Sarabeth's East

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$30 and under
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American
A staple of Manhattan's Upper East Side for more than twenty years, Sarabeth's East is gourmet American cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere.

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4.2
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vipCLML
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were all outstanding! I will be back!

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vipBethE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Disappointing - my Cesar salad had the 3 lettuce cores in it. I found the restaurant dirty and fruit flies bothered us. Not worth the price

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vipYankeeSerious
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Sunday breakfast was quite disappointing. This location did a very poor job with the food. Lower Manhattan and west side locales far better. “Green and white” eggs and lox and eggs dishes overwhelmed with cream cheese. Three pepper potatoes were underwhelming and seemed mass produced elsewhere — and not cooked well (mushy, not crisp as usual; tiny overcooked pieces of peppers and onions). Muffins on smaller side.

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NaomiR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible. Poor service and mediocre to poor food. I will not go back.

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vippleased
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We waited an hour and 20 minutes to he served after the waiter ignored us or assured us it was “five more minutes”. The excuse was that they had a party going on. But others received their orders. We had an event that had to get to and we all had lass than 5 minutes to eat. We ordered the prix fix hut had i no o tome for dessert. No apologies no offer of even one free entree. Sent us packing with a paper bag of cookies. Never again

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vipKelaxelrad
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Had tomato soup, crabmeat guacamole, a few salads and some iced teas. Soup and tea were the highlights. No gluten free options. Everything else was forgettable, as we must have been to the waitstaff. Hardly saw our waiter. Would not come back on a return visit to the city.

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Robin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Creamy tomato soup was just that, creamy and excellent. The omelette was excellent as was the accompanying biscuit. Salad was a little dry and served on a plate slightly small for all of it, although it was not a particularly large salad. The waitstaff was efficient, not particularly welcoming. This is a good place to have lunch. It is a large room with a lot of tables, sunlit in the front part of the room, and clean.

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FredS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The dining area was beautifully appointed, with high ceiling and lavish (faux) floral arrangements, but still maintaining a feeling of informality. The staff was very friendly and efficient. We were headed for a lecture at the Guggenheim after dinner, and our plates appeared quite rapidly, without any special prompting, so I assume they are used to a pre-concert or other event crowd. The menu had a number of interesting choices and they were responsive to a number of special requests on the items we ordered, without any delay in service. Prices seemed a little steep, but perhaps that's just because I've become used to dining out in Westchester these days. There were not a lot of other diners there on a Sunday evening, but I understand it can be quite crowded for Sunday brunch.

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NancyG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I usually love this restaurant but boy was I disappointed. The omelette that I had which was simple - the Farmers Omelette had no taste and later that evening I was sick to my stomach. In addition we were there for brunch and they did not have one muffin left. The worst thing though was that the people next to us had a water glass with lipstick on their table when they arrived. When they told one of the servers he removed it and gave them a new one but put the dirty one on someone else’s clean table!!! It was disgusting and I will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had some nice muffins. there was a fly. i had avocado toast. my name is sophia.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This is very nice place to have a blanch. Egg Benedict is awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Safely, predictably, comforting.

Sarabeth's East
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see soon again

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viplovelove
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very very disappointing
Will never go back
Poor service
Mediocre food

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AnnaW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Birthday brunch with a friend. We waited 30 min. after our reservation time to be seated. Once seated, everything was charming and the food was as expected. Will go again but not during peak hours because the wait area is tiny.

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marym
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful place to have Sunday Brunch. --- But have reservations.

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Elouise
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a Birthday brunch

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vipHate2cook
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service are always reliably good, as evidenced by all tables always being full. Service is friendly and attentive. I do think it is a bit pricey, especially for breakfast. However, I do recommend.

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NYSoM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good. Restaurant was a little cold when door opened. Expensive but it was the upper east side.

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VictorV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was my first time eating at Sarabeth’s and the experience was great. Thank you to everyone who made my Valentine’s Day special.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our server was poor. She left for the day and never told us.

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vipBarbaraL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Go to Sarabeth's often. It is consistently good. It is close by and I often take guests.

Sarabeth's East
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you soon again.

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vipBirthdaygirl
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a comfortable experience.

Sarabeth's East
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and we certainly hope to see you again soon

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vipSusaD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eggs Benedict were delicious. quiet not rushed on a weekday.

Sarabeth's East
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon

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Merrick
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonder time here to kick off restaurant week. The staff was absolutely amazing and helpful

Sarabeth's East
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon

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vipsb18
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I have eaten at this and other Sarabeth's many many times over the years. It's an "old" stalwart...not the place where you expect anything exciting. That said, the level of service at this location, on this particular night was lackluster, especially considering the dining room was less than half-full. The waiter forgot one of two drink orders. The tomato soup was cold. When it was time to request the check, and i tried to get someone's attention, after a few attempts to do so discreetly by raising a hand and waving, and then calling in a low voice, i finally had to shout - literally shout - to be heard. The person who finally responded was either in conversation with another staff person or was listening to something, but definitely was not monitoring the dining room to see whether any customer required attention.

I hope this is an anomaly, not the new normal for an old favorite.

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TracyR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always make an effort to visit Sarabeth's when in Manhatten.

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KevinO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. Great place

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SusanK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our server was very good and my friends and I had a nice time catching up. But it was noisier than I remember from past visits. Perhaps I'm just more sensitive to the noise level but we all had a difficult time hearing --except for the person sitting closest to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Great champagne cocktail and eggs Benedict was delicious. Waitress was kind and engaging. She was attentive while allowing my friends and I time to catch up. Just perfect!

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ElaineL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was crowded and noisy, the plates are very expensive and they don't even make an effort in the presentation. For 22 dollars I literally had an omelette thrown on an empty plate and 4 pieces of toast on the side, no effort on a little decoration or something. Also the omelette was supposed to have salmon and goat cheese, however the salmon was chopped in tiny tiny bits that you could barely taste while eating. The waiter was rather condescending, when we asked to see a hot beverage menu he just kept on repeating they only have coffee and tea. It made us feel rather unwelcome so for sure we will not go there ever again.

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vipMOEVR
New York Area
37 reviews