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About Sarabeth's East

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.

1295 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10128
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Between 92nd and 93rd Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 410-7335

Website:
http://sarabethsrestaurants.com/

Parking Details:
Metered parking on the street is available until 7:00pm. A public parking lot is located on 94th Street between Park and Madison Avenues and open 8:00am to 7:00pm.

Public Transit:
4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, the 6 train to 96th Street and Lexington Avenue, and the 1, 2, 3 & 4 Madison Avenue buses to 92nd Street.

Executive Chef:
Stephen Meyers

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Sarabeth's offers a variety of private event spaces in conjunction with Hotel Wales, a recently renovated boutique hotel we call our neighbor. All of your Sarabeth's favorites are available to be catered; breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea, dinner & a specialty cake by Sarabeth to complete the occasion.

Sarabeth's East Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Comfort Food (18)
Cozy (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Afternoon Tea (9)
Authentic (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Seasonal (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Kudos for seating us earlier than our reservation time, but noisy and crowded; indifferent service and mediocre food. Croissant was stale!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

We were visiting NYC. Loved the neighborhood feel. The best breakfast of our visit.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

While breakfast here is wonderful, dinner is fair at best. We had a guest whose food must be gluten free and soy free. She ordered the salmon, plainly cooked. She was served a fairly small piece of salmon and that was it. No vegetables. We asked to order a side of salad for her but apparently all their salads are premixed so you cannot have them hold the dressing. We had to badger the waiter to get a few pieces of lettuce. Definitely a disappointment.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a stressful day and decided at the last minute to treat ourselves. It. Was. Delicious. The salmon was perfect and my husband’s steak frites was delicious. Dessert was the most amazing ice cream sandwiches. Best of all, the staff was helpful and caring, which made for a relaxing dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Sarabeth's is fine...but really nothing special, especially when they are out of the baked goods that you came for. They do replace your coffee frequently. Just not very interesting.

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

Delish as usual. We arrived at noon and it was pleasantly half full. We had a corner table which gave us privacy

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

My family decided to spend Thanksgiving in NYC this year so I looked for a classic restaurant where we could have our Thanksgiving dinner. I chose Sarabeth’s because I had always heard good things about it. Our dinner was wonderful! There were minor glitches here and there but in the the end we enjoyed everything and would definitely recommend Sarabeth’s to friends/family. On our way out we also picked up some cookies and the classic shortbread cookies are delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had an excellent Thanksgiving dinner with appetizers, salad, roast turkey with all te trimmings and dessert. A real Neighborhood vibe with excellent food. Just what we were looking for!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Overall, the dining experience was enjoyable. The food was delicious and generously proportioned. The wait staff was responsive to our needs and requests. Would have given another star except the hostess staff was dismissive and arrogant.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I happened to glance at the dinner menu and saw many things that I typically like to eat so although we typically only go to Sarabeth’s for brunch, I decicided to try it for dinner since it was cold outside and Sarabeth’s is cozy. The food was mediocre and waitor very odd. There are way way too many great restaurnats in NYC that have much better food for dinner. Stick to Sarabeth’s for brunch only.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our time and meal at Sara Beth's was just right.
However, after confirming our 1pm reservation twice, Open Table wrote that morning to say my 9:45am reservation was cancelled.
I had to call the restaurant and make a new reservation with them.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

I used to visit often this place during 91-95. Since then I left NYC, then came back for holiday. We enjoyed nice food and atmosphere, which was exactly same as 25 years ago. Thanks for their staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Busy but consistently good food. Noise level is manageable. Good for lunch with a friend if you’re in the area.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

First time, not bad. Might be a keeper for next year visit. Food is good. Not sure if where they sat us made me no enjoy my meal, didn’t really like the booth table.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Had reservations, but was put upstairs. I did not think that was a problem .... but .... the table next to us was not taken and that surprised me. Only to find out, after I saw liquid on the inside seat, that water was droping from the vent above it. We left quickly. That is exactly the conditions that lead to diseases. We will never return. In addition, the rest rooms are horrible, dirty, no handtowels.

