Sarabeth's West

4.4
1778 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Known for its colorful homestyle cooking, warm atmosphere and family-friendly service, locals and visitors have felt at home at this very first Sarabeth’s location for nearly 30 years. Among many other cultural attractions on the Upper West Side, we’re within walking distance of The American Museum of Natural History, The Beacon Theater, The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Central Park and Riverside Park.
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D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

It’s a shame. The food is great, but the service was inattentive at best.

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S
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy a breakfast of Lemon Ricotta pancakes here at Sarabeth's. The only reason I did give them a "5" is because the pancakes were a little too dark.

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AP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. We sat outside because it was so noisy inside. The only issue was that the table was a little tilted, but it was fine we just had to be careful. Would definitely go there again.

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LU
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's perfect Best brunch in Manhattan

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JV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

French toast, amazing! Pork sausage and apricot jam, amazing. Service slow, coffee ok and had to ask for sugar and milk. Had to take neighboring empty table napkins. For the cost of food, i would expect better service at least attentiveness. Restaurant was not busy for such

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K
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is one of our go to restaurants in one of our favorite neighborhoods. They never disappoint. The food is consistently delicious, and the service professional.

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LD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Super petit déjeuner je recommande cet établissement.

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VA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Mediocre service and overcooked burger.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was just ok.

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b
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent brunch and great cocktails. Have been here a few times. Only drawback is the noise level, and tight seating.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 1

There was a child screaming for more than 40 minutes. Very disappointing given it was our first time out after my husband had three surgeries in a few months time. We wanted a quiet meal together. Parent never stepped outside to calm the child. I don’t think the manager ever said a word either.

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b
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant evening on our first night in town

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B
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Food was good. Service was polite but uneven. The reason I would never go back to this restaurant is the terrible acoustics. Although there were other tables further away, the hostess sat us close to a very animated party of 30! We asked to be moved and the hostess complied but even so conversation at our table was difficult. Also, it took an eternity to get our after lunch coffees.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great yummy good swellill come back soon to savor some more

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very amall tabels , you are very close to ather people , small dishes

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Non ne vale la pena.
Abbiamo fatto colazione.
Caro e tempo di attesa lungo

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Service was great- super kind. Food was okay, nothing special. Ambiance wasn’t amazing for dinner time- looks like this was much more of a breakfast or brunch spot.

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JU
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Our waitress seemed annoyed about my questions regarding the menu. I follow a vegan diet and needed to check on ingredients. We were not offered the happy hour menu even though it was happy hour. We had to ask for it. Also, towards the end of the meal, my friend asked if they serve bread. The waitress said yes and brought us some. Why wasn’t it brought at the beginning of the meal. Definitely had some service issues. Other than that, the food was acceptable.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious, but the bathrooms were disgusting! Waiter should not be bartendering

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s been spruced up and feels brighter and more welcoming than in the past. Great drink and good salad. Noise was far less than other places on UWS and service was excellent. All in all a great stand-by to meet friends. MCM

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EA
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Sarabeth's was delicious. Our salads were excellent and our grand daughter loved her chicken nuggets. Good service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I’ve always loved Sarabeth’s tomato soup but it was very salty, almost inedible. My eggs Benedict was cold and the salad was soggy but with no dressing flavor.

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f
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Had a nice Father's Day brunch. Food and service were very good. It is loud so you do need to be ready for that.

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JG
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Our waitress was one of the worst waitresses I have ever had - 0 personality and completely useless. She should not be in a job that requires human interaction. And it was father’s day!!

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C
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, wine, and ambience! Outdoor seating is very pleasant (as is the inside). Highly recommend for a lovely experience!

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WS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first visit and I will definitely visit again. The experience was memorable: the service, food, and ambiance.

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WM
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Had both breakfast and dinner there. Definitely a place to recommend to friends

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good, not very busy, slow food prep. Waited for greeter

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

子供連れて3人で行ったが、テーブルが二人用のテーブル見 みたいで少し狭かったところを除けば、とても良かった。

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LE
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very friendly staff. Food just above average, but beware on weekends, menu switches to “Brunch” and prices sky rocket. No pancakes should pull in $22 with no side or coffee as part of price! Because of insane prices I came away that this establishment raised the bar for being contentious. UWS WHATEVER.

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SL
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sarabeth’s is consistently solid. Never disappoints.

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RR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I like this restaurant and go there often. This time, though, they overcooked my steak.

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PW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food just was not good. Very disappointing

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AZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I had the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. Nothing special and dry. Certainly overpriced for what they were. Orange juice was wonderful but again pricey. Service was good. Go someplace else and get a better value for your dollar.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Seated very promptly and given more than enough time to complete our meal and chat afterwards. Food also came in a reasonable time.

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LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not what it used to be. Visiting NY after years away. Sarabeths was LOUD and expensive and the food was nothing exceptional. It must only be crowded based on it's old reputation. It needs to try harder and not rest on its laurels. Overall - disappointing.

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Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

美味しい朝ごはんでした。
パンケーキもエッグベネティクトもボリュームたっぷりでした。

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was good!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I took my mom to Sarabeth’s West when she visited over Memorial Day weekend.

Let me start off by saying I ordered the $30 lobster roll. It came out on a hot dog bun, like you’d buy in a six pack in the grocery store. The hot dog bun was completely untoasted. When I bit into the lobster roll, all I could taste was dough despite a healthy amount of lobster meat.

If you’re looking for a lobster roll, go across the street to Luke’s Lobster or a few blocks up to the Mermaid Inn.

My mom had the scallops (three scallops for $28) and we split a crab cake (one small crab cake for $14). The food was good but overpriced. And, again, I ordered a $30 lobster roll that came out on a cheap hot dog bun. Not good.

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NA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

For a place that prides itself on breakfast they should learn how to make omelette.

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