Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.02mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.14mi
  1. Distance: 0.02mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.14mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.02mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.14mi
  1. Distance: 0.02mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.14mi

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
View Larger Map

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (19)
Cozy (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
See All
Casual (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Special Occasion (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Vegan (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Sort by
S
634 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

A lovely choice for Valentine’s Day with some killer menu specials (I got the short ribs).

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My go place for a homey, comfortable setting and menu. Always good service too

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We are very frustrated. The service we got was horrible. We were there at 10:30 am, it was not crowded... We got water and menus then took for ever for a waiter to come by... we couldnt even find one to flag down... we finally ordered.... food was decent but service was horrible. We have empty water and coffee the whole time... and no waiters were around.. they were either in the kitchen or in a curtained off prep area... regardless.. it was horrible.... Very overrated... then, we couldn't find anyone to get our bill... Horrible customer service..

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service1
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was fabulous. The food and the service and the wine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service1
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very cordial when we sat and met our waiter.
Dinner was served in a timely manner , and was excellent ! Once the table was cleared , we received dessert menus and ordered coffee!
Our waiter NEVER returned with our coffee or the one dessert we ordered !
Finally caught the attention of another waiter
and our coffee was brought out ! Never received dessert ! Very disappointed with the ending of our dining experience !

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Pleasant casual meal

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Always a great time but this time was OUTSTANDING. Become our GO TO place when we come to the city

Tags: Afternoon Tea
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

One of the best spots in the city for delicious comfort food- warm and comfortable- very attractive room. Impeccable and gracious service. A+

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Hadn’t been here in years. Still very good omelettes and yummy scones. Croissants are not great at all regrettably.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We wanted a place for a leisurely dinner with plenty of conversation. Sarabeth's was a great choice. They gave us a very private booth and a waiter that kept his eye on things. We all enjoyed our dinners, although the vegetarian among us had very limited choices (they were out of a few things - possibility delivery problems because of recent snow.) The atmosphere was very warm and homey, which we liked. We'd heard brunch was crazy, but at dinner time there was a nice mixture of families with well-behaved kids and other tables with friends dining together.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Lovely place to dine. Tables nicely spaced, good for conversations. Well prepared food and good choices. Expensive, but the area is nice.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fresh ingredients prepared deliciously- we particularly loved the sausage cooked in preserves- an outrageous side dish to accompany our omelettes and muffins

Tags: Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I was expecting this place to blow my mind. Didn’t really have a great time. Came all the way from Napa to get horrible service. The busboy was much nicer to me than my server. I do not recommend this place.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service2
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

absolutely horrible service and bland standard food; extremely disappointed

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was the poorest I’ve seen . Our drinks orders were delayed, three waiters started and no one ever came back. I will never go back to this location.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service1
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Haven’t eaten here in about ten years. Definite decline in quality and presentation. Nobody there! Needed reservations years ago — not now.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3
value1

 
 (Fargo)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I think Sarabeth's (UES) is the perfect place for brunch in the city and certainly the perfect place to take your parents.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service2
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Tourist trap with very limited service. The prices are set for only those not intelligent enough to find a better location. Such a shame because I remember with Sarabeths was a great place to go.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We ordered a bottle of champagne. The waiter did not remove the wine glasses and bring proper champagne flutes. He splashed the champagne into our wine glasses.
This indicates that at least our waiter was not really trained.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Got there earlier than my reserved time,but hostess seated me right away while waiting for the rest of my party.That was nice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

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

Three friends from high school were permitted to occupy the table - without glares or pressure - for an extended lunchtime visit. Terrific experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

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

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Be prepared to wait. Often walk ins are placed ahead of those with reservations.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value2

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

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

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value2

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (New York Area)·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service2
value2

vip
 (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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.