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

I have heard about Sarabeth's for years, but I live downtown and rarely come uptown to eat. I was going to thr 92 Street Y and thought I would give it a try.
Super big disappointment. Waiter was terrrible starting with telling us that we would get 6 glasses of wine out of a half bottle. I knew he was wrong. So- we ordered a second bottle which never made it to us during our meal, but when our plates were clean. So we sent it back and went to another restaurant for after dinner drinks. The branzino was out so I got file of sole. The plate was not hot nor was the food. Lacked flavor as well. Seven servers with 40 people and the service was terrible. Never again --- I do not know what all the hype is about this place.

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

The food was very good! The service was very good and the staff very accommodating.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Their tomato cream soup tasted wonderful, sandwiches were good.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was warm and merry.
Most of the above, all the staffs were very nice and willing to help customers.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Quick Bite
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always good . Never disappointed . Glad you take reservations

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was as good as it always is. The service however was quite slow.

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

Good spot for brunch if you don't mind lots of noise and it's very kid friendly so not a "date" spot for sure! Food was great (especially lemon ricotta pancakes) but they couldn't get act together on coffee. We both ordered double espresso's and they were luke warm. Sent them back and again...luke warm. FIX THE MACHINE!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (東京)·Dined on October 17, 2017

朝食をゆっくりと楽しめました。

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

My husband and I enjoy coming for the hot & fresh coffee, friendly and attentive staff, and the always delicious brunch selections. This time he chose the farmers omelette and I went for the fluffy French toast with strawberries. Yum!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always a favorite for me to have good food and pleasant service.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Having made a reservation and telling the hostess my name, very disappointed to learn not only did I receive a text stating I did not honor my Open Table reservation, I also got an email. This lack of communication is inexcusable. I also phoned the restaurant the following day explaining this.
The food is always very good. The writer perhaps a bit inexperienced but passable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great spot for breakfast with my mom!

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

Overrated and still running on it's old reputation.

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 (Italy)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We had breakfast in Sarabeth's East and I must say that everyone should try their pancake - it's huge (multiple pancakes in a portion), fluffy and delicious. My husband had scrambled eggs which was also quite good. The service was fast. I recommend this place for Sunday breakfast in the city.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Very disappointing. Been to Sarabeth's Upper East side many times to take my mom out to dinner. Prices had increased 10% since our last visit in May. More importantly, the chicken that my mother and wife ordered was dry and the portions for both were much smaller than usual. My seafood salad was not the usual because they had run out of avocados at 6:30 pm.

So while we like Sarabeth's in general very much, this experience was extremely disappointing and will make us think twice about coming back at least to this location, as there are so many other choices in NYC

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

My daughter recommended this restaurant for brunch. Great location and food was delicious. The tomato soup was creamy. My adult grilled cheese was small but very cheesy.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

I enjoyed my food, but the service was slow and my waitress did not seem like she wanted to be at work that day.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Service was slow and menu was much more limited than Sarabeths Central Park East. But what we ordered was good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

It was depressing and I won't be back. Five dollars for a cup of coffee?? Really??

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

I was a little disappointed with the service- lunch is served at 11:30 and the waiter refused to take my order at 11:25 for "lunch". She also never delivered my drink.
But besides that, the food is always phenomenal, which keeps me coming back! This location is not a tourist trap.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

I liked the atmosphere here, but the food was such poor quality compared to what I was expecting... I could literally make it at home. For the price too, it's not worth it. Service was fine though. Sarabeth's is overhyped!!!

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

The service is very good and the staff are attentive.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

High praise for the staff, especially Israel. Size of portions was great....left room for dessert!!!
Loved 1/2 bottles of wine; we don't have that choice at home (Shrewsbury PA) When we are in the area again, will definitely have dinner.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 22, 2017

My favorite thing was the chicken sausage with apple sauce! DELICIOUS!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Food was salty. Not worth the prices. Drinks got mixed up.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very good for hearty breakfasts and lunch. Good bread and muffins.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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