Sardi's

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$31 to $50
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Continental

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In the heart of New York's Theatre District, Sardi's has been the toast of Broadway since 1921. Featuring continental cuisine, we are open Tuesday through Sunday.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes were the most delicious crab cakes I’ve ever had.

KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! We had a very nice table upstairs near the window. Our server was very efficient. She was there whenever we needed anything. I would recommend that you visit Sardis and check out the pictures hanging up on all the walls of famous people. Some have actually been signed by them. Also we had the baked Alaska flambé! It’s was to die for. The presentation was a show in itself. We will definitely be back next time we visit the city.

T
Boise
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Quiet enough to hear each other at the table. Highly recommend.

JP
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Sardis? What can we say? We waited on going here FOREVER and what a disappointment it was. When you enter establishments like this, their name and their brand sometimes carry them. You get a bit of an edge from the hostess to your waiter. It’s almost as if you are bothering them. Simple questions like “Do you have a specialized drink menu?” Are met with answers like “We have a full bar. What do you want?” The food was mediocre. We are fans of steak tartare and have had it prepared differently in different spots, but Sardis is REALLY different. What we think show be smaller cubed/diced meat cam out as a hamburger looking patty. The sardines killed it. We’ve never had sardines in Tartare before and unless you like it A LOT, I would avoid the tartare. The drinks were weak. An Old Fashioned was met with a large Orange wedge and a floating cherry. I thought I was on a cruise ship. And to add insult to injury, while we used Open Table to make and confirm our reservation, they didn’t “check” us instead they cancelled the reservation, forcing us to send a copy of our receipt to OpenTable, proving we were there. Sort of sucked and work on us since it was 100 points at stake. Go if you must, but don’t waste a meal in NYC there. Sit in the bar, have a weak drink and eat somewhere else.

D
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! We had a terrific time!

Only negative ....One must climb a full flight of stairs to reach the restrooms. This is not ideal, especially for seniors like us or the handicapped. (We were told we could leave the restaurant in order to access an elevator; this is not a good solution on a 30 degree night.)

DL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 2nd visit to New York and choose Sardi’s for dinner before our show! So glad we did it was joyful!! Great food, wine, service and atmosphere!

J
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting caricatures on the walls. Very nice atmosphere and we weren't rushed.

K
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A classic NY experience in an iconic setting. Very festive for the holidays. We had excellent service and a very good meal. There is a prix fix menu available- but we had to request, it was not presented along with the regular menu and specials.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch before the show. The service is wonderful and good is terrific. My cosmo was perfectly made. We were in and out in an hour as we had 1 pm tickets. Will definitely recommend and will be back. I had the crab BLT on a brioche roll. My mom had chicken parm. A bit pricey but it is nyc. Lunch, 1 drink and dessert was $92.00.

F
Houston
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful New York dining tradition with great food and service. Before or after a show or for just a very fine dining experience, Sardi’s is outstanding.

TW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent, very attentive and informative and pleasant. The food was also very good!

CC
Detroit
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (don’t skip the rice pudding!), great service (never felt rushed), and theater atmosphere like nowhere else. On my must-visit list for every trip to NYC!

LS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Worst meal in a long time. And value for money, worst experience in decades. Sardi's has a spectacular location, right in the middle of theater district, which entitles them to charge prices appropriate for a decent restaurant, while serving tasteless food. The one star rankings I gave were way too generous but negative stars weren't available.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

As a theater goer, I’ve always wanted to try Sardi’s. I’m glad we went. It was cosy inside, I loved seeing all of the famous caricatures, and it was cutely decorated for Christmas. My friends and I had a great time and the food was good and decently priced. Cons, the bread basket we were served at first was hard as rocks, like, like of my friends cut his mouth on it. We turned it into a funny experience, but warm soft bread would have been nice. The place is also in drastic need of an aesthetic upgrade. It just looks old, worn, and...old. Waiters need new uniforms as well. They need to close for a week to upgrade the interior and lighting, without hurting the class and charm. That’s a big part of my dining experience. Overall, glad we went, but I won’t be rushing back or recommending as a go-to dining spot.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice meal as Sardi’s does it.

VP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and accommodating staff...loved the celebrity pics...thanks for the birthday treat!😍

DP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The portions were so small. If you are going to charge those prices, at least give a better size portion.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Grabbed a quick bite while doing the “tourist thing” in the city. The French Onion soup was excellent and the portobello sandwich was good too! Good thing we had early reservations because it got crowded quickly!

JK
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant before Broadway Show experience... would do it again. Perfect service and perfect food... perfect price !!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, will go back

B
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This is not the Sardi's of my younger years. Definitely a tourist trap. Go find a better meal with better service

JC
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth the meal...iconic experience

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Sardis made our night in the Theater district perfect. The food and service were extraordinary.

L
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and charming waiters with great personalities. Nice to meet the manager as well. Food was great both nights we were there pre theatre.

D
Pittsburgh
45 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sardi's is an outstanding choice for pre or post Broadway or just for a great meal in Manhattan. It's hard to describe the feeling eating there...you just have to experience yourself. The pork chops were amazing and you don't mind spending $15 for a cocktail when it is made so well. And the Irish Coffee...sublime.

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived after Radio City Christmas show for 1:00 reservation. Table was ready. Service was professional and attentive. Food came quickly. We remained at our table long after the lunch crowd had cleared and the service staff never made us feel hurried or the need to clear our table. Love everything about this restaurant!

L
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed two dining days in December to bring in the Christmas season. Delightful atmosphere and wonderful on point service. Food and drinks were fabulous.

CM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was delicious. Portions were a perfect size. Service was excellent. I liked how the waitress asked us if we had to be finished by a certain time. That way she could pace our meal. It was perfect.

TR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and we loved it all around. The ambiance was nice and the service was amazing. Our food was also just incredible. We loved everything and would definitely go again!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food

TN
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all time favorite theater district restaurants. Such a classic NYC experience!

L
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! I would recommend. Will return next time we return to NYC.

JP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic and classy NY restaurant. Great service, food and ambience

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was better than expected

AP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The location of Sardi's is wonderful because it's in the heart of Times Square area and reflects the character one would imagine from decades past. However, the food was mediocre with the exception of the meatballs which were delicious. We were there during the holidays and likely meals were being cranked out for tourists at a frenetic pace. It just didn't feel like there was the attention to detail or anything special put into the food which is what once made Sardi's a landmark. Hopefully the restaurant will return to the focus on the food because all of the bones and character are already in place.

H
New England
28 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Sardi's is certainly an important reference point. But it has lost some its luster and the whole operation seems a little creaky.
The food is just OK, I was disappointed, and service not all that great - and I was not expecting too much.

Some suggestions:
Could use an interior update, something to make the celebrity portraits stand out and be noticed.
* Redisplay the celebrity portraits so that you can identify the people, easily.
* Create and sell a guidebook to Sardi's, combining a little history with a key to all the celebrity portraits.

MP
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was great and it's fun to be in such an historical location before a show. The food is pretty good, but not great. Very expensive for the quality of the food, but the place was packed, so they are probably charging the right prices. I think you are paying for the history, not the food.

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre Theater meal

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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