Sarabeth's East

4.3
687 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Sunday Lunch
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(212) 410-7335
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephen Meyers
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 92nd and 93rd Streets
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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.
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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.
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.

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687 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
56%
Very Good
26%
Good
12%
Fair
5%
Poor
1%
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

the restaurant has always been known for good food, well prepared with
efficient, congenial service. As the portions have gotten smaller, the prices
have increased to Upper Eastside gourmet levels. Sad...

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r
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pleasant grandparent-grandson brunch, upstairs room was quiet enough for good conversation and very comfortable. Two of us had grilled cheese sandwich with excellent tomato soup; one had a spinach and goat cheese omelet with a scone - also good.

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SK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rellaxed ambience and great food. Wonderful place to get together with friends with whom you'd like to chat for a while.

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OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and great service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was amazing!!

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n
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The white wine was warm, the food humdrum, the service erratic. And they topped it off by telling Open Table that I had not been there. I had a receipt. of course, to show that I had honored my reservation. Oh, well.

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s
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

food was good and fresh,only disappoint was the bread. have never been in a n.y. restaurant where the bread was out of this world. sarabeth's tasted like it came straight out of the supermarkets sliced package variety. the service was great, a really pleasant waitress.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

I had the shrimp risotto dish. The consistency of the risotto was off, and the dish had absolutely no taste. I tried to elicit some flavor from the dish by adding grated chasse. To no avail because the cheese had no flavor. I may as well have been sprinkling sawdust on the risotto. In addition , the dish was served with 3 shrimp tails as well as three shrimp heads that were empty. Why were the empty head shells there.? One of the worse meals I have ever had dining out!

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KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So great! Best grilled cheese and tomato soup EVER. No frozen hot choc though—😟

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NY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

fine. sat upstairs, which is always a little slower.

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RN
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Coming here for years. Sarabeth’s is the king and queen of comfort food. We’ve had almost everything on the menu and never been disappointed. This is how your mother would cook if she really knew her way around a kitchen and had access to lots of fresh ingredients. Aside from the food, Sarabeth’s passes two important tests. Good bread basket and terrific service.

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B
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Place is virtually empty and party of three (3) is seated at a table the size of a postage stamp...

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am from the old world and a frequent visitor to the new. I was first in NYC 52 yrs ago and since then its my favourite city. And after an American friend took me and my wife to Sarabeth’s EAST for the first time 10 yrs ago Sarabeth’s EAST is our favourite restaurant in NYC. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is wonderful. Visiting Sarabeth’s EAST is a delightful experience and adds substantially to the attraction of NYC. I bring very fond memories back to the old world, including a taste from Satabeth’s EAST: a jar of the superb orange marmalade is always with me back to the old world. Thanks for dinner this time. I am already looking forward to seeing you again!
Best,
Per Södersten
Stockholm

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m
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There were four of us, each ordered something different except for my wife and I. We had the hamburger and it was cooked as requested. The meat had a great beefy taste and the French fries were very good. Disappointed in the price of the cocktail, very expensive at $15. Also, coffee for $4.75 seems excessive. Will return but skip the beverages.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I’ve been to Sarabeth’s many times, but I’m disappointed that on this special night (celebrating a 68th birthday) the Sarabeth’s team was way off their game.

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S
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

this is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, especially for brunch and lunch, although dinner is great also. It is extremely reliable and consistent, with delicious omelets, hamburgers, etc.

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ES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Poor service. Overworked staff. We were seated at a table that was very high compared to the height of the seats. We waited 10-15 minutes for a waiter and then looked around to notice that very few tables have been served food. We asked to place an order and after waiting five minutes more For the waiter we decided to leave the restaurant.

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JJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, ambiance, and meals were just right for our evening with friends from out of town. Many thanks!

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely end to holiday weekend.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute & clean restaurant with amazing dessert & wine. It was the perfect end to our busy Manhattan sightseeing day!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everything was perfect

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s
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I love Sarabeth's and have been to several of them multiple times. I always enjoy the comfort food (the crab cakes are one of my favourites). The only drawback is the price, which is I think is excessive. Our waiter the other night was very attentive. and the rest of the staff were friendly.

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BM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was lackadaisical. Food was mediocre. Prices were high.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I like the menu and the food at the restaurant but the noise level was excessively high and we had to talk loudly to barely hear each other. There are lots of things you can do to lower the sound level. I recommend getting a consultant like SoundSense (available in NYC) to do some remediation. They can add sound absorbing panels and do other things that will help.

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AC
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Nice place to have breakfast, excellent coffee. The eggs Benedictine are delicious but lack of hollandaise suace

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S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We chose Sarabeth's thinking that it would be a really good lunch in a congenial place to have a productive planning meeting.
The food was really good.
Unfortunately we waited 30 minutes to be served and assume that the kitchen was overwhelmed.
Also the 4 of us were placed at a large table that was suitable for 6 or more although our reservation was for 4 people.
This made conversation almost impossible in combination with a high noise level.

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PX
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fine but overpriced

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BF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress (Robin) was polite, thoughtful, flexible, (a sixth member was late and had a special order which was taken very smoothly). The food was excellent, tasty, and attractive. The table reserved for us was perfect for the occasion and enhanced the opportunity to be together.

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LK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Awful, overpriced and terrible service. Total disappointment in every aspect. Won’t return.

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h
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there a few times and have never been disappointed. Food is very good..especially the tomato soup.

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NL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was not noisy which was nice. We could actually talk. The scallops and cod were both excellent.

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JJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was friendly and attentive and our dinner was colorful and delicious.

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very little for a vegetarian to eat, unless you want to eat breakfast for lunch which I did not. Service was also very neglectful.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was delicious but the noise level was unacceptable. We ate at the takeout area which was much better for us speaking and hearing each other . The main restaurant was unbearable as far as noise level.
I won't be returning to this location

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A most welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, a gracious staff, and the perfect chicken pot pie. Thank you Sarabeth & Co!

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MN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Breakfast was great! We had the French toast and the Pancakes. A little speedy but it is NYC

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Y
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was DELICIOUS!!! The service was great.

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A
New England
35 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Cobb salad I had was tasteless and I would never go back

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S
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

this is our go to lunch and breakfast restaurant in our neighborhood. It is consistently good, the service is terrific and now that they take reservations it is much more convenient for us.

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P
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sarabeth East is not quite as lively as the other locations but they have very good food. I had an egg white omelet that must have been made with 10 eggs, it was so huge! My friend had a grilled cheese on pretzel bread. The cheese was delicious but the pretzel bread was a bit dry. The prices are ridiculous, but so is all of NYC. I had the egg white omelet with cheese, my one friend had the grilled cheese sandwich, and the other friend had an omelet. None of us ordered beverages or dessert and the bill still came to $65. Overall, this is a reliable restaurant at all their locations.

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