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About Sarabeth's West

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.

423 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 3:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Late Lunch: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 80th and 81st Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 496-6280

Website:
http://www.sarabethswest.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz on Thursdays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

Public Transit:
1 train to 79th Street, B (weekdays only) and C trains to 81st Street.

Executive Chef:
Stephen Myers

Private Party Contact:
Events Manager: (212) 496-6280

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sarabeth's West Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (46)
Casual (35)
Great for Lunch (30)
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Comfort Food (23)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Afternoon Coffee (17)
Afternoon Tea (15)
Cozy (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Healthy (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Business Meals (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Seasonal (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined a day ago

Great service. Delicious meal! Interior of the restaurant was a little warm. Hostess area was a little cramped, but the meal was worth the wait.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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·Dined a day ago

Everything across the board was flawless!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

On Saturdays, the walk in wait is over 30 minutes and everyone is inside right next to the tables on the entrance. Not conducive to a nice brunch experience. Food is good and plentiful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

great place for a more pricy brunch with good tasting food and a cosy feel.
I would def say not to come here if you are looking to spend less than 50 for 2 people since it's a costly place but it makes it good for a special occasion.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had an issue with our reservations at Sarabeth’s. When we talked to hostess she said we could wait for our party to arrive. By the time our party arrived, a different hostess put us at the bottom of their list, and made us wait with the walk-ins. The second hostess was not very accommodating and very rude.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I've been to Sarabeths West location several times and they never disappoint. Great service, always with a smile, and super fresh foods. Don't expect to get away cheap, but for your looking for a special pace to meet, go for it.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service and food as always excellent. The fish and chips and adult grill cheese and soup were favorites!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our wait staff was impeccable, very pleasant, not hovering, but there when we needed her. Food was quite expensive for the quality of what was served. My friend and I split a salad for lunch, made up of chicken, arugula, and other fillers. The chicken was extremely dry, almost inedible, and there was not much of it. Nothing else in the salad stood out. Desserts were very good. I’d recommend the restaurant, but not glowingly.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was pretty good. I ordered the lemon ricotta pancakes. Great portion for the price but they could have been warmer. They were good though. I would go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I generally enjoy when I go to this restaurant which is not often. I ordered Salmon Eggs very clearly and the waitress brought salmon eggs Benedict. I made a point of the eggs because I wanted the corn muffin which came with it. As a result, I paid more than the eggs cost and paid extra for a corn muffin. The waiters are more concerned with being or seeming professional than actually listening to the order. Not the first time . All in all it’s a good place to eat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

8.50 for a class of lemonade and 9 for coffee they offered me when I️ got there? Are you kidding me!?

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and service, Brunch was amazing, my wife said probably some of the best eggs Benedict she’s ever had!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner was really good. I would have added a little bit more cheese to the pumpkin soup but I liked it. Service was great.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great spot and have never had a bad meal at the Sarabeth's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Had not been there for several years, when I used to be a "regular," even as it became increasingly "chi-chi" and pretentious. Yesterday, it was crowded, noisy, indifferent service (took forever to get some sugar for coffee, no one came by to ask if we needed anything). Sound level too loud to have a serious business brunch. Coasting, perhaps, on its reputation and on the dearth of UWS brunch or breakfast venues.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was great, the service was very good and the ambiance is always enjoyable. Out table was ready immediately and I didn’t feel rushed to finish. Will definitely come back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I chose Sarabeth's because I was going to be on a plane all night and I wanted to eat food that was predictable, not highly spiced, and just plain good. Sarabeth's fills the bill. I had the salmon benedict (with smoked salmon.) Everything tasted fresh and delightful. I also ordered earl grey tea which they served in a little metal pot. The water was good and hot. Noise level made it a challenge to talk, but we managed.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Terrific all around

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Lots of flies everywhere

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

The only downfall were the employees changing in the bathroom for along periods of time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food and service were great. I expected a tasty meal and received one..... a cheese omelet. What was most disturbing was the noise level. We were seated in the back of the restaurant which I thought would be less noisy. It was not! The restaurant was full and there was nothing in the restaurant to absorb the chatter.

