Sarabeth's West

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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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SW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice neighbourhood place serving plenty of crowd pleasers

EJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy breakfast food!

SW
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food and the service were both good, but not great.

JB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Thanksgiving dinner. The whole team was very welcoming and the food was excellent. Can't believe they could feed so many people so well on a special holiday.

N
E. Tennessee
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Cold coffee and average food. So noisy cannot talk. Overall forget about it. Face it, if the coffee is not hot (multiple attempts), how good can the rest be?

CI
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely place for brunch. It's also wonderful that you take reservations! I loved my omelet and my son had delicious salmon eggs benedict. The coffee was just regular coffee. Next time I'll order a cappuccino. The grapefruit juice was terrific.

RS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The restaurant was advised in advance that we were celebrating a birthday. When I arrive before the birthday boy, I again reminded the manager about the birthday. Nothing was said and nothing was done during our stay to acknowledge the birthday. To add insult to injury, we were served cold coffee at the end of the meal.

Sarabeth's West
Responded on November 23, 2019

Hello Richard, I wanted to touch base--I'm so sorry. It's clear that we did not meet our promise to you. I'm speaking to those involved to see where we dropped the ball so that it doesn't happen again. We can't make up for letting you down on a birthday, that's a special event that should've been acknowledged and I'm sincerely sorry. If you are open to giving us another chance, please feel free to reach out to me directly so that we can assure a better experience. Best, Shane General Manager

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AE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Still a very delicious brunch, delicious menu, mimosas and muffins and we keep coming back for mostly that reason. Service was OK to poor. Long gaps between seeing a server, had to ask a few times for things. A guy seated at a table next to us was so neglected he walked out! Value is slipping in places. The lobster roll seems to be shrinking over time.

AY
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere

NY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch - lemon ricotta pancakes, sausage with apple, eggs Benedict - everything was perfection. They managed to give great service and food on a crowded day. Very calm atmosphere. Perfect for dates and special occasions as well.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid food and service, with the exception of the kids pasta, which was overcooked. Very good salad and steak frites however. The steak was perfectly marinated and grilled. It’s less crowded at dinner so it was relaxing as well.

CL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch food was excellent, and the service was perfect. Although the restaurant was full, the tables weren't packed together so we were very comfortable.

k
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overrated and expensive. They have the name, but not the value. The experience of getting a table - with a reservation - was like being on standby for a flight. Never again.

c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. The service was friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend the duck as it was divine!

R
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had lunch on a saturday at 1 pm - quite loud in restaurant and crowded. That said, good service and good food. I have had dinner there and it is much quieter and more pleasant . overall good food and a bit too loud ....

DK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It's all about the food, you know it's gonna be pricey so you expect the food to be perfect. It's breakfast for gosh sakes. Eggs Benedict must have runny poached eggs. Mine were hard. I sat for a few minutes waiting for the waitress, who was very nice, to come by but she did not. It was very busy. So I ate my breakfast with the rest of my party so as not to make anyone uncomfortable. She came after I was done and asked how it was, I told her, she said that never should of happened and apologized. The bill came, we paid it, the dish should of been removed from the bill, in my opinion, it wasn't and we left. Just the facts!

JC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service. Killer Bloody Mary! Crowded for Sunday brunch but reservation time was honored and we were not rushed. Hint -- crowd thinned out about noon.

JS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely place but even though not super crowded, it took a long time to get our food.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Surprisingly Awful Evening both food and service. The manager was nice and apologetic. Won’t be coming back anytime soon.

Sorry.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. We had the classic eggs Benedict and grilled cheese with cream of tomato soup. Eggs Benedict were delicious; but the Grilled cheese with soup took the crown! It was Devine! A perfect brunch meal. The only dent in the whole experience was parking (un)availability and getting an expensive ticket due to parking in front of the restaurant. Don’t park on the road in front, it is only reserved for service vehicles. We didn’t see the sign and were fooled by a parking meter on the side of the road. Every car in our entire row got a ticket. Not the restaurant’s fault though; but the overall experience was somewhat marred by this incident.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the experience. Great service, delicious food, and cute environment. Highly recommend!

a
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I find Sarabeth's West so reliable and a really great place for lunch. The food is quite good though not spectacular (I know, I'm picky). The servers are very nice and helpful and don't rush you.

F
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service was remarkably slow, given how few people were in the restaurant. The food was good- but nothing special.

l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

"Recommend" as one of the more upscale restaurants on the UWS. Not saying a lot. Menu the same for last 20 years. Good server; steered me to a dessert not on the menu. (Diner at next table was having it.) $70 for lunch for two (no alcohol) is a bit much, but I do this only occasonally.

P
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this neighborhood restaurant - great brunch classics

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Four flowers juice was unusual and delicious. Love it and will go back when we are in NY but a $70.00 breakfast is a bit much.

p
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

I was really disappointed in this meal. I had the salmon over cauliflower with the sauce it looked kind of gray, the salmon was grossly under cooked, when I sent it back it was slightly more cooked but put back on the bed of cold cauliflower. Really surprised. I think they were in a hurry to cook it because they brought me the wrong dish to begin with. Anyway it was an expensive meal and I did not feel it was worth it. So sorry to give that review because years ago I did enjoy Sarah Beth.

LD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food is nothing special and super expensive. Interior feels like an old and outdated 3 star hotel.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was average although they did have interesting menu options. We vis6on a Thursday and that had an excellent jazz trio playing

BC
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back the next time I am in NYC!

TC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly staff. I only knew them by the brunch but the dinner menu was excellent

OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great table by the window and enjoyed our delicious breakfast.

R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service lacked. It took 20 minutes just to get coffee.

OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had Sunday brunch at the Westside Sarabeth's restaurant. It is a very popular place. We brought along our 20-month-old grandson. They took great care of us including my grandson. When you have a toddler you only have a limited amount of time that they can patiently wait. Sarabeth service was both excellent and prompt which help make for an overall wonderful experience. Finally, the food was great.

One happy grandpa!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Was expecting a mouth watering experience in a quaint, warm setting. In a city with so many culinary options, I won’t be choosing Sarabeth’s again. The physical space was tired, service was so-so, food was adequate but not exceptional. Wasn’t terrible. Just wasn’t amazing. And there are so many places that are.

LS
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and service was good. Quick to take plates so make sure you are done! Lol

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Thanks!

M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service was veeeery bad. Food was good although way too expensive.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!