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
239 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (103)neighborhood gem (85)late-night find (59)good for groups (53)hot spot (47)fit for foodies (46)great for lunch (45)romantic (29)kid-friendly (27)great for brunch (22)notable wine list (16)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (7)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed the atmosphere, and the food was excellent for adults. The service was minimal. We hailed a waiter to order wine who indicated it wasn't his table but he could help us. His "partner" a female returned and took our order. He served the wine but no one ever returned to pour another glass. After the food was served no one asked if it was satisfactory. Our granddaughter could not eat her dinner, did not like it. No one cleared our plates until 10 minutes after we were done and practically asked them to do it? A little disappointing for our first visit and we were early, 5:15 reservation. WE expected better for the reputation of Sardis
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of a kind
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We are always pleased with Sardi's pre-theater. The ambiance, history and service makes up for the so-so food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad , just okay
    SeattledinerVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    There don't seem to be many great restaurants in the Theater District. I had been to Sardi's many years ago with my mother and sisters after a play. The drawings of all the stars on the walls are wonderful. I thought it would be fun to go withy husband and son. The service wasn't great. ( We has to ask for water refills twice.) My son's steak was not rare as asked. Our chicken was drenched in a bland mushroom sauce .
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NOT just a place for tourists!
    REGNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Sardi's has a well-deserved reputation as an historic theatre-district restaurant. The iconic images lining the walls are famous. The menu is just right, the service is highly professional, and the food delicious. It has succeeded not because of it's historic importance but because it continues to do things right.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal
    NYC311
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    You can never go wrong with a dinner at Sardis. Food is excellent and service is beyond belief
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great History & Food
    SedationDDS
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This place was everything I dreamed it would be. The service was impeccable . The food was good. We got the Baked Alaskan for dessert & the waiter rolled the flames several times from dish to dessert ! It was beautiful ! Prices were not bad for Times Square area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eats2well
    eats2wellVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My favorite restaurant for Steak Tartare. Best item on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    Marbe
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A terrific meal with great service. We went before going to the theater and had a wonderful time speaking with the people sitting nearby. Enjoyed the "art work" very much. would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than it has to be
    Stuardo1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Sardi's has been around so long and is so well known it could easily get by on it location and its reputation. Luckily it doesn't do that. The food was good and very fresh and while the ambiance is very busy they do a great job in getting you out to your show on time. I highly recommend Sardi's as a great pre-theater dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What's the big deal?
    EasytopleaseVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Heard so many great things about Sardis so was expecting to be blown away. Instead, we arrive early with reservation and I spend the next two hours staring at the wall. So much for ambience. Okay, well surely the food will be exciting. Ordered steak at medium rare. Must have different definition here than from home since nothing red/pink on steak. Well surely someone will stop by and ask how dinner was going. Not tonight! Not a single person the entire night asked how our dining experience was going. To many restaurant choices in NYC to waste one on this place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special times at Sardi's
    ratlasVIP
    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
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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.
  • Tradition
    GGDC
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent dinner and service, as always. Times Square has changed a LOT since I was a kid back in the 80s, but it's good to know I can still come to Sardi's and have a great meal before a show, served by a waiter in a tux, guess who's who in all the drawings on the wall, and pick up a souvenir matchbook on the way out (I don't smoke, or ever use matches for that matter, but still). Don't ever change, Sardi's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
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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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    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    First visit couldn't have asked for a more wonderful experience Thank You
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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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.
  • What a thrill!
    LeesburgLisa
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    When my husband and I came to visit New York, eating at Sardis was at the top of my list. I found the people in the restaurant to be warm and friendly. The food was good and we had a great time looking at the drawings around the restaurant. I'll always remember my visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
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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!!!
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    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.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NYer
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great for the theater crowd and a fun place to dine.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Theatre Special
    TrixieDarlingVIP
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic