Sarabeth's West

4.4
1816 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

We offer Happy Hour in our cafe area and patio seating every day from 4PM-7PM, with additional happy hour offerings Monday-Thursday. We also host a live jazz band on Thursday nights between 6PM and 9PM!
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

They are very consistent and good food, service and value.

JV
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

La temperatura del salon estaba muy fría, habría que llevar sweater o chamarra.

Todo lo demás muy bien.

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JW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I ordered the waffle and it was awful. Too dry. I couldn’t finish it. Shocking that it cost 20.50. Server was nice but not attentive. We had to find him to order and to get a second cup of coffee. And the restaurant wasn’t even busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, friendly, and attentive hosts & servers who got everything JUST right in an impressively relaxed-but-highly efficient way.

Everything we ordered was provided quickly and was wonderfully prepared.

A fantastic experience - we look forward to visiting again.

M
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space, beautifully prepared dishes and drinks but outstanding and genuine happy employees. From hosted, to bus boys to servers morale seems to be through the roof. Congrats to ownership and management your people are super happy.

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great to return to the UWS and find that Sarabeths is still delivering the great quality it has always been known for.

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

Mediocre place -food and service ok, but the restaurant feels dirty, dated and there were way too many flies flying around. Very different from the rest of Sarabeth’s...

m
New York Area
184 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice table for six. Pleasant brunch
Good for friend’s gathering

CC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though the food was delicious the experience was great because of the service. I wish I knew her name but our server was excellent.

MS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The lobster roll (@$30) was recommended when I questioned the waitress - meh! The crab cake sandwich came on an English muffin. We asked for sourdough bread instead. Also meh! And I know why it’s served on an English muffin - the circumference and the depth of the crab cake matches that of an English muffin. The 3rd member of our group had a hamburger. She said it was very good and it looked fabulous from across the table!
Also to be noted: Bathrooms are down a flight of steps. (Or, you can go to the bar next door & ask to use theirs!)

c
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

席と席の間隔がとてもせまい。1ヶ月前に予約していたのに案内されたのは2人用テーブルだった。子供もいて3人もいるのに。そのためテーブルに全てのごはんと紅茶を置ききれなかった。
パンケーキは美味しかったが付け合わせのフルーツが全く美味しくなかった。こんなに美味しくないいちごを外食で食べたのははじめてだったので驚いた。
とても期待していただけにとても残念だった。

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Although Sarabeth's was not crowded and my wife and I had made a reservation the hostess refused to sit us at the window and insisted on placing in a table between two couples. We left. We just felt abused and not appreciated. Again Sarabeths was not crowded and we had a reservation. There many other choices

Sarabeth's West
Responded on August 4, 2019

I am very sorry that you left feeling unappreciated; unfortunately during this day, we did have upcoming reservations for larger parties that we did need to hold that particular table for, however it was not our intention for you to feel dismissed. Please feel free to reach out to me to discuss this matter further so that we can make it up to you. Best, Shane Volpone General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

家族と一緒に楽しく食事ができました。フレンチトーストもチキンサラダも最高でした。

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UW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always suits— whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just for tea. Comfortable and not too noisy.

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

I’ve been meaning to give feedback for awhile and hope management reads this. I come here semi-regularly. Things have been off and inconsistent recently. The service during brunch is really hurried and not very friendly sometimes now. Granted, it’s busy, but the staff will seem openly frustrated and/or minimally attentive. It’s not all the time, and some are really pleasant and friendly, but service used to be consistently good. I have always liked the brunch food, especially the green & white eggs, lemon ricotta pancakes, and pork & apricot sausage but some of the prices have gotten SO high... It’s frankly a deterrent and while I used to order pancakes and sausage all the time, and come here more often, I have a hard time stomaching $21.50 for the pancakes and $10 for the sausage, so stick mostly with eggs now. Forget ordering the 4 flowers juice now—it’s $9.50 for a glass. Who in the world thinks these prices are reasonable? The dinner food, while reasonably priced, has tasted so-so. I recently happened to go during Restaurant Week and ordered off that menu. The ceviche was strong tasting and the coconut “cake” was like a tiny, cold, dry biscuit with a scoop of orange sorbet with ice crystals in it on top—it both looked unappetizing and tasted gross. I ate one bite only and the waiter didn’t even ask about it. The crab pasta was delicious but overcooked, not al dente. I hope Sarabeth’s gets it back together. I have good memories going back >10 years at both the UES and UWS locations, but eating here is not the reliably pleasant experience it used to be.

GR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good restaurant with lovely ambience, menu and food are above average but pricey

I
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was outstanding, but the charm of the old Sarabeth’s has vanished. It’s now just one of many overpriced Manhattan restaurants. Excellent food if you don’t mind paying a bit more than is really called for.

t
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best breakfast on Uws!

MD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Nothing was remarkable about the food or ambiance. The two dishes we had for brunch were just OK.

BH
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I had heard much about this New York institution and was excited to try it. We were there for Sunday brunch and the level of noise really detracted from the experience. It was such a shame. However maybe I had the wrong expectations.
Thank you

RC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife and niece from Japan for brunch. It was great. They loved it.

DB
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

SaraBeth’s is great for brunch, especially now that they take reservations. We had a lovely time, and the frittatas were just as we like them. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend,

CP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible! Literally everything we had was 10/10 and our server made the whole experience so much better!

C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doesn’t disappoint!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

久しぶりの訪問でしたが、変わらず最高でした。

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DL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Cool spot on upper west side. Has Street side dining for people watchers. Service was exceptionally attentive and knowledgeable of their menu. The food was well prepared, but the portions are a bit small for big eaters. I would certainly visit again.

k
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

What a disappointment! We’ve eaten at this restaurant and the sister restaurants many many times. This one in particular is in the neighborhood and it’s a go to place for dinner. However the service keeps getting worse and worse. I suspect they may not have enough staff but whatever the situation there are so many other restaurants in the area that I would be reluctant to return

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the food. Service was stellar. Our waiter was really wonderful. The prices were over the top.

H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sarabeth's is dependable for a healthy ,clean and creative meal. I live in the neighborhood and am always happy there, whether it's a tale for 1 or a table for 5.

E
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Restaurant Week menu is terrific. Something has changed in the kitchen and it’s delicious, creative, and wonderfully presented.

M
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Egg Benedict is the BEST!

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Quality of food and overall ambiance not worth the price. Seems like a basic business hotel vibe / food selection and quality.

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, super friendly service. Prices are rather high.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so good as expected and as always. It was family friends get together and we were running behind but they let my friend’s family sit at the table first. You know it’s a bit annoying when you hear you can be seated only when all the parties arrived even though I understand why they do what they do.. But the food was good. Ambience was good. Staffs are friendly. The kids were kids but overall the other tables are all moderately noisy so we could mix all together. Love it!

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great breakfast place!

WB
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a delightful lunch for my friend's birthday at Sarabeth's West. The eggs benedict were picture perfect as was the service! I can't wait to go back for more. Why wait for a birthday?

D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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

S
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
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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