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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContinental
Sardi's reviews from OpenTable diners
236 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (92)neighborhood gem (90)late-night find (60)good for groups (59)hot spot (55)great for lunch (52)fit for foodies (46)romantic (22)kid-friendly (21)great for brunch (19)notable wine list (17)vibrant bar scene (11)scenic view (10)Show More
  • GrammyVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This venerable establishment has been around for a long time with good reason. It is an oasis of quiet, excellent service and very good food in an area that sadly lacks all of those qualities. Not cheap, but as the saying goes, "you get what you pay for", namely, a good, quiet relaxing lunch in the middle of the squalid theater district.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, classy, ok
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We go to the theater on Broadway. People dress like they're going to a Mets game. It's sad. You walk into Sardi's and you're transported back in time to the pre-sixties. The space and staff are elegant. It's nice. Service is attentive (and cute, we had an adorable young lady server). It's quiet, a respite from the throngs outside. Therefore, service and ambiance = five stars. Food on the other hand could use an upgrade. My guest had the spaghetti with chicken. She felt it was no different than what she could produce at home. I had the cannelloni. It was good (much different from a St. Louis version) but a bit skimpy on the portion for $25 with no added items. We had the chocolate mousse for dessert it was very good. We will return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sardi's Unplanned Birthday Dinner
    Rekindling
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Strolling through Times Square and the Theater District for the first time ever on a special birthday trip to NYC. Saw Sardi's and we were able to make OpenTable reservations with 30 minutes notice! Fantastic corner booth table for two, and terrific service and food. All service staff members were very attentive and cordial...the waiter taking our order could use some social skills training, but we didn't have to interact with him again after he took our orders! We each had the main course sautéed sea scallops...I opened with the garlic shrimp and my date enjoyed the endive salad. Generous portions and very delicious. We shared the creme brûlée. It was a memorable birthday dinner. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Opening night!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a wonderful time celebrating a few birthdays at once!!! The staff could not have been nicer, made us feel very much at home!!! Food was excellent. They came out singing happy birthday with a delicious large piece of cake for the birthday celebrants, OverAll, a very happy and memorable event!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food, service and history was a treat to experience. We were a little late and was accommodated right away. Quick service from waitress, friendly, and excellent food. Wonderful location, could walk to theatre, first time eating there and would certainly go back and recommend it to friends/family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre-show dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Perfect location for pre-show dinner, Prosciutto appetizer and both Cannelloni dishes were great. Historic restaurant too, Best of Broadway!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We enjoyed the caricatures of the Broadway stars. Our waiters were excellent. The food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbeatable for pre-theater
    TheaterBuffVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Sardi's is unmatched for proximity to a number of Broadway theaters, and always produces a good meal, and a friendly greeting and snappy service to go along with it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good pre-theater dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food and service good, except we asked for a "signature Sardi" drink, and the waiter response was negative. The bar did not stock some common wines which we requested. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RonjjVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Sardi's is a New York institution and should not be missed. We eat there as often as we can and have always had a wonderful experience. It is everything you would expect it to be. Make sure you have a few pre-dinner drinks in the upstairs bar. It is a great place to meet very interesting=people and the bartenders are very affable and mix excellent drinks. Dining at Sardi's is always worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot before a show!
    LUVNYC
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We stopped here under recommendation from friends before a show. Wonderful! The food was fabulous, service was delightful and dessert was amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EMars
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Sardi's continues to be a favorite for our post-matinee dining! The endive salad was special and delicious. (And - if you need to use the ladies room, it is always immaculate and staffed with a lovely and sweet attendant)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great surprise ...
    BillyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was our first time to eat at Sardi's. We took friends who had just arrived from Liverpool on the Queen Mary 2. Before going to see Kinky Boots, we went to Sardi's. As soon as we walked into the restaurant, we were led upstairs to a table overlooking the busy Times Square street below. It was fun watching all the hustle and bustle outside while we enjoyed a relaxing and delicious meal inside. The service staff were impeccable and the food was much better than expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre theatre gem stands test of time
    kimschoices
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We took a chance on a well known pre theatre restaurant and totally enjoyed the prix fixe menu. Sublime smoked salmon, flavourful NY steak (order it a bit rarer than in Toronto as they cook it a bit more), delicious NY cheesecake for dessert. We will definitely come back again and try some more choices. Great location!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sardi's
    Gary
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food and service were excellent. The restaurant was noisy and tables were close together. Overall, it was a good place to eat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The years have not been kind
    Homechef
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The old standards are being processed not cooked ---
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sorry won't go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Ordennary food Ordinary food, should redo wine list, Merlot and the Bordeaux taste the same I don't think they should. I had Sea scallops wife had the pork Medallions, She would not finish one, Tiramisu her favorite and has tried around the world again would not finish. Sorry your living on your past reputation
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  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The cheese plate was outstanding! All the food was good. So glad we went to this New York must restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of history and good food
    janiceogVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    It's always fun to go to Sardi's, right there in the heart of the theater district. Great place for pre- or post-show dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful, as it always has been!
