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Good Enough to Eat, New York, NY

Good Enough to Eat

4.1
4.1
165 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Good Enough to Eat has served American home cooking in the Upper West Side since 1981. Visitors from all over the world come to Good Enough to Eat to enjoy classic American food. They sit side by side with Upper West Side “regulars". The appetite for wholesome, authentic, traditional American food only seems to be growing.

Please note we only take reservations for dinner,if you are hankering for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, please feel free to stop by.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Mon 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Tue–Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 579-3194
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Carrie Levin
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Cross street
    85th
  • Parking details
    There is parking on 85th street and there is meter parking on Columbus Ave.
  • Public transit
    Trains B & C (86 Street Stop) are a block away
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 165 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

165 Reviews
  1. BarryS

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there with 3 friends. Food was excellent and so was our waiter. Very attentive! Only criticism- why do they need to play music? People want to talk. Lower or, even better, eliminate it.

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  2. JanelR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Wait staff was rude and didn’t know how to answer questions about the menu. Food was mediocre, except for the pancakes/strawberry butter. I was excited to try the spot because I’d heard great things, but was very disappointed.

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  3. BrianS

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I've eaten here an handful of times over the years, and it's always mediocre. The food is simply "good enough to eat." Nothing special. I don't know why people wait in lines outside over the weekends to get a table. There is MUCH better food in NYC. This place is cute and who doesn't love sitting outside on a beautiful day? The food is just overrated and dull.

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  4. StephanieT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great experience but a little overpriced. Wonder why we pay a tip based on the sales tax included. The eggs benedict, priced at $19 and $4.50 for coffee was excessive. Thank you

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  5. patbx

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful eating experience. Will definitely return. Many things on the menu would love to try

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  6. rsp1

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere! Hadn’t been in many years but it was as good as ever.

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  7. WSKW

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to revisit this neighborhood gem after so many years (I went twice in the last couple of weeks). It was as good as I remembered when it was this tiny little place on Amsterdam Avenue around 80th Street back in the day. But, because of their new format (different menus for afternoon and evening / Good Enough to Eat and Tellios) , I was a little disappointed that they took "The Day After Thanksgiving" dish off the menu. Bring it back. It's a winner! I did have two great brunches and it did not disappoint. I will return.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We sat for 35 mins without anyone bringing water or menus, so we left

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall experience was nice, food was great, we were looking for a quiet spot where we could talk, and it was nice in that respect. It was a cute comfortable place. The only downside was the wait staff were sullen and seemed offended to be there working. I will give them a pass since it was the day after Christmas- and well you know…

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  10. Nano

    New York City

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good. Fresh breakfast and very pleasant server. We went at 10 am on a weekday so not crowded.

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FAQs

Good Enough to Eat offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 579-3194.

Good Enough to Eat is rated 4.1 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Good Enough to Eat

520 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Additional information

  • Cross street
    85th
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Mon 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Tue–Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is parking on 85th street and there is meter parking on Columbus Ave.
  • Public transit
    Trains B & C (86 Street Stop) are a block away
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Carrie Levin
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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