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About Good Enough to Eat
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.
New York, NY 10024
Comfort Food, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm; Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is parking on 85th street and there is meter parking on Columbus Ave.
Trains B & C (86 Street Stop) are a block away
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Good Enough to Eat Ratings and Reviews
We met for a friend’s birthday on a very cold Saturday night. Everyone wanted comfort food, so it was a great choice. Friendly staff. Relatively quiet, which I think can be attributed to the weather. Normally GETE has a line out the door for breakfast, but dinner is also very good but seems a little less hectic. Glad we chose to meet for dinner here.
Pretty empty for a Friday night, but then it was very cold so might have been putting people off. Food tasty and a varied menu. Great to see wines by the glass for under $12!! Would go back just for that. We had dinner there but apparently brunch is their speciality!
Busy night but it's always busy at GETE. Service was spotty, forgotten salads, wrong salad dressing, etc. Carrot cake was dry and tasteless. Chocolate chip cookie had 2-3 chips and many more nuts. Better place for breakfast and lunch. Won't have dinner here again.
A big fan for brunch but unfortunately dinner was not great. The service was all over the place, drinks were late, food came out in the wrong order, they were missing things on the menu but didn’t inform us in advance...did not have non-alcoholic beer that was on the menu (one in our group was pregnant), missing ingredients for menu items. All this and no offer was made to remedy the situation ie free round of drinks or dessert, anything really. Huge disappointment given that food was actually tasty but will most likely never go back for dinner.
Food was bland. Service was awful. Server did not speak or understand English well. She could not get our bar order right- vodka with water and a double scotch with a few rocks. Never got drink refills. Had bus boy get us water. Poor and slow service. Disappointing .
Fantastic meal! Had turkey club.... bacon was out of this world. Fresh turkey, delicious homemade bread. Came with macaroni salad which was also excellent. Biscuits w strawberry butter..... to die for! And finally.... the German choc cake.....amazing , not too sweet, really tasted home made....can't wait to go back.
My daughter and I stopped here after a visit to the Cooper Hewitt. We took a scenic walk along Central Park to get to this destination. We were drawn in from the promise of "comfort food" but the closer was the wonderful cornbread sample we were offered at the door. It was delicious! The restaurant has a small, warm, inviting atmosphere. My daughter had the carbonara and I had the tuna. Both were very good and our server was wonderful. Would definitely go back again.
My third time to this place this year. The service was mediocre compared to the waitress I had the first two times. We had two waitress that fought for our table. We ended up with one that had a hard time understanding English and was slow in servicing the table. The food was also not as great as it was the first two times. Very disappointed with the desserts. I'm debating whether to go back a third time.
My husband and I have been to numerous restaurants on the UWS since my daughter and son in law moved there, and this was the worst dining experience we've had. I ordered the flank steak "special ", medium rare. What I got was almost raw steak covered in a globby mushroom gravy. The waiter kindly had it remedied, but even cooked properly it was not great. The chipotle mashed potatoes were fresh and nicely seasoned, as were the green beans. But I couldn't get beyond the steak and that gravy. My husband had the tuna melt, which he said was good. Both dishes came with a salad of mesclun greens topped with a bland mustard vinaigrette. The restaurant itself needs a lot of sprucing up, at least a paint job. Maybe brunch is better, but I'll never find out. Very disappointing.
Surprised that the food was not home style and fresh. Took my elderly parents for an early sunday night dinner at 6pm. One of the dinners, chicken quesadilla tasted fresh. The fish and chips was not. Batter was thick and separated from fish. Fries had some oldies in there from what looked like another meal service. I had highly recommended mountain of stir fried veggies- that was okay. They did taste like i made them. No zest or zip. I don't leave negative reviews but i was shocked since there is a always a long line at this place. The desserts were falling over but we didn't taste them and the place was shoddy and dirty looking. Guess thats corporate takeover for you. I went years ago when it was a neighborhood favorite. Also this location was a really cool french bistro that was immaculate and cozy. Shape it up!
Not good enough to eat. Six of us met for dinner. My veggie burger arrived almost cold, so I asked them to heat it up. They microwaved it still in its pita, so it came back warm but mushy and tasteless (with soggy bread). I rejected it and had a bowl of soup instead, which was fine, if a little watery. They did not charge me, which I appreciated. My wife's "vegetable mountain" was essentially salted oily fried cabbage on a pile of overcooked brown rice, with a few very tiny pieces of other vegetables (the menu says it's got 9 or 10 vegetables). She found one small floret of broccoli in the "mountain" and was really not happy. The only person who liked her food had a massive half roast chicken, which came with lots of sauteed vegetables (pretty good but a little underdone). No one else in our group liked the food. It took a very long time for the food to arrive. However, the server was very good. The host had initially told us "it's more of a brunch place," but at 6 on a Saturday, we didn't have a lot of options, according to OpenTable. Nice overall atmosphere, but none of us will be back. It's more for kids, I think.
My partner and I went here for dinner before a show. I've been here previously for brunch (go!) but had never tried their dinner menu. It was definitely worth it! They use fresh, local ingredients and prepare just about everything in house. The interior is cozy and cute, a little rustic almost; the exterior is packed during brunch season.
The food was delicious and reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend this place to friends!
Very cute local spot. My boyfriend and I enjoyed a late dinner there recently on a Wednesday evening and it was quiet with a lot of locals coming in and out for some cake to go (will have to try next time). He had the ham quesadilla and enjoyed it. I had the veggie burger which was ok. It was quite large and somewhat bland...could have been dressed up a bit but it was filling nonetheless and you can tell the veggies were fresh (not just a frozen veggie patty). All in all we definitely will go back as it is quite charming.
Poor quality food and not even great prices. If you even remotely know how to cook just eat at home. The mac and cheese was basically pasta with cheese and bland. The quesadilla was ok but chipotle or any other Mexican fast food would be better. Save $15 on a burger and get shake shack for $6.
Was a special occasion to celebrate our son completing the NYC Marathon. We had booked for 7 people plus a 1 year-old baby. When we arrived we had to wait outside for 30 minutes for the table. We were not allowed to take the stroller inside. When eventually seated, there was 1 place short - yet by now the restaurant was getting quieter and there was sufficient space - we moved an extra table ourselves to give us 7 places. Then the restaurant did not have enough wine glasses for 7 of us and prosecco was served in a tumbler for 2 of the party. When asking for another bottle of wine (but not prosecco) we were asked if it was ok to pour into the same glasses. Food was plentiful and of good quality, although two of the orders were confused. Overall, a disappointing experience.
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