    MamaMaggi
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Haven't been to Sardi's in a number of years, but came with my husband and father for a special occasion; my elderly father has fond memories of old times at Sardi's. Everything was excellent. In particular, I note the helpfulness of the staff (and even the patrons) in assisting my father, who used a walker and needed extra help to get to the table. They were very kind and efficient in helping him, and gracious in stowing his equipment. Our waiter was friendly and helpful; the food was pleasing; and the ambience was familiar and highly enjoyable. We'll be back soon. Thank you, Sardi's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater gem
    Garnet
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Sardi's is a great place to lunch before the theater or post theater for dinner. Lunch has a wonderful prix fix menu which makes it reasonable and the food and service is great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nostalgic- but not good
    kjmcc0729
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Disappointing dinner at Sardi's. Service was apathetic. Were each given 1 piece of bread when seated and then nothing the rest of the meal. Food was bland. Dessert was not good. Creme brulee was chunky and eggy. Ate 3 bites and left the rest untouched - no mention from the waitress. Tiramisu had an unpleasant flavor as well. Shame really - this place is a piece of history but I can not recommend to anyone. Given the price ($250 w/tip) there are much better experiences to be had!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great theatrical ambiance
    diner101VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    A group of us going to the theater decided to have lunch at Sardi's beforehand. The ambiance was great--it was fun to look at all the celebrities on the walls. However, the food was just ordinary, nothing special at all. We were disappointed in the food. The desserts sounded delicious, but did not live up to their billing. The service was efficient and we were finished in time to get to the theater. So, been there, done that, don't need to do it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sardi's Review
    RealNYersReviewsVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Sardi's is a classic theater district standby. The food is very good, thoughtful service and great theater ambiance. The business lunch special was a great deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh dear ( expensive ) !
    JJWestSussex
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I suppose if you go to a restaurant in Time Square you should expect to pay over the odds ?? Very expensive, for average food. I would have a good look round before going here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Notable place. Escape the crowd. Excellent service. Delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sardi's is great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I had heard of Sardi's but on a quick trip to NYC to see a play, we decided to have lunch prior to the matinee. It was great, overall ambience was great and I would highly recommend it a meal there combined with a trip to the theater.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, Not Great
    Theaterjunky
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Although I loved the atmospehere and I would go again, the steak my husband received was not cooked as ordered. It was very well done and it was ordered medium rare. My fish was good and it was a generous sized portion. The bread was excellent and the service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Chicagotraveler
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was a restaurant that I had heard good things about. I was disappointed in the service. The server forgot my husbands drink order, we had to remind her, twice. The food was okay. Nothing special. I had scallops, which were overcooked and tough. The noise level made it difficult to hold a conversation. I am sorry but I would not recommend this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Place
    Beth
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    it's more than just a famous place. The food, albeit rich, is wonderful, as is the service. And, of course, the ambiance: nobody can beat those terrific caracutures on the walls.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not that great.
    ZontarVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Had been upstairs for drinks before so this time we thought we would try the food after a show. Was disappointed. The food was not that great or imaginative. Very 2 and a half stars by New York standards I think. As well there seems to be no service upstairs now. You have to go to the bartender to get a drink. Lots of seniors when we were there. This is someplace I think you may take your parents just to say you have been there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • akc72st
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One of our favorite "classic NYC" restaurants! Great food, wonderful atmosphere, superb service...and stays this way year to year to year. You don't even need to glimpse a celeb (although it's fun when it happens); eating at Sardi's is something special!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining icon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were going to a show on Broadway and looking for a place to have dinner. Sardis came up on my phone search and a light went on! Let's go experience a NYC icon. We were not disappointed. It felt like old school NY. The service and food were perfect. We thought Frank, Dean, Rodney may walk in at any minute! Glad we had a chance to get a table easily through your service! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Heyup38
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Tired decor, tired waiters, food was fine for what it was.......
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great additin to NY trip!
    DCgirlVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We met friends from Texas in NY for a whirlwind play-going extravaganza - they had never been to Sardi's and it's truly a requirement for a Broadway experience. Our food was very good, and everyone enjoyed their entrees - ogling the caricatures is also a great entertainment. Have been several times and still enjoy going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sardi's was great
    pik39
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Sardi's was great and had come highly recommended to me and my friend as the place to go before the theatre. Matilda was our play so it was conveniently located to the theatre. I think the waiter could have been a little more attentive. He spent a lot of time conversing with the matre d. Overall, well worth our visit.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • post theather
    AngeloVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    overall very good bar upstairs I feel needs some upgrading and NO server like a free for all waiting to get servive lots of patron and only 1 bar tender not good
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful for pre theater. Food is very good, friendly attentive service and the value is also very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sardi's
    Stardiva33
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    my friend, an actress also, was visiting from Fl and altho she had lived in Long Island ages ago, and done shows in this area, she had never been to Sardi's, so i took her here. the table was just as i requested, a side wall comfortable seating, not out on the flloor at a table. she was pleased with her order of salmon, but i was not happy; i ordered canneloni and got veg. lasagna. i thought maybe they'd changed the way they make it (it's a classic) , so kept it. but it wasn't what i wanted. after the theatre crowd left, we were able to hang out talking for hrs (total 4 !! ) which was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Expectations Met
    Chitown51
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dinner prior to a Broadway show, once again Sardi's cuisine and service was excellent. Our server Mike is absolutely awesome
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic