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!
What 1936 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and the staff is a wonder! I enjoy meeting friends here.

SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sarabeth’s is a great staple for brunch with a friend or when family is in town. It’s a bit over-priced but provides consistently good food and service - so you know you won’t have a bad experience.

SB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Usually a solid brunch spot! I’d not plan for post-brunch prime hours. Our server messed up drink orders and then two of the meals. He offered to comp a few drinks, but then only comp’d one. The brunch items are solid. This time I ordered the Crab sandwich, which was sparse - just aoli & a bun. Should have stuck to crab Benedict.

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. I go twice a year with a friend and we are there for a few hours. No one ever pressures us to leave and we always enjoy the meal and the the together.

BS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always simply good

KD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection of choices on the menu, we were all pleased with what we ordered: Almond crusted French toast, Eggs Benedict, Bloody Marys, Mimosas, sausage, lobster roll. Seating is a little tight, noise level very high, so you have to raise your voice a bit to have a conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Horrible- probably the worst- service ever. Not to mention that the web page said that they would have NYE hats and souvenirs to bring in the new year?!?!??? Horrible. Wish we spent New Year’s Eve somewhere else 😒

BD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent! Very pricey for a small family style place. The portions were small, but the food was delicious. Tables too close together. I would recommend this restaurant, but will try some place new when in the area.

AM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous, local eats, & great NYC locations!

c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good! I've always been treated well and have been eating at Sarabeth's west for many years. Weather breakfast lunch dinner or brunch you can always expect good service and good food!

KV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly service!

KJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the lemon & ricotta pancakes!!! We eat here all the time.

RC
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was not special. But the restrooms were in terrible dirty conditions!!!! I do not want to imagine the kitchen’s condition if the restrooms are so dirty😱
I will not recommend it. New York has a lot and better options to go.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were equally impressive! We loved our experience.

OT
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed ourselves, not rushed

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Visited Sarabeth’s West for a quick brunch before heading to the Metropolitan Museum. We got seated immediately, it’s a rather small restaurant but was decorated nicely for the holidays. Food was good and service was friendly.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Beet and Apple salad in the specials of the day menu came with oranges instead of apples (not sure if fresh or bottled) and pistachios instead of walnuts. Our grandson happens to be allergic to pistachios, not other nuts. So this was concerning. I didn’t mention this to our kind server, but since you asked for feedback....
Service was excellent and so was the ambiance.

s
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal at Sarabeth’s West. Brilliant cocktail, lovely caesar salad and brilliant short rib stew - perfect on a cold winter night. Great ambiance. Could hold a conversation. I will definitely return.

L
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was tasty and but we had to wait 15minutes although we had a reservation. If you are seethed in the back the loud kitchen noises dull the mood a bit. Still a great place though!

LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas concert with my daughter!

N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a favorite - breakfast or brunch (get there early!!),or lunch or dinner. Service in the morning is efficient and extremely pleasant. We had a wonderful breakfast, all details duly marked down and served by one of the lovely waitresses. Coffee, thank goodness, has gotten stronger and so no rush into Starbucks before we go to Sarabeth's for breakfast. I have never had a bad or even mediocre dish of any kind there - which is why I am so happy it is so close to my home.

OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had front table at the window, best in the house. Food was fantastic. Loved the tomato soup and grilled cheese. Also very unique avocado toast, very thick bread but good. Overall awesome meal.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food! Pricy for a casual breakfast.

FB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bests pancakes, perfect. It’s realy a good place In NY

G
London
67 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait staff was lovely food was good, but the prices are crazy $21 for pancakes and similarly priced eggs etc.

U
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarabeth is my go to place on the off hours. I’m early enough to catch the lunch special. It’s a total bargain! The staff will add extra sides if you so desire. At the time I go it’s very quiet which is a treat for my brain.

AM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and atmosphere are fabulous & local!

NY
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, service, food. A civilized oasis on the upper west side. Recommended!

P
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our party of 3 all had the 3 course Prix Fixe for $31. The fried chicken/waffles was excellent and plentiful. Had enough left over for lunch.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous !

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TL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Friendly & attentive staff. Great food, but you could feed a family of 6 at a NJ diner for what we spent on 2 people.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING! I LOVE it!! From the Moment you walk in you’re greeted by Melvin with a warm smile and showing you to your table. I was then greeted by Jess who told me about the specials and was on top notch service answering all questions. Further into my DELICIOUS meal Jose and Eric helped serve me, clear my table, and pack up my to go. I truly appreciate the care and concern they took when serving me! I love this place and will definitely be back to eat here. Great job everyone!

J
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was delicious. The filet just melted in your mouth. The flight of ice cream sandwiches were just perfect. Very relaxed atmosphere.

W
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place! Don’t sit near the front door!

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food! We had to wait about 10' to be seated, even having a reservation, but the staff made us comfortable, and once we ordered, the food came out quickly! It was a great experience, I will definitely go back.

SW
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice neighbourhood place serving plenty of crowd pleasers

EJ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy breakfast food!

SW
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
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?