had to ask the maître d for the check. Our server came over at the very end after we paid asking if we wanted dessert or coffee. I would come back but not to his table."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed by all our of our "Out of Town" guests; Sardi's is a throwback to the days when people DINED before and after the "Theatre" and one could almost be assured of seeing SOMEONE famous...Imagine our thrill when recently dining pre-theatre with good friends to see Tony LaBianco and Chevy Chase with their respective parties enjoying dinner right next to us! The young girls with us waiting to see their first Broadway Play, were treated like princesses by the wait staff. Their parents enjoyed the ambiance , searching the walls for actors/actresses they recognized, the good food and drinks too! Yes it is a throwback, yes, you too may see a "celebrity or two...it's fun!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Sardi's before or after the theater is part of the Broadway experience. We went for an appetizer and glass of wine before a show and found it to be very reasonably priced. Waiter was very attentive even though we only had small plates."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The service was great, the food was delicious, and of course, it's a New York legend."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "the food was good and the price especially for New York was reasonable. it was good. now that i have been there I never need to go again which is probably a lot of their business. If i am looking for a special night out there are a thousand other places to go. if i need a quick bite and i am next to it i might stop by again but i doubt it."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I have always wanted to go to Sardi's and I was not disappointed. I had a lovely lunch with my friends. Our salads were great and the accompanying bread was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The place to take visiting friends and relatives. Perfect tourist restaurant with pictures of celebrities on the wall. Feels like the ultimate NY experience. Very attentive service."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had dinner before going to the theater. We shared the sardi's special appetizer. Everything was great. I had cannelloni, delicious. My husband had surf and turf . A little small but delicious. Friends had crab cake, full of crab. Delicious. All in all, wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A theater mainstay, we decided to try Sardi's before a show. Can't say it was special, but as a touristy place, it should fulfill a certain level of kitsch."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a great experience. Friendly staff, excellent service and great food. Made our visit to New York compete."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "What a way to get into a theater mood. Sardis surrounds itself with autographed characatures of present and past actors. The food was delicious and served very quickly. They know their crowd. Overall a great night."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I took my 7 year old daughter before Matilda. I wanted her to experience a classic place with great ambience. Service was great."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "It is a cool restaurant to see but it is expensive and food is not good. I had a $15 tomato and 2 slices of mozzarella. The wait staff was great- very professional. Cool building and history. The food needs work."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good food and service at a reasonable price. A classic that has stood the test of time."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was tasteless and steak was raw. Waitress and creme brulee were the only saving grace."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Our party of 4 was seated promptly (we had reservations) and we were out in time for our 7:30 show. The waiter came and took our order and then we did not see him again until he brought the check after I asked another waiter to get him. He did nothing for our meal. It was served and cleared by a bus boy. He never asked if we needed anything or how our meal was. We saw him at the beginning and at the end. Interesting! I left a minimum tip due to this. As for our meal, it was very good. The bread served was excellent also. I had the shrimp in garlic sauce which I enjoyed. This is a legendary restaurant. There are caricatures of famous people who have dined there, all around the walls."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "it's exactly what it's always been - a piece of history - pre-theater, do at least once - we do it occasionally - as they always get you out on time for the show. (it's the show before the show - you're not there for foodie food)"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Sardi's is a great spot for supper after a broadway show. It is close to the theaters and easily walkable. Good food, good service, and good ambience"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "First time at Sardis and would definitely go back. Great menu selection and fast service before seeing a play!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Took our 20 year old Granddaughter to Sunday Brunch at the legendary "Sardi's". It lived up to its reputation. She was impressed and so were we. Haven't been here in over 20 years"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Went to see Kinky Boots at a Wednesday Matinee and had a 5PM reservation at Sardi's. We were there at 4:30 which was not a problem and we were seated immediately. I had an endive salad which was mediocre, and the sea scallops special, which was good. My MIL had the Sardi shrimp with garlic sauce, which she gets every time we go there — it's her favorite and she loved it. The service was very good as it always is."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Always love the theater hang out always run into friends food is very nice"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My wife and I came into the city to see the Phantom. Selected Sardi's on its reputation and closeness to the Majestic Theatre. Had read reviews that said it was touristy and that staff was not customer friendly. Did not find that to be the case at all. We were seated in a corner with booth like seats with an enjoyable view of the dining area and the caricatures. Our waiters, Adam and Elvis, were friendly and attentive. We had the evening dinner specials, my wife the scallops and I had the salmon. Both of our meals were delicious. One of the ladies at the table next to us asked if I would recommend the salmon and based on my comments ordered it also and she was just as happy with it as I was. We enjoyed our time at Sardi's immensely."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This was beyond my expectations. Delightful! While visiting New York, we even chatted with guests in nearby tables and were invited to a special private tour, very friendly place."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Sardi's is a truly lovely restaurant. Their attention to detail in making your dining experience a time to remember is wonderful."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had a lovely dinner with my daughter on our last night in NYC, before our last Broadway show. We had called ahead to say we might be a bit late because it had started POURING and we were told 'no worries, get here when you can'. From moment we entered the restaurant, The service was welcoming, attentive and fast without feeling rushed. I had a wonderful deconstructed seafood salad and delicious New York cheese case, an daughter had pasta bolognese. Food was delicious. It was fun checking out celebrity caricatures on the walla and waiter offered to take photo of us. Was a fun evening and will definitely return next time in NYC."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our visit to the Big Apple wouldn't have been the same without Sardi's!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We are infrequent guests to the city, and decided to treat ourselves to a "late night dinner treat" with a bit of history in a restaurant we had only observed stories of over the years. The food and choices were wonderful, excellent service, and a formal, but friendly elegance."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Sardi's is a NYC legend. Caricatures of all the famous patrons line the walls. The food and service are also legendary. They served the finest scallops I've every had in my life. The food for the rest of the family was equally great. Service was fast and friendly. Overall a great experience before a night at the theater."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We dine here several times during the year and have always found it to be a great restaurant for excellent food and service and very convenient for pre-theatre dining. We have never had a bad mean or bad service at Sardi's and look forward to continued visits there in the future. The staff, from the person at the front desk to the bartenders upstairs to the wait staff couldn't be nicer. We are always greeted at the door and generally given a table that we like. I can't say enough about the venerable dining institution. I know it is no longer in the immediate Sardi family, but the service has remained the same as has the food. You can't go wrong here."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food was okay. Our server seemed rushed and was very inattentive. He forgot to offer bread. Only took two dessert orders. I had to stop him to tell him I wanted dessert also! There are ao many great places to eat in NYC; however this is not one if them."
    Dined on 6/8/2014