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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (49)
Casual (35)
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Sunday Lunch (22)
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Afternoon Coffee (14)
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Good for a Date (13)
Afternoon Tea (13)
Healthy (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Fun (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Romantic (5)
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Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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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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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Wonderful visit for my 50th birthday lunch whilst on holiday in New York from the UK.
Great food with friendly service - the ambience is lovely. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Sunday - very crowded, very loud, hard to get the waiter back, decent food and it came quickly enough. Must have reservation.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Every time we visit the city we plan a brunch stop here - it's just delicious! Definitely get the four flowers juice - totally worth the price!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Although it's in our neighborhood, we hadn't been to Sarabeth's in a while. We were pleasantly surprised. The menu selections are varied and interesting and the food was quite good. Overall, a lovely dinner experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food, but too noisy. We love the food there, but could barely have conversations without constantly repeating ourselves because of the noise level.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service !!
Food was delicious and fresh. Our waitress was amazing. Ricotta pancakes and omelette amazing.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Casual
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food and great drinks. I don't usually sit at sidewalk seating, but it was fun and not as noisy as I thought it would be. It was also a very beautiful day. The calamari was excellent, the lobster roll was delicious. The portion was substantial. Our wait staff was attentive but not lurking. I enjoyed the atmosphere very much.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent service, food, choices, preparation, and preparation.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fun
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food was awesome, i loved the 4 flowers juice, a place to recommend for sure

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Everything was great but it was very busy and I think they may have overbooked for outdoor dining reservations because even though I had a 12:30 reservation, I wasn't seated until about 1:15. Other than that, everything was great, the staff was super nice and the food was amazing, as always. :)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We were there two mornings in a row and both meals were very good. The servers were spot on, very attentive. Would come back for dinner.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This was our first time eating at Sarabeth's . We have walked by this restaurant countless times and finally decided to eat here. Our breakfast was great! The Four Flowers Juice, a combination of orange,pineapple,banana, and pomegranate, is very good though a bit pricey. Food was well made and tasted great. We will definitely eat here again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I have been to multiple sarabeth's locations and this is my favorite. It's smaller than the others, in a good way. The food and service was great and you just get a great feel when you're there. I highly recommend it!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

First visit to this location of Sarabeth's -- and it did not disappoint! Great brunch spot -- delicious mimosas. The avocado and burrata toast is a must try from the appetizer menu. The Maine Lobster roll was delicious, and my friend loved the seafood cobb salad. Very friendly waitstaff. Did not feel rushed at all! Will definitely go back next time I am in NYC.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I normally like Sarabeth's West, but in out most recent visit the hamburger was still excellent, but the fish and chips serving size was incredibly small and the French fries were not hot. I always recommend the desserts and baked goods, but even they were a little too small for the price. (I paid over $24 for about 4 tablespoons of cod and cold fries.)

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food is reliable but getting seated within a reasonable period of time of a reservation is not. Have yet to wait less than 30 minutes from my reservation time at Sarabeth's to get seated. Also one of the noisiest restaurants. Cramped quarters and low ceilings contribute to the noise level. Will not be eating here again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Cheese omelet disappointing, extremely dry. Overpriced..

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My husband and I ate Sunday brunch here on 9/3/17. I really wanted to like this popular UWS restaurant but I found it to be just "OK". The service was adequate but not personable. The tables are so close together they felt more communal. Just not what we were looking for in a 9am Sunday Brunch. The food was good but not outstanding as I had hoped. Just could have been an off day for the restaurant or, it just didn't meet my preconceptions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Sarabeth's food is delicious. I have never been disappointed. The ambiance is sweet. I like sitting in the back area, as opposed to the tables by the door. It just feels more homey.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I'd highly recommend Sarabeth's in Key West but this location is a poor comparison.

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