I would definitely return -- but at a different hour.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good but really loud

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Cozy and great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The waiter was terrific, esp with our four year old. The food was very good, too. I had a tasty chicken pot pie, very good quality from the crust to the chicken itself. Wine is not cheap but the pinor noir was at least a good taste.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My favorite of the Sarabeth's in NYC (on Amsterdam) never fails to deliver a warm welcome and an excellent meal. I made a reservation for a Saturday night to meet a college roomie from out-of-town, and she showed up with another old friend! Great! And Sarabeth's was right there with a table for the three of us. We all enjoyed the evening and our dinners immensely. Low-key ambiance, good food. Truly a "neighborhood gem."

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Way too noisy for me. Great place for families with kids but not great for conversation. Food very good, however. Maybe better for lunch?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Rediscovered this restaurant after not dining here for years. Good, tasty food, reasonable prices, comfortable atmosphere and friendly, competent service. We'll be back.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this restaurant based on my single experience. The food did not have much of a taste, neither the fish nor the chicken. The waffles were good. Our server spent quite a bit of time at one table, chatting. People at neighboring table and ours had to wait for the visit to end before being able to order or get check.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was amazing and the service was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very enjoyable- nice menu (heavy on breakfast items which they are known for). Good service. All our meals were tasty and as described. I went for lunch with two friends. I would go again without hesitation.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

I visited you from Tokyo Japan. Though there are Sarabeth's in Tokyo , it was my first visit. Four flower's juice and french toast were excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Sarabeth’s is my go to for brunch and the food is always amazing. I strongly recommend their French toast along with one of their sides which can easily be shared with your dinner guests.

Unfortunately our waiter was not very attentive and messed up our order twice. However, it didn’t stop us from enjoying the meal and ambiance. I would still strongly recommend Sarabeth’s.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

On the most recent visit (out of many) I was seated and my order was taken within 4 minutes and the food (Goldie Lox, which is scrambled eggs, salmon, and cream cheese) was delivered in 10 minutes. Everything was perfect, the food wonderful, and the staff great. The scrambled eggs combo was so much better than the same dish at other places. This is a small chain, the one I visit is on the Upper West Side (the first Sarabeths). The ingredients are fresh and nicely plated. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Sarabeth's is known for brunch but their dinner is surprisingly tasty. Start with the guacamole with crab meat. Short ribs were great. Chicken chibatta sandwich is also very yummy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Disappointed in Front of house staff acknowledged my check in and then after a half hour of waiting patiently the hostess argued 2 times that I did not have a reservation , I had my phone and had to show two different people the reservation .
Not worth the aggravation !

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food and service were wonderful! A great place for out of towners to brunch!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Seated in the back of the restaurant in a booth near the kitchen. Food was excellent but a bit overpriced. Service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We have eaten at Sarbeth's for decades, and always enjoy the food, service, and ambiance. We usually go to the Eastside restaurant, so I'm not sure if that was the issue on this visit to the Westside location, but we had an early reservation (5 pm) prior to another event, the restaurant was nearly empty (one or two other tables were filled, and nevertheless, we waited 40 minutes for our entrees to be served, and mine was barely lukewarm (and as a result, barely eaten). With little time left before our after-dinner appointment, I just took it home rather than send it back to be reheated. Hopefully this isn't typical of the Westside location - I will certainly give the restaurant another chance as we have enjoyed it so much in the past, but this was a real disappointment.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It is clean and the atmosphere is fine. The food is very average. Pancakes are dry. Sausage was good. There was nothing wrong with it, but you can probably make a better breakfast at home.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was simple but excellent. Service was great, available without being intrusive. Lovely touch with an over-the-moon (and free) cheesecake for my wife's birthday.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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